WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL
About Wheatley Parish Council
There are fifteen Councillors serving on the Parish Council and the Clerk to the Council is Michelle Legg.
Who are they? Details of all your Councillors are available here.
What does the council do?
The council is the third tier of local government working for the benefit of the local community. It has some statutory duties and powers to enable it to carry out its work. Please refer to specific pages of this site for further details.
Wheatley Parish Council employs four part time employees (Clerk, Assistant Clerk and two Grounds Maintenance Operatives).
The parish council provides/maintains:
- three recreation grounds and play areas
- memorial garden and war memorial
- allotment (Littleworth)
- some footpaths and other open spaces
- some bus stops, seats and benches
- grant scheme for local organisations
- numerous trees
- numerus dog bins
- support to residents, organisations and charities within, or supporting the wider community
The council have a range of powers, which relate to local matters. We are also notified by district and county council on:
- planning and licensing applications in the parish
- intention to provide burial ground in the parish
- proposals to carry out sewage works
- intention to make bylaws in relation to music, dancing, hackney carriages, street naming.
We have worked with the Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan Committee to develop and have a ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plan.
Many councillors have been appointed to represent the parish council within village organisations.
The council’s main income stream comes from the precept, a percentage of resident’s council tax.
We also receive income from advertising in the Wheatley News and we actively seek external funding to support projects within the village.
Our finances are revoiewed by our Finance committee and annually as part of our Annual Governance and Accountability Review. Details of these are available from the sections of this site.
When does the council meet?
The Parish Council meets every month on the first Monday (except when a Bank Holiday, then it is the second Monday), and there is no meeting in August. Dates for all the meetings are available here.
About Wheatley Village
Wheatley is a large village of about 4,100 people six miles south east of Oxford, near Shotover.
Wheatley grew substantially in the 20th century, and is fortunate to have retained its shops in the village centre.
It also offers:
- shops and a post office
- a health centre and dentist
- a number of pre-school groups
- a nursery, primary and special needs school
- open spaces including, play areas, recreation areas, allotments
- community buildings
- three churches
- many clubs and organisations
The comprehensive school (on an exceptionally scenic site) and part of Brookes University Campus are both in neighbouring Holton.
There is an excellent bus service to Aylesbury, Oxford and Thame. The 280 bus service connects with both Haddenham and Oxford stations.