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February 2005


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Notes of the Oxhill Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 11th January 2005 at 8.00pm in the Village Hall

Apologies received from Stephen Hackett.  All other Councillors were present.

Matters Discussed


Permission had been granted for the following:

Pitched dormer to the front at Barnacre
Two storey pitched roof extension at Short Meadow
Re-roofing of the Old Carpenter’s Shop

Appeal was dismissed to extend onto agricultural land at the rear of Wixey Transport.


It was agreed to pay the shortfall of £186.62 for publication of the Oxhill News for the previous 2 years.

Precept for the year 2005/2006 was discussed.  The system of collecting subscriptions for the Oxhill News was proving unsatisfactory with only 50% of households contributing.  It was agreed to fund this totally at an estimate of £400 thereby avoiding the need to do door to door collection.  The Village Hall would be supported by donation towards capital expenditure projects up to £800.  The cost of keeping the churchyard mowed and the land adjacent to the Village Hall at round £600 and £300 respectively would be included in the budget, and also the estimate of £450 for admin, insurance, audits, etc.  Taking into consideration the above, a precept would be requested of £2,600 for the financial year April 2005/March 2006.

If you have a view on Parish Council expenditure, or anything else for that matter, please let us know.  The Annual Parish Meeting, which this year will be held on 12th April, is also a good opportunity for you to have your say.


Two further temporary road closures are due during the period 24th January to 31st March.  One section is from Priors Lea Farm, just past the Pig Farm, to the bridge junction on the way to Kineton, the second is from this same junction back to the A422 junction at Hardwick Cottages.

Road signing of the present repairs was considered misleading and in some cases dangerous.  The Highways Department would be contacted in this regard.

 On a positive note, the Highways Department did respond quickly to cleaning up the verges of Green Lane and sweeping the road following Water Board activity prior to Christmas.

Postal Service

This service has improved  with the majority of delivery before noon.  For mail required at an earlier time there are two services available:

Call and Collect (from Kineton).  This service is free after 8.30 a.m.  A charge is made for collection before this time.

Time Delivery. You select a 15 minute window for the majority of mail to be delivered.  The cost of this service is £2,612 per annum.

Parish Paths Partnership

This is a national incentive run at county level to encourage community interaction in the management of the rights of way network.  If you would like to be part of a volunteer group and take an interest in the management of the paths in your area let us know.  Grants are provided for tools and equipment; help with bigger projects; organisation of walks; provision for display boards; producing leaflets etc.  If you enjoy walking the footpaths you can also help to keep them maintained.


We have been informed that Sergeant Warren Ayres has been attached to the Shipston Constabulary to oversee certain operations in the area.

The Warwickshire Hunt

Following complaints, The Master of Hounds would be notified of the unacceptable galloping of mounted horses along the footpath on Main Street during their meeting on Saturday 8th January.

Refuse Collection

Several complaints had been received that no refuse was collected between Christmas and the New Year.  The District Council would be contacted as to their intentions for 2005.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday 8th March 2005 at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall .

Angela Kean, Clerk

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