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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF LOWER HEYFORD
I am a chartered accountant and retired finance director aged 59, married to Victoria, who hails from Broadwell near Burford, with two children, Louisa and Carroll, who started their education at nursery in Lower Heyford and primary in Steeple Aston, and two steps, Patrick and Archie, who has just begun a DPhil in Oxford. I grew up in London and the Highlands but was educated either side of Lower Heyford in Buckingham (Stowe) and Oxford (New College).
Living in the village since 1993, I joined the parish council in the 1990’s and have represented the Astons & Heyfords ward of Cherwell District Council since it was created in 2002. Locally, I serve as a trustee of Dr Radcliffe’s School Trust, as a church warden and PCC member at St Mary’s, Lower Heyford, as a member of the Deanery and Diocesan Synods, and as a magistrate and deputy chairman of the Oxfordshire bench. A former county commander of St John Ambulance, I now chair the Order of St John in Oxfordshire and, after 25 years service in the cavalry and yeomanry, organise the Poppy Appeal for the Heyfords branch of the Royal British Legion. Nationally, I serve as trustee, treasurer or chairman of a range of charities in the ex-service, disability and medical research fields and as a past master of my livery company.
Chris and I have lived in Lower Heyford since 2002. We came from London where I worked in the world of antiques and have brought up our two boys, Oliver and George, in this beautiful spot in the Cherwell Valley.
We live at Darville House on Station Road which was once the Red Lion Inn. I have been involved in the community in a number of ways: secretary of Steeple Aston Pre-School and helper at ‘The Heyford Ark’ toddler group at Heyford Park.
My sons also attended the primary schools at Fritwell and Steeple Aston. More recently I started a pop-up cafe at St Mary’s Church every Thursday morning and have been involved as Secretary and Lower Heyford representative of the Mid Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Forum.
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, OX25 5PG
I am a Paramedic with South Central Ambulance Service, married to Beccy, and have two young daughters, Phoebe and Blossom. We live at Woodsdide Cottage on Station Road and 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 3 other villages in the immediate area. I have 10 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 Steeple Aston and can be contacted by email email@example.com or by phone on 01869 347000 or mobile 07989 398 838
Urgent Public Notices
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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