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 Milcombe’s Community and Parish Council website.

Welcome to Milcombe Village Website. We hope you will find all the information you are looking for.

If you wish to add any information, please contact: Sarah Smith or Theresa Goss on the contact boxes above .

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Parish Council elections are being held on 3 May 2018. If you would like to stand for election, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council for a set of nomination papers. The deadline for submission of nomination papers to Cherwell District Council is 4pm on 6 April 2018.

Please email milcombepc@gmail.com

Milcombe website

ANY INTERESTING NEWS OR INFORMATION FOR MILCOMBE VILLAGE 

PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN PUT IT ON THE MILCOMBE WEBSITE 

Please send your information to Sarah Smith : milcombe@gmail.com

Please look on ‘The Dove’ page for the PDF file of the Milcombe Newsletter.

MILCOMBE WEBSITE 

ADMIN / EDITOR VACANCY 

FROM 1st MAY

THE WEBSITE WILL NO lONGER BE UPDATED 

The current Admin/Editor is no longer updating the website from the 1st May.
 We are looking for anyone wishing to take over the updating of the website,
Please contact Theresa Goss, Clerk to the Parish Council.

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The link to Milcombe Parish Council Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=milcombe%20parish%20council

The link to Milcombe community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/430293597312556/

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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

ALL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

at the Village Hall, Milcombe Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 8.00 pm

at the Village Hall, Milcombe.
 The proposals for the new play equipment would be discussed, as well as fundraising ideas.

Milcombe Annual Parish Meeting (APM)

This will being held on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 8pm at the Village Hall.

Future meetings of the Parish Council
All starting at 8.00pm at the Village Hall, Milcombe were as follows: ·
1 May 2018 (Milcombe Annual Parish Meeting)

8 May 2018

 3 July 2018

 4 September 2018

 6 November 2018

A copy of the draft minutes for the whole meeting are available on www.milcombe.com or please contact the Clerk, Theresa Goss, at milcombepc@gmail.com or ring 01295 710965 during normal office hours.

All welcome to attend!

A copy of the draft minutes for the whole meeting are available on www.milcombe. com or please contact the Clerk, Theresa Goss, at milcombepc@gmail.com
Please click  Milcombe PC meeting notes  for a copy of the notes of the meeting held on 4 July 2017.
The Parish Council has seven seats and there are currently five Councillors who make up the Council. Being a Parish Councillor in Milcombe gives residents a real opportunity to make a difference to the community and the chance to help make Milcombe an even better place to live.
If you would like to attend a Parish Council meeting before committing to the role, the next meeting is being held on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 8pm at the Village Hall, Milcombe. The Parish Council would welcome any residents who wished to attend the meeting to get a feel for how the Parish Council works before making an application.
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If you would like to help with organising the fete next year please email milcombecommunity@outlook.com

Please contact: Caroline Willoughby, Natalie Brady or Sacha Cowley

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The link to Milcombe community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/430293597312556/

 If you can and would like to  help,  just pop me a message and I will put your name down.

Thank you!! Caroline Willoughby

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COFFEE MORNING

Coffee cup & Mouse

In the Village Hall between 10am and 12pm

on the 6th APRIL 2018 

Enjoy a coffee, cake and a
good chat.
Coffee cup & Mouse
The Coffee mornings are organised by the Fete and Social Committee.
It is lovely to welcome old friends from the village and both old and young.

EVERYONE IS VERY WELCOME

 THANK YOU.

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FANTASTIC EXCITING NEWS 

MILCOMBE FETE

WILL BE HELD ON THE

16th  JUNE 2018

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE

More details to follow and if you would like to help and get involved to make the

Milcombe Summer Fete be a success.

If you would like to help with organising the fete next year please email milcombecommunity@outlook.com

Please contact Caroline Willoughby, Sacha Cowley, or Natalie Brady.

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Oxfordshire County Council’s DIY 1,2,3

for free scheme’s is changing

The current scheme which has been running at their Household Waste Recycling Centres for 15 years allowed residents to deposit up to three DIY waste items for free before being charged a small fee of £1 for each additional item.
From the 1st October 2017 this changes to a small fixed fee per item of £1.50 for most non-household or DIY items. Residents can still deposit household waste for free at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
More information about the changes can be found online at
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ chargeablewasteMilcombe Parish Council
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 New Bus Shelter 

A request had been made for a new bus shelter on New Road, as buses ran regularly along this road. The Parish Council did not currently have the funds for such a project but it would be considered as part of the budget setting process for 2018/2019. There was also confirmed that there was not any Section 106 funding available for this.
Quotes for a new bus shelter would continue to be obtained and they would be discussed at a future meeting.
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Hands off our Horton

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#Banbury2JR.

