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Adderbury Parish Council Report for April 2019  

Posted 163 weeks ago (12/05) by Theresa Goss


During April 2019, there had been a meeting of Adderbury Parish Council on 30 April 2019.  The next meeting of the Environment Committee was scheduled for Friday 10 May 2019.   


During the month, the Parish Council, individual Councillors and the Clerk carried out a number of tasks and work on projects in the village, which included the below.


Highways/footpaths – Barwood Homes would be completing repairs to the wall along the footpath at the back of their development.  Barwood had also been contacted by a resident with regard to vehicles belonging to their contractors being parked around junctions close to the site.  As no reply had been received, the matter had been referred to Cherwell District Council.


Issues relating to highways, footpaths and street lighting can be reported by residents to


Environment – The Environment Committee continued to work on assessing appropriate traffic calming measures for the village, however, volunteers from the village were required to move the project forward.  If anyone would like to assist the Committee, please could they contact the Clerk to the Parish Council. 


Investigations were being made into a possible nature reserve on the railway embankment in the Lucy Plackett Playing Field, which is  owned by the Parish Council.  The Parish Council also thanked a local young man for his hard work undertaking litter picking in the village which was part of the volunteering element of his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.


Work had been undertaken to remove the ivy from the walls in the cemetery and limbs on trees around the village had been cut back because they were blocking the speed limit signs.


Residents are reminded that dogs are not allowed in the play areas at The Rise and the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and should be kept on a lead in the Playing Field. 


Residents are also asked to enjoy the facilities at the Lucy Plackett Playing Field, but if the litter bins were full, please could rubbish be thrown away at home and not left on the ground around the litter bins.


Planning – The Parish Council would be objecting to application 19/00619/F, Land East of The Leys, Adderbury for the erection of three dwellings on land east of The Leys, Adderbury on the grounds that it was contrary to the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan and was outside of the village boundary.  With regard to the Milton Road land planning permission, a Quantity Surveyor would be engaged to assist with the pre-application advice from Cherwell District Council and work would continue to dis-charge pre-commencement condition 5.


Adderbury Lakes – The regular work parties on the first Saturday of the month had now stopped during the nesting season. The Parish Council thanks all those who volunteer at the Lakes Local Nature Reserve.


Working for Adderbury Community (WFAC) – Work was continuing on the Milton Road project and so too was fundraising for the project.  More details on the project would be available at Adderbury Institute on Saturday 11 May 2019, 430pm to 7pm and all residents were invited to attend to view the plans and discuss the proposals.  Residents were also invited to make suggestions for improvements to the Lucy Plackett Playing Field.


Correspondence/Communication – The Parish Council would no longer be responding to any type of correspondence if it was anonymous and the sender did not state their full name. 


The Parish Council Surgery was held on the first Saturday of the month at Church House, from 11am to 12 noon. 


Annual Parish Meeting (APM) 16 April 2019 – All of the speakers who gave presentations at the Annual Parish Meeting on 16 April 2019 were thanked for their attendance; District Councillor Andrew McHugh for speaking on health and wellbeing, Jackie Head for the presentation on the WFAC Milton Road project and Jonathan White from the Environment Committee addressing the meeting on traffic calming.  It had been a well organised meeting, the speakers were excellent and the feedback from the public on the presentations had been positive.


Parish Poll – At the Annual Parish Meeting, a Parish Poll was called by ten electors.  There will be three questions on the ballot paper and electors are eligible to answer as many or as few of the three questions that they wish to.


Polling is between 4pm an 9pm on Monday 13 May 2019 at the Methodist Church. 


Day of Dance 2019 – The event was held on Saturday 27 April 2019 and all volunteers were thanked for their support on the day.


FOCAL – The next fundraising event was a preview performance of Contraction by Banbury Cross Players in Church House at 7pm on 29 May 2019.  There had been a joint book sale with FOSMA which had raised £1450.00 and a quiz night which raised £350.00.  Also, FOCAL still needed to find a Secretary.



To dog owners, please ensure that all dog faeces are cleared up and either taken home (and placed in household waste Green Bins) or placed in the dog waste bins provided.  Take extra care on grassed areas where children play.  Dogs must also be kept on a lead in the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and at the Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve.


Faulty Street Lights - Please report on freephone 0800 317802 giving exact destination and pole number if possible.  Or report to


Power Cuts - The new, free, three digit, 105 telephone number to call in the event of a power cut has now gone live.


Meeting Dates – The next Parish Council meeting is being held on 28 May 2019.  Meetings are held at Church House, High Street, Adderbury.  Parish Council meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Church House at 7.30pm.  If you wish to attend, please check these details with the Clerk, prior to the meeting, in case there have been any changes.  Information is also available on the PC web site.

Minutes & Reports - The minutes and reports relating to the Parish Council meetings and the meetings of the Committees, are available at

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