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Next Meeting of Ipsden Parish Council

The next meeting of the Ipsden Parish Council will be on Tuesday 16th July 2019. The meeting will be at 6.00pm in the village hall.

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

The agenda for the next IPC Meeting will be posted here approximately one week prior to the meeting.

For questions, please click
ipsdenpc@gmail.com to email our clerk, Amanda McCrea.

Message from Thames Valley Police Alert - 4th June 2019
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MAY 2019

Cllr Sue Cooper is the new Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council. She returned to the council last year after winning a by-election, having served on the council previously for many years. She represents her home ward of Benson and Crowmarsh and was elected as the Leader of the Council at the Annual Council Meeting on Thursday 16 May.
The new Chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council is Cllr David Bretherton, who was voted in at the same meeting. His Vice-chairman is Cllr Elizabeth Gillespie. In her Leader’s Report to the Annual Council Meeting, which is available here, Cllr Cooper said: South Oxfordshire is a wonderful place for our residents to live, and likewise for people who come here for work or to visit, but we have some significant challenges ahead. “I will be working with the cabinet to tackle the big issues affecting South Oxfordshire residents in new ways. This includes making sure housing and employment developments are more sustainable, as well as seeking out new ways to deliver truly affordable housing and helping to provide a boost to our market towns and villages so they’re a successful heart of their communities.” Here’s the list of councillors in the cabinet and the areas they’re covering:
  • Cllr Sue Cooper: Leader, Legal and Democratic, and Didcot Garden Town
  • Cllr David Turner: Deputy Leader and Finance
  • Cllr Sue Roberts: Climate and ecological crisis response, and support for the Leader
  • Cllr Pieter-Paul Barker: Partnership and Insight
  • Cllr Robin Bennett: Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers: Community Services
  • Cllr Andrea Powell: Corporate Services
  • Cllr Leigh Rawlins: Planning
  • Cllr David Rouane: Housing and Environment
Here are the appointments to chair the council’s committees. Planning committee
  • Chairman: Cllr Ian Snowdon
  • Vice-chairman: Cllr Peter Dragonetti
Scrutiny committee
  • Chairman: Cllr Ian White
  • Vice-chairman: Cllr Mocky Khan
Joint Scrutiny Committee
  • Co-Chairman: Cllr Ian White
Joint Audit and Governance Committee
  • Co-Chairman: Cllr Mocky Khan
General Licensing Committee and Licensing Acts Committee
  • Chairman: Cllr Anne-Marie Simpson
  • Vice-chairman: Cllr Leigh Rawlins
Community Grants Panel 
  • Chairman: Cllr Sarah Gray
 
Appointments for the following committees will be made at their respective meetings:
 
  • Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee
  • Joint Staff Committee
  • Appeals Panel 


Communications
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils
01235 422400
www.southoxon.gov.uk | @southoxon 
www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk | @whitehorsedc 
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The refurbishment work on the telephone kiosk next to the village shop has been completed. It now looks splendid and is being used for the display of local information. Local businesses and residents are encouraged to make use of this facility.
Highways Maintenance Briefing - from OCC

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Click here for the Highway Maintenance Factsheet - Summer 2018 from OCC
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Residents in southern Oxfordshire concerned about keeping warm and managing their energy bills are being encouraged to contact an advice service for help.
 
The Better Housing Better Health (BHBH) service, funded by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils alongside the county’s other district councils and Oxfordshire County Council, helps people who are vulnerable to the effects of living in cold homes over the winter period.
 
The advice service offers free, impartial advice on staying warm and managing energy bills. Residents can find out if they qualify for a grant to install energy saving improvements to their homes or a free home energy visit to look at ways to save energy to bring their bills down.
 
The service is run by the Affordable Warmth Network, which all local councils are part of.  It offers direct referrals to a growing network of support organisations, including the fire service, falls prevention service and befriending and advice services.  All of which aims to ease the pressure on other health services during the winter months. 
 
If you or someone you know is struggling to keep warm and well this winter call the free BHBH hotline on 0800 107 0044 or visit the website www.bhbh.org.uk.
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 recent Council minutes 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
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