WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROADS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TRAC) OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2014 IN THE MERRY BELLS HALL AT 7.30 PM
PRESENT: Councillors: R J Reilly (Chairman), A Davies, D Lamont, J Coveley & G.Stephens

Officer: The Clerk

Also present: Cty Councillor Anne Purse and 5 members of the public
34. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Bell, Bailey, Carr, Dalton Birks and Stacey
35. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – none
36. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 15th OCTOBER 2014 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record with the following amendment:
Minute 28, penultimate line – insert spoken’ between ‘having ‘and ‘to’.
37. UPDATE ON MINUTES OF 15TH OCTOBER 2014
i) Minute 24(i) – Footway around the Roundhouse and new entrance in to recreation ground. The work to the wall had been completed and the installation of the gate was awaited. The double yellow lines had still not been repainted. The clerk to write to the Area Steward.
ii) Minute 24 (ii) – Vehicle speed and Volume measurement – The figures had been circulated but councillors felt that some of the statistics were confusing. The clerk had received, since the agenda went out, a second more complete set. He would send these to Cllr Reilly
iii) Minute 15(iv) – Land by old toilet block. Mark Francis had written to the council stating that “With regard to the extending the highway on the corner of the access road adjacent to the shops in the High Street, I have looked at our definitive maps and it looks as though the extent of public highway is only a footway width so I regret that this would not be possible.” The council to try other methods to ascertain ownership of the land on the corner of the junction
iv) Minute 31 – correspondence with High Street resident re collision with property by a HGV. Unfortunately OCC Trading Standards had written to say that they “currently have limited resources for weight restriction enforcement work.
One thing that would assist us greatly would be for you to provide us with evidence of potential breaches.”
It was agreed that a request be put in the newsletter for residents to take photographs, registration numbers and lorry firm names and report either to OCC Trading Standards or the Parish Council.

38. TO CONSIDER THE PROBLEM OF SPEEDING VEHICLES IN THE VILLAGE
Location and cost of Vehicle Activated Signs
The following locations have been suggested:
1) The post at the top of Ladder Hill Northbound into the village. Number is obliterated but it is just before the downward incline and currently has our Police speeding area sign attached.
2) Bottom of ladder hill going south (Uphill) either one of two posts numbers 9 & 10 which are opposite the entrance to Howe Close. Both these would require vegetation to be cut back. Number 9 is probably best because there is another sign just in front of No 10.
3) London Road east bound No 3 which is opposite the end of St Mary’s close
4) London Road westbound from Asda, No 36 which is located outside Wheatley car centre

Mr Francis (OCC) had said that locations 1, 3 & 4 looked fine. However referring to location 2 he had written:” it is unusual to install a VAS for traffic exiting a village (especially uphill and heavily traffic calmed), I would suggest that it should be installed on lamp column 6 and be for northbound traffic, this would then cover the turning into Bell Lane.”
The committee however were not convinced and would look at the traffic statistics.
The clerk would contact OCC lighting department to find out the costs involved.
39. PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT JUNCTION OF STATION ROAD AND HIGH STREET.
Mr Francis had replied to the Parish Council that he would prefer to look at the possibility of a crossing in Station Road at the same time he attended the safety audit reported in Minute 40 (below)
40. TO CONSIDER THE SAFETY CONCERNS FOR PEDESTRIANS AT THE PARK HILL/LONDON
ROAD PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
Mr Francis (OCC) had informed the council that there was to be a formal safety audit carried out on behalf of the developer. Mr Kirkwood (OCC) and Mr Francis had asked to attend the audit.
41. TO REPORT ON PROGRESS IN THE ALTERATIONS TO THE BELL LANE/ STATION ROAD JUNCTION
A query was raised on exactly where the dropped kerbs would be it was hoped that they would ‘naturally’ lead pedestrians in to the Memorial Gardens.

42. TO REPORT ON PROGRESS ON THE EXTENSION OF YELLOW LINES ON SOUTH SIDE OF CHURCH ROAD BETWEEN FRIDAY LANE AND HOLLOWAY ROAD.
Mark Francis (OCC Highways Engineer)was under the impression that 3 lengths of double yellow lines would be installed. But the clerk’s and other councillors present at the site meeting believed that only two lengths had been requested.
43. TO CONSIDER REQUESTING A DISABLED PARKING SPACE OUTSIDE THE CO-OP PHARMACY ON THE HIGH STREET
It was Agreed not to proceed with this proposal at this time.

