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Next Meeting of Ipsden Parish Council
The next meeting of Ipsden Parish Council will be held in Ipsden Village Hall on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 6.00pm. (Please note new time). All villagers are welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

If you wish to advise any formal village matter that you would like raised at the Council Meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk.

For questions, please email our helpful Clerk,
Mrs Amanda McCrea or ‘ipsdenpc@gmail.com’

Registration for Oxfordshire Artweeks May Festival 2018 is now open - CLOSING DATE for entries is the 31st December 2017

See www.artweeks.org or contact Jo Golding - Artweeks Administrator artweeks@artweeks.org 01865 865596 for more details.

Don’t miss your chance to take part: Artweeks is non-selective and open to all amateur and professional artists and craft makers living or working in Oxfordshire. Artweeks is also open to artists that live outside the county but are members of an established Oxfordshire based art group, society or guild. Artweeks festival is organised by a not for profit members company. If you are new to Artweeks you may like to attend one of our free taking part events.

Come and meet the festival director and hear more at our free sessions:
Cornerstone Arts,
Didcot; Wed 4th Oct 2017 6.00-7.00pm
The Jam Factory,
Oxford; Monday 9th Oct 2017 7pm-8.30pm
The Mill,
Banbury; Tuesday 10th October 2017 7pm-8.30pm
West Ox Arts Gallery,
Bampton; Thursday 19th October 7.30pm-9pm

Please do let us know if you are planning to come - at artweeks@artweeks.org - in case there is any last minute change to the arrangements.

South Central Ambulance Charity (SCAC)
SCAC has launched a campaign to raise £1m by Christmas 2019. Their service covers Ipsden and surrounding villages. Our lives depend on SCAC in emergencies, so please consider supporting this worthy charity.
Click here for SCAC's poster
Click here for SCAC's website giving further information
Southern Electric Priority Services offers support for the seriously ill or vulnerable during a power cut.
Click here to view the 8 page leaflet
Click here to register for the scheme on-line or Telephone SSE Priority Services on - 0800 294 3259
A4074 Petition
The Parish Council organised a village wide petition to Oxfordshire County Council in an attempt to improve the dangerous village junctions with the A4074.

Grateful thanks are expressed to the 301 villagers and visitors who participated, and special thanks are offered to the following for their hard work in hosting and circulating forms:-

Alan and Nicki at The King William
Emma at Blue Tin Farm Shop
Shirley at The Village Store and Post Office
Alexander at Alexander's Interiors
Nicola at Early Days Nursery School
Mark at Brazier's Park
Joyce Hands, Amanda McCrea, and Parish Councillors.

The petition was presented to Oxfordshire County Councillor Mr Mark Gray at the Parish Council's formal meeting on 1st September 2016. Also in attendance at the presentation was OCC's Local Area Steward, Mr Keith Stenning. Both Mr Gray and Mr Stenning offered support, as well as liaison with Mr Nimmo-Smith, the OCC Cabinet Member ultimately responsible for working with the roads and traffic officers.

A road speed survey has been carried out in order to provide statistics and parish council members have met with county council traffic officers and Thames Valley Police to discuss the issue.

For the latest news on the A4074 problems, please see the minutes of 31st July 2017 together with the attached notes by
Clicking Here
Village Group Email - Please subscribe
The Parish Council has put together a village group email in order to notify parishioners of County, District and Parish forums, notices and consultations that may be of interest. Emails will be sent out by "blind copy" in order to ensure data protection, i.e. email addresses and names will not be seen by others, they will be known to and held by the Parish Clerk only.

To sign up, all you need to do is email
ipsdenpc@gmail.com stating Village Group Email in the subject line.
RAF Benson Flying Activity
Following last year's meeting and update about flying at Benson Airfield, the RAF now kindly make available all activity on a daily and weekly basis.
Click here for the section of the RAF Benson website which details the weekly flying program, as well as the planned first take off and last landing times.
Neighbourhood Watch
Steve English is the village's Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator. He has a wealth of experience from the Police Force and excellent contacts with the local Police.

Any resident concerned about criminal activity should click on the link below to see the latest information.

Click here for the Ipsden Watch blog