Pop-up Cafe Sunday 14th July

Pop-up Cafe Sunday 14th July

This Sunday’s Pop-Up Cafe is being run by the Parish Council with all funds raised going to the Pavilion. Also at the cafe our District Councillors will be holding a surgery. Come along for cake, savoury treats, company, fun & conversation. 3pm to 5pm Sunday 14th July.

Seacourt Hall public meeting 18th July

Seacourt Hall public meeting 18th July

Public Meeting to consider and vote on a resolution to surrender the current hall lease, sign the lease for the new community hall currently being built as part of the West Way redevelopment.

Seacourt Hall is scheduled to move to a new permanent location on the ground floor of the new community building currently under construction as part of the redevelopment of West Way centre in Botley. The community building will be completed late in 2019.

Seacourt Hall Management Committee invites all adult residents (aged 18 and over) of North Hinksey Parish to attend a Public Meeting to consider and vote on a resolution to surrender the current hall lease, sign the lease for the new community hall currently being built, and then to move into the new hall once the building is complete later this year. This public meeting is being held in accordance with Clause 20 of the current lease and Charity Commission guidelines.

  • Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
  • Time: 7pm to 7:45pm
  • Venue: temporary Seacourt Hall (2nd floor above Co-op)

Resolution: Seacourt Hall Management Committee (hereafter SHMC) proposes that, upon satisfactory completion of the new community hall currently being built by the Botley Development Company (hereafter BDC) as part of the Botley Centre redevelopment scheme block F, SHMC will carry out the following actions, subject to approval by the Charity Commission:

  1. Request North Hinksey Parish Council (hereafter NHPC) to surrender the current Seacourt Hall lease between the Vale of White Horse District Council (the lessor) and NHPC (the lessee) as signed by representatives of those bodies on the 16th November 1989.
  2. Request NHPC to sign a new lease for the new community hall (as described above) between BDC (the landlord) and NHPC (the tenant), this premises to subsequently be managed by SHMC for the benefit of the residents of North Hinksey Parish, acting as a replacement for the current premises.
  3. After completion of the above actions SHMC are to vacate the current Seacourt Hall premises on a date agreed between SHMC and BDC, and move into the new community hall (as described above).

There will be images and plans of the new hall available at the meeting. More information, documents and plans are available on the Seacourt Hall website.

Botley Road traffic improvements public consultation

Botley Road traffic improvements public consultation

In June your views are sought on proposed transport improvements to the Botley Road Corridor. Oxfordshire County Council is holding public exhibitions that set out proposals for improving conditions for people and businesses who walk, cycle and use bus travel along this main route to and from Oxford city centre and staff from the project team will be on hand to answer any queries.

They are seeking your views on the current stage of work: the feasibility design of the proposed improvements for walking, cycling and bus users/passengers.

Consultation Dates and Venues

DateTimeVenue
Wednesday 
5th June 2019
4:15pm – 7:15pmWest Oxford Community Centre 
Saturday   
8th June 2019
10:30am – 2:15pmWest Oxford Community Centre 
Wednesday
12th June 2019
4:00pm– 7:30pmSeacourt Hall

How to respond

If you are unable to attend the consultation, you can have your say online by visiting our consultation webpage and filling out the online feedback form. The consultation will be available online between the 28 May 2019 and 21 June 2019. You can access this online at:

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/Botley_Road_Improvements/consultationHome

Alternatively, the exhibition material, such as plans and text, are available at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/botleyroad and you can submit comments to Commsfeedback@oxfordshire.gov.uk or send them to Botley Road Consultation (APW), c/o County Hall, New Road, OX1 1ND.

Vacancy: Part–Time Caretaker for Louie Memorial Pavilion & Fields

Vacancy: Part–Time Caretaker for Louie Memorial Pavilion & Fields

The Parish Council is looking to appoint a new part-time caretaker, at a gross salary of £248.88p a month for an average of 24 hours a month over the year. The actual hours worked will fluctuate between summer and winter months. 

The pavilion is run by a management committee and the caretaker’s work will involve liaising and working with that management committee.    

The main duties of the post include: –

  • Line marking of the football pitch (on average two/three times a month during the football season).
  • Visiting the Pavilion three times a week to check the building and undertake any minor maintenance
    work, safety checks etc; liaising with the Parish Clerk to arrange any statutory building checks e.g. fire extinguishers, electrical certificates.
  • Weekly Play Equipment Safety Checks on the Upper and Lower Louis Memorial Field Play areas; completing the ROSPA report form and returning it to the Parish Clerk.  (Training will be given for this duty)
  • Weekly, monthly and annual maintenance checks on the defibrillator cabinet
  • Maintaining the main hall, kitchen, changing rooms and showers.
  • Cleaning the MUGA and Children’s Shelter area to remove litter etc. and the general maintenance of the Trim Trail equipment. 
  • Strim the following areas: –
  • i).  The outside of the Pavilion building for long grass when necessary.
  • ii).  Strim along the inner car park fencing at least once a year
  • iii).  If found necessary strim along the MUGA outer fencing and trim trail equipment.
  • Litter Picking as necessary in the ‘Lower’ playing field, children’s play area, the copse main paths, the
    ‘Upper’ playing field, its play equipment areas and the Children’s Shelter: reporting any safety hazards.
  • Lime Road Bus Shelter – Clean out once a week.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested by the Parish Council.