44. TO REPORT ON TRAFFIC VOLUME COUNT TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE VILLAGE
– NOTED
OCC be carrying out the below traffic surveys on Wednesday 26th November 2014 from 7.00am to 7.00pm:-
Church Road/London Road Junction O/S Kings Arms Public House
London Road/Holloway Road Junction near Health Centre
Church Road/Holloway Road Junction near Recreation Ground
Ladder Hill South of Farm Close Road
45. TO CONSIDER ACTION ON WEIGHT RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS AS SUGGESTED BY OCC TRADING STANDARDS.
46. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 7th January 2015

Wheatley Parish Council
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 15 DECEMBER 2014 IN THE Parish OFFICE AT 7.30PM
PRESENT: Councillors: P Willmott (Chair), G Stephens, R Bell, D Lamont, J Reilly, R. Old, J Carr & G Birks (until 9.05pm)

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

Also present: Cllr A Davis (for Agenda Item 6(i)

72. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Coleridge
73. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST- NONE

74. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 24th November 2014 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate with the following addition:
Minute 67 – Traffic matters in the village. Add at the end “These items to be discussed at the TRAC meeting on 26th November 2014
75. UPDATE ON ITEMS FROM THE MINUTES 24th November 2014
i) Minute 57(i) New entrance in to Church Road Recreation ground. Still waiting for the gate to be installed
ii) Minute 65 – report from sub-committee. The Committee had met on two occasions and the completed document would be presented at the January Council meeting

76. TO CONSIDER A REVISED BUDGET FOR 2014-15 AND THE 2015-2016 BUDGET

(i) To recommend to full council a revised budget for 2014-2015
It was AGREED to recommend to full council, the revised budget for 2014-2015, as circulated,.
(ii) To recommend to full council a precept and budget for 2015-2016
It was agreed that £2,000be added to the budget for improvement to the Farm Close Road Recreation Ground.
SODC recommends that the Parish Council’s Council Tax is calculated by band ‘D’ property which for 2014-2015 was £62.54. Cllr Bell recommended and Cllr Carr seconded that this figure be increased by 1.9% to £63.72. This was AGREED unanimously.
As the Tax Base (calculated by SODC) risen from 1,611.4 to 1,693.7, the precept resulting from band ‘D’’ of £63.72 would be £107,922.56 (up from £100,782.00).
Despite this increase, to meet the estimated net expenditure for 2015-16, the Parish Council’s would be contributing £36,000 from its reserves

77. TO FORMULATE A VILLAGE EMERGENCY PLAN
i) To report on the progress on the plan. Cllr Davies spoke to the latest draft of the Emergency Plan which was circulated to the committee. . She said the next steps are to flesh out the names and contact details of the people in the ‘Local Skills and Resources, Identified Community Meeting Points and Helping vulnerable people and communities’ sections. She asked councillors for any names and addresses of ‘useful’ people. The committee thanked her for the worked she had put into the plan.
ii) To report on the purchase of two defibrillators for the Holton Pavilions and the centre of the village.
The one for the pavilions had arrived. A 10 year maintenance had been purchased for an extra £300. Total cost £1,155.00, to be met jointly by the Rugby Club and the Sportsfield management Committee
The one for the centre of the village, including the cabinet, would cost £1,993. The Merry Bells Committee would pay 50% and allow it to placed on their wall. Planning Permission had to be ascertained.

78. TO CONSIDER THE NEXT STEPS IN THE VILLAGE GREEN APPLICATION
As the 5th December deadline had passed Cllr Lamont had spoken to the County Council and had been informed that40 comments in total had now been received. These would be sent on to the solicitors.
Cllr Willmott had heard via the Wheatley CAG, who had asked the two academies to install solar panels. Wheatley Park was going ahead but the Primary School Academy would not proceeding because i) they were a fire risk and ii) the Diocese within 10 years wishes to develop the site.
79. CLERK UPDATE
i) Christmas Tree and Lights – Installed and working – £40 worth of baubles purchased
ii) Dog Bin request Windmill Lane and Litter Bin for Farm Close Patio – clerk to check with SODC
iii) No Ball Games’ Notice – Installed
iv) Tree work in Memorial Gardens and St Mary’s Close – SODC had granted permission
v) OCC TTRO – Closure of Friday Lane from 5th January for up to 5 months NOTED
80. i) TO REQUEST A FACULTY FROM THE CHURCH DIOCESE TO PLACE A SEAT IN THE MEMORIAL GARDENS AT THE REQUEST OF THE WHEATLEY SOCIETY/ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Details of the seat and location had been submitted to the Diocese for comments. The Faculty had yet to be applied for. Following a survey of the trees in the Memorial Gardens it had been pointed out that the Root Protection Area survey should be made before the seat was installed.
ii) TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR A HANDRAIL ON THE STEPS FROM THE HIGH STREET
It was agreed that handrails going up at a diagonal at the corners would be preferable. The question of Planning Permission or not had now to be addressed.

