J Nowell-Smith (Chairman and District Councillor), Mr R Boughton, Mr K Field,
Mr A Stratton, Mrs A Tremayne, Mrs J Willis, Mr D Turner (
2. Approval of previously circulated minutes
Previously circulated minutes were approved and signed.
3. Matters arising from previous minutes
b. Affordable housing the suggestion from Suzanne Willers of a display of the plans in the Village Hall was approved but not before the issue of the contaminated soil is resolved.
c. Pelican crossing Mr Turner had spoken to David Robertson of OCC expressing disquiet at the abandonment of the project and he had promised to investigate. There were other projects around the County in jeopardy and all are complaining.
d. Tree planting and maintenance Mr Robinson had been contacted regarding a Christmas tree and a reply is awaited.
e. M40 road noise levels Mrs Horne reported that at the May meeting of the M40 Group the Halcrow report had concluded that the noise locally is in the very lowest band of severity and requires no action other than normal maintenance. The Group will challenge the findings. There will be a meeting with the Highways Agency on 19 July to which two representatives of the Council are invited. Mrs Horne and Mr Nowell-Smith will represent the Council.
4. Planning matters
Decision: SODC approved.
b. P06/W0447/LB Hill Cottage, Albury View, Tiddington removal of internal wall below existing beam, to create kitchen/breakfast room.
P06/W0520 Sandy Lane
An application for a Veterinary Surgery,
a. Seasonal decorations installation, operation and removal: code of practice and licence requirements agreed that the Christmas tree project would still go ahead and Mr Stratton will arrange for the licence now required to have decorative lighting.
b. Post Office Account Cards OCC has lobbied the Government to continue with the Post Office Account card beyond 2010.
c. SODC will hold the annual town and parish council forum on 5 October. Councils are invited to put forward suggestions for discussion. Mr Nowell-Smith suggested that an explanation of the separate responsibilities of SODC and OCC would be useful and any further items to be forwarded to the Clerk within the next week.
The Chairman read a letter from Mrs Knight in which she
tendered her resignation as Parish Clerk and Newsletter Editor from
6. Financial matters
a. Clerks salary 2006/2007 with the nationally agreed pay scales a salary of £2,493 per annum was proposed by Mr Field, seconded by Mrs Willis.
b. Payment of £100.00 to M40 Chilterns Environmental Group as a donation proposed by Mr Nowell-Smith, seconded by Mrs Tremayne.
c. Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils membership request was declined.
d. Thames Valley Crimestoppers campaign against car crime donation request was declined.
e. Payment of £528.75 to MediaLane International for website hosting 2003/2006 proposed by Mr Boughton, seconded by Mrs Willis.
f. Payment of £105.75 to MediaLane International for website maintenance proposed by Mrs Tremayne, seconded by Mrs Willis.
g. Payment of £186.20 to Parchment the Printers for Newsletter printing June/July 2006 proposed by Mr Stratton, seconded by Mr Boughton.
h. Payment of £45.00 to M A Wise for hedgecutting proposed by Mr Stratton, seconded by Mr Field.
7. Open discussion
Mrs Tremayne reported that trees had been cut down from the
verge opposite Ejea in the
b. Mr Stratton reported that vandalism around the Village Hall included a broken window which would cost £150 to replace. Unfortunately the CCTV had not been working at the time of the incident. Mr Stratton suggested that a broadband connection for the Hall would allow distance access to the CCTV and hence easier monitoring. The cost would be approximately £26.00 per month and it was suggested the Council might pay half. This will be discussed at the July meeting.
Mr Turner reported that Mr Ronald of OCC had agreed to the
speed reduction measures requested for
Mr Giddy asked why the grass verges at the top of
8. Date of next meeting
There being no further business the meeting closed at .