Parish Council News and Meetings

Parish Council Meeting

The next ordinary meeting of the Hanborough Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at The Pavilion Greenway Hall at 7:15pm.

The agenda will appear here and on the public notice board in Riely Close and the Coop by the preceding Thursday. Members of the public are invited to attend and can make statements or queries by prior written request to the Clerk. This needs to be done by midday of the day before the meeting.

Minutes are published in draft form on noticeboards and are available by request from the clerk around 2 weeks after each meeting.  They are published here when approved in the following meeting. 

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December agenda

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Newsletter

14th November report

Become a Parish Councillor

We have a vacancy for a councillor. Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough?

As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

So if you are thinking of becoming a Councillor I would firstly encourage you to contact your Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.


Welcome Evening and Social 6th December at 7:30pm at The Pavilion
The Parish Council would like to welcome all new Hanborough residents and all existing residents to a social evening. There will be refreshments and the Social Club bar will be open.

The evening will also be an opportunity for village clubs and activities to have a stall/table to publicise and promote their club or activity.

Please see the full page advert elsewhere in the edition of the Herald.

Grit salt for public use
As with previous years, Council will provide a palette of grit salt for use by residents on public areas. The salt will be stored in the Recreation Hall car park in the same area as previous years. Please help yourself and seal the bag as best you can after use to stop a crust forming on the surface.

Fly tipping at the War Memorial
Sadly the area around the War Memorial is not considered immune from fly tipping and an old TV, sink and other rubbish has been dumped behind the hedges. This seems to be incredibly disrespectful and we ask that whoever dumped it comes and retrieves it please. Please be vigilant and let us know or dial 101 if you see anything being dumped in the parish.

Dog waste in the MUGA

We also seem to have dog owners that allow thier dogs to use the MUGA as a toilet!  Amazing.........


14th October

Become a Parish Councillor

We have a vacancy for a councillor. Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough?

As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

So if you are thinking of becoming a Councillor I would firstly encourage you to contact your Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.

Hanborough Parish Council Parish Clerk

Our clerk is retiring at the end of the year and we are looking for a qualified (or willingness to work towards qualification) and experienced Parish Clerk with excellent administrative and organisational skills to manage the Council. The successful candidate will need a strong level of personal commitment, an enthusiasm for community life, good communication skills and an ability to deal with a range of issues.

This is a part-time position of 10 hours per week, working from home and to include some evening meetings. The Clerk will undertake the normal duties expected of a Parish Clerk and will job share with the Finance Officer who looks after finances, cemetery and allotments.

Please contact the clerk for a full job description. We will review applications through November with a view to appoint in January.

Pedestrian crossings

Council has now got commitment from OCC to make improvements to the Church Road crossing area. Many thanks to all those who raised this as a important issue.

Hanborough film nights – Fishermen's Friends

The first film in this winters series of Hanborough film will be Fishermen's Friends which is a wonderful film about an unconventional band from Cornwall. It will be shown at The Pavilion on 15th November at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:45pm and the bar will be open. Tickets £5.

Welcome Evening 6th December at 7:30pm

Councillors are planning a Welcome Evening on 6th December in The Pavilion.

The Parish Council would like to welcome all new Hanborough residents and all existing residents to a social evening. There will be refreshments and the Social Club bar will be open. The evening will also be an opportunity for village clubs and activities to have a stall/table to publicise and promote their club or activity.

Please see the full page advert elsewhere in the edition of the Herald.

Grit salt for public use

As with previous years, Council will provide a palette of grit salt for use by residents on public areas. The salt will be stored in the Recreation Hall car park in the same area as previous years. It will arrive in October. Please help yourself and seal the bag as best you can after use to stop a crust forming on the surface.

Fly tipping at the War Memorial

Sadly the area around the War Memorial is not considered immune from fly tipping and an old TV, sink and other rubbish has been dumped behind the hedges. This seems to be incredibly disrespectful and we ask that whoever dumped it comes and retrieves it please. Please be vigilant and let us know or dial 101 if you see anything being dumped in the parish.

14th September

Become a Parish Councillor

We have a vacancy for a councillor. Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough?

