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News & Notices: 

North Hinksey school consultation

As required by the School AdmissionCode, the Governors of North Hinksey C E Primary School have initiated a consultation period on the Admissions Policy for 2019-20 which will run until 31st January 2018.  For more information, please follow this link to the school website.

 

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.

 

West Way redevelopment update

Mace a holding a Community Liaison Group meeting on 18th December. PC members will attend and we will provide an update after the meeting. Mace have issued an online leaflet outlining the phasing of the redevelopment including the temporary relocation of Seacourt Hall, Coop, Tesco, Lloyds chemist and the Baptist Church and the subsequent phases of the redevelopment. Copies of this leaflet are in the Library and displayed on Parish noticeboards and in Seacourt Hall. You can also view and download a copy from Mace's consultation website. The 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 and you can view 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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