Milcombe’s Community and Parish Council website.
Welcome to Milcombe Village Website. We hope you will find all the information you are looking for.
Please contact Sarah Smith or Theresa Goss if you require information or if you wish to put an item on the website.
The spirit of Milcombe
The spirit of Milcombe , like many villages, is disappearing rapidly, and with an expected growth in new housing, the old values, which for generations have maintained the independence of our village communities, will disappear unless newcomers and the younger generation are prepared to support the organisations that are designed to sustain a healthy, social structure
within rural communities. To keep this village socially active we need new blood to give as little as 2/3 hours
per month to help in the various activities which are part of our village.
Please contact David Charles on 01295 721158 or 07989 408553.
MOTHERING SUNDAY AT THE HORSE & GROOM INN
Bookings now being taken for Mothering Sunday (15th March 2015).
We have a lovely Sunday lunch menu available from 12 noon until 4pm.
Please call or email to make a table reservation 01295 722 142 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands off the Oxfordshire Countryside!
CPRE Oxfordshire has launched a joint e-petition with Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR) to ask Eric Pickles and our local MPs to end the unrestrained development in the county. It calls for a number of changes, including an end to the unfair penalties faced by local communities when a District does not have an up to date 5 Year Housing Supply. The Parish Council would encourage as many people as possible to sign the petition. If you would like to do so, please click on this link.
As most of you are now aware the bi-monthly Dove has been replaced, on a temporary basis, by the Monthly Newsletter and for this the village should thank a NEW VOLUNTEER, Mark Boardman, who is prepared to give a few hours a month to publish the Newsletter. However should we wish to return to the format of The Dove then a team of at least 3 people is required to share the necessary work involved. If you are interested ring 721158.
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.
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.
Please click on below to see the newsletter
PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY
Why do we need a Parish Council?
Though the powers of the Parish Council are limited the main advantage, to us all, is that the Councillors are LOCAL people and are KNOWN to you and are there to STAND UP for YOUR interests. Currently your Parish Councillors are Cliff Potter (Chairman), Marlene Cowell, Susan Richardson, Sandra Potter and Peter Booth. The Parish Council should have seven Councillors therefore there are VACANCIES FOR TWO new people.
The responsibilities are not onerous and meetings are limited to 6 per year; in addition each councillor has a ”portfolio”, related to a particular local issue, to look after. Surely there are two such people who are interested in serving in this capacity. These vacancies
are immediate but, as in other village organisations, the present members, though still full of vigour, are getting older and volunteers are NEEDED FOR THE FUTURE not just today.
If we don’t have a Parish Council we will be directly controlled by Cherwell District Council and are then only represented by two District Councillors who have responsibility for Bloxham and Bodicote,as well as us. Even where they have the interests of Milcombe at heart they are a maximum of 2 voices out of 50 covering an area from Banbury to Bicester.
Milcombe must not let this happen.
If you are interested contact Teresa Goss (Clerk to the Parish Council) on 01295 710965, email: email@example.com or
Cliff Potter (Chairman) on 01295 721113 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Better Broadband for Oxfordshire
ARE YOU IN A SUPER FAST AREA - USE OUR NEW POSTCODE CHECKER TO FIND OUT NOW
I am sure you will all have seen the BT Openreach vehicles in the village over the past month or so and we wanted to share an update from the ‘Better Broadband for Oxfordshire’ site. Work is expected to be completed by the end of June to improve the broadband infrastructure that will enable many homes and businesses in the village to order superfast broadband speeds (minimum 24Mbps) whilst others will be able to order fibre broadband speeds between 2Mbps and 24Mbps. Completion/Delivery dates are subject to change but you can check the website for regular updates: www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk