Old Marston Parish Council

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St Nicholas Church Yard
Salford Road Shops
Mortimer Hall Recreational Ground

Contact Us

Clerk: Tim Cann – 01865-203139, [email protected]
Chr: Duncan Hatfield 07706998224, [email protected]
Vice-Chair: Pat Hall 01865-241 696, [email protected]
MP: Annelise Dodds, 01865-595790, [email protected]
County Cllr: Mark Lygo, 07826527047, [email protected]
City Cllr: Mary Clarkson, 01865751493, [email protected]
City Cllr: Mick Haines, 01865421600, [email protected]
Other Councillors: follow this link

 

Meetings/Documents

Next Meeting: 19:00 Wednesday 13th January 2021 via Zoom
Latest Agenda: 13th January 2021 – link to document
Approved Minutes: November 2020 – link to document
Finance Committee: 18:00 15th February Zoom – Agenda link
Archive Minutes: link to page of previous minutes
Archive Agendas: link to page of previous agendas
Accounts: links to all account items
Accessibility Statement: download the statement

 

About Us

Allotments: link to page
Cemetery: link to page
Committees: link to page
Councillors: link to page
OxClean: link to page
Pavilion: link to page
Planning: link to page
Policies and Procedures: link to page
Recreational Grounds: link to page

 

Community

Church Hall: link to site
Mortimer Hall: link to site
Old Marston Bell Ringers: link to site
Old Marston Charities Trust: link to information
Oxford Preservation Trust: link to site
Oxsrad: link to site
St Nicholas Parish Church: link to site
St Nicholas Primary School: link to site
Swan School: link to site

 

Calendar of Meetings

Main Meeting: 19:00 Wednesday 13th January 2021 on Zoom
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 1st February 2021 – date and venue to be confirmed
Finance Committee: 18:00 15th February 2021 – date and venue to be confirmed
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 1st March 2021 – date and venue to be confirmed
OxClean: 10:00 Saturday 13th March 2021 – meet outside side entrance of Mortimer Hall
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 5th April 2021 -date and venue to be confirmed
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 3rd May 2021 – date and venue to be confirmed

 

News & Events

Lockdown - What You Can and Cannot Do

Latest on what you can and cannot do during this lockdown: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Hill View Farm Application Submitted

The planning application for Hill View Farm Development has now been submitted. To view the application and have your say just go to the planning portal at City Council. The deadline date is 15th January 2021! The planning reference is 20/03034/FUL20/03034/FUL | Demolition of Existing Buildings and construction of 159 dwellings, associated roads and infrastructure, drainage and landscaping | Hill View Farm Mill Lane Marston Oxford Oxfordshire OX3 0QG

Land West of Mill Lane – Consultation

In addition to the 153 proposed dwellings at Hill View Farm in Mill Lane, there is also a proposed development of 79 dwellings at Almonds Farm, a piece of land owned by Oxford City Council which is also on Mill Lane and next to Hill View Farm. There is a consultation which has just opened – the deadline to have your say is 12th November 2020. Both developments have been approved in the Oxford Local Plan. Follow this link for more information and to have your say: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/land-west-of-mill-lane

South Oxfordshire Local Plan

The South Oxfordshire Local Plan has been passed by South Oxfordshire District Council. This could potentially impact on the Marston. For more information: https://www.southoxon.gov.uk/…/our-forthcoming-local-plan/

Covid Vaccine Scam

Residents are urged to be on their guard against scammers using the promise of a coronavirus vaccine to con them out of money. To find out more information follow this link: Scammers target residents with promise of Covid vaccine (oxfordshire.gov.uk)

Covid-19 Live Dashboard

Oxfordshire County Council have a live dashboard with up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 cases in Oxfordshire: https://phdashboard.oxfordshire.gov.uk/

Email News

The Parish Council receives a lot of local news from various sources, sometimes we are the first ones to receive this information. This could be a local event, a planning issue, local news or urgent information. If you would be interested to be added to our email list so you can receive news as soon as we receive it then please email the clerk: [email protected]

Share Your Warmth

This campaign is asking those who receive a winter fuel allowance that they feel they do not need, whether they would like to donate some or all of it towards helping support the elderly and vulnerable during the winter: Share Your Warmth – JustGiving

Temporary Road Closure at Marsh Lane

Temporary Road Closure at Oxford , Marsh Lane A40 slip road Westbound rom 26 January 2021. The anticipated completion date is 30 January 2021. The closure will operate between 20:00 and 06:00 each night. More details coming soon. Maps of works: TM_Plan_1.pdf and TM_Plan_2.pdf.

Climate Action Framework

Oxfordshire County Council are aiming to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 with their Climate Action Framework: 2020 Climate Action Framework (oxfordshire.gov.uk)

Oxford Zero Emission Zone

Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot Formal Consultation: Oxfordshire County Council, with support from Oxford City Council, is formally consulting on final proposals to introduce a Zero Emission Zone Pilot deadline 17/01/21 Consultation Homepage – Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot Formal Consultation – Oxfordshire County Council Consultation Portal

Hill View Farm

Draft plans are being drawn up with a view to develop the land at Hill View Farm in line with the Oxford Local Plan 2020-2036. The City Council are in discussions with the architect regarding the proposed development. We have reviewed the plans and are very concerned. There are two developments next to each other at the end of Mill Lane – the main one for 157 dwellings. The second development is next to it on land owned by Oxford City Council. We had to make further enquires requiring this proposed development and have been told that the council that they have survey this land with the potential to build about 50 houses. Access to the site will only be via Mill Lane as the County Highways have said that there can be no access to the bypass. We are hoping a public consultation will be held, but in accordance with current guidelines in relation to pandemic. In addition some local residents have told us that they have not been informed about this development by the developer or planning department. Although the plans have not yet been officially submitted, we have already passed on our concerns to the architect, especially in relation to the access to the site, and will continue to raise concerns. We will publish any information that we receive. You can view all the documents by following this link.

