During April 2018, there was one meeting of Adderbury Parish Council, but there were no meetings of the Committees.  During the month, the Parish Council, individual Councillors and the Clerk carried out a number of tasks and work on projects in the village, which included the below.
Highways/footpaths – street lamp number 8 on Cross Hill Road had again been reported to the County Council because it was not working, however a new lantern had been ordered and was due to be installed; requests have been made for the relocation of estate agents boards so that they are placed within the boundary of the properties which are for sale or to-let; a meeting was held with the County Council, Thames Valley Police and Christopher Rawlins Primary School to enable a joint approach to address the parking issues and work was continuing with regard to the traffic issues around the village; there has been liaison with the County Council about the surveys in the village to measure traffic volume and speed; and we have tried to ensure that the areas of land around the junctions of the A4260/Aynho Road are reinstated properly by the contractors.
Issues relating to highways, footpaths and street lighting can be reported by residents to https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/
Day of Dance – Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to organise the event including those who assisted with marshalling the road closure, Tom Smith for supplying the skip and everyone else who gave up their time to support the day.
Maintenance – Prosser Carpentry would be undertaking works to the Friends Meeting House which included repointing and painting; a new noticeboard has been installed on Aynho Road; replacement bollards will be installed in the Lucy Plackett Playing Field; the bench on the corner of Cross Hill Road/Dog Close which was damaged by the grass cutting contractor will be replaced; and a quote has been agreed for works to the pathways at Adderbury Lakes.
Parish Council Accounts 2017/2018 – The Accounts for 2017/2018 were approved by the Parish Council and a copy is available on the Parish Council web site.
Forest Schools – The Forest Schools project at the Primary School is continuing on the Parish Council’s land at Adderbury Court and the ideas put forward by the children have been agreed.
Milton Road Land – The planning application is progressing and fundraising activities are being undertaken.  An Adderbury community event is being held on Saturday 15 September 2018 near the Green, by the Coach and Horses.
Parish Council Surgery – held on the first Saturday of the month at Church House, from 11.00 am to 12 noon.
Planning – making comments to Cherwell District Council and on occasion, South Northants Council on a number of planning applications and works to trees; the agreement between Barwood Homes and the Parish Council with regard to access from their entrance road into the Parish Council land adjacent to Adderbury Court amenity area had been agreed and signed.
Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan (ANP) – Cherwell District Council is in the process of arranging the referendum which will enable all residents to vote on whether or not they support the ANP.
Lakes Work Parties – was held on 7 April 2018.  The Parish Council thanks all the volunteers for their contributions.
Adderbury Fields – There were ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour on the Adderbury Fields estate and the Clerk is arranging a meeting with the relevant bodies to discuss how this matter can be addressed.
Bus Shelters – The Parish Council is liaising with the County Council with regard to new bus shelters on Banbury Road, using Section 106 funds from the Gracewell Care Home Development.
Correspondence/Communication – dealing with a number of letters, emails, telephone calls and face to face conversations with residents on a variety of other issues affecting them and the village and updating the Parish Council web site and Facebook page on a regular basis.  The Parish Council will also be building a new web site which will be launched in the next few months.
Judicial Reviews – High Court Judge David Cooke, has made an Order stating that Mr Nigel Davies, Lindale, Berry Hill Road, Adderbury has to pay the Parish Council’s legal costs of £6100 which it spent fighting the two failed Judicial Reviews.  Mr Davies has applied to the Court for permission to appeal this decision.
Adderbury Annual Parish Meeting (APM) – The APM was held on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall and it was a very successful and positive meeting.  A number of residents attended and heard a very informative presentation from Carol MacKay, the County Council’s Emergency Planning unit.  There were also reports from the Parish Council Chairman, as well as the County and District Councillors.  The Parish Council accounts for 2017/2018 were also presented to the meeting.  All documents are available on the Parish Council web site.  www.adderburypc.co.uk
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 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 Date – The next Parish Council meeting is on 22 May 2018 at Church House, Adderbury.
Parish Council meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Church House at 7.30 pm.  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
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