9.05pm Cllr Birks left the meeting
82. TO CONSIDER A NEW EDITOR FOR THE WHEATLEY NEWSLETTER FOLLOWING DR WATSON’S RELINQUISHMENT OF THE POST
Jim Watson had written to the Clerk and Chairman saying that after 10 years he wished to relinquish the post of Editor of the Wheatley Newsletter. His last issue would be February/March 2015.
It was agreed to ask the Assistant clerk if she might wish to take the role on, on the same terms as the current editor i.e. a fixed sum for each issue.
83. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
i) Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice – deferred until next meeting
ii) Oxford Association for the Blind – are in contact 23 visually impaired people in the Wheatley postcode OX33 – £200 had been granted on the previous two occasions. Cllr Carr proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded that £250.00 be awarded. AGREED
iii) Ordnance Survey – Map Copying Licence (£65.70) – AGREED
iv) Open Spaces Society – 2015 subscription – £45 – AGREED

84. TO CONSIDER VARIOUS TRAFFIC MATTERS IN THE VILLAGE
i) Bell Lane corner –the clerk still to ascertain the placing of the dropped kerbs.
ii) Vehicle Activated Devices
OCC (Street Lighting) had confirmed that each unit would cost £2,824. 70, for parts, installation and 30 year’s maintenance costs. (£11,298.80 in total)
Cllr Stephens proposed, that as the Committee had only agreed that up to £10,000 be spent, “Three Vehicle Activated Devices be purchased. Two for London Road in the locations already agreed. One for Ladder Hill to be located near The Plant Centre for vehicles travelling north.”

This was AGREED by six votes in favour with none against and one abstention
85. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
a) A copy of the reconciled bank statement by Chairman & RFO
Budget to the end of November 2014 – was discussed

b) Balances
After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts as at 15th December 2014 would be as follows:
Community £3,426.40
Tracker £128,910.55
Treasury £60,656.00
86. SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
106049-106054 GM/SW/JF/OCC/AR/HMR&C Nov sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 4,032.00
Total £4,032.00
Cheques to Pay
106056 Berinsfield Community Business Nov payment 608.33
106057 Buryhook Countryside M’ment Tree work/Littleworth/C Close etc 720.00
106058 Lyreco UK Ltd Photocopying paper 47.44
106059 J Watson Dec/Jan newsletter 680.00
106060 Parchments of Oxford Dec/Jan newsletter 1484.90
106061 Kingdom Signs Ltd “No Ball Games” sign 163.10
106062 The Tree Barn Christmas tree 252.00
106063 Down to Earth Memorial Gardens 50.00
106064 Mainstream Digital Nov Telephone charges 0.82
106065 Hall Construction Ltd New entrance to Ch Rd Rec 13,632.80
106066 Merry Bells Annual RPI increase for 3rd quart 19.04
GM/SW/JF/AR/OCC//HMR&C Dec sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,800.00
Total £21,458.43

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Newsletter Advertising 585.00
Treasury Bill Interest 23.31
VAT Repayment 319.95
Total £928.26

87. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED & NOTED
i) The Haseleys – December2014*
ii) Little Milton Newsletter – December 2014*
iii) Great Milton Bulletin – November 2014*
iv) URC Newsletter December 2014*
v) Holton, Waterperry & Waterstock News – November 2014*
* On display in Parish Office

88. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 19th January 2015 – NOTED

89. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC
Cllr Lamont proposed and Cllr Bell seconded “ that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph X of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely private contractual and employment matters”
AGREED NEM CON

Meeting closed at 9.30pm at the conclusion of the Confidential Agenda

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD IN THE PARISH OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014

