The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 28 January at the usual time of 8.00pm, but as previously, we’ll be meeting via Zoom (https://zoom.us/) with the meeting ID 826 2703 5697
We’d love to welcome as many of you as possible, but when you join, please do use your name otherwise, we may not be able to admit you. Your names will not, however, be recorded in the attendance list or the Minutes.
The current regulations and meeting procedures will be followed as if we were meeting in person.
As usual, the agenda, meeting papers and links to the planning applications are available in the agenda section We’ll look forward to ‘seeing’ some of you on Thursday.
The Inquiry started on Tuesday 9th February and will be available online via YouTube – it starts at 10.00am and the opening statements begin at 11.00am. Please do ensure you hear Sasha White’s address – its brilliant! We would very much like as many people as possible to tune in – so even if you are not able to listen to the whole day, if you can have it running in the background it makes a change from the radio! The Planning inspectorate will be watching the viewing numbers, so let your friends know! The more interest there is in the Inquiry the better!
Attached timetable which is colour coded by Cherwell District Council, PAW and Great Wolf, the topics covered are specified.
Following the resignation of Katie Mimpress, the Parish Council has a vacancy for a Councillor.
If you are interested in helping serve the community please speak to one of the Councillors or contact the Clerk.
No experience is necessary, but there is lots of training available.
More information about the role together with a simple application form is available on the Councillor Vacancy page
Come and join us!
Infection Rate and Local Communications – In the seven days up to 15 January 2021 there were 801 new cases in Cherwell. This is equivalent to a weekly rate of 532.2 per 100,000 residents. Whilst slightly down on last week, the figures for Cherwell are still over six times higher than they were in early December, so we still have a long way to go. Moreover, the NHS in Oxfordshire is currently caring for twice the number of COVID-19 patients than at the peak of the first wave in spring 2020 and is under immense pressure. We need to make sure the recent fall in cases is sustained and the only way we can do that is by sticking to the lockdown rules and following public health guidance. The measures are there to protect the NHS and our vital social care services, and to save lives. It is vital everyone does their bit during this difficult period to support the NHS and our social care staff to stop the spread.
There is now a COVID-19 dashboard on the county council’s website where you can access daily COVID-19 statistics.
Community COVID-19 testing services for key workers will start to be rolled out in Oxfordshire in early February. The new service will be for those who have to leave home to go to work during lockdown. They will be at three locations in the county – one in Banbury, one in Wantage, and one in the city of Oxford. More information can be found in the news story on the county council’s website.
Vaccination – Local vaccination sites often serve a number of GP practices – this means that patients may need to travel to a neighbouring town or village to receive their vaccination. Each local vaccination site is managing its own patient lists and is working through them as quickly as possible, as vaccine supplies are delivered. Vaccine supplies are being allocated nationally and so not all sites will be operational all of the time.
REMEMBER: Stay Home – Stop The Spread – Save Lives
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