Meetings – During December 2019 and January 2020, there was one meeting of the Parish Council held on 14 January 2020 and a meeting of the Budget Working Group was held on Thursday 12 December 2019. Copies of agendas and minutes are available on the PC web site.

Environment/Highways/Footpaths – The Community Speed Watch Scheme had been delayed due to the equipment, which is owned by Thames Valley Police, needing to be repaired. This has now been completed and it was hoped the Scheme could start fairly soon.  If anyone would like to support the village with this project, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

The County Council had agreed to part fund a Sentinel fixed camera which would be used as part of the Community Speed Watch Scheme. County Councillor Arash Fatemian was thanked for his support.

Allan Ziff was still collecting information relating to accidents or near misses in the village so please continue to report these to

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

A new dog waste bin would be installed around the area of The Crescent/Kemps Road, due to the high number of complaints the Parish Council has received regarding dog mess being left on the ground. A replacement dog waste bin would also be fitted in Lake Walk.

Issues relating to the maintenance of highways, footpaths and street lighting should be reported by residents to

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.

Street Lighting – The Parish Council was investigating whether the County Council would be able to turn off or dim, some of the street lights in the village between 12am and 5am. This would be subject to a consultation exercise with residents and if anyone would like to make comments, they should email them to the Clerk at

Vacancy – There was currently one vacancy on the Parish Council and if anyone would like to become a Councillor, please email the Clerk for more information. The role was only until the elections in May 2020 because at that point, the whole Parish Council was due for election.

Village Shop – The shop was now open and residents were asked to support it as much as possible.

Snow Wardens – If any residents would like to support the village and become a Snow Warden to clear and grit footpaths during the winter, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

Adderbury Lakes – 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) – The planning application for phase two of the project, which was the design of the building, had been submitted to Cherwell District Council and was currently out for consultation.

Precept 2020/2021 – The precept for 2020/2021 had been agreed at £49,880.  This was the amount of funding which was provided to the Parish Council by Cherwell District Council.

Anniversary of VE Day – If any residents would like to arrange a village event to mark the anniversary of VE day on Friday 8 May 2020, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

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 had agreed not to take responsibility for the LAP/LEAP/community areas on Adderbury Fields.  These areas would be managed by Cherwell District Council.

Planning – The application for 40 houses on Berry Hill Road had been considered by Cherwell District Council’s Planning Committee on 16 January 2020 and had been refused.

Land Registration – The Parish Council was continuing to pursue the registration of the railway embankment and the Lucy Plackett Playing Field.  The issues with the track which runs alongside The Leys was now in the hands of the Land Registry.

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

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 25 February 2020. 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

Facebook – Follow Adderbury Parish Council on Facebook

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