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Parish News


Updated 4/07/2017

Cllr. S. Noys - resignation

Councillor Stephen Noys has resigned from the Parish Council and a casual vacancy has been declared. The Council would thank Stephen for his efforts on behalf of the parish during his time on the Council. He represented the Council at meetings at both the landfill site and MEPC. Anyone interested in being considered for the vacancy, then he/she is invited to contact the Parish Clerk for further information about the role. The co-option of the new member is likely to take place at the September Council meeting.

Overgrown Footpaths

Although there was a plea in last month’s issue for residents who have hedges next to pavements and footpaths to ensure that they are cut back so that there is no obstruction, the Parish Council has received reports that some footpaths are impassable. Often branches can overhang at eye level making it difficult to walk the paths easily. Would residents please check to see whether any of your hedging is causing a problem for pedestrians, and if so, please trim it back.

Water Extraction from Hydrants

Oxfordshire County Council has been taking water from hydrants in order to flush through surface water drainage. The tankers continuously parked in the same locations have caused difficulties for residents. The Council has approached the County Council to request that a better solution be found to the problem, and has requested that they alternate the sources from where they take the water.

Didcot Garden Town Delivery Plan

Consultation has commenced on the Didcot Garden Town Delivery Plan. This is being undertaken by M-E-L Research, an independent market research company on behalf of the Vale of White Horse District Council. To view the Delivery Plan and to take part in the consultation go to Anyone commenting is strongly advised to read the proposed plan before making comments.  Responses to the consultation can be submitted and received until midnight 31 July 2017.  All comments are being handled anonymously unless submitted on behalf of groups or organisations. For those not wishing to view the Delivery Plan on line, hard copies are available for viewing at: South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council’s offices at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Didcot Civic Hall, Didcot Library, Cornerstone Arts Centre, The Wave, Didcot, and the former offices of the Vale of White Horse District Council Abbey House, Abingdon. The Parish Council too has been sent a copy.


Recreation Ground – Dog Fouling

Unfortunately dog fouling on the recreation ground has been reported. Please note that there are health hazards associated with dog faeces, as well as it being very unpleasant to find in areas where children and young people play or organized sports take place. The Council appeals to dog walkers to be particularly vigilant and to clean up after their dog.

Chapel Lane to High Street – footpath barrier

The barrier at the High Street end of the footpath leading to Chapel Lane is broken. This has been reported to the County Council.

The following planning applications have been considered :

P17/V0764/HH Extension at the Manor House, Church Street (amended plans). Council had no objection

P17/V1326/FUL Change of use D2 to D1 to enable a local charity to operate a day service for people with learning disabilities, at unit 2c Trident Business Park. Council had no objection

P17/V1110/DIS Discharge of conditions 2 and 6 relating to surface water drainage and management plan for future maintenance at Eastwest, All Saints Lane. Council supported local residents in that what was proposed did not seem to solve the problems caused.

P17/V1339/LDE Application to legalise structure that had been in used for more than 10 years as a separate residential unit at 6 Abingdon Road. Council required evidence of long term use.

P17/V1303/FUL Erection of detached house at 90 Bradstocks Way. Council objected as it represented overdevelopment of the plot, overlooked neighbouring properties, parking without any drainage provision was proposed.

Planning Decisions - A new salt barn for the storage of salt for use on the roads in Winter has been approved for the County Council’s highways depot at the Western side of the parish, and a new weighbridge at the landfill site too has been given permission as well as slightly extended off loading hours for the rail sidings.

Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th July, 2017 at 7.00 p.m. in the village hall, Frilsham Street. Abigail Brown, Arts Development Officer, Vale of White Horse District Council will give a short presentation on s.106 funding for arts collected from various developments in the parish, and how she will be working with the Parish Council to achieve projects. Clerk: Mrs. L. Martin 90 Howard Cornish Road, Marcham Tel: 01865 391833 or

Contact for information: Linda Martin email or tel: 01865 391833