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
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 1st March 2016 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.
CHEERS CHEESE AND CHAT
FRIDAY 4th MARCH 20167.30pm
(ending no later than 11.00pm) and will feature CHILEAN WINES
Milcombe Village Hall £5 each
Which includes a GLASS OF RED AND WHITE CHILEAN WINE.
A light buffet of cheeses and French sticks will be available through the evening.
Our Village Hall needs funds to maintain the building so that the village can keep this venue. Milcombe Charities are organising a bimonthly evening when you will be able to sample and drink wines from various countries and socialise with your friends and neighbours, and raise funds.
• Tickets only. • Each couple to bring their own bottle of CHILEAN wine (more if you wish) which will be for your own consumption or for sharing. • Open to all in the village and we hope many of our new residents will come along as it is an opportunity for all villagers to meet up with their friends and neighbours
TICKETS FROM JANE HAZEL 722957 and MARGARET CHARLES 721158
Please click here for details - Cheers cheese and Chat
This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
Deborah Hextall (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA)
We have received various reports of criminal damage to car windows in the following villages North Newington, South Newington, Barford St Micheal and Hook Norton. This has happened over the weekend 23/24th January.
Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant. If you saw anything suspicious or have any information that may help with police enquiries please telephone PCSO Louise Beaumont from Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Police Team on 101.
Alternatively if you have information that could help us but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on0800 555 111
MILCOMBE PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 40 HOUSES
Please click on the link for more information
VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR
There is currently a vacancy for a Councillor on Milcombe Parish 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. To find out more about joining Milcombe Parish Council, call Theresa Goss on 01295 710965 or 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
Parish Council/Village Matters: Planning Application 15/02068/OUT – Land
North of The Green and adjacent to Oak Farm Drive Milcombe for the erection of 40 dwellings with means of access to be assessed and all other matters reserved – The draft objection was agreed and would now be finalised and submitted to Cherwell District Council (CDC) by 11 January 2016. Areas covered in the objection included domestic service, highways and vehicular access, education, health service, visual impact and CDC’s Local Plan.
Planning Application 15/01905/HED – Hedge Between Fields
7634 9736 And 6803 6865 Station Road Milcombe, to amalgamate 4 small fields into 2 larger fields – The Parish Council had concerns about how this application had been handled by CDC and would be writing to officers and Councillors at CDC about this matter.
PLAY AREA - The seats on the swings and other play equipment had been replaced by Councillor Peter Booth.
Litter Pick 2016 Councillor Sandra Potter would be arranging the litter pick again this year, but it might be held slightly earlier than usual. Information would be circulated to the village in due course
Consultation on Proposed Changes to National PlanningPolicy - The Parish Council made no comments on the consultation document.
The Queen’s 90th BirthdayCelebrations - Investigations would be made into combining the Birthday celebrations with the ‘Clean forthe Queen’ which was being held this year, as part of the events being arranged around the country, to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
Traffic Survey - The results had been received and further analysis was needed. A broader traffic surveymight also be arranged if the results of thissurvey indicated it would be useful. Thiswould be discussed in full at the next ParishCouncil meeting.Grass Cutting Contracts 2016/2017 – The contracts for 2016/2017 were awarded toMark Parsley (Church yard and play area) and Nigel Prickett (village and highway verges).
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.
Free Social Media for women in Oxfordshire.
You may remember that Oxfordshire County Council got some funding from the Government Equalities Office to set up some workshops about Social Media for women in Oxfordshire. The announcment was before the summer holidays, and they feel like a long while ago now, so it may have slipped your mind. Well, now the website is live and ready for bookings….. The first workshop is the 20th October in Bicester , with more following thick and fast across the county. There are 40 of them running through to February half term, in Abingdon, Ardington, Banbury, Benson, Bicester, Carterton, Cowley, Didcot, Milton and Witney.
You can find the website at http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/social-media-workshops and that takes you through to bookings for all the workshops. It is on the OCC facebook page and is being tweeted etc.
Follow this link to find out more - Social Media for Women
Helen Foster Project Co-ordinator, Women and Broadband Oxfordshire County Council
Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org 07968 850014
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.
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
High-Speed Broadband arrives in Milcombe
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.
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.
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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