Latest News from the Parish Council
Last updated 22nd January 2020
Transport Advisory Group - Public Transport Survey 2020
The Transport Advisory Group is trying to work out who needs public transport in the village and what they need it for. To help us with this we would ask that you and everyone aged 15+ in your house answers a few quick questions.
To make this easy we have three ways to do this:
- Online Form: use a phone, tablet or PC https://forms.gle/e3gqWQFtDj3X8JM38 (also on the WOTG facebook page)
- Telephone: call Graham Barnett on 01869 350707 and he will help you fill in the form
- On Paper: copies are available at the Weston Pantry village shop
Telling us you don’t have a need is just as important as telling us you have one. If you know someone who is in need of transport please help them by helping us - even if your need is non-existent!
Please email: email@example.com to request a link to the online form, a phone call or a paper copy delivered to your door. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Many thanks for your support.
Great Wolf Resorts Application - 19/02550/F - Objection Letters still being accepted by Cherwell District Council
Letters of objection can still be submitted to Cherwell District Council up until the planning committee sits, which is estimated to be around mid-end March 2020.
If you were disappointed to have missed the deadline and wish to submit a letter please do not hesitate to still go ahead and send one off.
As the planning department have had an influx of letters over the last month it will take them some time to add letters to the planning portal so please don't worry if they do not appear immediately. If you also send them to the clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) she will ensure that they are not missed off the portal.
Many thanks to all those residents who have submitted letters, it really makes a difference to a successful fight of this application.
The application by Great Wolf Resorts to redevelop 9 holes of the Bicester Golf Club in Chesterton has been submitted and can be viewed on the Cherwell District Council Planning Portal by searching for reference number 19/02550/F at https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/
Many thanks to the villagers who attended the village meeting on 2nd December where the Parish Council highlighted the key concerns to Weston on the Green by the development which included unsustainability, landscape impact, traffic impact, lack of economic benefits for Cherwell and the local area, design, loss of sports facility, lack of consultation, ecological impact and air/noise pollution/water table.
The Parish Council are hoping for a high number of objection letters from the village to lend weight to our concerns. If you are able to help it would be very much appreciated and if there are several adults in the home perhaps each one could sign and upload a letter. If you want to also copy the clerk (email@example.com) in for the record she will also ensure that it is uploaded against the application.
If you wish to send a letter of objection to the application please click on: Great Wolf Resorts Objection Letter - Prompt Sheet which will provide information on the key areas of objection and how to submit a comment directly onto the Cherwell Planning Portal.
Examples of some objection letters can also be viewed by clicking here.
If you would like any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the Parish Council, Diane Bohm on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01869 352006.
Thankyou for your support.
Weston on the Green Neighbourhood Plan Update - November 2019
Cherwell District Council and the Parish Council have rejected some of the modifications that the Examiner made for Weston on the Green's Neighbourhood Plan. These are primarily around the policy regarding the School Field. This area of land is precious to the village and so it is important that the Plan is a sound document which will stand the "test" of a planning application.
The new proposed modifications as recommended by Cherwell District Council must have a period of consultation, a re-examination, back to Cherwell DC and its Executive and then to referendum. Although this could seem frustrating in the short term, it is for the best in the long term and so we are asking for your understanding and patience with this delay.
Please find the formal statement from Cherwell District Council and the proposed modifications on the following website:
The consultation period commences 15th November 2019 and the deadline for receiving representations is 5pm Friday 10th January 2020.
Burglary in the Village - 4th November 2019
Unfortunately there has been a burglary on a house in Weston on the Green on 4th November 2019. The Police have been informed and they reported it appears the burglars were interested in Audi cars and jewellery.
There was also a burglary in Banbury on 30th October 2019, in the middle of the day, where a large amount of jewellery was stolen. At about this time a male was knocking on doors of surrounding neighbours offering to clean drive ways and handing out leaflets. Whilst this may be unrelated the Police are keen to talk to door to door tradespeople who were in the area at that time.
There is a poster from Oxfordshire Trading Standards and Thames Valley Police which you can place in your window to help prevent cold callers.
Please be vigilant and if you wish to report a crime or have any concerns that do not require an emergency response please contact the Police's non emergency number on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the Police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.
If it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress or when someone suspected of a crime is nearby, please call 999 for immediate assistance.
For more advice on how to keep your home safe please visit the Thames Valley Police website: www.thamesvalley.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary
Further information can also be found Thames Valley Police's 'Home Security Guide'.
