WELCOME TO NUFFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

Representing Nuffield, Huntercombe & Oakley wood.

The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on
28th Nov 2019 at 8pm
at Huntercombe Nursing  home

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DRAFT MINUTES

26TH SEPT

NUFFIELD

The ancient Parish of Nuffield is located in the beautiful Chiltern hills between Henley on Thames and Wallingford.

 

The Norman Church of the Holy Trinity is probably the oldest building in the Parish. Some masonry from this period survives on the south side of the nave. In the 14th century the Church was rebuilt and the north aisle was added. The Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey restored the chancel in 1845.

 

The main road (A4130) runs from Henley-on-Thames to Wallingford on the northern side of the Parish, it was made into a turnpike in 1736 (ceasing in 1873).

 

Huntercombe Hall is situated on the northern side of the Parish and is an Edwardian era Tudor style house designed by Oswald Milne, a former assistant to the Arts & Crafts Movement architect Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1910. Huntercombe Hall is now a care home.

Nuffield Place (formerly Merrow Mount) completed in 1914 and purchased by Lord Nuffield in 1933 when it was renamed. Lord Nuffield had the house enlarged and lived there until his death in 1963 and is buried at the Holy Trinity Parish Church. Nuffield Place was bequeathed to Nuffield College but is now in the ownership of the National Trust and was reopened to the public in April 2012. Access is by tickets with timed visits to prevent the modest house becoming overloaded with visitors, preventing enjoyment of the home of one of the founders of the British motor industry.

In the centre of the Parish is Huntercombe Golf Club. Designed and built in 1901 by Willie Park junior, the course was heralded and being one of the finest 'inland' links in the country. Willie was a renowned golfer winning the Open Championship in 1887 and 1889 after which he became a credited golf course designer. The rolling countryside, gorse bushes and brisk breezes coming up the Chiltern hillside proved a very enjoyable place to play golf. Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was also a member and had James Bond playing the infamous Goldfinger on the course in the book of the same name.

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EVENTS

Residents reminded to respond to their Household Enquiry Form

Released on 9 September 2019

Residents who haven’t responded to their yellow ‘Household Enquiry’ form are being urged to do so as soon as possible.

Last month, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent a yellow letter to all homes across the two districts requiring people to confirm everyone over the age of 16 who currently lives in their property.

The councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so in any forthcoming elections.  So far more than 80,000 properties have responded.

The councils are now sending out yellow reminder letters to roughly 43,000 homes they are yet to hear from.  

As soon as people get their reminder letter, or if they can find the original letter, they should visit householdresponse.com/southandvale to confirm their details are correct or, if not, provide the correct information.  You will need the 2-part code on the letter to do this.

Important – by law, each household must confirm their details, even if they are correct.  Anyone who fails to do so could be fined up to £1,000.

Residents who do not have access to the internet can confirm their details by completing and returning the form that comes with the letter or calling the elections team at the council. If your details are correct you can confirm this by phone or text – the details required for this are included on the yellow letter.

If a household hasn’t confirmed their details by 5 October they will receive a visit from a council officer to confirm the details.

Margaret Reed, Electoral Registration Officer for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, said: “We had a great response to our first letter.  However, there’s a significant number of homes we still haven’t heard from.  If you are yet to respond please confirm or update your details as soon as possible – the easiest way to do this is by visiting householdresponse.com/southandvale. 

By law you must do this, even if all the information is correct.”

Update

Council staff to visit homes that haven’t responded to the yellow Household Enquiry Form

Released on 7 October 2019

In the coming days staff from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be visiting homes whose occupants have not updated their details following requests via the yellow ‘Household Enquiry’ form.

The councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is able to do so in forthcoming elections.

In August the two councils sent yellow letters to all homes across the two districts requiring people to confirm who currently lives in their property.  They then issued reminders in September to all those who didn’t respond to the initial request.  So far more than 100,000 homes have responded.

All households that did not respond by 5 October will now receive a visit from a council officer to confirm their details.

All staff making the household visits will be carrying ID so if someone knocks on your door please feel free to ask to see their ID before answering any questions.

Residents can still avoid receiving a visit by confirming or updating their details immediately at householdresponse.com/southandvale.  You will need the 2-part code on the yellow letter or reminder to do this.

Important – by law, each household must confirm their details, even if they are correct.  Anyone who fails to do so could be fined up to £1,000.

Residents who do not have access to the internet can confirm their details by completing and returning the form that comes with the letter.  If your details are correct you can also confirm this by phone or text – the details required for this are included on the yellow letter.

