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  • 04/22 Parish Council Minutes

    These are the minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council in April 2022 together with other related documents are provided below. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved.)

    12th April Minutes

    This month’s minutes included updates on the Service 200 situation, actions by West Northants Council, discussion of planning applications and highway matters..

    Within the minutes certain subsidiary reports are indicated by icons. Those reports are published separately below.

    (Move your mouse over the document image below and click on the arrows to page backwards and forwards. You can print copies of the minutes or other reports by downloading them first.)

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    (Download 12th April 2022 Meeting Minutes here)

     

    March Income & Expenditure Report

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    (Download March 2022 Income & Expenditure Report here)

     

    March Police Report

    The following report was provided by our PCSO for the month of March 2022.

    WHPC Report March 2022

     

    (Download the March Police Report here)

     

    Grass Cutting Contract Report

    Following difficulties with the Parish’s contract for ground maintenance, the following report was prvided by the Chairman expalining the current position.

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    (Download the Grass Cutting Contract Report here)

    Recent Meetings

    The minutes of the previous six meetings can be found here.

    A full list of minutes for this meeting is available on the Parish Council Meeting Minutes page.

    The agendas of previous meetings can be found on the opens in a new windowParish Council Meeting Agenda page.

    About Council Meetings

    Meetings are always open to the public.

    The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

  • 03/2021 Woods Committee Meeting Report

    There were insufficient committee members present at the 3rd March meeting to allow it to be considered as a formal meeting of the Committee.

    However, the Chairman provided a summary report which was adopted as part of the minutes of the 8th March Parish Council meeting.

    That report is published here for completeness.

     

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    You can download the minutes here.

    There was no meeting in February. The limited meeting on 3rd March was reported on at the 8th March parish council meeting and included in those minutes. Minutes of the April Woodland Management Committee meeting  will be available following the next meeting, at which they will be approved.

    Please note the next meeting of the Woodland Management Committee is planned to be on 26th May 2022 at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

    Meetings are public and all may attend. The agenda will be posted here the week before.

  • 01/2021 Woods Committee Minutes

    Apologies for the late posting of these minutes. They should have been approved at the March meeting but there were not sufficient committee members present on that occasion. They were approved at the April meeting but unfortunately not available for posting until now.

     

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    You can download the minutes here.

    There was no meeting in February. The limited meeting on 3rd March was reported on at the 8th March parish council meeting and included in those minutes. Minutes of the April Woodland Management Committee meeting  will be available following the next meeting, at which they will be approved.

    Please note the next meeting of the Woodland Management Committee is planned to be on 26th May 2022 at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

    Meetings are public and all may attend. The agenda will be posted here the week before.

  • Help For New Businesses

    Kick Start Campaign £2000 Grants

    West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council are together supporting an initiative to help kick start new businesses.

    Small Business Grant

    Entrepreneurs in Northamptonshire with a great idea or a business less than 12 months old are invited to apply for the grants.

    The scheme is run by the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire.

    Details of eligibility, how to apply and what the scheme can provide are available here.

    About The Business & IP Centre

    The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire, part of the British Library opens in a new windowBIPC National Network, supports entrepreneurs and small businesses with information, Intellectual Property advice and workshops.

  • Covid19 In Northamptonshire

    A reminder that this hasn’t gone away…

    Received From Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

    “The latest figures show that the drop in COVID-19 case rates has been slowest in the over 70s.

    community safety alertSadly we are still seeing deaths from COVID-19 in Northamptonshire and nationally.

    As our older population were some of the first to get their vaccinations, along with those who are immunocompromised, it’s vitally important to make sure their protection from COVID-19 is topped up, as vaccine effectiveness appears to wane with time.

    The Spring Booster campaign began in March.  Anyone over 75 who got their previous booster around six months ago is invited to get an additional booster dose of vaccine. 

    Residents of older adult care homes are also eligible to receive the Spring booster jab, as well as people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed.

