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News & Notices: 

Annual Parish Meeting, Thursday 22nd March, 7:30pm

The 2018 Annual Parish Meeting is on Thursday 22nd March at Seacourt Hall, starting at 7:30pm, refreshments from 7pm. The meeting will include a presentation by Nortoft Consultants regarding work on the rejuvenation of the Louie Memorial Playing Fields and Pavilion. Read the background on the Louie Memorial page.

APM Agenda can be found on the Annual Parish Meeting page.

There is also a Question and Answer Session with County, District and Parish Councillors. If you have a question please send it to the Parish Clerk nhpcclerk@msn.com by the deadline of noon on Tuesday 20th March to receive a reply at the meeting. Questions tabled on the night may have to receive a reply after the meeting. 


West Way redevelopment update:

March 2018 update - Mace's latest newsletter can be found on their consultation website and you can also download a copy here.  For any problems, contact Dan Bleach of SP Broadway on 020 3405 3460. For urgent and site-specific concerns, you can contact SDC’s Liaison Officer Peter Sandercock on 01234 264 332.

Snow, ice & salt ...

In case of more snow and ice, you can find  a map of the locations for sale bins here. Select 'other layers' the 'salt bins' to see where they are. There may be others near you that don't appear on this map - keep an eye out for yellow or green boxes near pavements.  

Forthcoming roadworks: Temporary “No Waiting” restriction – at North Hinksey Village, North Hinksey Lane on 6 April 2018 for 1 day

We have been informed that, the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction to facilitate carriageway maintenance works at North Hinksey Village, North Hinksey Lane on 6 April 2018 for 1 day. The “No Waiting” restriction means that wherever there are in place yellow “No Waiting” cones, you will not be able to park vehicles on the highway. Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the restricted area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor. A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the restriction can be found here. Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Gordon Kelman, Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11. 

Current consultations in the area:

Proposed route for flood alleviation scheme

We understand that the Environment Agency, at the request of the Oxford Preservation Trust, will soon be marking out the line of the proposed new 2-stage flood alleviation channel in Hinksey Meadow and the extent of the footbridge on Willow Walk. They will also be marking the trees that will need to be felled.  These markers will stay in place over the next few months and allow everyone to gain an understanding the extent of the proposed scheme in this area. Look out for these markings when you next use Willow Walk or visit Hinksey Meadow. 

For more details of the proposed Flood Alleviation scheme go to the Environment Agency pageYou can also view a visual fly-through video of the proposed route.

Meet your District Councillors

Cllr Emily Smith and Cllr Debby Hallett are touring Botley and Sunningwell Ward from January to March 2018. You are invited along to one of these drop-in events to raise any district related issues or just to meet your District Councillors in person over coffee. The next local session is Saturday 24th March 2pm to 4pm at the White Hart at Wytham. You can also read the latest District Councillors' newsletter here

District Council Grants:

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

Are you prepared for the Winter? 

There are a number of services you can sign up for now or keep the information handy in the event of :

  • Power cuts: You can sign up to a Priority Services Register that will help you get priority attention in the event of a power cut. The register prioritises households with children under 5, the over 60s, the disabled, and  those dependent on electricity for medical care, chronic illnesses or special communication needs. In the event of a power cut you can call 150 for electricity, or 0800 111 999 for gas.  

  • Flooding: visit http://www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com/ for information on prevention, planning, flood warnings and more. You can also get information from Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or report flooding to the Environment Agency hotline 0800 807060.

  • Adverse weather and the cold: find out more about preparing your home for the cold at Better Housing Better Health at http://www.bhbh.org.uk/ or call 0800 107 0044.


NHPC Key Objectives 

Updates on progress on these objectives as at February 2018 can be found on the Key Objectives page 

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.


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