Chinnor News - August 2017

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm, Friday 9am to 1pm, closed weekends and Bank Holidays

The Council and Clerk are happy to answer any questions between meetings if you call, write or email.

All food bags, recycle sacks and dog waste bags are for sale in the office, along with tickets for sale.


Parish Council Meeting Dates

Each meeting of the Council is held in the Council Chamber, Community Pavilion, Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4PU and the meeting starts at 7pm, unless otherwise stated.

The public are welcome to all the meetings and at the beginning of each meeting is a 15 minute public forum section for issues to be raised and discussed.

The public cannot comment or join in the meeting following this public forum section.

The agenda for each meeting will be displayed on the website three working days prior to the meeting.

The minutes from previous meetings are displayed on the website following the next Full Council meeting when they are approved.

First Monday of each month            Full Council meeting

Second Monday of each month           Environment Committee meeting

Third Monday of each month            Planning Committee meeting

Fourth Monday of each month            Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting


Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Vote on 7th September 2017

Vote in the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Following independent examination by Nigel McGurk BSc (Hons) MCD MBA MRTPI the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan has been given the go ahead to proceed to a public referendum. The neighbourhood plan is a document that, when adopted, will give local residents a say in how their community grows and develops over the coming years.

On 7 September 2017 Chinnor residents can vote in a referendum on whether their community should formally adopt the proposed Neighbourhood Plan.

A hard copy of the documents is available for viewing at the Parish Council Office.


Bank Holiday Waste Collection Changes

Wednesday 30th August – Biffa will collect the Green recycle bin and garden waste collection (no collections on the Tuesday)

Please leave the bins out the night before and do not bring them in until empty.

As you are aware Biffa are experiencing numerous vehicle issues which does mean some bins are not collected until late or the following day.

Any issues please call Biffa directly on 03000 610610


Hedge Cutting

Please ensure your hedge is cut back to your boundary edge to avoid issues with pedestrians.

If your hedge is on a boundary to a footpath it needs to be cut back to your boundary otherwise Oxfordshire County Council will visit for inspection.

Please follow appropriate guidelines for hedge cutting so as not to damage nests etc.


Reminder - Please DO NOT feed the Red Kites.

The Chilterns Conservation Board urges the public not to feed red kites.

They should be left to feed naturally in the wider countryside, thus enabling them to find a naturally sustainable level.

If you currently feed the kites then the advice is to gradually reduce the amount and frequency, and eventually cease altogether.

This phased approach will allow the birds to spread out into the wider countryside to find alternative sources of food.


Speeding Indication Device in Chinnor

Thames Valley Police and Chinnor Parish Council are working together to try and reduce speeding in our village.

A speed indication device (SID) will be deployed in a few key areas in the village over the next few weeks.

If you wish to assist the voluntary group, who will be using the SID in the village, please call 01844 353267 so we can organise suitable training.


Carousel Bus route 40 - Revised route from 3rd September 2017

Thame – Towersey – Chinnor – Stokenchurch – High Wycombe

Major route revisions will take place which include no longer serving Towersey village at off peak times Mondays to Fridays – all Saturday journeys serving Towersey will cease.

Buses will run up to 10 minutes earlier than currently scheduled.

Frequency on a Sunday increased between Stokenchurch and Wycombe to every hour rather than every two. New timetables will be available from the Parish Council offices soon.


Small Community Grants - Open until 17th September 2017

Please email for a grants application form.

Chinnor Parish Council is committed to giving financial support to local initiatives but has a responsibility to distribute grants in a fair and equitable manner to reflect the value of the organisations, services or activities to the residents of Chinnor. To this end the council will consider only donating to organisations, services or activities which can demonstrate that the money will make a real difference to the services that they offer to The Parish.

The Parish Council will not fund activities outside its powers and functions or activities which it considers to be the responsibility of a Statutory Authority.

Applications for small grants are considered by the Council at its September Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting and must be submitted by 17th September 2017 to or delivered to the office before this date. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have already applied in this financial year please do not apply again.

Successful applications will have a cheque forwarded during October 2017.


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