Milcombe Newsletter Feb 15

Newsletter
February 2015
Issue 1
Notes of the Milcombe
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 6 January 2015
Minutes - The minutes of the meeting
held on 4 November 2014 were agreed
as a correct record and signed by the
Chairman.
The Parish Council was still looking at the
issue of introducing a car park into the
village and also the possible installation of
a VAS at the bottom of North Hill.
Parish Council/Village
Matters
Vacancy –
There was a vacancy for a Councillor on
Milcombe Parish Council. If anyone would
Local Government Boundary Review –
like further information on becoming a
The Parish Council would be making Councillor, please email the Clerk, Theresa
representations supporting the proposal Goss, on [email protected] or ring
from Bloxham Parish Council that on 01295 710965.
Milcombe sits in a Ward with Bodicote Parking Village, Milton, Bloxham, Wiggington,
There were a number of examples of
South Newington and Hook Norton.
poor car parking in the village, where
Play Area –
cars were parked in dangerous positions
at junctions. The problems would be
Councillor Peter Booth reported that he
would make the necessary repairs to the reported to Thames valley Police at the
next meeting of the Neighbourhood
fence at the play area.
Action Group (NAG). However, the Parish
St Mary’s Thursday Club –
Council encouraged all residents to park
The Club, based in Bloxham, had asked the responsibly at all times.
Parish Council for a grant as a Micombe Meeting Dates resident attended the group. The Parish
Council asked for more information before Future meetings, all starting at 8.00pm
at the Village Hall, Milcombe were as
it made a decision.
follows:
Areas of Responsibility – These were as
• Tuesday 3 March 2015
follows:
• Tuesday 21 April 2015
•Councillor Peter Booth – Play area
•Councillor Cliff Potter – Conservation
and Neighbourhood Action Group
•Councillor Sandra Potter – Village
matters, such as grass cutting, dog
fouling etc
•Councillor Marlene Cowell –
Community First Responders
•Councillor Colin Coules – Highways,
traffic and car parking
•Tuesday 5 May 2015 (Annual Parish
Meeting)
All welcome to attend!
Diar y
Sun 1st Service 11.15
Mon 2nd
Seniors V.H. 2.00 -4.00pm
Thur 5th
Pensioners Lunch
H&G 12.00pm
Sun 8th Service 11.15
Thur 12th
Womens Group Dinner(TBA)
Sun 15th Service 11.15
Mon 16th
Seniors V.H. 2.00 -4.00pm
Wed 18th.
Benefice Service
(Church) 7.30pm
Sun 22nd
Service 11.15
A copy of the draft minutes for the whole meeting are available on www.milcombe.
com or please contact the Clerk, Theresa Goss, at [email protected] or ring
01295 710965 during normal office hours.
Reminder: Faulty Street Lights - Please report on freephone 0800 317802 giving exact
destination and pole number if possible. Dog Bags are available from New Road Stores
Speeding/Traffic Calming in the Village – and at the back of the Church behind the organ. Please clear up after your dog. It is
Milcombe was being used as a ‘rat run’ an offence not to.
by drivers trying to avoid Chipping
Norton, therefore a traffic survey would
be undertaken to assess the impact this
was having on the village. This would be
in conjunction with Bloxham and South
Newington Parish Councils as their villages
were having the same issues.
The Parish Council would also be
investigating whether weight limits could
be introduced in the village.
MILCOMBE WOMEN’S GROUP
WELCOMES
TWO NEW RESIDENTS
Enjoyable evenings were watching the
ballet ‘Alice’s Adventures’ at the Odeon
before Christmas and at Manor Farm on
Thursday 15th January, when we were
joined by two of the village’s new residents,
to discuss the programme for early 2015.
A dinner is planned for Thursday 12th
February, hopefully at Otter’s Restaurant
in Deddington. Contact Hazel ( 722936) or
Margaret (721158) if you wish to attend.
MILCOMBE CHARITIES
VILLAGE HALL
2014 BRITISH LEGION POPPY
COLLECTION.
It has taken Cherwell District Council 8
weeks to tell us that they will not accept
double glazing and we now have to apply
for Listed Building consent to fit secondary
glazing and the additional door on the
east of the building. This means that we
have to obtain new quotations and have
been told that it would be at least 6 weeks
between our application and acceptance.
This is therefore delaying our plans
relating to using our Licence and also the
necessary internal decorations that are
required. Thanks to the Boys Brigade for
putting up the Christmas decorations.
