J Nowell-Smith (Chairman and District Councillor) Mr K Field, Mr W Tremayne,
Mrs J Willis, Mrs A Purse (
Mr A Stratton
2. Approval of previously circulated minutes
Previously circulated minutes were approved and signed.
3. Matters arising from previous minutes
Mr Field reported that there were still significant numbers of lorries turning in the village.
informal advice from the local police, it was agreed to write to the owner of
Green’s Cottage regarding a complaint about parking in
b. Affordable housing survey – a final draft was agreed and the letter signed by the Chairman. A ballot box will be placed at Tiddington Garage or residents may post the completed questionnaire to the address on the envelope provided. Suzanne Gibbins will make the draw.
Parish Councillor co-option – Mr
Roy Boughton of
d. SODC Community Waste Service – notice had been received of the provision of skip lorries to the village for green compostable waste only from July to October. The dates will be publicised in the Newsletter but those for July to be advertised on notices around the village. The waste service to be reviewed in October and Chairman hoped that skips for non-recyclable waste could be provided during the winter.
e. Bus service 275 – the new timetable had been issued and a letter received responding to our previous letter suggesting options. This letter to be circulated in wallet.
4. Planning matters
a. P03/N0248/O Lantern Service Station, Milton Common – outline application for demolition of existing garage buildings and construction of 500sq.m of offices, amendment no 1 to exclude siting and description of building.
Decision: agreed to write another letter not objecting to change of use but voicing concern at size of accommodation.
b. P03/N0323 Land adjacent to Great Milton Water Tower, Milton Common – erection of 22m temporary telecommunications structure for Airwave Service, for a period of 6 months.
Decision: SODC granted.
Thame and District Citizens Advice Bureau merger with
b. Thame Town Action Plan meeting, Town Hall, 15 July, 7.00pm – Mr Nowell-Smith and Mrs Willis to attend.
South Oxfordshire Area Forums evaluation – questionnaire and
d. SODC Environmental Cleanliness – standards of cleanliness of streets and local environment to be measured. Clerk to complete questionnaire.
e. Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, draft map – map received from Countryside Agency detailing registered common land and open country within the Parish over which the public will have a new right to walk and remain on for the purposes of outdoor recreation. Public consultation runs until 30 September. This Parish does not appear to have any such designated land indicated, but comments may be made on any failure to show such land.
6. Financial matters
a. Statement of Receipts and Payments, 2002/2003 – Clerk reported Receipts of £12,786.19 and Payments of £11,147.85 and a Balance carried forward of £4,441.54. The Statement of Receipts and Payments, the Bank Reconciliation and the Supporting Statement were certified by Chairman and Responsible Financial Officer.
b. Annual Audit Statement of Assurance 2002/2003 was certified by Chairman on behalf of the Council.
d. Payment of £10.00 for petty cash proposed by Mr Tremayne, seconded by Mr Field.
7. Open discussion
a. As a new Councillor, Mrs Willis asked for an explanation of the Council’s finances. Chairman outlined the budgeting process and how the amount of the precept is decided each year. The precept which is paid from the Council tax is the Council’s only source of fixed revenue.
b. Mr Tremayne reported that the new road signs had been installed at Milton Common but a resident had commented that they were dirty and one post was crooked. Clerk to report.
Mrs Purse reported that the OCC Structure Plan would shortly
go out to consultation. Some building in the Green Belt to the south of
Mrs Purse was updated on the earlier discussion on highway matters and made aware of the Council’s disquiet at lack of communication from OCC regarding the drainage problems. Mrs Purse to report back to OCC but Clerk to provide copy of letter to Mr Purcell-Smith. Also Clerk to write to Mr Trevor Gwynne of SODC regarding the watercourses survey.
A resident of Milton Common expressed concern at speeding
8. Date of next meeting
There being no further business the meeting closed at .