As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

So if you are thinking of becoming a Councillor I would firstly encourage you to contact your Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.

Bus and Morris Museum

The last Council meeting started with an interesting talk about this fascinating local museum which tells the story of over one hundred years of travel in the region and the life of William Morris. It was noted that most visitors are from outside the area and they are keen to raise the profile locally. They also have opportunities for volunteers and will run local bus rides on December 8th and 15th. If you haven't been for a while, it's worth a visit.

Pedestrian crossings

Council is committed to do what's necessary to make the Church Road crossing safer. We are lobbying County Council to complete a safety audit as soon as possible so that the best course of action is taken and money spent is on improvements that are supported by expert guidance.

MUGA fence

Parish Council has replaced the fence panel at the astroturf football pitch as there is a hole cut by the goal. It's been suggested that the hole is to allow easier retrieval of balls and Council will consider installing a second entrance later in the year when we improve access to the playground by replacing the steps with a ramp. In other words, please don't cut a hole in the new panel, we will improve access!!

Welcome Evening 6th December

Councillors are planning a Welcome Evening on 6th December in The Pavilion. Further information will follow.

Cinema nights

Plans are underway to restart these in October when the dark nights return. Details will be displayed on the noticeboards and website as soon as they are agreed.

Grit salt for public use

As with previous years, Council will provide a palette of grit salt for use by residents on public areas. The salt will be stored in the Recreation Hall car park in the same area as previous years. It will arrive in October. Please help yourself and seal the bag as best you can after use to stop a crust forming on the surface,

Fly tipping at the War Memorial

Sadly the area around the War Memorial is not considered immune from fly tipping and an old TV, sink and other rubbish has been dumped behind the hedges. This seems to be incredibly disrespectful and we ask that whoever dumped it comes and retrieves it please. Please be vigilant and let us know or dial 101 if you see anything being dumped in the parish.

Let’s Talk Loneliness: unlocking the power of communities

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 10:30am, Kings Centre, Oxford

This event is a real chance for everyone to join together and increase our understanding of loneliness across the life span and be further inspired to empower communities to take action.

Please find the event invitation and booking details here:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/3742a45469be60018fcb5a611/files/59377df6-d849-40f4-9352-cd5b66a2b162/Loneliness_invitation.pdf

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch by email admin@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk or by phone: 01235 849434


14th August

Have your say on garden village proposals

A key element of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 is the establishment of a new garden village to the north of the A40 near Eynsham. It will be a new standalone settlement of 2,200 new homes and a new science business park which will give local people an alternative to driving to work in Oxford. In addition, the nearby Hanborough railway station together with a new Park and Ride facility to the north of Eynsham (expected to be open by 2020) will give people an alternative to using their cars.

A consultation has been launched on proposals for the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village.

Following initial consultation last year and taking account of various studies undertaken since then, the Council has published a ‘preferred options’ consultation paper which sets out current thoughts on how the garden village site should be taken forward.

Over the next eight weeks, residents and any other interested parties have the opportunity to comment on the preferred options before a final round of consultation takes place later in the year.

Exhibitions of the plans will be held at Eynsham Village Hall on 6 September and Hanborough Pavilion on 20 September. Both will run from 2-8pm.

The consultation will run until 11 October and can be downloaded here: https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/residents/planning-building/planning-policy/local-development-framework/garden-village/

Become a Parish Councillor

We have a vacancy for a councillor. Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough?

As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

So if you are thinking of becoming a Councillor I would firstly encourage you to contact your Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.

MUGA fence

Parish Council (PC) has replaced the fence panel at the astroturf football pitch as there is a hole cut by the goal. It's been suggested that the hole is to allow easier retrieval of balls and Council will consider installing a second entrance later in the year when we improve access to the playground by replacing the steps with a ramp. In other words, please don't cut a hole in the new panel, we will improve access!!

Playground zip wire

By the time this is published the zip wire should be up and running again. The damage to this appeared to be as a result of vandalism and its been out of service for close to 6 months as a result. Please be vigilant and of you see anyone damaging the facilities please let us know or dial 101.

