Next Meeting: 19:00 Monday 4th December 2023 at Mortimer Hall
Latest Agenda: link to agenda for November meeting
Business Plan 2022-2026: download the document here
Action Plan 2022-2023: download the document here
Newsletter: link to document
Approved Minutes: October 2023 – link to document
Draft Minutes: November 2023 – link to document
Archive Agendas: link to page of previous agendas
Accessibility Statement: download the statement
Accounts: links to all account items
Annual Report: 2023 report will be published in September
Report on Playday 2023: download here
New Allotment Handbook – download here
Right to View Accounts Document 2023 – download here
Calendar of Meetings
Full Calendar of Meetings 2023-2024 – download the document of meetings here
Finance Committee: 18:00 Monday 27th November 2023
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 4th December 2023 Mortimer Hall
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 8th January 2024 Mortimer Hall
Staffing and Standards Committee: 18:00 Monday 29th January 2024 Mortimer Hall (closed meeting)
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 5th February 2024 Mortimer Hall
Environment Committee: 18:00 Monday 26th February 2023 Mortimer Hall
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 4th March 2024 Mortimer Hall
Pavilion, Recreation Grounds, Allotments and Cemetery Committee: 18:00 Monday 25th March 2024 Mortimer Hall
Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 1st April 2024 Mortimer Hall
Finance Committee: 18:00 Monday 29th April 2024
Clerk: Tim Cann – 01865-203139, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Duncan Hatfield 07706998224, email@example.com
Vice-Chair: Pat Hall 01865-241 696, firstname.lastname@example.org
MP: Annelise Dodds, 01865-595790, email@example.com
County Cllr: Mark Lygo, 07826527047, Mark.Lygo@Oxfordshire.gov.uk
City Cllr: Mary Clarkson, 01865751493, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Cllr: Alistair Morris, 01865724081, email@example.com
Other Parish Councillors: follow this link
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 page
News, Events & Activities
Old Marston Parish Council
School Christmas Bazaar
St Nicholas School Old Marston will be holding their Christmas Bazaar on 1st December 2023 from 15:10 to 16:30.
The next Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 14:30 to 16:30 outside the vicarage and in the church hall. It is free and open to all. Download the poster here.
Join Christmas Choir
St Nicholas parish church is looking for people to join their choir for the Nine Lessons and Carols service at 16:00 on Sunday 17th December 2023. There will be a practice on Thursdays 7th and 14th December at 18:30 – no audition needed. Contac Neil firstname.lastname@example.org. – for more information please download the poster here
Marston Saints are organising a charity fundraising event on Friday 15th December 2023 starting 18:30 at the pavilion. Please do sponsor the firewalkers or even take part. Download the poster here for more information.
Christmas Services and Events
You can find out the local services and events in Old Marston for Christmas on St Nicholas Church website here
School Places Applications
If your child was born on or between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you need to apply for a primary school place now.
You must still apply even if your child already attends a nursery attached to the school.
Deadline for applications is 15 January 2024.
For help and information:
Tel: 0345 241 2487
Diversion of Footpath Consultation
The county council have enacted an order to divert the route of footpath 10 beside River Cherwell. You can have your say on this until 1st December 2023. Download the following documents to find out more:
The Proposed Diversion
The legal line of FP10 runs along the eastern bank of the River Cherwell opposite Park Town in Oxford. Erosion of the riverbank has created an inlet and has been caused both by people and dogs accessing the water and punts etc. grounding themselves in the inlet. This is causing damage to the land which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI New Marston Meadows). The University wish to install a wooden post and rail fence between the footpath and the river to prevent further erosion to the riverbank. This measure has been discussed with Natural England. The diversion of the path is shown on plan HA1980s119/766/03734.
The length of footpath to be diverted is approximately 43m long whereas the new footpath is approximately 54m long. The new path is 3m wide. No structures (gates) will be installed along the path. Please note that the plan does not show the erosion as it is based on Ordnance Survey mapping and so shows what appears to be an uneroded riverbank.
Messy Church returns on Sunday 17th December 2023 at 10:00 at St Nicholas Church Hall Elsfield Road. Free and all ages welcome. There will be crafts, bible stories, singing, prayer and breakfast. Find out more at their website: https://stnicholasmarston.org.uk/messy-church/
Suspension of Parking
Road Works Haynes Road
Road Works Cotswold Crescent
Reason: To facilitate Potable water mains renewals an disconnection/abandonment of the existing 4″ CI water main. Starting on 23 January 2024. The anticipated completion date is 23rd February 2024 (date included). This will operate between 08:00 and 18:00.
Council Wins Award
Old Marston Parish Council has been awarded the Quality Award by the Local Council Award Scheme which is run by the National Association of Local Councils to encourage standards in local councils. Special thanks to our clerk Tim Cann for all his hard work in helping to make this happen.
Hill View Farm/Almonds Farm latest
Hill View Farm development is still undergoing judicial review due to an appeal. Almonds Farm developments has now been approved by judicial review and work is expected to start soon although date not confirmed yet.
Reporting a Street Fault
To find and report road or street problems – please contact the county highways department. You can easily do this on-line by following this link: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/
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, be added to our email alerts list, 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.
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