PRESENT: D Lamont (Acting Chairman), E Bailey, J Coveley

OFFICER: The assistant clerk

The Chairman, Cllr Stephens, was attending the SODC Planning Committee so in his absence Cllr Lamont acted as Chairman.
54. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Cllrs C Dalton, A Davies, A Knapp, E Stacey, G Stephens (Chairman)
55. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None
56. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 12TH NOVEMBER 2014 circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.
57. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 12TH NOVEMBER 2014 – None
58. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None
59. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P14/S3343/Full (Full Application) (Minor) 34 Roman Road Side extension to existing dwelling to provide two No. two bed flats. Provision of 4 no. off street parking spaces with new highway access, secure cycle storage and bin enclosures. Recommend Approval

ii) P14/S3568/HH (Householder) (Other) 3 Orchard Close Front extension and porch and existing flat roof over garage to pitched roof. Recommend Approval

iii) P14/S3707/HH(Householder) (Other) 21 Windmill Lane Part demolition and removal of roof, demolition of conservatory, part demolition of existing attached garage. Raising of roof level, carport side extension and single storey flat roof garage side extension and internal and external alterations. Recommend Approval

60. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P14/S3131/FUL Asda Superstore London Road Erection of a single storey extension to the East elevation and alterations to existing car parking spaces. No strong views GRANTED 14.11.14

ii) P14/S2941/HH (Householder)(Other) 3 Orchard Close Erection of a front extension and porch. Recommend Approval GRANTED 24.10.14

iii) P14/S0727/FUL (Full Application)(Minor) 53 London Road. Extension to provide single storey MOT testing bay including office, tea area and disabled wc. Additional staff only parking at the rear with the new access from Old London Road. New 2m high fence to Old London Road and to the west side of the site to match fencing to day nursery. Provision of gabions to existing stream. No Strong Views With reservation about the ease of maintenance of the stream/culvert as riparian owners. GRANTED 26.11.14

iv) P14/S2881/FUL (Minor) 29 Acremead Road Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of a new three-bedroom dwelling with attached garage. Recommend Refusal GRANTED 26.11.14
61. CORRESPONDENCE – None
62. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY – NOTED
Apologies from Cllr Bailey who will be delayed.
The meeting closed at 8.10pm

WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL

HELD ON MONDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2014 IN THE MERRY BELLS HALL AT 7.30PM

 

 

PRESENT: Councillors: D Lamont (Chairman), J Reilly, G Stephens, J Carr, R Bell

                   S Coleridge, C Dalton, A Knapp, R Old, P Willmott and E Stacey

 

OFFICERS: Gareth Morris, Clerk to the Parish Council

 

Also present: Beryl Guiver (SODC), Michael Fenton (Taylor Wimpey), Stephen Bond (Woolfe Bond), PCSOs Ken Cooney and James Hopkin and 38 members of the public

 

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Bailey, Davies and Coveley and County Councillor Anne Purse

 

 

  1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – NONE

 

  1. MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 7th July which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record with the following corrections:

       Minute 46 (second page) Change ‘is’ to ‘be’ in the second line

Minute 48 Insert ‘NOT’ between ‘OR’ and ‘TO’

 

 

  1. UPDATE from the meeting held on Monday 1st September 2014 – None

 

 

 

59 THE FOLLOWING MINUTES of the meetings of the Planning Committee were received

  1. i) Wednesday 10th September 2014 – circulated previously
  2. ii) Wednesday 8th October 2014 – circulated previously

 

 

  1. THE MINUTES of the meetings of the F&GP Committee were received
  2. i) Monday 22nd September 2014 – circulated previously
  3. ii) Monday 20th October 2014 – circulated with the Agenda
  4. a) Minute (v) – Civil Parking Enforcement. SODC had asked for roads that would benefit from enforcement. The clerk had replied – High Street, Church Road Littleworth Road, Old London Road, Crown Square and Crown Road.
  5. b) Minute (vi) – Collision between house and HGV in High Street. The clerk had contacted OCC Trading Standards Department to ask if there was anything they could do concerning the heavy vehicles coming through the village. The reply had been that they “currently have limited resources for weight restriction enforcement work” Residents of Wheatley could report breaches through the OCC public website or the Parish Council could carry out their own checks and report to them. They had provided a pro-forma that could be used.