Let’s Talk Loneliness: unlocking the power of communities

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 10:30am, Kings Centre, Oxford

This event is a real chance for everyone to join together and increase our understanding of loneliness across the life span and be further inspired to empower communities to take action.

Please find the event invitation and booking details here:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/3742a45469be60018fcb5a611/files/59377df6-d849-40f4-9352-cd5b66a2b162/Loneliness_invitation.pdf

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch by email admin@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk or by phone: 01235 849434

15th July

Become a Parish Councillor

We have a vacancy for a councillor.  Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough?

As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

So if you are thinking of becoming a Councillor I would firstly encourage you to contact your Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.

MUGA fence

Parish Council (PC) will be replacing a fence panel at the astroturf football pitch as there is a hole cut by the goal.  It's been suggested that the hole is to allow easier retrieval of balls and Council will consider installing a second entrance later in the year when we improve access to the playground by replacing the steps with a ramp.  In other words, please don't cut a hole in the new panel, we will improve access!!

Playground zip wire

The zip wire has been out of service for a while as the seat had been damaged.  This will be replaced shortly as the wrong part was initially sent.

Highways issues

Parish Council has been working with OCC Highways to see what can be done to improve safety at the Church Road zebra crossing.  A number of options are being considered and PC is pressing OCC to resolve this quickly.

Speeding in the parish remains a concern and PC has been talking to the Shipton under Wychwood speed watch scheme to better understand how they are set up and their experience with the equipment they use.

Council has received a grant of £450 towards cycling projects and we welcome suggestions on how it can be best used.

Thames Water (TW)

Parish Council has raised concerns with TW about the frequent sewerage spills from the pump station adjacent to the A4095 railway bridge.  This is considered totally unacceptable and concerns have been raised at a high level at TW and with our District Councillors.

Community Orchard

Councillors are exploring options and sites for a community orchard and welcome suggestions for locations

15th June

FITNESS UPDATE - NHS / BBC Couch to 5k

HPC and the HPFA are together promoting the above health campaign.

Three new pieces of outdoor gym equipment have been installed at the Playing Field behind the Pavilion adjacent to the 3 already in situ at the start point of the 500 metre circuit (yellow marker posts around the perimeter of the playing field). The new pieces are respectively a reclining spinning bike, an energy hand bike and a dips / leg raise system. A picture of the equipment is shown below. A suggested 2.5k circuit is also given below.

Please use the app for the full “Couch to 5k programme” available on smart phone or android https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/43501261

or online at:

https://downloads.bbc.co.uk/scotland/makeyourmove/c25k_printable_plan.pdf

The NHS website has plenty of practical tips and advice for getting started and keeping going https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/


Please come along to our introductory opening session of the new gym kit at the Playing Field on Friday 21st June at 6.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be a run/walk of a suggested 2.5k circuit after the session for those who wish to take part.


We will have with us two UKA Level 3 qualified athletic coaches that live in the village who will be happy to answer any questions that people might have on the evening.They are additionally willing to advise and encourage people to take part in the program and if there is sufficient demand we will organise some drop-in Q&A events to meet fellow “couch to 5k-ers”. Looking further ahead if people are interested in forming a running group in the village then there may be some possibilities for the future.


 Please contact Mike Franklin if you have any queries on the above. mikefranklin18@outlook.com


MUGA fence

Council will be replacing a fence panel at the astroturf football pitch as there is a hole cut by the goal. It is disappointing as the repairs are expensive and could have funded other sports equipment in the parish. It's been suggested that the hole is to allow easier retrieval of balls and Council will consider installing a second entrance later in the year when we improve access to the playground by replacing the steps with a ramp. In other words, please don't cut a hole in the new panel, we will improve access!!


Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON)

11 June 2019 on Rural Transport

Venue: Long Hanborough Pavilion and Hall

Time: 9.30 to 12.30

This networking forum is for anyone who lives and/or works in Oxfordshire who cares about rural Oxfordshire. The 5th RON event is on rural transport.

The event is organised by Community First Oxfordshire, OCVA, the Diocese of Oxford, Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils and Volunteer Link Up.

There is a £5 fee to attend – this covers the cost of the venue and refreshments.

