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Welcome to Enstone Parish. If you live in Neat Enstone, Church Enstone, Cleveley, Lidstone, Gagingwell, Chalford, Radford, Fulwell or Broadstonehill this site is for you.

There are 3 levels of local government in Oxfordshire - County Council, District Council and Parish Council. The Enstone Parish Council is a democratically elected body of councillors. A local rate is levied and collected by the district council as part of the council tax. The Parish Council plays an important role in the local community and is a vital link to district and county councils and other agencies on local issues.



A Meeting to discuss 'The Mullin Project' Planning Application - Monday 17th January at 6.30pm - Enstone Parish Hall

The Driving Centre, Enstone, 18/03319/OUT – The Mullin Project – Construction of museum building, show lane building. Corporate hospitality building, energy centre/store building, workshop building. Formation of car exercise road. Construction of 28 holiday lodges. Formation of landscaped grounds. Associated site services and external works. The application will be discussed on Monday 17th December at 6.30 pm in The Main Hall at the Parish Hall with the Parish Council wishing to hear the views of residents.

Below is an extract from the Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 29th November 2018:

  1. The Parish Council discussed the plans with concerns relating to the use of the S106 monies – WODC has asked for the developers to fund circa £12.7 million, £11 million of which will be put towards the renovation of the Great Tew Estate and £1.7 million towards Highways – this needs further clarification from the Planning Department.
  2. Cllr. Shaw explained that the Ecological Report was an improvement from the previous report but that the survey needs to be undertaken in the spring or summer – this report was undertaken in October so did not include the range of plant life that exists during the spring and summer months.
  3. The Green Lane was discussed as this had not yet been adopted by Highways. County Cllr. Hilary Hibbert-Biles will investigate who currently owns the Green Lane and whether or not it is going to be adopted by Highways. The Green Lane will need to be widened and trees will have to be cut down.
  4. Cllr. Knott had concerns regarding Edgar’s Planning Statement that showed that the area will continue to expand, should planning be approved. There will be research and administration offices. There are, in fact, two entrances and not one, as stated. The concern is regards to the increase in traffic around the area in addition to Soho Farmhouse, Heythrop Park Resort and Renault Motorsport.
  5. Cllr. Lee explained that the traffic survey undertaken by Highways raised no concerns.
  6. A resident commented that this planning application will be an excellent investment in the area, particularly because of Brexit, and that it was very good for Oxfordshire.
  7. A resident queried whether the Mullin Project would affect the Bicester Heritage Site that provided apprenticeship schemes.

The Church of St. Kenelm - A Service of Celebration & Rededication

St. Kenelm's

On Sunday 25th November a service of celebration and rededication was held at St. Kenelm's following the restoration and re-ordering. The last full restoration was completed in 1856. Over the past 30 years the roof has been renewed, threats from beetle and damp have been eliminated and a proper heating system has been installed. The most recent work has been the most ambitious: transforming the interior of the building with complete redecoration, new lighting, a new organ, kitchen and toilet facilities and a new vestry. The aesthetics of the building have been enhanced with the introduction of new flexible seating and a mosaic of Venetian glass depicting the life of St. Kenelm by the artist Nicholas Mynheer (pictured below in front of his work)

So many individuals tirelessly organised and supported fund-raising events, pledged money and offered their skills and services. During the 30 year's of restoration over £1 million was been raised. The congregation was thanked by the Revd. Mark Abrey, Rector of the Chase Benefice, along with the Bishop of Dorchester. Representatives of those involved with the design and execution of the work along with those involved in the re-ordering handed over the plans and unveiled the reredos to the Archdeacon of Dorchester.

St. Kenelm's

Enstone Community SpeedWatch

Enstone SpeedWatch

Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in communities. It contributes to the severity of road traffic collisions and increases the impact on the lives of people in the community.

As part of the Community SpeedWatch traffic monitoring scheme, coordinated by Thames Valley Police, Enstone Parish Council have obtained a hand held Speed Indication Device for volunteers to carry out regular speed checks in known hot spots within Enstone Parish.

