Council services


Your Council are actively involved in organising an A-Z of local services which are financed through your local taxes plus supplementary grants where available.

We...
  • arrange grass cutting of Recreation Ground and grass verges
  • arrange hedge trimming on Main Street
  • arrange tree pruning of trees on Recreation Ground/Village Hall area
  • inspect and maintain/improve the play area and Recreation Ground
  • provide and maintain play/area Recreation ground gates and fencing/handrails
  • organise the 'Playspace and Playing Field Carer' volunteer rota
  • arrange for annual safety inspections of the play area
  • recruited and brief the Village Handyman to carry out maintenance and repairs to council assets
  • provide the Chiropody Clinic service
  • provide and update the village noticeboard
  • provide the village interpretation board
  • provide and update the recreation ground gate sign
  • provide and fund the maintenance of planters
  • provide and maintain the street and park benches and picnic tables
  • provide dog waste bins and litter bins and arrange for emptying
  • subscribe to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
  • subscribe to Our Centre
  • subscribe to the Ringmaster service
  • subscribe to the Neighbourhood Watch scheme
  • organise Community Speedwatch sessions
  • provide 'Walks around Oxton' leaflets
  • enter Oxton in the Best Kept Village competition
  • help sponsor the Parish magazine 'Dover Beck'
  • support Village Plan initiatives
  • fund Village Plan projects
  • ensure supplies of risk and resilience materials eg sandbags, water level monitors, grit bags
  • establish and liaise with Flood Wardens
  • monitor/report on condition of street drains and ditches
  • monitor/report on flooding issues
  • commission flooding assessment surveys
  • monitor/report condition of streetlights
  • monitor/report highways issues and road signage
  • provide blue grit bins/salt refills
  • establish and liaise with the Snow Warden
  • participate in the Local Council Review
  • make representations to Local Authorities
  • respond to planning applications
  • subscribe to NALC (Nottinghamshire Association of Local Councils) and attend meetings
  • commission housing surveys to identify needs for local housing stock
  • respond to Local Authority and Government consultations
  • participate in local meetings and events and training seminars
  • rent the Village Hall to the Village Hall Management Committee
  • subsidise Village Hall car park lighting
  • help organise the Annual Parish Boundary walk
  • arrange the Annual Parish Meeting
  • apply for grants and other forms of supplementary funding
  • maintain the Parish Council website
  • employ the Clerk
  • arrange Public Liability Insurance cover and other insurances
  • arrange for annual account audits
  • act as the Corporate Trustee of the Recreation Ground Charity
  • monitor cemetery/burial plot requirements