Latest News from the Parish Council

Last updated 26th November 2019

Village Meeting: Monday 2nd December 2019, 7.30-8.30pm Village Hall

The Parish Council would like to update you and ask for support on two current and important issues:

1. The Neighbourhood Plan - rejection of some of the Examiners modifications and the way forward. Deadline for comments is 5pm Friday 10th January 2020.

2. Great Wolf Resorts - effect the proposed resort will have on B430 and traffic through the village. Request for responses to public consultation. Deadline: not yet stated.

Parish Council meeting to follow so we will keep to the one hour.

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:

https://www.wotgneighbourhoodplan.co.uk

The consultation period commences 15th November 2019 and the deadline for receiving representations is 5pm Friday 10th January 2020.

Register to Vote in General Election on 12th December 2019

If you wish to register to vote in elections and referendums or have moved house recently you will need to update your details on the electoral register. For more information please visit either:

Cherwell District Council: https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/info/11/elections/319/electoral-register-and-registering-to-vote)

or the Government website: (https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote).

Register by 11.59pm on 26th November 2019 to vote in the General Election (register by 5.00pm to vote by post). You only need to register you and your address once, not for every election. The Council will check who lives at each address every year.

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 (clerk@westononthegreen-pc.gov.uk) 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:

Twitter: @StopthewolfUK

Facebook: Stop the Wolf UK (public group)

Website: www.chestertonparishcouncil.org.uk/great-wolf

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:

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/au/community-forums/

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

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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 (clerk@westononthegreen-pc.gov.uk), the Chair (dianebohm@gmail.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.

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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

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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 clerk@westononthegreen-pc.gov.uk

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Next Parish Council Meeting - Monday 2nd December, 7.30pm Village Hall