Covid Winter Grant Scheme

Covid Winter Grant Scheme – Department for Work & Pensions On Sunday 8 November 2020, the government announced a package of extra targeted financial support for those in need over the winter period. This includes the £170 million COVID Winter Grant Scheme, which will be made available in early December 2020 and covers the period until the end of March 2021. DWP will provide the grant scheme funding to county councils and unitary authorities who will administer the scheme and provide direct assistance to support families with children, other vulnerable households and individuals. The grant will be used to support those most in need across England with the cost of food, energy and water bills and other associated costs.

COVID Winter Grant Scheme: guidance for local councils – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Land West of Mill Lane

In addition to the 153 proposed dwellings at Hill View Farm in Mill Lane, there is also a proposed development of 79 dwellings at Almonds Farm, a piece of land owned by Oxford City Council which is also on Mill Lane and next to Hill View Farm. Both developments have been approved in the Oxford Local Plan. The consultation has now finished but you can find out more information by following this link: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/land-west-of-mill-lane

Email News

The Parish Council receives a lot of local news from various sources, sometimes we are the first ones to receive this information. This could be a local event, a planning issue, local news or urgent information. If you would be interested to be added to our email list so you can receive news as soon as we receive it then please email the clerk: [email protected]

Temporary Road Closure at Marsh Lane

Temporary Road Closure at Oxford , Marsh Lane A40 slip road Westbound rom 26 January 2021. The anticipated completion date is 30 January 2021. The closure will operate between 20:00 and 06:00 each night. More details coming soon.

Oxford Zero Emission Zone

Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot Formal Consultation: Oxfordshire County Council, with support from Oxford City Council, is formally consulting on final proposals to introduce a Zero Emission Zone Pilot deadline 17/01/21 Consultation Homepage – Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot Formal Consultation – Oxfordshire County Council Consultation Portal

South Oxfordshire Local Plan

The South Oxfordshire Local Plan has been passed by South Oxfordshire District Council. This could potentially impact on the Marston. For more information: https://www.southoxon.gov.uk/…/our-forthcoming-local-plan/

Hill View Farm

Draft plans are being drawn up with a view to develop the land at Hill View Farm in line with the Oxford Local Plan 2020-2036. The City Council are in discussions with the architect regarding the proposed development. We have reviewed the plans and are very concerned. There are two developments next to each other at the end of Mill Lane – the main one for 157 dwellings. The second development is next to it on land owned by Oxford City Council. We had to make further enquires requiring this proposed development and have been told that the council that they have survey this land with the potential to build about 50 houses. Access to the site will only be via Mill Lane as the County Highways have said that there can be no access to the bypass. We are hoping a public consultation will be held, but in accordance with current guidelines in relation to pandemic. In addition some local residents have told us that they have not been informed about this development by the developer or planning department. Although the plans have not yet been officially submitted, we have already passed on our concerns to the architect, especially in relation to the access to the site, and will continue to raise concerns. We will publish any information that we receive. You can view all the documents by following this link.

Orchard Triangle
The footpath between the kissing gate and the main field of the Orchard Triangle has been over-grown for many years. We have found out that the legal footpath actually runs parallel to the fence on the same side as the cycle track. However we have been keen to clear the footpath on our side of the fence to improve access into the Orchard Triangle. A team of volunteers from Marston Community Garden and from Good Gym have cleared the footpath and planted some wild flower and shrubs. We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers. Also we would like to thank Marston Community Garden Group for the donation of a bench to the orchard.
Street Lights

Solar powered street lights have been installed in School Lane, Mortimer Hall Recreational Ground and Boults Lane Recreational Ground. We were denied a request to have street lights installed along Elsfield Road by Oxfordshire County Council’s Chief Engineer. However as an alternative we have been offered the option to have solar powered studs installed into the path itself to mark out the path and improve the safety of pedestrians. We are currently waiting for the County Council’s legal team to draw up an agreement that will allow us to install the lights. As soon as this is done then they will be installed.

Cyber Security

Thames Valley Police have started a campaign to encourage better cyber security. To find out more just follow this link: https://rlsd.co/p/QF1kKQ

Street Tag

The County Council are promoting Street Tag as a way of encouraging personal fitness. Find our more here: https://streettag.co.uk/

Emerging Local Plan Consultation
Oxford Local Plan 2036

The local plan has been approved by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and passed by the City Council. The are three sites in the Old Marston Area that have been designated for possible development. For more details please follow this link.

Covid-19 Latest News and Guidelines

To find the latest government guidelines – just visit their website

Guidelines from Oxfordshire County Council: The number of corona virus cases has been increasing in East Oxford. The County Council have issued some guidelines: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/coronavirus-covid-19/controlling-local-coronavirus-outbreaks

Any official notices, land transactions, financial matters, planning notifications, correspondence for the Parish Council and requests to see documents under the Freedom of Information Act, including archived documents, or if you would like to speak at our meeting, or would like to advertise on site then contact the Parish Clerk Tim Cann. You can contact him on 01865203139 09:00-13:00 Monday to Wednesday: at other times leave a message. Correspondence to be sent to Clerk Old Marston Parish Council, 8 Nicholas Avenue, Old Marston, Oxford, OX3 0RN or send an email. You can download a copy of our Accessibilty Statement here. Any information contained in this site is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but neither Old Marston Parish Council or the webmaster can be held liable for any inaccuracies contained in this site. The Parish Council is not responsible for external websites. Please let us know if you notice any errors or links not working, or any other issues.

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