How it works:


Chris Jones

Community Policing

Thames Valley Police

I am Chris Jones the PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) for your area and here to assist your parish and community with your policing needs in anyway I can. I am based out of Woodstock Police Station however my area beat is Great Rollright, The Bartons, Sandford St. Martin, Ledwell, Over Worton, Nether Worton, Great Tew, Little Tew, Swerford and Enstone.

My job is to assist in tackling rural crime and deal with crime related incidents and anti-social behaviour, general nuisance issues and many other concerns. This in turn contributes to Thames Valley Police’s aims of raising visibility and reassuring the public.

Please, if you have any police issues you think I might be able to help you with then stop me and have a chat or contact me on:


Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.

The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.

It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.

Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.

How to protect yourself

Get your computer checked for any additional programmes or software that may have been installed. Contact your bank to stop any further payments being taken.

Action Fraud can be contacted on 0300 123 2040

www.actionfraud.police.uk


Telephone Scam Warning from Thames Valley Police

From a phone number of 01264 976 183, an Indian/Asian sounding male claiming to be from Witney Police station with reference to ID Fraud asking for our caller to log on to their computer.

There have been many complaints to other agencies about an Asian male saying he is from BT, Talk Talk or the National Crime Agency.

This is a Scam and we would ask residents to HANG UP and report to Action Fraud or your phone provider.

Action Fraud can be contacted on 0300 123 2040

www.actionfraud.police.uk


Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021

This new Plan consists of five broad strategic priorities which are:

1.  Vulnerability – Managing demand on services through working together with a particular focus on mental health, elder abuse, hidden abuse, and the criminal justice experience for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

2.  Prevention and Early Intervention – Improving safeguarding in both the physical space and virtual space including tackling cyber crime, road safety, peer on peer abuse, hate crime and female genital mutilation (FGM).

3.  Reducing Re-offending – Targeting and managing harm and risk with a focus on substance misuse, violence involving weapons and offender management including perpetrators of domestic abuse.

4.  Serious Organised Crime and Terrorism – Improving the local response including increased public awareness, promoting a ‘dare to share’ culture, and preventing violent extremism and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

5.  Police Ethics and Reform – Increasing the pace of change with a focus on improved support for victims, accelerated uptake of new technology, and improving the perceptions of police among young people.

The priorities and aims in the Plan will be addressed in greater detail through the delivery plans of Thames Valley Police, the Office of the PCC and other partner service delivery plans, particularly Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).

The plan was developed using a broad range of information including the evaluation of research documents, analysis of crime trends, horizon scanning to identify future trends and consultation with partners including the police and local authorities.

It was also informed by the views of the nearly 5000 residents of Thames Valley, including over 1000 young people, who took part in the PCCs policing and crime survey in 2016.

The full plan can be found on the PCC website by clicking here.


NOTICE – Right to Record Meetings of the Council


Please note that the public and the media have a right to record meetings of the council.

Should you wish to record a meeting it would be helpful if you could notify the Clerk or the Chairman so that they can ensure you have the necessary facilities and so that other members of the public can be notified that the meeting is being recorded.

Please note that the Chairman has the right to ask that recording be stopped if the Chairman reasonably believes that the meeting is being disrupted because of the recording, if the recording is preventing the public participating or is inhibiting community involvement or if the meeting moves into confidential session.

If you object to being recorded please notify the Chairman or Clerk. We will endeavour to ensure that your objections are respected. However we are not able to guarantee this. This is a public meeting and there is a statutory right for anyone to record it.

Anyone at the meeting may use Twitter, Facebook or similar social media provided that the Chairman does not consider their actions are disrupting the proceedings of the meeting.


Community Connect

community connect

Helping older people improve their quality of life.
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We can help you find out about local services and support, such as:

You can talk to us by phone, email or invite us to visit you.

JUST ASK! on 01608 648099

communityconnect@wocab.org.uk
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