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News & Notices: 

Neighbourhood Plan - have your say

Date for your diary - Sunday 15th October, 10am to 4pm - drop in to Seacourt Hall to find out more about the North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan, have a chat and a cuppa, and have your say. More details in the leaflet.  

West Way redevelopment update

The developers application for temporary change of use for the Elms Court and Grant Thornton buildings was approved by the Vale Planning Committee on 4th October with conditions. Read the decision notice here.  

Playing fields: results of public consultation 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent public consultation asking for views on a proposal by Matthew Arnold school to use the football pitch and hard-surface games area (MUGA) at the Louie Memorial Upper Field for PE lessons and afterschool football fixtures. 100 people took part, 93 from North Hinkse parish. The full results are available to download here. The proposal was discussed again at the September Council meeting focusing mainly on how much MAS would be charged for afterschool football pitch hire and details of the football pitch maintenance schedule). If these issues have been addressed then the proposal will be voted on at the 19th October meeting so please come along. We are keen to encourage all parishioners to get involved in future consultation about improvements to the LM Fields and pavilion.

District Councillors' Newsletter

Download and read the October Newsletter from our District Councillors. 

Seacourt Hall: new website

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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