Agenda

9.30 – refreshments

10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction and welcomes

10.05 – 11.00 – Speakers and Q&A session 


1. Emily Lewis-Edwards, CFO – Community Transport overview


2. Sandra Pearce and team, OCC – Transport information and activity

3. Community Transport provider experience – West Oxfordshire Community Transport 4. Community Transport provider experience – Independent Advice Bureau Wantage

11.00 – 11.30 – Break

11.30 – 12.00 - workshop/activity

12.00 – 12.20 – Micro presentations from community groups and organisations including Good Neighbour Scheme Hub, Transport Representatives and others

12.20 – Round up: comments, thoughts, questions and next steps 12.30 – Close


To book yourself a place please go to:

https://ocva.org.uk/2019/04/29/rural-oxfordshire- network-ron-rural-transport-forum-11-06-19-book-your-place-now/


A plea to dog owners....

For a while there was a big reduction in unattended dog mess but over the last few weeks the number of instances has rapidly increased to make some sections of footpath very unpleasant to walk along. Even for people who own dogs, tip toeing around piles of dog poo is disagreeable, but for those who don’t have dogs and who want to enjoy a walk in the countryside, this is even more upsetting. Please be mindful of what your dog is up to and clear up after them.

And a reminder that it is an offence not to have a dog on a lead along a public highway. Keeping your dog on a lead along a pavement or road also means you will know when your dog has performed so you can clear it up. There have been regularly instances of dog mess on kerbs, which is unforgivable.


Rubbish and countryside don’t go!

If you are taking picnics or food into the woods, please bring litter home and dispose of it in your bin. Not only is litter unsightly it is very dangerous to wildlife.

The Parish Council regret to have to send out such reminders when we know that the vast majority our community care and respect our environment. Let’s make it a dog poo free and litter free parish for us all.

13 April 2019

Become a Parish Councillor

We have a vacancy for a councillor. Would you like to engage with your fellow residents and work to sustain and improve the quality of village life in Church Hanborough and Long Hanborough?

As a Parish Councillor people regard you as responsible for things that happen locally. You will make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our village community. Being a Councillor is of course a commitment but highly satisfying.

So if you are thinking of becoming a Councillor I would firstly encourage you to contact your Parish Clerk to find out how you might get involved.

 

Midsummer Fitness at the outdoor gym

21 June 2019 at the Pavilion Playing Fields - 6 pm onwards

Try out the new outdoor gym equipment and get expert advice. Walk, jog or run part of the 5k circuit with friends and family.

 

Rallying call for teams to take part in Club Games

Calling all over-55s – a special sporting event is being organised and residents are being urged to help form a team representing West Oxfordshire.

The annual Club Games 2019 organisers want to hear from people aged over 55 interested in the following sports:

Badminton – mixed pairs, Table Tennis – mixed pairs, Short Tennis – mixed pairs, Pickleball – mixed pairs, Walking Football and Walking Netball 

Martin Holland, Leisure Services Manager at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “This is a fantastic event for people of all abilities who are either regularly taking part in sport or just want to get involved. It’s great fun for everyone.”

The event will take place at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading on Friday 17 May. Participants will compete against other teams from areas outside London. Taking part costs just £4 per person.

For further information and details of how to take part, email westclubgames@gll.org or contact a member of staff at any West Oxfordshire GLL leisure centre.

 

A plea to dog owners....

For a while there was a big reduction in unattended dog mess but over the last few weeks the number of instances has rapidly increased to make some sections of footpath very unpleasant to walk along. Even for people who own dogs, tip toeing around piles of dog poo is disagreeable, but for those who don’t have dogs and who want to enjoy a walk in the countryside, this is even more upsetting. Please be mindful of what your dog is up to and clear up after them.

And a reminder that it is an offence not to have a dog on a lead along a public highway. Keeping your dog on a lead along a pavement or road also means you will know when your dog has performed so you can clear it up. There have been regularly instances of dog mess on kerbs, which is unforgivable.

Rubbish and countryside don’t go!

If you are taking picnics or food into the woods, please bring litter home and dispose of it in your bin. Not only is litter unsightly it is very dangerous to wildlife.