The Chair of the Parish Council was assumed in September by Celia Collet as Dr John Rodda has chosen to relinquish the Chair. He had been in the Chair since May 2003. Thanks go to John Rodda for all his hard work and excellent contributions as Chair. We also welcome Nick Spencer as a new member of The Parish Council.
Police - Sergeant Rees, the Area Beat Sergeant has advised the Council that, despite a recent restructuring of the local police service, we should see no reduction or change to the police vigilance in our village.
Oxfordshire 2016 Structure Plan - we have been advised by Lord Bradshaw, OCC, that at present further major housing developments are planned for the Didcot, Grove and Bicester areas.
Hospitals - Due to overspending in the NHS in Oxfordshire the threat of serious bed closures and service reduction in Oxford, (as recently announced by The Nuffield Orthopaedic Trust) and to community hospitals is a very real problem and should be resisted at any forthcoming meetings.
Concessionary Fares - Those who are recipients of travel tokens should watch for announcements about any changes regarding Concessionary Fares.
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan - Final Draft - Please look out for posters regarding village meetings as there are changes that could have implications for you.
Itís a Knock Out - This event was a great success and thanks go to all concerned and participants.
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell boundary map - Due to the likely warding of the Shillingford Hill area of our Parish an identifiable boundary line between Brightwell-cum-Sotwell and Shillingford Hill has been determined.
Skate Park - The Council has expressed an interest in being able to use a mobile skate park that may come to the village with trained supervisors from time to time. 2006 Grants - The Council will consider applications for donations to Parish Organisations. Should your society or club wish to bid for a grant from The Parish Council, please contact Jane Dix, the Parish Clerk, on 826968 to obtain forms. Completed forms to be returned by 26 November.
Flies - The recent problem with flies in the village was brought to the attention of the Council and was stated to be a matter due to the weather rather than a farm related issue.