Margaret Reed, Electoral Registration Officer for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, said: “Thank you to the thousands of residents who responded to the Household Enquiry form and confirmed their details.  We’re still yet to hear from 23,000 properties so our staff will now be making visits to ensure their details are up to date too.”

Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme to increase delivery of FTTP to residents & businesses

Extra garden waste

Residents in southern Oxfordshire who recycle food and garden waste will benefit from extra help in the next few weeks.

Hallowe’en usually means lots of leftover pumpkins at the start of November. Any that can’t be used in cooking or composting can be collected by the bin crews if left next to the food waste bin.

The pumpkins, like other food waste recycling, is taken to a processing centre in Oxfordshire where it is transformed into fertiliser and green electricity.

Extra garden waste

Residents across southern Oxfordshire who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during extra garden waste weeks next month.

Crews will collect the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large bin bags) during the following weeks:

  • week commencing 11 November – Vale of White Horse

  • week commencing 18 November - South Oxfordshire

Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks.  Trade waste bags cannot be accepted.

Cllr Jenny Hannaby, cabinet member for environmental services Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “After the fun of Hallowe’en many people use pumpkins in cooking and composting but if they cannot be used in this way they can be easily recycled by leaving them out with their food waste bins. Residents can recycle all leftovers, raw or cooked. But we’d urge them not to put food in the recycling as it can contaminate a whole lorryload.”

Cllr David Rouane, cabinet member for environmental services at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “At this time of year, people are clearing their gardens ready for winter so the council is pleased to offer them the option of recycling extra garden waste. This goes to make compost for local farms.”

 

FOOD WASTE TOURS WALLINGFORD

Please find below dates of waste tours for the year:

 

Food waste plant based in Wallingford. All tours start at 10am and last around 1.5 hours.

  • February 6th

  • April 2nd

  • June 6th

  • August 7th

  • October 3rd

  • November 9th

 

Energy from waste plant – where the contents of the black bin goes to. This is based at the plant in Ardley, tours start at 10am and last around 2.5 hours.

  • February 25th

  • April 11th

  • July 8th

  • October 31st

 

Please let me know if you have anyone interested in attending any of the dates and I can reserve you spaces and send you more information about the day. Tours spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

Best Wishes,
Ellie

 

 

Eleanor Bunn

Waste and Recycling Officer

01235 422173

Text phone 18001 01235 422173

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Happening at a Parish Near You!

Progress on work to upgrade our Brixton Hill gas site

Road Construction

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE – S14 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE AT NUFFIELD, NUFFIELD HILL

 

 

A request has been received from A Plant Lux Traffic for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Nuffield Hill whilst BT Openreach new connection works are carried out.

 

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 2 November 2019 up to and including the 3 November 2019. The closure will operate between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30.

 

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor. 

 

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

 

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Tom Drake at A Plant Lux Traffic on 0370 0500792 or email surveys@aplant.com

 

T6997 / RAG

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Henley on Thames, Nuffield, Nuffield Hill

 

 

A request has been received from 1st Choice Traffic Management for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Nuffield Hill whilst a chamber and ducting pipes are installed.

 

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 14 November 2019 up to and including the 15 November 2019. The closure will operate between 09:30 and 15:30.

 

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor. 

 

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

 

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Chaulk at 1st Choice Traffic Management on 03452410261 or email rebeccachaulk@1stchoicetm.co.uk

 

T7026 / RAG

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Wallingford, Nettlebed, Brixton Hill

 

A request has been received from 1st Choice Traffic Management for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Brixton Hill, whilst essential carriageway ducting works are carried out.

 

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 8 January 2020 up to and including 24 January 2020.This is a 24 hour per day closure.

 

Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.

 

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative route for traffic is attached.

 

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Chaulk of 1st Choice Traffic management on  07908120757 or email rebeccachaulk@1stchoicetm.co.uk

 

T7154 / RAG

PLEASE SEE GENERAL GUIDANCE ISSUED BY SSEN ON POWER FAILURE DURING STORMS

Image by Fré Sonneveld

Some of you are not be SSEN customers but may benefit from some of the advice, you may want to distribute on your Newsletters or Websites.

 

 

Paul Mann

 

Emergency Planning Officer - Oxfordshire County Council

 

Crew Manager - Bicester Fire Station

 

Community Safety Services│Communities Directorate

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire Fire And Rescue Service HQ

Sterling Road

Kidlington

OX5 2DU

POLLING STATIONS

Residents are being asked to comment on the location of polling stations that are used for elections in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.


The councils are carrying out a review of the polling districts and polling places to help ensure that they meet the needs of voters.


All views are welcome, and the council is especially keen to hear from disabled residents and those who have experience of assisting disabled people with access requirements.


