Tysoe Record July 2014

Headlines of May and June monthly meetings:

To help deal with the ever-growing workload, parish council resolved to deal with items within two months and to delegate more.

Badgers Lane storm drain has at last been replaced; many thanks to WCC Highways. Smarts Lane apparently running freely.

Agreed to repair two benches.

Sports field track repaired; many thanks to Jonathan Allen.

Agreed to fell diseased ash tree by the pavilion.

I have agreed to parish council request I stay on until November.

Rent agreement for parish council land requires an amendment.

Aiming to get speed limit enforcement discussed at Community Forum on 10th June.

Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Group is progressing programme of meetings.

Terms of Reference have been amended and approved.

Parish council’s insurance will cover work of the group subject to certain conditions.

55 people attended and helped with highly organised mapping exercise on 31st May.

Questionnaire about village life will be sent to all residents in June.

Planning update

Permission granted for 9 dwellings on land adjoining Church Farm Court but queries remain.

Permission granted for 6 at The Orchards.

Permission refused for New House Farm, Sandpits Road.

Dates for enquiry into Gladman application likely to be 16th to 23rd September at Ettington.

Cllr Simon Forrester

About Simon Forrester

Simon Forrester became a Tysoe Parish Councillor following a by-election in 2007. His specific responsibility is for flood defence. Simon and his family have lived in Tysoe for 20 years and have also been involved in The Tysoe Flower Show & Fete, the community orchard and beekeeping, and bell ringing. In his day job Simon is a marketing copywriter and is a qualified public speaker. On a voluntary basis he is a business advisor to start-ups at Oxfordshire Business Enterprises and is part of a mentoring scheme at The Warriner School in Bloxham. Contact: 01295 688459 or 680265 email: simon.forrester@pop.3.hiway.co.uk