PROTECT THE SERVICES AT THE HORTON GENERAL HOSPITAL

As part of our fight to protect services at the Horton General Hospital, I have launched the campaign, #Banbury2JR.

 The campaign will encourage people in and around Banbury to fill out a form (attached) about journey times to the JR in Oxford, and post their travel times on social media using the hashtag #Banbury2JR. My office will then collate the information and pass it onto the Oxford University Hospitals Trust and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

 With a consultation on health care expected to begin this month, information on journey times will be vital to establish the true effect of any changes to the Horton.

It is hoped that the form will be published in the Banbury Guardian, but I would be most grateful if you could also share this campaign with local people.

form-for-banbury2jr

 Best wishes  Victoria.

Victoria Prentis MP Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire

Heyford Park House, Upper Heyford, Bicester, OX25 5HD | 01869 233 685

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA | 020 7219 8756

victoria.prentis.mp@ parliament.uk | www.victoriaprentis.com

www.facebook.com/ victoriaprentis | Twitter: @VictoriaPrentis

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VACANCY FOR ONE PARISH COUNCILLOR 

There are currently one vacancy  for Councillors on Milcombe Parish Council.

The Parish Council was pleased to co-opt Alex Honey as a Councillor to one of the vacancies.

However, there was still one vacancy if any further residents were interested in the position.

The Parish Council has seven seats and there currently are five Councillors who make up the Council.

Being a Parish Councillor in Milcombe gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the community and it gives you a chance to help make Milcombe an even better place to live.

If you wish to become a Councillor, you do not need any previous experience, you just need enthusiasm to make a difference in the community, be able work as part of a team and be willing to give up seven evenings per year to attend the Parish Council meetings.

In-between Parish Council meetings, the Clerk to the Parish Council keeps Councillors up to date with information on matters affecting the village and occasionally Councillors are asked to complete tasks to assist the Clerk with the efficient running of the Council.

Councillors can commit as much time or as little time as they are able and anyone living in the village, over the age of 18 years old is very welcome to apply.

If you would like to attend a Parish Council meeting before committing to the role, the next meeting is being held on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 8pm at the Village Hall, Milcombe. The Parish Council would welcome any residents who wished to attend the meeting to get a feel for how the Parish Council works before making an application.

To find out more about joining Milcombe Parish Council, please call the Clerk to the Parish Council, Theresa Goss, on 01295 710965 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:milcombepc@gmail.com” milcombepc@gmail.com Or, to apply to be co-opted to the vacancy, just write a brief summary about you and your skills and why you would like to be a Parish Councillor and send it to Theresa at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2GD or email to HYPERLINK “mailto:milcombepc@gmail.com” milcombepc@gmail.com

Please come along and meet your Parish Councillors!

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Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS)

VAS/Pole

 Councillors felt that the new VAS was not working properly and this would be reported to the County Council to investigate.

The PC had received confirmation from the County Council that it had £3000 towards the VAS and the Parish Council agreed to meet the additional cost of £1129

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Milcombe shield Milcombe Newsletter

Milcombe Newsletter will be produced each month and will be available at the Village Hall; Church; The Horse & Groom; and at the New Road Shop.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEWS OR  EVENT COMING UP !! 

Please let us know and we’ll put it in the village Newsletter and on the website.

Contributions, by email (Microsoft Word compatible). To be received by 18th of month prior to publication.

(NO REMINDERS) to MNL2015@outlook.com. All contributions are cut and pasted and not edited.

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DOVECOTE RENOVATIONS

(16/00935/LB) – CDC has withdrawn its planning application to renovate the Dovecote whilst in consultation with Historic England as the Dovecote is both a Listed Building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument which apparently is quite an unusual circumstance. The criteria for Scheduled Ancient Monument consent is stricter than that of LB consent. It is understood that the works to ‘repair’ the wall do not need LB consent subject to the contractors being in discussion with the Conservation officer.

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The refurbishment works to the Dovecote had now been completed. The boundary wall was nearing completion, however the main contractor delivering the project had difficulties with the specialist contractor carrying out the works to boundary wall. The main contractor was currently engaging an alternative contractor to complete the work which would resume shortly.