 

 

  1. TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES of the meetings of the TRAC Committee held on:
  2. i) Wednesday 3rd September 2014 – circulated previously
  3. ii) Wednesday 15th October 2014 – circulated with this Agenda

Minute 28 – Cost of changes to Bell Lane Corner – £4,759.00 – This was Agreed

Minute 29 – Decision on extra double yellow lines on Church Road

       Cllr Reilly proposed and Cllr Carr seconded that the Parish Council asks the County Council to go ahead with the extra double yellow lines along the south side stretch of Church Road between Friday Lane and Holloway Road. This was AGREED by 10 votes in favour, 0 against and 1 abstention.

 

 

  1. TO RECEIVE AND NOTE THE REPORT OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITOR ON THE 2013-14 ACCOUNTS

       The External Auditor’s report had been received and ‘no matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern’.

Cllr Bell proposed and Cllr Lamont seconded that the Parish Council received and noted the External Auditor’s report. Agreed Nem Con

 

 

  1. TO CONSIDER ITEMS FOR THE 2014-15 FINAL ACCOUNTS.

           (i) The Letter of Engagement of Internal Auditor (Mr Phillip Hood) 2014-2015 had been circulated to all councillors.

Cllr Reilly proposed and Cllr Carr seconded that Mr Phillip Hood be engaged as the Parish Council’s internal auditor for 2014/2015 and the letter of Engagement be signed. Agreed nem con

(ii) Statement of Internal Control for Wheatley Parish Council. This had been circulated to all councillors. Cllr Lamont proposed and Cllr Coleridge seconded that the Statement of control be accepted. Agreed nem con

 

 

 

  1. CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE THAT STANDING ORDER 73 BE REVISED TO READ :

     “The Clerk shall afford to the press reasonable facilities for making their report of any proceedings at which they are entitled to be present. A person may not orally report or comment about a meeting as it takes place if he is present at the meeting of a Parish Council or its committees but otherwise may:

  1. a) film photograph or make an audio recording of a meeting
  2. b) use any other means for enabling persons not present to see or hear proceedings at a meeting as it takes place or later
  3. c) report or comment on the proceedings in writing during or after a meeting or orally report or comment afterwards”

The clerk reported on the reason for the alteration. Cllr Willmott proposed and Cllr Stephens seconded that Standing Order 73 changed as per the agenda. This was AGREED unanimously

 

 

 

  1. 65. TO RECEIVE A PRESENTATION FROM TAYLOR WIMPEY ON HOUSING FOR THE EXCEPTION SITE NORTH OF LONDON ROAD

       Mr Michael Fenton of Taylor Wimpey and Mr Stephen Brown of Woolf Bond made a verbal presentation concerning the progress to date.

 

 

8.33pm – The Chairman declared the council out of session and invited members of the public to speak

 

 

Mr Johnson, St Mary’s Close – asked about the exact plan of the development and how long will be the public consultation be.

Answer. The exact layout is not yet known. There will be an exhibition when this is known. Only when people have had an opportunity to have their say will the ‘official’ consultation start.

 

Mr Harris, London Rd– where will the entrance be?

Answer Not known exactly at the moment. The development would be situated beyond the old wall

 

Mr Davies, High Street – residents would be concerned about traffic generation and pedestrian safety

 

Resident, Farm Close Road – where does the 75% – 25% split come from?

Answer. These are national regulations.

 

Mr Gregory, Ladder Hill – The experience of affordable housing in Chinnor was that families from outside the area caused anti-social behaviour

Answer – Affordable housing on an exception site was only available to local families. Those families referred to in Chinnor where soon moved on.

 

Mr Fanning – Why was this site chosen over the other two?

Answer The Parish Council felt that this site had advantages such as being the closest site to the centre of the village, it has the best access to local transport, and it creates a lower impact and far less of a ‘sprawl/ effect than the alternatives.

 

Mr Robinson, Farm Close Road – Some years ago wasn’t this site looked at for the site of a new burial ground?

Answer. Yes it was, but the ground was found to be too rocky.

 

Resident – the cemetery would be soon be full so where would people of Wheatley be buried.

Answer This item was on this meeting’s agenda and the Parish Council would begin looking for a location.

 

Mr Davies, High Street – Why was the decision on Civil Parking Enforcement taken at a committee meeting and not at full council

Answer The Chairman referred him to his reasoning made earlier in the meeting

 

Resident, High Street – Parking enforcement is needed in the village

 

Cllr Dalton gave Cty Cllr Purse’s apologies who had said that she had now received the Parish Council’s Village Green Application and it was now out for public consultation.

