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 .
Please send your information to Sarah Smith : email@example.com
Please look on ‘The Dove’ page for the PDF file of the Milcombe Newsletter. Thank you
Savills Milcombe Planning Proposal
If you were unable to make Savills Public Consultation in the Village Hall on 5th August with respect to the proposed outline planning application for up to 40 houses in the field to the north of the Horse & Groom / The Green. I have attached a PDF of the exhibition boards that were displayed last night. Over 50 people did go along and if you like to share you initial feedback to Savills,
If you were unable to make Savills Public Consultation in the Village Hall yesterday with respect to the proposed outline planning application for up to 40 houses in the field to the north of the Horse & Groom / The Green. I have attached a PDF of the exhibition boards that were displayed last night. Over 50 people did go along and if you like to share you initial feedback to Savills,
please write to Alex Hales at AHales@Savills.com.
If you have email addresses of other people in the village who would be interested, please feel free to distribute this message,
Kind Regards Richard Hazel
Please click here to open PDF - Milcombe Exhibition Savills
It is in the interest of everyone to make themselves aware of
ANY NEW BUILDING WITHIN OUR VILLAGE!
To keep abreast of what is happening keep in touch with your Parish Councillors.
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 3rd November at 8.00pm
Remember everyone are welcome to attend the Council meeting and there is a 10 minute slot when residents can bring forward current matters for discussion at the meeting. Your support is always welcome.
New Parish Councillors
DAVID HUGHES and MANDIE McCULLAGH were co-opted onto the Milcombe Parish Council
Theresa Goss (Clerk to the Parish Council) on 01295 710965, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Cliff Potter (Chairman) on 01295 721113 email: email@example.com
Parish Council / Village Matters
15/01132/F Milcombe Hall Farm Barn, Bloxham Road, Milcombe – The Parish Council had no objection to this application however, it did have concerns about the impact on the neighbour.
15/01385/REM, Mr M Nicholls, Part of OS Parcel 7749 Adjoining and South of Birchells Barn Station Road Milcombe – Reserved Matters to 14/01107/OUT – Erection of two dwellings and associated garages and hardstanding and formation of new vehicular access – The Parish Council made the following comments on this application:
The Parish Council feels that it should be brought to the attention of Cherwell District Council, the hazardous access to The Bungalow opposite the proposed development. The access to this site on the Hook Norton Road is much nearer to the bend and could be a danger when vehicles pull out and turn right.
Unfortunately, the plans attached to the application show little more than a curve in the road, but vehicles approach the village at quite a speed – much more than the 30mph limit.
The access needs to be widened with more of a sweep either side to give better visibility.
Councillor Peter Booth reported that the annual Play Area Safety Inspection by RoSPA had been received and he would be addressing the points which had been highlighted. However there was only one medium risk item and the rest were low risk.
Blue Brick Pathways
The Clerk would be chasing up the County Council about addressing the slippery surfaces on these footpaths. Councillor Mallon would also be looking into whether there were any additional bricks being stored at the County Council depot in Deddington.
The Chairman would be collating a list of proposed new signs around the village and this would be forwarded to the County Council for consideration.
The Parish Council was happy with the way the village/Parish Council web site was being managed. Investigations would be made into how the number of hits on the site could be counted.
The Parish Council supported the facts in an email from Mr Bertie Facon relating to the permissive access along the border with the dismantled railway. This access was for villagers only and should not be stated as a proposed pedestrian access on the documents Savills were circulating in relation to their proposed planning application. The Clerk would be writing to Savills to advise them of this.
Barbed Wire Fencing
The Parish Council asked residents not to cut the barbed wire fencing around the field owned by Mr Facon, along the north side of the railway track. In the field, he had 12 heads of Longhorn cattle and this continued situation was very frustrating and potentially dangerous.
The problem of fly tipping in the village had become an issue again and residents were asked to deposit their rubbish correctly and not fly tip around the village, particularly in the car park of the Horse and Groom.
Traffic and Vehicle Noise
There had been an increase in traffic travelling in excess of 30mph through the village and an increase in heavy vehicle noise, particularly during the night. It was hoped that should the traffic survey get underway, this issue could then be addressed along with the issues of vehicle traffic during the day.
Road Sweeping and Drains
At the request of the Parish Council, Cherwell District Council had swept the roads however, there was an issue with weeds in the gutters. The Clerk would obtain a quote for this to be addressed professionally. The County Council would be asked to clear the blocked drains in the village, especially New Road where it was a particular problem.
The spirit of Milcombe
BECOME PART OF MILCOMBE VILLAGE LIFE
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.
As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, a fibre-enabled cabinet is now live and ready to take orders in Milcombe. This means that 261 residents and businesses in the parish will be able to request an upgrade to fibre-enabled broadband from a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In most cases, this means that residents can select a product offering download speeds above 24Mb/s following infrastructure upgrades made via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme. The aim of the £30.1m programme, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and BT, is to provide access to fibre-enabled broadband where this is not commercially viable without public sector investment. The cabinet in the following location is now sporting a large sticker declaring, ‘Fibre broadband is here.’ This indicates that the cabinet is live and ready to take customer orders. Bloxham Cabinet 5: Located on the Main Road, opposite Southwynd, Bloxham Road, Milcombe, Banbury OX15 4RH
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.
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. 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.
THE MILCOMBE NEWSLETTER IS THERE FOR YOU
SO PLEASE USE IT !!
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.
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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.”
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