J Nowell-Smith (Chairman and District Councillor), Mr R Boughton, Mr K Field,
Mr A Stratton, Mr W Tremayne, Mrs J Willis and Mrs A Purse (
2. Approval of previously circulated minutes
Previously circulated minutes were approved and signed.
3. Matters arising from previous minutes
Mrs Purse is
to arrange a site meeting with Peter Ronald regarding
made of the heavy lorries using
b. Street light on A418 – a response had been received from OCC. Because of the spiralling costs of underground cable installation, it was suggested that a wooden pole be erected, the light be fixed to it and an overhead cable from the pole by Ash Lodge be connected direct to this pole. The cost to the Parish Council would be £432.13 + VAT. It was agreed to proceed.
c. Skip hire – Mr Stratton had contacted Grundons but they would be unable to supply a skip lorry as there were no spare ones available. A large skip left on site for six hours would be prohibitively expensive.
d. Overgrown hedge, Milton Common - Mrs Purse had not yet received a reply from OCC. Mr Field reported that he had received the plans for the site and would study them and report back.
4. Planning matters
P04/W0536 14 Brookside Close, Tiddington – erection of one dwelling on land adjacent to 14 Brookside Close (approved under planning permission P04/W0039) plus the incorporation of the existing extension of 14 Brookside Close.
Decision: no strong views but reiterated previous comments about parking problems.
a. SODC Affordable Housing supplementary planning guidance consultation – Mr Field and Mr Tremayne to study document and report back if comments are required.
b. Community Police Officer of the Year Award – nominations invited.
c. A meeting for chairmen and vice-chairmen to discuss the role of chairmen and procedures at meetings has been arranged by OALC for 6 October at Didcot. No one to attend.
d. A provisional map of registered common land and open country had been received. There is nothing registered within the parish.
6. Financial matters
a. Parish Council contribution to Parochial Church Council. Mr Field suggested that the Parish Council pay for the mowing of the churchyard. It was agreed that Mike Robinson be asked to quote for the work.
b. Payment of £1450.15 to SODC for concessionary bus tokens proposed by Mr Field, seconded by Mrs Willis.
c. Payment of £45.00 to M A Wise for hedge trimming around the playing field proposed by Mr Stratton, seconded by Mr Tremayne.
d. Payment of £282.00 to Robinson’s Garden Care for mowing playing field Mar/May proposed by Mr Stratton, seconded by Mr Tremayne.
e. Payment of £24.00 to SLCC for Clerks’ Manual proposed by Mr Stratton, seconded by Mr Tremayne.
Payment of £166.32 to Parchment (
g. Clerk reported that the new notice board at Milton Common was now insured and there was no extra premium to pay this year.
7. Open discussion
a. Mr Field reported that the drain outside 23 Albury View had been patched but it appears that rubble had been left in the drain. Mr Field and Clerk to investigate further and report if necessary.
b. Mr Stratton asked whether it would be possible to erect a sign to say no bicycles in the play area. This was agreed.
Mr Stratton also asked whether it is feasible to have age limits for the different parts of the play area. Clerk to seek advice from OPFA.
Mr Nowell-Smith reported that he had received a
letter from Miss Scott of
8. Date of next meeting
There being no further business the meeting closed at .