 

The Chairman thanked Mr Fenton, Mr Bond and Ms Guiver for their presentation and Ms Guiver for their attendance

 

9.10pm The Chairman declared the Council back in session

 

It was Agreed to take item 13 (Paper from the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust)   before Item 14 (Sportsfield Management Committee)

 

 

  1. To Receive a paper from the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST), the Governors and senior management of the Primary Academy re the Littleworth Playing Field

     Mrs Liz Wickens (Community Governor at the Primary School Academy) spoke to the paper sent by the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, which had been circulated with the Agenda to all councillors.

Following a discussion Cllr Willmott proposed and Cllr Bell seconded that ‘The Parish Council asks the Sportsfield management Committee to work with representatives of the primary Academy and comeback to the Parish Council with recommendations.’ Agreed nem com.

       Cllr Coleridge pointed out that if the part of the field became a Village Green then building could not take place on it.

Mrs Wickens informed the Parish Council that the Primary Academy would be objecting to the Parish Council’s Village Green Application

 

 

 

  1. TO CONSIDER MATTERS RELATING TO WHEATLEY PARK SPORTSFIELD   MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
  2. i) Resolutions from Cllr Willmott:
  3. The Parish Council resolves to form a charitable trust to manage and maintain its playing fields at Holton on the termination of the Joint User Agreement with Oxfordshire County Council.

Cllr Willmott proposed and Cllr Stephens seconded the resolution. Agreed nem con

  1. The Parish Council also resolves to lease the said playing fields to the charitable trust for 99 years for the peppercorn rent of £10 per annum

Cllr Willmott prosed and CllrReilly seconded the resolution. Agreed nem con

              It was agreed that the detail would be dealt with by the Finance and general Purposes Committee

  1. ii) To receive the 2013-2014 Accounts of the Sportsfield management

Committee (circulated with the Agenda) and to agree to pay outstanding balance of £2,600.07 Cllr Dalton proposed and Cllr Lamont proposed that the accounts be received and the outstanding balance be paid. Agreed nem con

             

 

 

  1. TO REPORT ON PROGRESS ON THE PARISH COUNCIL’S APPLICATION TO REGISTER THE LITTLEWORTH ROAD FIELD AS A VILLAGE GREEN

The Countryside Team at the County Council had placed a notice in the Oxford Times asking for those who objected to the application to respond by 5th December

 

 

 

  1. TO CONSIDER BEGINNING INVESTIGATION IN TO THE NEED FOR A NEW BURIAL GROUND FOR THE VILLAGE.  

.        It was agreed that this matter needed to be resolved however a location did not obviously present itself. An article to be placed in the newsletter asking for possible locations.

 

 

  1. TO APPOINT A REPRESENTATIVE TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTION GROUP – Decision Deferred – the clerk to circulate the last set of minutes to all councillors.

 

 

  1. REPORTS FROM OUTSIDE BODIES
  2. i) The Merry Bells Management Committee – No Report
  3. ii) The Howe Trust – the Trust had shed had been erected for tenants to use.

iii) Thames Valley Police – There were 141 calls from Wheatley residents in Sept/ Oct 2014 – 55 of which were traffic related and 6 of Anti-social behaviour

  1. iv) Flooding Committee members of the committee had met on site at the Ambrose stream with a representative from the Environment Agency. Recommendations had been that the fools watercress be removed from the bottom of the stream; trees planted to give shade over the stream and the banks be strimmed and cuttings removed.
  2. v) Brookes Residents’ Associations meeting – Cllr Bell had attended and reported that no information on the future of the Wheatley Campus was forthcoming.

 

 

 

  1. CALENDAR OF MEETINGS – NOTED
  2. i) Planning Committee – Wednesday 12th November 2014 2014 – 7.30pm
  3. ii) F&GP Committee Monday 24th November 2014 – 7.30pm
  • iii) TRAC Committee – Wednesday 26th November 2014 – 7.30pm
  1. iv) Planning Committee – Wednesday 10th December   2014 – 7.30pm
  2. v) F&GP Committee – Monday 15th December 2014 – 7.30pm
  3. iv) Parish Council Meeting – Monday 5th January 2015 – 7.30 pm

 

 

 

 

73,   RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC

Cllr Lamont proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph X of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely private contractual and employment matters

AGREED unanimously


 

Wheatley Parish Council

 

 

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of the FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

on Monday 19th January 2015 in the Parish Office at 7.30pm

 

 

Signed:

 

 

