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Welcome to Minster Lovell Parish Council's website.  

We hope that both parishioners and visitors 

to the village will find this information useful.  If you 

would like to see any information included on the

website, then please contact the Clerk info@minsterlovell-pc.gov.uk

 

Pages recently updated:-

 

Meeting Minutes -

11 April 2017
Meeting Agendas - 11 April 2017
Planning Applications - 4 April 2017
Village News -  4 April 2017
Council Information - 27 February 2017
Police - 30 January 2017

 

Next meeting details:- 

  

Annual Parish Meeting

Monday 24th April, 7.00pm

at St Kenelm's Hall

 

followed by a short Parish Council Meeting

 

Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of every month,

7.00pm at St Kenelm's Hall. 

See Council Information page for 2017 meeting dates

General Notices

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk/RFO to Minster Lovell Parish Council on a permanent basis.  This is a part-time position for 10 hours per week, working from home and to include some evening meetings.  Parish Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month.

The Council manages allotments, play areas and highway verges and organises an annual fun day and Service of Remembrance (with village churches).

The Clerk provides administrative support to the Council and, as the Responsible Financial Officer, will be required to manage the council finances.  Duties include:

Procedures - Managing the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, advising Councillors on procedural/legal matters and progressing actions.  There may also be some attendance of meetings for Committees.

Planning - Ensuring planning applications are considered by the Council and submitting responses to the local authorities in accordance with timescales and policies.

Finances - Managing the Parish Councils finances, preparation of quarterly financial statements, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for internal and external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept determination.  MoneyManager 7 is used for financial accounting.

Administration - Dealing with correspondence, drafting the Village News and public notices.  Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook), be capable of working independently without supervision and have the ability to deal with a range of issues.  Experience in a similar role or knowledge of local council would be an advantage.  Experience of website maintenance preferable - training will be provided if necessary.

NJC SCP salary scales LC2 26-29 (£23,398 - £25,951 pro rata) depending on experience.  Office and telephone allowances payable.  Closing Date for applications: 21st April 2017.  

Please contact the Parish Clerk for more details and a Job Description of the role.

Email info@minsterlovell-pc.gov.uk  (01993 709189).  

Date of posting:  21st March 2017

Robert Courts MP

 

Latest newsletter can be found by clicking here.

 

Contact details:-

 

Telephone: 0207 219 5638

By email: robert@robertcourts.co.uk

By post: Robert Courts MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Dog Fouling

The Council has received further complaints of dog walkers not clearing up after their dog, specifically in Upper Crescent.  Please do not be irresponsible - this is an illegal act - clean it up!

Notice of Election - Statement of Persons Nominated

FixMyStreet.com

This is a great way to notify local authorities on problems that need fixing in your area.  Click here to be taken to the website.

New Flood Prevention website 

www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com/

Minster Lovell Planning Policy Statement

West Oxfordshire District Council's (WODC) Local Plan 1997 contained a Planning Policy Statement for Minster Lovell which in more recent Local Plans, was not included.

Minster Lovell Parish Council wish to protect the Village from unwanted, large-scale development and has adopted a new Minster Lovell Planning Policy Statement.  It is anticipated this will provide some protection when WODC consider new planning applications and also provide guidance in the event of planning applications being approved. 

Document - Minster Lovell Planning Policy Statement

West Oxfordshire District Council - New Recycling Service Changes 2017
  • From 1 April 2017 we are introducing a £30 charge for garden waste bins; per bin, per year.
  • From October 2017 we will be rolling out wheelie bins for recycling. These will replace most of your current black boxes and will be collected fortnightly. You will still need have a black box to recycle your glass bottles and jars.

Please see www.westoxon.gov.uk/residents/bins-recycling/

recycling-service-changes-2017/  for further information.

Deer Park Medical Centre Closure

The statement below was received on 26 September 2016:-

"Councillor briefing for Deer Park Medical Practice, Witney 

Following an unsuccessful procurement process Deer Park Medical Practice will close on 31 March 2017 and its patient list dispersed. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) will work with the practice and its patients to ensure that the list dispersal is managed in a safe and orderly way over the next six months. We will also be working with other practices in Witney to help minimise any impact on services delivered in those practices. 

All efforts have been made to secure services at Deer Park Medical Centre. The contract with Virgin Care to provide GP services at Deer Park Medical Centre, Witney, was due to expire in November 2016. OCCG and NHS England (NHSE) went through a procurement process for a new contract in March 2016. The contract value was offered at a significantly higher price than that paid to other practices in Oxfordshire as it was recognised that as an Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) type contract there was a shorter payback time due to a defined contract length (General Medical Services – GMS contracts are contracts in perpetuity). However, following evaluation, OCGG and NHSE was not able to award a contract. 