Village Works Day - Saturday 9th November 2019
There will be a works day in the village on Saturday 9th November. Please meet at the North Lane duck pond at 10am.
We shall start with the North Lane duck pond clearance and depending on the number of volunteers and the weather we can see what other jobs can be achieved such as village gates maintenance, hedge maintenance, old phone box area weeding.
No experience or skill needed just a willing mind and body!
Please email the clerk (email@example.com) if you wish to help with anything but are unable to do that date or if there is anything you would like to permanently look after.
Many thanks for your support.
Great Wolf Resorts Potential Development in Chesterton
Background:There are redevelopment proposals by Great Wolf Resorts (USA) for a Family Waterpark and Hotel Resort on nine-holes of the golf course of Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa in Chesterton.
Chesterton Parish Council understand that Great Wolf Resorts will potentially lodge a formal application with Cherwell District Council during October 2019.
Weston on the Green Parish Council are currently working together with Chesterton Parish Council as part of the Joint Parish Initiative. Further information and advice will be provided to the village once an application has been submitted.
Car Stickers are now available to purchase in the shop for £2.50 each. Proceeds will go directly to Chesterton Parish Council's Fighting Fund to cover the costs of more visible merchandising eg. banners, posters.
For further information please visit the following sites:
Facebook: Stop the Wolf UK (public group)
To view the boards from the first Great Wolf Resorts exhibition please click here.
Kidlington and District Community Forum
The Kidlington & District Community Forum work with the police to raise issues of concern, develop local community projects, give advice and raise awareness through sharing information.
If you are interested in joining the forum please email the group at: KidlingtonNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.ukor go to:
The next meeting will be held on 19th February 2020, 19.15 at Thames Valley Police HQ South on Oxford Road, Kidlington.
Traffic Calming Advisory Group (TCAG) - Church Lane/Road Traffic Calming Measures Survey August 2019
A survey was distributed to all residents in Weston on the Green to guage their opinion on a selection of traffic calming measures on Church Lane/Road. Once the opinion of residents has been compiled and discussed with the TCAG, Parish Council and Oxfordshire County Council an application for proposed traffic calming measures can be submitted to Oxfordshire County Council in autumn 2019.
Please find a link to a document containing traffic calming options for consideration by residents to support the survey: Church Lane/Road Traffic Calming: Document Detailing Potential Options For Consideration
Weston-on-the-Green seeks new Parish Councillors
The Parish Council is looking for two new councillors. This is a great opportunity to get involved and help us make the right decisions for the Parish and have some fun at the same time. It is not all hard work and minutes, even though that makes up the core of the responsibilities. We also embrace a glass of wine at the Annual meeting, regularly provide coffee and biscuits at the PC meetings (thanks to Diane's generosity) and have a few laughs doing some of the more practical jobs.
We are all committed to ensuring Weston has a bright future and to fend off threats where they arise.
If you are interested to stand, please come and talk to one of us - we are also keen to get some of the younger or newer residents involved. The Council should have broad representation from the village.
You can email the Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Chair (email@example.com) or the Vice-Chair (Sdaenke@gmail.com) or come along and talk to us at the next Parish Council meeting on 4th September, 7.30pm in the village hall.
Oxfordshire Plan 2050
The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing & Growth Deal, which will help deliver greatly needed new homes, including affordable and social housing, and infrastructure to the county.
The Plan will ask residents about what is important to them for the future. It will then examine the different levels of aspiration in order to achieve some, lots or all of these things, and the housing and infrastructure needed for each scenario.
By having all six authorities involved, the Plan will be able to collectively consider the needs of the county and align its strategies so that future housing and infrastructure is more joined up.
The Plan will not allocate sites for housing or employment. Instead, it will identify key areas for sustainable growth with associated housing / employment numbers. Districts will then use this to produce future Local Plans which will provide a detailed view of how housing and infrastructure will be delivered.
For more details please visit: www.oxfordshireplan.org
Keeping roads and paths clear in cold weather
As the eagle eyed residents of the village will have now noticed, there is a new salt bin at the end of Westlands Avenue. This brings our total of salt bins in the village to three.
They have been placed at key locations where there is a volume of traffic that intersects at a busy junction, often with poor visibility.
The bins are there for residents to use to make the roads and pathways near their homes clear of snow and ice. Please use them!
If you feel your salt bin needs refilling, please contact the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org