The Clerk would be contacting Cherwell District Council for an update on phase two of the works.

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POWER CUTS

Western Power Distribution

The new, free, three digit 105 telephone number to call in a power cut has now gone live!

 Many thanks to many of you for indicating your support of the 105 service. We hope that this service, which is a free, easy to remember number to call in a power cut, will be of great use to the public.

 Many thanks Michael Clarke

Corporate Communications Officer

Corporate Communications Team (Midlands)

Western Power Distribution

mclarke1@westernpower.co.uk

Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2TU

westernpower.co.uk

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OVERHANGING BRANCHES

Please cut back any branches or hedges growing on your property which may be overhanging or encroaching on public footpaths or even causing problems with visibility to traffic and pedestrians.

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FLY TIPPING 

Fly tipping is the common term used to describe waste that has been illegally deposited causing damage to the environment, costing businesses, landowners and tax payers millions every year. 

Householder’s responsibility: 

Householders are required by law to check that anyone removing waste from their property are authorised to do so. Check waste carriers are genuine and hold a waste carriers licence.  To check your waste carrier is holds a legitimate waste carriers licence contact the Environment Agency on: 03708 506506 or on line at http://epr.environment-agency.gov.uk/ePRInternet/SearchRegisters.aspx. Most large skip companies will display their waste carrier licence number in the windscreen of their vehicle. If they are not registered, residents should refuse their service. If they claim to be registered but do not have any paperwork, residents can telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 and request an instant Waste Carrier Validation. Record the registration number of any vehicle removing waste from your home.  Pay by cheque as payments can be traced if the waste is fly tipped. If they insist on cash refuse their service and request a receipt for their service.

Reporting Fly tipping: 

Where house hold waste has been dumped (fly tipped) on adopted highway:  Residents should contact their local authority / Borough Council who will arrange for its removal.  Where house hold waste has been dumped (fly tipped) private land:  The land owner would be responsible for its removal by a licensed waste carrier.

Council’s can fine householders that hire a company to take materials away from their house that end up fly tipped To find out more about waste crime visit: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/wastecrime

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 Please note that improved broadband services are not turned on automatically. To access fibre-enabled broadband, please contact your chosen ISP or use comparison sites to find available packages. There is a list of ISPs on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website: http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/broadband-providers If you contact an ISP, please state that you wish to order ‘fibre-enabled / superfast broadband,’ otherwise they may offer you a slower broadband service. Your chosen ISP should be able to offer any technical assistance to access fibre-enabled / superfast broadband. It is also important to note, that not all premises within a postcode area will be necessarily be able to order superfast speeds (above 24Mb/s). Premises will be able to access a range of speeds – some will get superfast broadband and others will be able to get anywhere between 2Mb/s and 24Mb/s, depending on distance from the cabinet. 


 THAMES WATER SEWAGE PUMPING STATIONS

PUMP HUNT FOR SEWAGE STATION OWNERS

• Thames Water to take on the responsibility of 4,000 sewage pumping stations from property owners and managers 

• Utility will take over electricity and maintenance costs under new legislation, potentially saving customers thousands of pounds 

• Firm appeals for help tracking 1,800 ‘missing’ stations

Thames Water is appealing to customers to help identify privately owned sewage pumping stations. The utility, which serves 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley, will take responsibility for around 4,000 pumping in October 2016, but needs to track down 1,800 currently off its radar.  New legislation means sewage pumping stations, which power wastewater away from properties and out into the public sewer pipe network, currently owned and maintained by customers will become legally owned and operated by the local water company. The pumping stations are found in all shapes and sizes, and can be in places where there are a number of properties needing to connect to the public sewer network. Customers will know they have one as they’ll be paying to maintain and power them.

Jerry White, of Thames Water, said: “This is really good news for customers. We’d urge anyone who thinks they may have one to get in touch so we can check they are eligible for the transfer of ownership. In some cases, as well as electricity savings, maintaining and replacing pumps can cost thousands of pounds so it’s an excellent deal for them.  “We believe we know where approximately half of the stations we need to take over are, but really need help to find the other 1,800. Please get in touch if you think this applies to you and we can take on the responsibility forever.”

Water Pump

Anyone with a private pumping station can make Thames Water aware at thameswater.co.uk/pumphunt  

A sewer pumping station is likely to be ‘adopted’ by Thames Water if it was in use before July 2011 (and) serve a single property, and is outside the property boundary (or) serves two or more properties

More information: www.thameswater.co.uk/pumphunt

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