The decision not to award the contract was taken at the Oxfordshire Primary Care Commissioning Committee which is responsible for primary care issues. Following delegation of responsibility from NHS E for primary medical services and in line with national requirements, the CCG Board does not make decisions on primary care. 

Following discussions between the provider Virgin Care, OCCG and NHSE, the contract has been extended for a limited period until 31 March 2017. This will allow time for patients to choose and register with a new GP practice and to allow the three remaining GP practices in Witney which have offered to take on the care of the Deer Park Medical Centre patients, to put arrangements in place to accommodate them. 

OCCG and NHSE considered re-tendering, but, given the lack of response to this procurement it was considered that a further process was not likely to produce a different result. No local practices had bid for the contract and there was no option for a merger with another practice. In the absence of any other alternative, the only available option was to close the practice and to ‘disperse’ the patient list (this is asking patients to register with another practice which is still accepting patients). Ahead of the decision, other local practices were consulted on a confidential basis to confirm that there would be sufficient capacity to absorb the patients in a safe and managed way.

The particular challenges to the sustainability of small practices are well documented e.g. in the Nuffield Trust report Securing the Future of General Practice the need to develop larger-scale organisations is identified as a pressing priority for primary care. http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/sites/files/nuffield/publication/

130718_securing_the_future_summary_0.pdf 

In Oxfordshire, it is noticeable that the number of smaller practices is declining steadily as they have either merged with other practices or closed over the past few years. OCCG and NHSE have met with the practice patient participation group and will continue to meet with them over the next six months. A letter has been sent to patients registered at the Deer Park Medical Centre to update them on the current situation.

The letter to patients (which is attached to this email for your information) reassures them that the practice will remain open until the end of March 2017 and they do not need to take any action at the moment. A further letter will be sent to patients early in the New Year with more detailed information about registering with a new practice. 

For further information please contact Julie Dandridge, Deputy Director Delivery and Localities, Head of Primary Care at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group julie.dandridge@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk  or call 01865 336861."

Planning Application - Burford Road

Please note that a planning application has been received as follows:

Residential development of up to 85 dwellings together with a new vehicular access onto Burford Road (B4047), footpath links, areas of public open space. children's play area and landscaping.

Planning application ref: 16/02588/OUT  Click on the application reference to view the application on the District Council's website.

Location: Land west of Minster Lovell, south of Burford Road, Minster Lovell.

The Planning Officer's details are:  

Phil Shaw, West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, Oxon.  OX28 1PB.  

Email phil.shaw@westoxon.gov.uk

BDO LLP

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Return - 31 March 2016 

Financial Statements - 31 March 2016

Service 233

Stagecoach  has forwarded a revised timetable that comes into effect on 21 July 2016 for the 233 service.  Please click here to download the timetable.

BT Fibre Optic Broadband Roll Out - Minster Lovell

The following web address has been provided for residents to check whether they can get connected to Fibre Optic Broadand.  A new cabinet was recently installed in Old Minster Lovell which may mean that you can register for the superfast service.  The current timescales are that electricity is being connected to the cabinet during May.  Following tests, Broadband should be available to residents in June.  

Please use this link to check whether you can have Fibre Optic Broadband - http://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/when-can-i-get-fibre.aspx

 
Local Consultation 
Working Group

This is a link to RAF Brize Norton's Working Groups webpage (click here). 

 

The webpage contains agendas and minutes of recent meetings and Terms of Reference for the Local Consultation Working Group.

 

Click on the logo for a local weather forecast.   

Useful Contact Information

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a copy of this information

Non Emergency Police - 101

 

NHS - Non-emergency - 111

http://www.nhs.uk/

 

Environment Agency:-

     Floodline - 0845 988 1188

     Incident Reporting - 0800 80 70 60
     http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/

Met Office - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

 

Oxfordshire County Council - 01865 792422  www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Oxfordshire County Council Highways - 0845 310 1111

 

West Oxfordshire District Council - 01993 861000  

http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/

 

Thames Water (burst pipes/leaks) - 0800 714 614 http://www.thameswater.co.uk/

 

Scottish & Southern Electric Power Distribution Emergency Line (power cuts) - 105

www.ssepd.co.uk

 

National Gas Emergencies (gas leaks) - 0800 111 999
http://www.nationalgrid.com/
 
 
Repatriation of fallen
service personnel

 

A group of parishioners have organised repatriation assemblies at the south end of the village at the junction of the Brize Norton road and the A40 slip road.

Car parking is available at the Minster Lovell Scout Group car park. 

Contact has been made with the repatriation organizing group at Brize Norton so the cortege will slow down at the junction allowing the assembled people to pay their respects. Posters informing the Village of any forthcoming repatriation will be displayed at the Spar Shop and at the Post Office.

Anyone wishing to know details of repatriation can log on to:-

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/repatriation-fallen-service-personnel and register for an email to be sent to them direct.

 

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