Thank you to everyone in the village,
including two wreaths for the Parish
Council, who helped to raise a total of
£559. 70. This was a wonderful effort
and was an increase on previous years.
Mary Wincott.
CHURCH NOTES
FEBRUARY 2015
SERVICES IN
ST. LAURENCE’S CHURCH
FOR FEBRUARY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1st
CANDLEMAS EUCHARIST conducted by Rev. Christine Turner 11.15am
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
HOLY COMMUNION (2 before Lent) 11.15am (Preacher tbc)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th
HOLY COMMUNION (Sunday before Lent) 11.15am (Preacher tbc)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th
BENEFICE SERVICE FOR ASH WEDNESDAY conducted by Rev .Peter Silva with
Imposition of Ashes at 7.30pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd
ALL AGE FAMILY WORSHIP for Lent 1 at 11.15am (Preacher tbc)
SUNDAY, MARCH 1st (Lent 2) –
The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt. Rev. Colin Fletcher OBE, will be conducting a
Benefice Service of Holy Communion in St. Mary’s, Bloxham, at 9.30am. Coffee
will be served in the Church from 8.45am prior to the Service for the congregation
to meet the Bishop as he is due to go on to All Saints School for a Confirmation
Service at 11am. (Please note – NO SERVICE in St. Laurence’s on March 1st.)
SATURDAY, MARCH 7th
BENEFICE PRAYER BREAKFAST in St. Laurence’s at 9.15am. Please join us for
coffee and croissants and a time of prayer and reflection entitled ‘Endings and
Beginnings’.
RESIGNATION OF REV. SARAH TILLETT from December 31st, 2014. The Benefice
of Bloxham with Milcombe and South Newington is now in a Vacancy which
is currently being advertised with interviews being held mid March. It is not
anticipated that a newly appointed Vicar will take up the post before late summer.
In the meantime, we are indebted to the retired Ministers who will be conducting
our Services. Please contact the Churchwardens MARLENE COWELL (720750 email
[email protected]) or ADRIAN MILLS (720948 email adrianmills89@
gmail.com) regarding Church matters during this period and we will do all we can
to help and to keep St. Laurence’s running smoothly. Please pray for all concerned
and especially for Sarah. There is a Prayer book just inside the main door for you to
write in your own personal prayers.
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT from February 22nd – March 7th. We are a Fairtrade
Church and there is a Fairtrade stall in Church after Services on Sundays. We also
use Fairtrade items for our refreshments and events whenever possible.
LENT COURSES will be held throughout the Benefice. Please look out for notices
and details on the Weekly Sheets.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tony and Joan Stickings who won the Christmas hamper.
FETE AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE
VOLUNTEERS ESPECIALLY NEW
RESIDENTS.
Milcombe Charities require willing
volunteers to form a Fete and Social subcommittee to organise the village Fete
and social activities. WE NEED YOUR HELP!.
This should not take more than 2 HOURS
PER MONTH. Please contact David Charles
on 01295 721158 or 07989 408553.
RURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD
POLICE TEAM
There have been reports of scam telephone
calls in the Banbury Rural Villages. Please
note the following advice.....
Your Bank and the Police will never ring
you and tell you that they are coming to
collect your bank card. If you receive a call
like this put the phone down it is a scam.
Do not give out any personal, credit card
or online account details over the phone
unless you made the call and the phone
number came from a trusted source.
Sign up with telephone preference Service
to prevent marketing phone calls. Make
sure that you report a scam- call 999 if an
immediate Police response is necessary or
101 for a vulnerable victim. Non urgent
fraud matters can
be reported to
Action Fraud on
0300123 2040
LOGS FOR LABOUR
Please could you make people in your
parish aware of the Logs for Labour
programme? I include a short blurb below
for parish newsletters etc.
Logs for Labour: Would you like free
firewood, or do you have a woodland
that needs managing? The Trust for
Oxfordshire’s Environment’s “Logs for
Labour” programme aims to promote
sustainable use of woodfuel by running
events where volunteers help to manage
woodlands in return for logs. The events are
2-3 hours long and could involve coppicing
hazel, thinning trees, or piling up brash.
Bring sturdy gloves, shoes and a saw (hand
tools only allowed)... or let us know if your
woodland needs the help of volunteers.
Information about forthcoming events is at
www.oxonwoodfuel.org.uk,
or
‘like’
us at www.facebook.com/oxonwood.
