The Chairman announced with great sadness the resignation of Councillor Chris Shallis and thanked him for all his contribution to PC.  There were apologies from District Councillors Bishop and McHugh.

Open Forum:  Matters raised in Open Forum were issues relating to the proposed land on the Milton Road and the cost of proposed drainage, and Cemetery flooding.

Councillors’ Reports  County Councillor Arash Fatemian reported that he had had a long discussion with Highways re. measures to address traffic calming in the village.  It had been agreed that it would be feasible to introduce measures, subject to discussion, on the Milton Road and that chicanes or build-outs might be possible. With regard to Berry Hill Road, it was very unlikely that chicanes would be supported and all possible ideas would be looked at.  The Traffic Enforcement Officer would be happy to attend an Environment Committee meeting to discuss the matter.  District Councillor Mc Hugh reported that he had attended The Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel. At that meeting, the panel had considered response to domestic violence and put a number of questions to the Police and Crime Commissioner and, through him, to the Chief Constable.  He had also been in discussions with community safety officers at the council regarding traffic calming and it was felt the greatest impact could be achieved by placing illuminated speed warning signs around the 30 mile an hour limit sign. This would alert drivers to the change of speed limit,

Planning: No observations had been made by the PC in respect of:
Mrs Linda Arnold – Elton House, Sir Georges Lane
Mr Robert Woodall – The Maltings, 10 Adderbury Court
Mr and Mrs Hawkins – Tryad House, High Street
Johan Robb and Vicky Law – 8 Parsons Street
Mr Kevin Darke – Brook House Mill Lane
Sir Peter Job – The Old Vicarage, Church Lane
Obwervations had been raised concerning:
Ms Katie Macdonald – OS Parcel 0080 West of Berry Hill Road, adjoining and south of Milton Road
Currently under consideration were:
Mr and Mrs J Mills – 51 Walton Avenue, Twyford
Mrs Claudia Roberts – 3 Dog Close
Mrs Betts – Tanners, Tanner Lane.

Village Matters
FOCAL: The Festive Morning would be held on the 8 December 10,00 am to noon in the library.  A FOCAL calendar would be available to buy and the Christmas card delivery service would be organised by David Griffiths at 25p a card.  The quiz run by David and Aline Griffiths raised £483.90.  At present there were sufficient volunteers but new members would be very welcome.

WFAC:  Congratulations to WFAC who had raised £8000 at their recent ball, profits being divided between certain village charities.

Milton Road Access:  It was agreed that Ball Colegrave could have access across the Milton Road land for a charity event in 2019.

Forest School Project:  There had been a well attended working party which included residents, parents and children. CDC had put forward some funding towards the cost of the teacher in charge of the project.

Tree Planting – The Rise  A resident of The Rise had suggested that some new trees, donated by the Woodland Trust could be planted in The Rise. It was agreed that if there was enough support for a small number of trees to be planted in this area the PC would look at the viability of this project.

High Sheriff’s Award  Information relating to consideration of nominations for this award 2018/19 would be made public.

Grass Cutting:  It was agreed to keep the same contractors providing there was no more than a 3% increase in their charges – and hopefully it might be less.

Parish Council Surgery: No one had attended the November surgery.

Annual Meeting:  This would be held in the Methodist Hall on 17 April 2019.

Cemetery Fees:  It was agreed that there would be no increase in these for 2019/20.

Health and Safety:  There were no issues at The Lakes, Lucy Plackett Playing Field or The Rise.

Defibrillator:  Hook Norton Brewery had agreed that the new defibrillator could be positioned on the outside wall of The Bell.  This work would be carried out shortly.

Lucy Plackett Playing Field:  A number of residents living around the playing field had complained at the foul language being used by players during matches.  It was agreed that the PC would work with the football club to try and address the issue and encourage the club to increase the players’ awareness of the FA’s Respect Campaigns.

Date of Next Meeting:  15 January 2019 – Church House – 7.30 pm.

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