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Boddington Parish Councillors

Joe Street

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Joe Street

Vice Chairman and Representative of Lower Boddington Ward

I have lived for 24 years in the Parish and I semi-retired 2 years ago from the position of Managing Director of Fine Lady Bakeries, one of the UK's leading industrial bakers.

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Dennis Burton

Dennis Burton

Dennis Burton

Chairman

I retired from Byfield Medical Centre two years ago, and it was my privilege to look after many of you throughout my time there. Having lived and worked in Boddington and the surrounding area for 30 years, I am delighted to have the opportunity to get involved with the Parish Council and give something back to the village which I love and which has been my home for so many years. I am especially keen to try to improve communication with the villagers and help them understand the importance of having our own Parish Council representing our views in local matters.

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Jolyon New

Jolyon New

Jolyon New

Representative of Upper Boddington Ward

I have lived in both Upper and Lower Boddington for the majority of my 40 years, my children are the 4th generation in our family to enjoy village life here and attend the local primary school, as I did (albeit many years ago!).

I have been running a successful retail establishment in Banbury for the last 10 years that has been trading for nearly 40 years and currently employs over 15 full time people. I believe the management, team building and people skills required for this will help on the council.

I passionately believe that we need to take responsibility for ensuring that Boddington is a great place to live for current and future generations. If we, as a community, look after our village we will all benefit, socially, financially and environmentally.

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Larry Gane

Larry Gane

Larry Gane

I am a retired Managing Director living in Frog Lane. I came to here in 2007 after a lifetime of living in a large city, this quickly made me realise what a special place Boddington is. By joining the Parish Council I want to be able to help keep not only what we have, but also to ensure that we move forward and try to make the future even better for everyone.

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Garry Williams

Garry Williams

Garry Williams

I moved into the village with my wife, Wendy and two children in 1998 when I transferred to a job with Ford Motor Company based in Daventry, so yes, still a newcomer! The children went to Boddington School, benefitting from the great start it has provided to so many. Since we moved here I've been posted to different jobs both far, Australia, and near, Essex, but we've kept Boddington as our home. We are very, very, happy here.

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Priorities for the Parish

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Boddington Parish

Find out what is going on and get involved.

In April 2014 Boddington Parish Council said a fond farewell to some stalwart members and welcomed a host of new councillors with a wide range and breadth of skills and experience, and an even broader range of ages and backgrounds! We represent a wide demographic of the community which means that all areas of concern are raised and addressed, from repairing playground equipment, to road safety, to community transport any many more issues besides.

With an accumulated residency in excess of a hundred years in the Boddingtons, one thing that the Parish Councillors do have in common is a passion for the area; an area which they they wish to preserve and protect for future generations

This means that whilst maintaining day to day tasks that make life for parishioners as easy and comfortable as possible such as ensuring that street lighting is on, footpaths, roads and open spaces are managed, and the area is kept safe and cohesive, we also believe it is imperative that any investments - no matter how large or small - provide sustainable, long term benefits to the parish as a whole. Alongside the wishes of the community, we address- and will continue to address - impending forces such as housing, HS2, wind farms and planning. We will shortly be embarking on a mass community consultation - the results from which will formulate a strategic plan for the Boddingtons, so put your thinking caps on and look out for announcements in the Black and White.

Its also important to note that all members of the public are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the Parish Council meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at Upper Boddington Village Hall. Agendas are pinned on the notice boards in Upper and Lower Boddington a week in advance so whether you would like to participate or simply sit in and listen, please come along!

Turbine Fund Grant

Annually Boddington Parish council is allocated an amount from the  Boddington Reservoir Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund for projects that will enhance the community.  The grant commenced in 2014 and will continue for 20 years. The base amount was £2,500 but this has been increased annually based on inflation. The grant may be used by the Parish council or by local community organisations. The uncommitted amount available in the fund forms part of the Parish Council reserves and is reported in the monthly Parish Council minutes.

In order to ensure that this fund is fairly allocated to the community, Boddington Parish Council has a Grant Awarding policy which sets out the criteria and timescales involved for organisations wishing to apply for some of this fund.

DOWNLOAD THE POLICY AND APPLICATION FORM HERE

 

Boddington Villages

Welcome

Welcome to Boddington

Boddington comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Boddington which nestle in the beautiful South Northamptonshire countryside on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.  

Centrally located within commuting distance of London and Birmingham it offers the best of living in a thriving community with the practicality of working lives.