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News & Notices: 

Proposal for Matthew Arnold School to use facilities at Louie Memorial Upper Field

North Hinksey Parish Council is considering an agreement with The Acer Trust, a non-profit Academy Trust that manages Matthew Arnold School (MAS), for booking the football pitch and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at the Louie Memorial Upper Field for use during school PE lessons and afterschool football fixtures. If agreed by NHPC, the general public would not be able to use the football pitch and MUGA when occupied by MAS during the hours listed above. However the surrounding footpaths and open space would remain accessible to the public at all times.

To help inform our decision we ran a consultation to get feedback from parishioners. The survey closed on 10th September and will be discussed at the NHPC meeting on Thursday 14th September.

District Councillors' Newsletter

Read the September Newsletter from our District Councillors. 

Seacourt Hall: nominations sought and new website:

Seacourt Hall is managed by a Committee of Trustees (Seacourt HallManagement Committee), made up of representatives of the North Hinksey Parish Council, Hall Users and public representatives. At the AGM on 27th September (7:30pm at Seacourt Hall) 2 members of the public will be elected by those eligible and present at the AGM. Nominations should be sent to the Secretary before 5pm on the 13th September by post in the letter-box at Seacourt Hall or email michael.cockman@gmail.com

Visit the new Seacourt Hall website to see what's on, rooms and hire costs, for booking enquiries, and to find out more about the plans for a new community centre with the redevelopment of West Way shopping centre and temporary relocation during the construction period.

District Council Grants:

The Vale of White Horse District Council will be offering two grant schemes starting next month with £175,000 available to support the local community. More details on the grants and August workshops on how to apply on the Vale's website here. 

 

NHPC Key Objectives 

At the June 2016 meeting the Parish Council approved the following key objectives for the remainder of the term of the Council (to May 2019)

  • To provide an improved range of leisure and recreational facilities within the Parish.
  • To support, manage and improve spaces, buildings and services that are the Parish Council’s responsibilities.
  • To work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the redevelopment of Botley Centre proceeds with as little disruption as possible to the activities of residents and local businesses.
  • To actively support the production and full implementation of an effective Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish.
  • To support the setting up of a new charity enabling a range of services currently offered by Elms Road Children’s Centre to continue in the long term, following the withdrawal of County Council funding.

Coming soon: more details on how we plan to achieve these objectives, progress to date and regular updates.

Childrens Centre / Botley Bridges update 

Although Elms Road Children's Centre closed when County Council funding stopped in March 2017, community members have set up a new charity called Botley Bridges with the aid of both North Hinksey Parish Council and Cumnor Parish Council. This new charity is currently operating from the same building in Elms Road and offers many of the key services fomerly provided by the Children's Centre. Read more in their April 2017 update.



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