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Nuneham Courtenay Parish Council News December 21

Nuneham Courtenay Parish Council News


Christmas tree collection-point

The parish council has arranged with the district council for Nuneham Courtenay to have a Christmas tree collection-point, like the last two years. You will be able to leave your Christmas tree at the piece of land that is meant to serve as a car park for users of the Village Hall.  The trees should be collected on Wednesday 12th January. A few of you left your tree there last year but, unfortunately, Biffa did not collect them until April or May.


Housing Infrastructure Fund 1 Relief Road

At its November meeting, the Council decided to oppose the construction of the Housing Infrastructure Fund 1 Relief Road, associated with the Didcot Garden Town development, which will consist of four separate but interdependent highway schemes from the A34 Milton Interchange to the B4015 east of Clifton Hampden, in view of its likely impact on the village.

The Council also decided to join the group of four parish councils already working together to combat the proposals – Appleford, Burcot & Clifton Hampden, Culham and Sutton Courtenay.  The County Council has submitted a planning application to itself for the road and the deadline for responses is 11th December.

Next Council meeting

The Council’s next meeting is on Tuesday 4th January at 7pm in the Village Hall.

This is the meeting where the Council has to agree its budget for 2022-23 and decide how much the addition to your Council Tax bills will be next year to cover the work of the Council – this year and the year before the addition to your Council Tax has been £60 for a Band D property, a little over £1 per week.

Nicola Misseldine, who was co-opted to the vacant place on the Council in June, has been conducting very thorough research on traffic calming and pedestrian crossings. She shared her initial findings with the Council at its last meeting and undertook to do some more research.  So, at that meeting the Council decided it would consider at its next meeting in January whether to apply for a 20mph limit through the village and whether to try to commission a seismological survey to measure damage to the houses along the main road from passing traffic.