Gareth Morris, Clerk to the Parish Council 14th January 2015

 

 

ANY MEMBER WITH AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM IS REMINDED TO DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

 

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

  

 

  1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 15th December 2014 (Including Minutes of the confidential session) – circulated previously

 

 

  1. UPDATE ON ITEMS FROM THE MINUTES 15th December 2014
  2. i) Minute 75(i) – New entrance in to Church Road Recreation ground
  3. ii) Minute 75(ii) – report from sub-committee – agreed at full council

iii) Minute 80(i) – Faculty for new bench in Memorial gardens

  1. iv) Minute 80(ii) – handrails at entrance
  2. v) Minute 82 – New editor for Newsletter

 

 

  1. TO FORMULATE A VILLAGE EMERGENCY PLAN
  2. i) To report on the progress on the plan
  3. ii) To report on the purchase of two defibrillators for the Holton Pavilions and the centre of the village

       

 

  1. TO CONSIDER THE NEXT STEPS IN THE VILLAGE GREEN APPLICATION

 

 

  1. TO CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF NEW NOTICEBOARDS FOR THE VILLAGE – see enclosed papers.

 

 

  1. TO CONSIDER RE-SITING OF SEAT AT AMBROSE RISE WEST BOUND BUS STOP

 

 

  1. CLERK UPDATE    
  2. i) SODC – 2015 election costs – up to £4,000
  3.    ii) Tree work in Memorial Gardens and St Mary’s Close

iii) Future of Oxford Brooke Wheatley Campus

  1. iv) Update of Information Booklet

 

 

  1. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS – none

    

 

  1. TO CONSIDER VARIOUS TRAFFIC MATTERS IN THE VILLAGE
  2. i) Bell Lane corner, and other matters – see correspondence from OCC Highways.
  3. ii) Vehicle Activated Devices – to consider increasing the number of signs to 4

 

 

  1. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  2. a) Signing of completed copy of reconciled bank statement by Chairman & RFO

Budget to the end of December 2014

 

  1. b) Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts as at 19th January will be as follows:

Community     £1,953.34

Tracker         £106,929.56

Treasury           £60,656.00

 

 

  1. SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS TO BE AUTHORISED

 

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
d/d Barclays Bank Bank charges 12/11- 14/12 32.18
106071-76 GM/SW/JF/OCC/AR/HMR&C Dec sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,951.35
Total £3,983.53
Cheques to Pay
106077 Thames Water Memorial gardens 05/09-15/12 21.40
106078 Berinsfield Community Business Verges December payment 608.33
106079 Lyreco Stationery 57.67
106080 WPSFMC 4th Quarterly payment 2014/15 2,000.00
106081 Mainstream Digital Calls, linerental, phone book entry 75.40
106082 Merry Bells Gas recharge 08.02.14 – 05.01.15 144.37
106082 Merry Bells Quarter’s rent 25.12.14 – 24.03.15 1,133.02
106083 Southern Electric Electricity 24.10.14 – 08.01.15 11.95
106084 Grzegorz Zasuwa Window cleaning 17.12.14 5.00
106085 D Lamont Meeting refreshments 10.05
106086 I Roberts Electricity for Christmas tree 25.00
106087 Oxon Association for the Blind Grant Aid 250.00
106088 Ordnance Survey Map copying licence 65.70
106089 Open Spaces Society 2015 Subscription 45.00
106090 WEL Medical Ltd Defrrillator for Holton pavillions 1,386.00
GM/SW/JF/AR/OCC//HMR&C Jan sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 4,000.00
Total            £8,092.19

 

 

 

 

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

 

Income details Amount
Newsletter Advertising 50.00
Tracker Account Interest 19.01
Total £69.01

 

 

 

  1. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
  2. i) The Haseleys – January 2015*
  3. ii) Little Milton Newsletter –January 2015 2014*
  • iii) Great Milton Bulletin – January2014*
  1. iv) URC Newsletter January 2015*
  2. v) Holton, Waterperry & Waterstock News – December 2014*
  3. vi) Clerks and Councils Direct – January 2015

* On display in Parish Office

 

  1. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 16th February 2015 – to be confirmed

 

 

  1. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC

To propose that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph X of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely private contractual and employment matters


 

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD IN THE PARISH OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014

