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We hope that both parishioners and visitors 

to the village will find this information useful.  If you 

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

 

Pages recently updated:-

 

Meeting Agendas - 12 September 2016
Planning Applications - 5 September 2016

Meeting Minutes -

31 August 2016
Village News -  8 August 2016
Village Organisations - 8 August 2016
Council Information - 6 June 2016

 

Next meeting details:- 

  

Parish Council Meeting

Monday 17th October, 7.00pm

at St Kenelm's Hall

 

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

7.00pm at St Kenelm's Hall. 

General Notices

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, landscaping and land for potential burial gorund (means of access only).

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.

Please send your comments to:  Phil Shaw, West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, Oxon.  OX28 1PB / phil.shaw@westoxon.gov.uk by 1 September 2016.

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.

 

Mobile Library Closure - A message from Oxfordshire County Council:-  

"I am writing to confirm that, regretfully, the mobile library service in Oxfordshire will cease to operate in September.

This difficult decision was taken in February following extensive public consultation on proposals to make huge financial savings across all county council services. As a result of reductions in the money the council receives from central Government and rising demand for essential services such as social care for vulnerable adults and children, we are currently in the process of having to save £361million between 2010 and 2018. 

We know how greatly the mobile library is valued by its users, and are encouraging  people to continue borrowing books from the service until the last round of visits begins on Monday 5th September. The final day of the service will be Friday 16th September.

Service users will be offered alternative library provision through our network of 43 library buildings; our online library services; and our Home Library Service.  Oxfordshire Library Service already has a successful Home Library Service that works through paid staff, partners and volunteers to deliver books and resources to those residents who are unable to get to a library themselves, and this is being expanded to accommodate any additional demand.

Schools have already been notified and our general service users will be informed formally of the changes and alternative provision by letter on June 6th.   

I would like to thank you for the support you have given to the mobile library service and I do hope that we will be able to work with our service users to find suitable ways for them to continue accessing library services in the future.

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. 

 

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

Click here to download 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) - 0345 072 1905

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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