Monthly Meeting

Monday 5 January, 2004, 8.00pm at Tiddington Village Hall





Present: Mr J Nowell-Smith (Chairman and District Councillor), Mr K Field, Mr A Stratton, Mr W Tremayne and Mrs J Willis

1.                   Apologies

Mr R Boughton.


2.                   Approval of previously circulated minutes

Previously circulated minutes were approved and signed.


3.                   Matters arising from previous minutes

a.                   Community Action Group - agreed that the activities outlined in the presentation by Miss Lowery were worthwhile but unlikely to be very much enthusiasm amongst villagers. Mrs Willis to write letter of thanks to Miss Lowery.

b.                   OCC Highway matters a sign at the Waterstock Turn was still awaited. The flooding problems seem to have been alleviated by the gully emptying in the Ickford Road but the situation will continue to be monitored. The overgrown hedge at the Waterstock/Ickford Road turn could not be identified. Mrs Willis to obtain further details. It was agreed to enquire of OCC how much it would cost to install a street light in the vicinity of the bus shelter on the south side of the A418.

c.                   Milton Common notice board this has been ordered and details of delivery are awaited.

d.                   North Close parking Mrs Willis had provided stickers to residents and advised that if there are further problems, the residents should attend a Council meeting to express their concerns.

e.                   Electricity cables and overgrown trees a response is still awaited from the electricity company.

f.                     Public Rights of Way improvement planning the walking group had completed a walk of most of the footpaths on the south side of the A418 accompanied by Mr Tony Clark of the Ramblers Association and will walk the remaining paths on Sunday, 11 January. The group will report back to the February meeting.

g.                   Blood donor clinic two questionnaires had been returned and the Imago company from Albury Court had expressed an interest. However this would not gain sufficient numbers and it was agreed not to proceed. Mrs Willis to provide article for the Newsletter.


4.                   Planning matters

No planning matters.


5.                   Correspondence

a.                  PEL Annual Licence, Tiddington Village Hall renewal was agreed

b.                  OALC Basics of Planning seminar, Didcot Civic Hall, 20 March, 9.30-4.00 no one to attend.

c.                  Parish Plans and nature conservation Councillors were asked to watch a video provided by English Nature and report on its usefulness to the February meeting.


6.                   Financial matters

a.                  Payment of 10.00 for petty cash proposed by Mr Tremayne, seconded by Mr Field.


7.                   Open discussion

a.                   Mr Stratton reported that the Band of Two will perform at the Village Hall on 7 February as part of the SODC AllSorts initiative.

Mr Stratton asked whether flashing speed indicators as seen at Chiselhampton could be a possibility for the A418. Mr Nowell-Smith to mention to County Councillor David Turner.

Mr Stratton also asked about the public liability insurance for the Play Area. Agreed that the Village Hall insurance should be checked and if further cover is required, the Parish Council would discuss whether it should contribute towards the extra cost.

b.                   Mr Field reported that horses and their riders had been coming through the Recreation Ground from the Sandy Lane entrance. To be investigated.


8.                   Date of next meeting

Monday, 2 February 2004 at 8.00pm.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.00pm.