Meetings – During October 2019, there was one meeting of the Parish Council held on 29 October 2019 and a meeting of the Environment Committee held on Tuesday 8 October 2019.  Copies of agendas and minutes are available on the PC web site.  www.adderburypc.co.uk

Environment/Highways/footpaths – On 29 October 2019, the Environment Committee submitted to the Parish Council, a report on proposed traffic calming measures for the village.  These proposals could be viewed on the Parish Council’s web site and were approved by the Parish Council.

A number of volunteers had come forward to assist with the Community Speed Watch Scheme and a training session with Thames Valley Police on the use of the Speed Indication Device was being held on 6 November 2019.  If anyone else would like to support the village with this project, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

A fixed camera to monitor speed of vehicles in the village would be purchased by the Parish Council.  County Councillor Arash Fatemian was thanked for agreeing to fund half of the cost.

The Parish Council thanked all those volunteers who had supported the Parish Council with its traffic calming project.  Their support was very much appreciated.  Special thanks went to Jonathan White who had completed an incredible amount of work on traffic calming and had been the driving force behind it.  Moving forward, more work on the project could be completed in a shorter space of time, if more volunteers came forward and offered their help.

Drainage issues on Oxford Road were being followed up by a resident and they had been liaising with Oxfordshire County Council about works to correct the issues.

A potential bus service to Banbury Business Park on Aynho Road was being investigated with the County Council and Stagecoach.

The new bus shelter on Banbury Road was due to be installed shortly.

Issues relating to the maintenance of highways, footpaths and street lighting should be reported by residents to https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/

Lucy Plackett Playing Field – Residents are asked to enjoy the facilities at the Lucy Plackett Playing Field, but if the litter bins were full, please could rubbish be thrown away at home and not left on the ground around the litter bins.

Residents are reminded that dogs are not allowed in the play areas at The Rise and the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and should be kept on a lead in the Playing Field.

Remembrance Sunday – The Chairman would be laying a wreath at the service on Sunday 10 November 2019.

Street Lighting – The Parish Council was investigating whether the County Council would be able to turn off the street lights in the village between 12am and 5am.  This would be subject to a consultation exercise with residents and no decision would be taken on this immediately.

Adderbury Community Day – This was held on Saturday 21 September 2019 and had been a success.  The Parish Council and WFAC thanked all volunteers, especially those who helped to marshal the road closure, between 10am and 6pm.

Adderbury Lakes – The work parties had restarted at the Lakes. These might not be every month, but the next one was scheduled for Saturday 9 November 2019.  The Parish Council thanked all those who volunteered at the Lakes Local Nature Reserve.  The new fencing had also been installed and repairs made to some of the existing fencing.

Working for Adderbury Community (WFAC) – Fundraising was continuing and grant funding was being investigated.  Work with the architect and quantity surveyor on the planning application for the community building and sports facility was also on-going.  Jackie Head was re-elected as Chairman at the AGM.

Parish Council Surgeries – These are held on the first Saturday of the month, from 11am to 12 noon at the Church House.  Please come along and meet your Parish Councillors and discuss any issues that you have about the Parish.

Adderbury Fields – The Parish Council would be carrying out a site visit with a view to possibly taking over the maintenance of the community areas of the site at a later date.

Verges on Milton Road – The Parish Council had highlighted to Cherwell District Council that the verges along Milton Road needed to be reinstated properly by Nicholas King Homes and they also needed to make changes to the surfacing of the footpath, which leads from Horn Hill Road to the site.

Planning – The Parish Council had objected to an application for 40 houses on Berry Hill Road.  In addition, it had also joined the Oxfordshire Neighbourhood Plan Alliance.  The works to improve the footway along the A4260 from Adderbury to Bodicote were being progressed by the County Council.

With regard to the Milton Road new leisure facilities, the Parish Council was progressing the application for the building and highways entrance with Cherwell District Council. The proposed designs could be viewed in the Library and once submitted to CDC, a link to view the application on CDC’s web site would be provided from the PC’s website.

Land Registration – The Parish Council was pursuing the registration of the railway embankment and the Lucy Plackett Playing Field.  Also, the issues with the track which runs alongside The Leys was now in the hands of the Parish Council’s solicitor.

Reminder:
To dog owners, please ensure that all dog faeces are cleared up and either taken home (and placed in household waste green bins) or placed in the dog waste bins provided.  Take extra care on grassed areas where children play.

Dogs must also be kept on a lead in the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and at the Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve.

Faulty Street Lights – Please report on freephone 0800 317802 giving exact destination and pole number if possible.  Or report to https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/

Power Cuts – The new, free, three digit, 105 telephone number to call in the event of a power cut has now gone live.

Meeting Dates – The next Parish Council meeting is being held on 26 November 2019.  Meetings are held at Church House, High Street, Adderbury.  Parish Council meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Church House at 7.30pm.  If you wish to attend, please check these details with the Clerk, prior to the meeting, in case there have been any changes.  Information is also available on the PC web site.

Minutes & Reports – The minutes and reports relating to the Parish Council meetings and the meetings of the Committees, are available at www.adderburypc.co.uk

Facebook – Follow Adderbury Parish Council on Facebook

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