    This additional booster is currently being offered to those at extremely high risk to help minimise the chance of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 and having to be admitted to hospital.

    Why not check if loved ones who are older or immunocompromised have had their Spring Booster? Or have been invited but not yet booked an appointment, or taken up the offer?

    This can be accessed online at http://nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.”

  • What’s Up In The Woodland?

    Maybe you’ve noticed the clearance work near to the Co-op and wondered what it was all about…

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    This is the site of the planned sensory garden and, as you can see, the first part of clearing the site has been done.

    Find Out More

    You can learn more about the project on this page.

  • Ability Bus Service Starting Soon

    Timetable & Rates Available

    The new Ability weekly bus service from the village to Banbury and Daventry will be starting up from 16th May 2022. The Parish Council, together with Oxford County Council and West Northants Council are continuing to press for the retention of Stagecoach Service 200 but this provides an additional service that many residents will find helpful.

    Costs & Service Options

    Details of the service options and costs (the standard – “bronze” – service is free to bus pass holders, others pay the normal fare) are available here:-

    Ability Membership options

    Planned Service

    The planned service has a bus on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), leaving Woodford for Banbury at 09:30 (return at 13:00) and for Daventry at 10:30 (returning at 14:00). Times are approximate depending on the needs of passengers. You must pre-book your seat by calling 01327 604123.

    ability timetable

    Register Now!

    You can register as an Ability user free of charge or by taking up one of their paid service options by calling 01327 604123.

    And you can find out more on their web site.

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  • St Mary’s Readings: 15/05/2022

    Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Here is the pew sheet and readings for 15th May.

    Details for the various services around the benefice for May & June and events including the Byfield Big Breakfast & Eydon plant sale are also included.

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    Download the pew sheet to save or print

    Keep Up To Date

    You can keep up to date with activities in the church via their websites.

    Website – opens in a new windowFiveWays Benefice (churchdesk.com)

    Facebook – opens in a new windowThe Fiveways Benefice

    Twitter –  opens in a new window5WaysChurches (@5_churches)

    The  Daily Hope Dial-In

    The Church of England has a free dial-in worship service to bring prayer to people’s homes.

    Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

    The national line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

    CofE

     

  • Parish Council News: April 10th 2022

    The April Council Meeting is the annual meeting at which Council re-appoints its officers.

    Update From Paul Blackwell

    Councillors again voted Paul Blackwell as Chair for another year.  Councillor Geri Rowe was elected as Vice-Chair.

    West Northamptonshire Councillor, David Smith who is the Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Engagement and Regulatory Services, attended the meeting and reported on the first year of the new Unitary Council and of its priorities over the next year or so.  The Byfield Surgery; Route 200 bus service and the state of the roads in & around the Parish among other things were all on the agenda.

    The Parish Council reviewed its standing orders, financial regulations, etc together with its insurance cover, the premium of which had risen considerably because of the claim last year that saw the Memorial Hall severely damaged by water.  It also viewed the developing new website that will be enabled in the coming months. In preparation for this, parishioners will notice the Council’s website, the Village Signpost, has slightly changed its name to make it clear that it is indeed the Parish Council’s website – any search for the Signpost will still land you on the existing site at the present time.

    Other matters were considered in connection with the Great Central Woodland, police community officer, highways and tree planting to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Mrs Kay Coles, who has been a Parish Councillor for many years including being Chair & Vice-Chair, resigned from the Council and the Chairman sincerely thanked her on behalf of the Council for all her work and her attention to parishioners.  He wished her well in the future.

     

  • Platinum Jubilee Event

    The Old School Cafe, the Community Library and the Woodford Halse Archive Trust are delighted to be jointly hosted event for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    There will be a display of Woodford Halse Archive photographs, jubilee crafts for children and an afternoon tea (booking needed).

    Where and When

    Come along on Saturday June 4th between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Dryden Hall – just by the Library – in School Street.

    Book Your Afternoon Tea

    Call in at the Old School Cafe or phone 07845 430577. £7 per adult, £5 per child. Numbers limited.

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