PRESENT: D Lamont (Acting Chairman), E Bailey, J Coveley

OFFICER: The assistant clerk

The Chairman, Cllr Stephens, was attending the SODC Planning Committee so in his absence Cllr Lamont acted as Chairman.
54. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Cllrs C Dalton, A Davies, A Knapp, E Stacey, G Stephens (Chairman)
55. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None
56. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 12TH NOVEMBER 2014 circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.
57. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 12TH NOVEMBER 2014 – None
58. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None
59. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P14/S3343/Full (Full Application) (Minor) 34 Roman Road Side extension to existing dwelling to provide two No. two bed flats. Provision of 4 no. off street parking spaces with new highway access, secure cycle storage and bin enclosures. Recommend Approval

ii) P14/S3568/HH (Householder) (Other) 3 Orchard Close Front extension and porch and existing flat roof over garage to pitched roof. Recommend Approval

iii) P14/S3707/HH(Householder) (Other) 21 Windmill Lane Part demolition and removal of roof, demolition of conservatory, part demolition of existing attached garage. Raising of roof level, carport side extension and single storey flat roof garage side extension and internal and external alterations. Recommend Approval

60. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P14/S3131/FUL Asda Superstore London Road Erection of a single storey extension to the East elevation and alterations to existing car parking spaces. No strong views GRANTED 14.11.14

ii) P14/S2941/HH (Householder)(Other) 3 Orchard Close Erection of a front extension and porch. Recommend Approval GRANTED 24.10.14

iii) P14/S0727/FUL (Full Application)(Minor) 53 London Road. Extension to provide single storey MOT testing bay including office, tea area and disabled wc. Additional staff only parking at the rear with the new access from Old London Road. New 2m high fence to Old London Road and to the west side of the site to match fencing to day nursery. Provision of gabions to existing stream. No Strong Views With reservation about the ease of maintenance of the stream/culvert as riparian owners. GRANTED 26.11.14

iv) P14/S2881/FUL (Minor) 29 Acremead Road Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of a new three-bedroom dwelling with attached garage. Recommend Refusal GRANTED 26.11.14
61. CORRESPONDENCE – None
62. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY – NOTED
Apologies from Cllr Bailey who will be delayed.
The meeting closed at 8.10pm

Wheatley Parish Council

 

 

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of the

PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL

on WEDNESDAY 14th January 2015 in the Parish Office at 7.30pm,

 

 

Signed:

 

G.W.Morris                                            

Clerk to the Council, 9th January 2015

 

 

ANY MEMBER WITH AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM IS REMINDED TO DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

 

Members should endeavour to acquaint themselves with the plans before the meeting and also, if possible, visit the sites. Planning applications may be viewed:

  1. On the SODC website at: www.southoxon.gov.uk

At the Parish Office on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9.30-11.30am.

or by appointment tel: (01865) 875615.

Facilities for the disabled are available. Please ask for details.

 

 

 

AGENDA

1.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

3.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 10th December 2014 circulated previously

4.    UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 10th December 2014

5.    AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

6.    NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

  1. i) P14/3797/HH (Householder) 1 Coopers Close Littleworth OX33 1UA

   Conversion of garage to provide enlarged kitchen/dining room, utility room

and downstairs cloakroom

 

 

 

 

  1. ii) P14/S3863/HH (Householder) 2 Anson Close Wheatley OX33 1YD

Demolition of existing garage, erection of side and rear extension, conversion of loft space and creation of rear dormer, inclusion of roof windows to front elevation (revised scheme of extant planning permission).

 

iii) P14/S4058/HH (Householder) 29 Roman Road Wheatley OX33 1UX

Erection of a two storey and single storey rear extension.

 

  1. iv) P14/S4110/HH (Householder) 37 Roman Road Single storey infill & garage extension

 

7.    PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS

 

  1. P14/S3070/FUL (Minor) ‘Home Shopping’ van loading canopy, extension to provide a

‘Home Shopping’ pod and relocation of existing smoking shelter, trolley shelter and

Compactor. Recommend Refusal WITHDRAWN 17.12.14

 

  1. P14/S3314/HH(Householder)(Other) 29 Windmill Lane Single storey rear extension to form sun room. Recommend Approval WITHDRAWN 15.12.14

 

iii)   P14/S3343/Full (Full Application)(Minor) 34 Roman Road Side extension to existing dwelling to provide two No. two bed flats. Provision of 4 no. off street parking spaces with new highway access, secure cycle storage and bin enclosures. GRANTED 22.12.14

 

 

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

 

  1. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 11th February 2015 -tbc