Riki Therivel, 01865 243488.
Milcombe Conservation Group
With Cliff Potters responsibilities as
Chairman of the Parish Council, I have
agreed to take over as Chairman of the
Conservation Group and would like
to take this opportunity to thank Cliff
for his contribution in this role. The
foundational objectives of the group, that
was established under the auspices of the
Parish Council, were as follows:
It is now 5 yrs since these objectives were
originally established and I believe it is
time to review / update them so that we
have clarity of purpose going forward
for the next 5yrs. We will be arranging a
meeting during February and whilst a core
group of individuals have been members
since the groups inception, we would
really welcome hearing from anyone who
would like to join us. It only represents a
small time commitment (we generally
meet just every couple of months) and
there is no need for experience, just an
interest or passion for what we are doing.
If you would like to know more, please
contact Richard Hazel at Farnell Fields,
Paradise Lane or via email at richard_
[email protected]
•Establishment of a conservation area in
Milcombe
•Promotion of a Special Status for Low
Field (Ridge & Furrow) - completed
•Preservation and improvement of
watercourses and pond/lakes.
•Improvement and development of
rights of way network.
•Development of a tree planting strategy
Better Broadband for
Oxfordshire
LIST OF CLUBS AND CONTACTS
Banbury Guardian - Country Column for Milcombe News – Contact Hazel Davis - milcombe.
[email protected] or 722936
Boys’ Brigade – Contact Carl Simms on 07732 109122 or phone 01295 722312 – http://www.1stbloxh
amboysbrigade.moonfruit.com
Brownies & Rainbows – Contact Brown Owl – Sarah Jackson 0778626094 or Claire Baldwin
07887638133
The Dove Team for 2014 – [email protected] Contact Angie Woodard on 720793
Horse and Groom – Contact Jim Tyler on 722142 or website - www.thehorseandgroominn.co.uk
New Road Stores – 01295 722736
I am sure you will all have seen the BT
Openreach vehicles in the village over the
past month or so and wanted to share an
update from the ‘Better Broadband for
Oxfordshire’ site. Work is expected to be
completed by the end of June to improve
the broadband infrastructure that will
enable many homes and businesses in
the village to order superfast broadband
speeds (minimum 24Mbps) whilst others
will be able to order fibre broadband
speeds between 2Mbps and 24Mbps.
Completion/Delivery dates are subject to
change but you can check the website for
regular updates:
www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk
New School
A new school has opened in Banbury that
specialises in Science and Maths for 14
years and above .
Please see web site www.
spacestudiobanbury.org
Milcombe Women’s Group – Contact Margaret Charles at Manor Farm or Tricia Morris on 721066 or
Hazel Davis 722936
Parish Council Clerk – Contact Theresa Goss on 710965 or [email protected]
Rye Hill Golf Club – Contact Greg on 01295 721818, or go to - www.ryehill.co.uk
St Laurence Church – Contact Benefice Office on 720252 or Church Wardens Adrian Mills on 720948
or Marlene Cowell on 720750
Seniors Club – Contact Tony Stickings on 720666
Village Hall – Milcombe Charities - David Charles (Chairman) 01295 721158
Village Hall Hire – Contact Elena Coules on 722983
Gisela Payne - Contact 07762 230043 or email - [email protected]
Milcombe Village Website - www.milcombe.com or Contact Sarah Smith – [email protected]
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
AGE CONCERN UK - BANBURY OXON 01295 278040
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 0845 769 7555
ACTION FRAUD 0300 123 2040
BANBURY YOUNG HOMELES PROJECT 01295 259442
CHILD LINE 0800 11 11
CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL 01295 275730 Email - [email protected]
COUNCILLOR CHRISTINE HEATH 01295 720705
COUNCILLOR KIERON MALLON 01295 296177
CRIME – STOPPERS 01295 555111
HELPING HANDS 01869 722736
HIRE OF MILCOMBE VILLAGE HALL (Joan Stickings ) 01295 720666
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS 0300 999 1212
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH & POLICE 101 or 999 FOR EMERGENCIES
SAMARITANS 01295 270000
SMART – INNOVATIONS IN DRUG SERVICES 01869 350357
Milcombe Newsletter will be produced each month and will be available at the Village Hall; Church; H & G; and New
Road Shop. Contributions, by email( Microsoft Word compatible), to be received by 18th of month prior to publication ( NO
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