Please apply in writing  to the Parish Clerk by e mail: clerk@northhinksey-pc.gov.uk or by post to 29 Long Close Botley Oxford, OX2 9SG  by 12 noon on  Monday 10th June 2019. 

Statement on negotiations with 4th Oxford Scouts

Statement on negotiations with 4th Oxford Scouts

On 9th May NHPC agreed to issue a statement clarifying its current position regarding negotiations with the 4th Oxford Scouts for their continued use of facilities at Louie Memorial Playing Fields beyond the expiration of the current lease in 2020. This statement is in response to inaccurate information circulated within the community prior to the recent public consultation on planning application P19/V0696/FUL and the parish elections.

Read the statement here.

Parish Council election results

Parish Council election results

The results of the Parish Council election on 2nd May can be found on the Vale’s page here. The Councillors page on this website will be updated with new details after the AGM on 9th May when the new Councillors officially take up their roles.

All parishioners are welcome to attend the AGM where the new Chair and Vice Chair will be elected by Councillors and Committee members will also be agreed. The AGM is on Thursday 9th May at 8pm in Seacourt Hall. You can download the Agenda on the meetings page.

West Way construction update

West Way construction update

See SDC’s latest update slides from the 29th April Community Liaison Group meeting. Imminent changes are the reinstating of the walkway from Arthray Road through to Barclays Bank and Elms Parade which should reopen Tuesday 7th May at the latest. Some issues have delayed the new pedestrian crossing work on West Way but staff are on hand to help at school run times and issues should be solved soon.

More details on these and construction of all issues in the slides.

A34 Overnight Closures for Road Marking Renewal

A34 Overnight Closures for Road Marking Renewal

The A34 will be closed overnight between April and July at points including Botley.  Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, will be renewing the road markings along sections of the A34 north and southbound carriageways in Oxfordshire.  They will be closing the A34 overnight (9pm to 6am) in various places on the A34 for a few days at at time starting this week and continuing into July. The first area affected is from the M40 southbound to Peartree interchange. The Botley interchange is affected in May and July. See below for the full schedule.

Tuesday 23 April for four nights – A34 southbound carriageway from the M40 (junction 9) to the A44 Peartree Interchange with a signed diversion in place via A44, A40 and M40 for motorway permitted vehicles. A secondary diversion will be in place via the A44, Kirtlington, A4095 and Vendee Drive for vehicles which are restricted from using the motorway.

Monday 29 April for three nights – A34 northbound carriageway from the A423 Hinksey Hill junction to the A44 Peartree Interchange with a signed diversion via the Oxford ring-road

Tuesday 7 May – M40 junction 9 eastbound exit slip road and westbound entry slip road with a signed diversion in place via M40 junction 8a

Wednesday 8 May – M40 junction 9 westbound exit slip road and eastbound entry slip road with a signed diversion in place via M40 junction 10

Monday 13 May for four nights – A34 northbound carriageway from the A44 Peartree Interchange to the M40 (junction 9) with a signed diversion in place via A44, A40 and M40 for motorway permitted vehicles. A secondary diversion will be in place via the A44, Kirtlington, A4095 and Vendee Drive for vehicles which are restricted from using the motorway.

Wednesday 29 May for five nights – A34 northbound carriageway from the A4130 Milton Interchange to the A420 Botley Interchange with a signed diversion will go via A417, Wantage, A338 and A420. Road users wishing to join at Marcham or Abingdon north will be diverted via Marcham to pick up the main diversion at Frilford; Road users wishing to join at Hinksey Hill will be diverted via the Oxford ring-road to access the A34 at the Peartree Interchange

Monday 1 July for three nights – A34 southbound carriageway from the A44 Peartree Interchange to the A423 Hinksey Hill junction with a signed diversion via the Oxford ring-road

Monday 8 July for four nights – A34 southbound carriageway from the A420 Botley Interchange to the A4130 Milton Interchange with a signed diversion will go via A420, A338 to Wantage, and then the A417. Road users wishing to join at Marcham or Abingdon north will be diverted via Marcham to pick up the main diversion at Frilford; Road users wishing to join at Hinksey Hill will be diverted north to the Botley Interchange to pick up the main diversion.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles on blue light calls.

Please be aware that these works have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances – please check the yellow signs placed in advance at the junction for confirmation of the closures dates/timings.

Highways England apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption caused during the work. For questions: 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk