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Boddington Street Lights

The Parish Council has been advised that the current amber street lights will no longer be manufactured after 2019 and manufacturers' stocks for replacements are very low. We will be considering this issue but meantime the faulty light outside no 26 Frog Lane is being replaced with a wide angle soft white LED lamp. This will give parishioners the opportunity to see what could be available in future. There are lots of variations in colour and brightness so please send us feedback on what you think about this particular replacement and any other concerns you have about our street lights.

LEDs are much more energy efficient so will cost a lot less to run. In addition they are guaranteed by the contractor for a year, then by the manufacturer for 10 years so maintenance costs will be much reduced.

Councillor Pat Stewart. 

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HS2 Public Meeting 11th April

HS2 Public Meeting 11th April

HS2 - Early Works Activities - Boddington Cutting & Ground Investigation

Public Meeting - Village Hall April 11th from 18:30 – 21:00

HS2 enabling works activity will be starting soon and involves a cutting along the line between Wormleighton and Priors Hardwick as well as ground investigations along the route.

You are invited to attend a community engagement forum to meet with HS2 representatives and the Contractors Eiffage Kier to find out about the construction works and how it will impact upon the local communities.  Fusion who are the enabling works contractor will also be present to outline their plans for the Chipping Warden relief road.

To help ensure any questions you have get answered please email them to ask@friendsofboddington.co.uk prior to the 9th of April

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Closure Warwick Road 19 March

Closure Warwick Road 19 March

Anglian Water are requiring to carry out repairs to a leaking pipe on Warwick Road at the crossroads with Frog Lane.  To undertake this work safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days from the 19th March 2018.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104913440

If your require more information please contact Simon Lambert on 01522 347891.

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Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Please see the attached vacancy for a part time parish clerk for Boddington Parish.

Parish Clerk Vacancy Advertisement

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Damage to Hedges on Parish Open Spaces

The Parish Council wishes to remind you that pedestrian entry and exit to the Charles Cowper Playing Field (CCPF) and Jubilee Field (JF) must be made via the field gateways and official footpaths. 

The Parish Council has commissioned repairs to hedges bordering both fields.  The repairs are necessary to close unapproved gaps that had been made in the hedges to, presumably, provide shortcuts into and out of the fields.  The gap on the CCPF leads onto private land, the gap on JF leads down a steep bank straight onto Townsend Lane.  Neither gap offers appropriate, safe, entry and exit to the fields. 

The repair of such gaps brings an unwelcome cost to the Parish.  May we ask anybody seeking to re-establish these shortcuts to cease and desist.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on the evening of Thursday 26 April 2018 in the Village Hall and all Boddington parishioners are welcome to attend.

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Consultation - Play Equipment LB

Consultation - Play Equipment LB

Boddington Parish Council – Consultation – January 2018

Results of Questionnaires re Lower Boddington play equipment.

Questionnaires were delivered to 301 properties covering 651 parishioners

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Latest Update on HS2

Latest Update on HS2

Please see the latest report provided to the Parish Council Meeting from Friends of Boddington - giving the latest info on HS2. 

FRIENDS OF BODDINGTON REPORT 4 APR 2018

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Parish Plan

Dear Parishioner

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the Boddington Parish Plan.

The Plan document sets out the Parish Council's developing strategy and action plans on areas including community. facilities and leisure, housing, traffic and road safety and green and open spaces. The conclusions, strategy and action plans are informed and shaped by the results of the Parish Plan Questionnaire which are included in full in the document.

The Parish Plan is, and will remain, a work in progress. evolving through experience and continued consultation with you, the parishioners of Boddington.

I would like to thank Dr Malcolm Stewart for his outstanding effort in collating comprehensive background information on the Parish, the questionnaire results and our strategy and plans into this single document.

Dr Dennis Burton

Chairman, Boddington Parish Council

DOWNLOAD BODDINGTON PARISH PLAN

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Election Results

Election Results

Please see the results of the Election for a Parish Councillor for the Upper Boddington Ward - the successful candidate is Graham Dixon

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PC Statement Green Space Designation

DESIGNATION OF THE JUBILEE FIELD AS A LOCAL GREEN SPACE AS PART OF SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PART 2

On 4th January 2017, the Parish Council unanimously decided that ‘It does not support the designation of the Jubilee Field as a Local Green Space (as currently defined).

The Jubilee Field was purchased by the Parish Council in 2012 from the Slatcher family. The reason for this was re-stated in the Parish Council minutes of Wednesday 7th December 2016 ‘Boddington Parish Council agreed to purchase the land to allow the village to control the destiny of the field.’ The cost including legal fees was over £100,000. It was funded by a Loan of £75,000 and £25,877 from the Parish reserves, which were exhausted by this transaction. The ongoing repayments are just over £6,000 pa with capital and interest in order of £58,000 still outstanding.

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Bus Service Under Threat

Bus Service Under Threat

Northamptonshire County Council are currently consulting on removing all money paid to subsidise public transport in the county. If this proposal is confirmed after consultation, the County Connect bus service would end during 2018 and it is likely that many rural parts of the county will have either no or limited public transport in place.

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Report Recreation Working Group

Please see attached the report of the Recreation Working Group considered by Councillors at their meeting on the 3 Oct 17.

RECREATION WORKING GROUP REPORT 

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Latest Financial Information

Latest Financial Information

Financial information is now available to download for the last financial year. The audit report and detailed income and expenditure accounts are also available.

 

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Councillor Responsibilities

Councillors have agreed areas of responsibility.  If you have a problem or would like to discuss these areas then please contact the relevant Councillor or the Clerk.

Councillor Responsibilities

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HS2 Royal Assent & Update

Please see the following information that has been circulated by HS2 relating to Royal Assent, Homeowner Payments, Rural Support zone schemes and a general update.

Route Wide Community Update

Homeowner Payment Scheme

Rural Supportzone Schemes

Royal Assent Useful Information

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Nomination of Jubilee Field as an Asset of Community Value

Please see the attached letter from SNC notifying the Parish Council that "the Friends of Jubilee Field" have nominated Jubilee Field for listing as an Asset of Community Value.

Letter from SNC

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HS2 Ltd Ground Investigation Works

HS2 Ltd Ground Investigation Works

E-mail received from HS2 Ltd regarding works in Boddington:

I am writing to confirm that we will be undertaking Ground Investigation works around Upper and Lower Boddington. This work is due to start on the 26th September and will continue for approximately 5 weeks.

As part of the investigations, we will be undertaking pavement cores on Banbury Road, Boddington Road and Warwick Road, near Lower Boddington during this period. Whilst the pavement cores are being undertaken, there will be a manned ‘Stop/Go’ sign which will be in operation to control the flow of traffic. I thought that you would like to be informed of this work, as it may affect some of your local residents who regularly use this road.

We are sending notifications to local residents which will go out towards the end of this week.

If a member of the public does contact you about these works, we have a helpline who will be able to answer their enquiries. The number for the helpline is: 020 7944 4908. This number will also be on the notifications. 

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Cherwell Adopted Statement of Community Involvement

Please find below a copy of the Adoption Statement giving formal notification that Cherwell District Council formally adopted the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2016 on 18 July 2016.

The purpose of the SCI is to set out who the Council will engage with in the preparation of its planning policy documents and how and when they will be engaged. The SCI also includes how the Council will consult on planning applications. Its aim is to encourage community and stakeholder involvement and set out clear expectations of the Council.

The SCI is now available online at http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=9648.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy team on 01295 227985 or e:mail planning.policy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk.

David Peckford - Planning Policy Team Leader

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Electoral Registration

Households in South Northamptonshire will soon have received a form asking residents to check their details are correct on the electoral register as part of South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) annual electoral canvass.

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