Margaret Reed, Returning Officer for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils said: “It’s important that all our polling stations are in suitable locations and that everyone can go and vote without having to worry about whether they will have problems getting in and out of the building.


“We’d like to hear from people about their experience of using polling stations during recent elections - whether there are any changes to the location or building that you’d like us to make or to give us details of any alternative places that may be used as a polling station.”


Comments are open until Friday 27 September.  People can have their say by visiting our website:

  • South Oxfordshire residents – http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/

  • Vale of White Horse residents -  http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/

  • You can also send a written response to Electoral Services, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

For more information about the review please email the elections team at elections@southandvale.gov.uk or call 01235 422528.

CITIZENS ADVICE BOOSTS HELP FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT CLAIMANTS

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WW2 AIR CRASH

An aircraft collided with some trees and crashed at Woodhouse Farm, Ipsden at 4-30 pm on 20 October 1943. The site is adjacent to Grim’s Ditch, north of Hailey.

The pilot was a cousin of mine and I thought that I would get down on paper, mainly for my grandchildren, what I knew about him (before it was too late !).  He and I went to the same school.

The aircraft was a Short Stirling Mk III ‘ WP-L’ of 90 Squadron based at RAF Tuddenham, Suffolk.

The aircraft had been struck by lightning a few days before, whilst on a mine laying operation, and had to return, damaged, to base.  The aircraft then crashed whilst on an Air Test, presumably after repairs. I guess it may have been in difficulties and may have been trying to land at RAF Benson – or maybe it was taking off from Benson.

The crew of seven young men were all  killed, three of them being from the Canadian Air Force.  The Canadians and the pilot are buried at Botley Cemetery. 

I would be most grateful for any snippits of information about the crash as I have very little to go on regarding its details.   Also any information regarding visiting Canadians would be welcomed.

A Canadian flag has been attached to the Woodhouse Farm sign, so it seems as if someone, somewhere, has some knowledge of the incident.

The crew buried at Botley were :
Wallace Edgar Jones age 21 RAF(VR) Pilot 
Harold Omond Spence  age ? RCAF Air Bomber 
Kenneth  William Pollitt   age 22 RCAF Air Gunner 
Ervine  Eugine Spencer age 22 RCAF Air Gunner 

The three other crew members were buried at their home towns :
George Arthur Yates age 22 RAF(VR)  Wireless Operator  buried at Swansea.
Leslie Thomas Macswayne age 22 RAF(VR) Flight Engineer  buried at  Spalding
Terry Edwards age 28 RAF(VR) Navigator buried at Bristol

It’s a long shot but I hope for the best !
Tim Warren   
tel : 01 453 731 712    eMail : phareout@btinternet.coml

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR PROPERTIES THAT ARE HAUNTED AND WHERE THE OWNERS MIGHT WANT THEM INVESTIGATED TO SEE WHAT COULD BE UNCOVERED!

Have you had any ghostly goings on in your home?  Would you like a top team of paranormal investigators to help?

 

Back2back are making a paranormal TV series for UKTV. We are looking for people to take part.

 

If you would like to share your story and take part in the series then please email the team – haunted@back2back.tv

PRESS NOTICE
COLLECTIONS BOXES FOR CRISP PACKET RECYCLING

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have installed a number of collection boxes in council buildings as part of a new national campaign to recycle crisp packets.

People can drop off empty crisp packets at collection boxes all over the country and they will be taken away to be recycled. Now there are more places available in southern Oxfordshire after boxes were installed in the reception areas of the councils’ office building at Milton Park, at Cornerstone arts centre in Didcot, and at The Beacon in Wantage.

Here’s what can be recycled:

  • Yes please - all crisp packets (empty and not folded up)

  • No thanks - popcorn bags, crisp tubes, pretzel bags, meat snack bags.

Crisp packets often contain what the industry calls metallised plastic film – a product that contains both plastic and metal.

This material is not widely recycled and so they are not part of council kerbside recycling collection services.

Crisp manufacturers Walkers recently set up a national recycling collection scheme, where organisations and individuals can arrange to have collection boxes for all brands of crisp packets. They are sent off in bulk to a recycling company and transformed into new plastic items, such as garden furniture.

Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at the Vale of White Horse District Council said: “It is our aim to recycle as much material as possible and to reduce the amount of waste going into the grey bins, which is why the councils are getting involved.”

Cllr Caroline Newton, cabinet member for housing and environment at South Oxfordshire District Council added: “The councils are continually looking at ways to increase our recycling through education and promotions such as this and we hope everyone will support it as much as they can.”

For more information and other collection points see the recycling scheme website.



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