Lower Heyford & Caulcott
The Parish Council seeks to look after the interests of the community of Lower Heyford and Caulcott. It deals with the District and County Councils on local issues such as highways, traffic, housing, rights of way and street lighting and it is consulted on all local planning matters.
Parish Councils are part of the local government system and work closely with District and County Councils to help ensure that the services in the village are maintained and developed. Representatives from the District and County Council often attend Parish Council meetings.
Parish Council meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.00pm in the King George’s Field Community and Sports Centre, Mill Lane in Lower Heyford. There is no meeting held in August or December. The meetings in February, April, June, and October are put in the diary at the beginning of the year but are cancelled unless there is urgent business to be considered.
All villagers are very welcome to attend. The agenda is posted on the website and village notice boards at least three days before the meeting and will confirm the date of the next meeting.
If you wish to receive minutes and agendas by e-mail please send an e-mail to the Parish Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a note of your name and address and she will send these to you as soon as they are prepared. The minutes of all meetings are posted on the notice boards and also here on the heyford.info website.
The Parish Clerk (01869 347000) is the main contact for the PC within the village so please feel free to contact her or send her an e-mail at email@example.com with any problems/questions you may have that you feel the Parish Council could help you with.
The following people are Parish Councillors and are subject to election every four years. Their details are on the notice boards so please do not hesitate to contact any of them if you have any matters that you feel should be brought to the attention of the Parish Council.
List of Councillors
The Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor.
For more information please contact Cathy Fleet, the Parish Clerk by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07989 398 838
I am a retired computer science lecturer and now work part-time with a local company involved with data analysis and software development.
I have lived in Lower Heyford since 2002 and I am married to Elaine Cox, a writer and academic with keen environmental interests.
We live at The Old Steam Mill, Station Road.
I also coordinate the village allotments and I look after the village website.
I moved to Lower Heyford in 2018 with my wife, Rachel, and our two young daughters, Abby and Isla, both of whom attend Heyford Park Free School. I joined the Parish Council to represent perspectives of younger families and to assist in the organisation of events and schemes that foster a strong community spirit. I assumed the role of LHPC Chair in September 2020
Rachel works as a director of an events management company and I am a serving member of the Armed Forces. While the children like to dance, Rachel and I enjoy football and skiing.
Address: Mill Lane Cottage, Mill Lane, Lower Heyford,
My name is Sarah Varney . I have lived in Caulcott for 41 years I am married with 2 children I have 4 grandchildren. I work at M&S Cherwell valley.I am a keen gardener and like knitting.
I am a Paramedic with South Central Ambulance Service, married to Beccy, and have two young daughters, Phoebe and Blossom. We have been in the village since 2018.
I have an interest in promoting the values of rural life and wish to act as another voice for younger families within the parish.
I am Clerk to the parish of Lower Heyford and 5 other villages in the immediate area. I have 14 years experience as Parish Clerk and have gained the recognised qualification in Local Council Administration (CILCA). Prior to being a parish clerk, I spent many years in secretarial and PA roles. My main function is to provide advice and support to councillors and to act as Responsible Financial Officer for the council and to be the first point of contact for parishioners.
When I am not clerking, I embrace all aspects of country life from growing veggies and keeping chickens to bellringing and various crafts, and I also have a dog and 8 grandchildren which keep me busy!
I live in a nearby village and can be contacted by email email@example.com or by phone on 07989 398 838
Urgent Public Notices
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 21ST SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE NEW DATE IS 5TH OCTOBER AT 19.30h
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)
Notice of Temporary Traffic Order
Lower Heyford-B4030 Station Road
Prohibition of Through Traffic
Date of Order: 2 October 2023
Coming into force: 23 October 2023
This Order is being introduced because of carriageway resurfacing work
which are anticipated to be completed on 1 December 2023.
The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in that
section of the B4030 Station Road between its junction with B4030 Heyford
Road and Heyford Bridge.
Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are
Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance services and for the
works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed
section of road.
The alternative route for traffic affected by the closure is via B4030 > A4260 >
B4027 > A4095 > B430 > B4030 and vice versa.
This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months or until the
works have been completed whichever is the sooner.
Traffic Regulations Team (T12424 / RAG) for the Corporate Director :
Environment and Place, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND. 0345 310 1111
TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic
Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council
TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY
BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES
LOCATION: Freehold Street, Lower Heyford
REASON: To facilitate excavate trench, install ducts, backfill, and
reinstate for new cable route.
DURATION: Starting on 20/11/2023
The anticipated completion date is 24/11/2023
( Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5
ACCESS: Limited access will be maintained for emergency service
vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of
road, subject to the progress of the works
SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Freehold Street, The Lane, B4030
and Vice Versa.
Corporate Director : Environment and Place
CHERWELL DISTRICT COUNCIL
PLANNING POLICY CONSULTATION
22 SEPTEMBER 2023 TO 3 NOVEMBER 2023
Cherwell Local Plan Review 2040 – Regulation 18 Consultation Draft
We are preparing a new Local Plan for Cherwell and would like your views. We are presenting a draft
of the Plan for consultation so that you can consider our emerging proposals. It has been prepared to
prompt discussion and feedback on new planning policies to guide the delivery of sustainable
development across the district.
The draft Plan sets out a vision and proposes homes, employment land, infrastructure and other
essential services required to support the local community over the Plan period.
Inspect the Documents
The draft Cherwell Local Plan Review 2040 and supporting documents are available to view on-line at
Documents available for download
Parish Council Bulletins
Parish Council Policy and Procedure Documents
LHPC Accounting Statement March 2020 (2)
LHPC Annual Governance Statement March 2020 (1)
LHPC Year End Accounts March 2020
Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return 2020
LHPC Accounts 2018-19 – Payments
LHPC Accounts 2018-19 – Reconciliation
LHPC Accounts 2018-19 – Assets
Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement June 2019 (1)
Notice of conclusion of audit and auditor’s certificate Sept 2019
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Receipts
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Payments
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Interest
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Reconciliation
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Budget v Spending
LHPC Governance Statement 2018
LHPC Internal audit report 2018
LHPC Accounting Statement 2017-18
LHPC Annual Governance Statement 2017-18
LHPC External Audit Report 2017-18
LHPC Internal Audit Report 2017-18
LHPC Notice-of-Conclusion-of-Audit 2017-18
Agendas of future meetings
Minutes of previous meetings
2021 May - Annual Parish Meeting
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