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Serious dog attack in Oxton

posted Aug 22, 2017, 3:55 AM by Karen Birks

At the end of July a dog was attacked on Windmill Hill leaving the poor animal with serious injuries and the owners with a large vet bill.  The injured dog was being walked on a lead by a gentleman and his daughter. An unprovoked attack took place by a dog which was not on a lead and was being walked by an owner who did not appear to have control over his pet. It was a very traumatic experience for all concerned and because of the shock and confusion of the situation the owner of the injured dog was not able to identify either the owner of the aggressive dog or the exact bread of the dog but has described it as a large tan coloured boxer/bull mastiff type of dog.

This incident has been reported to the police has also been brought to the attention of Oxton Parish Council and the Parish Council are working with Newark and Sherwood District Council and the dog warden to ascertain if any action can be taken either to identify the culprit or reduce the chance of such an attack happening again. If anyone has any information which they think could be useful concerning this event please can you either get in touch with Karen Birks, the Parish Clerk, or contact the police directly quoting the crime number 755 17072017.

The Parish Council has serious concerns about the issue of dangerous and aggressive dogs being walked in the parish and this particular incident has highlighted that it is a very real problem.

Best Kept Village Competition 2017 - Success in First Round

posted Jun 28, 2017, 8:54 AM by Karen Birks

SUCCESS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION

 

The judging for the first round of the Nottinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition is now complete and Oxton has been placed in the top four for its section. This is GREAT NEWS and well done to all who have been making special efforts to keep the village neat, tidy and looking its best. Oxton has now been forwarded to the next and final round and judging for this will take place between Sunday 2nd July and Friday 21st July. The calibre of the four villages in this final is very high and it is important that Oxton continues to keep up the good work in keeping the village looking good. The Parish Council continue to ensure the verges and hedges are cut regularly, the recreation field, play area, notice boards etc are kept well maintained and is very grateful to all the residents and volunteers who do their bit to ensure entrances to properties and other parts of the village are kept neat and tidy, the planters look good and litter is picked up.

Please keep up the good work as we move into the final round of this competition and GOOD LUCK to Oxton!

Oxton Annual Village Meeting 18th May

posted May 16, 2017, 3:41 AM by Karen Birks

The Annual meeting will take place this year on Thursday 18th May at 7:30pm - all are welcome to come and listen to information about various groups/activities in the village and have your say in the Open Forum section. Agenda is below:

             AGENDA FOR OXTON ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

7:30pm THURSDAY 18th MAY 2017

OXTON VILLAGE HALL – Sylvia Bell Room

     1.     Apologies for absence

2.     Minutes of the meeting held on 19th May 2016.

3.     Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting of 19th May 2016

4.     Chairman’s Address – Jan Sablitzky

5.     Financial Report –  Karen Birks

6.     Workhouse Close Trustees Report – Colin Rieley

7.     Cricket Club – Matt Wheatley

8.     Village Shop – Gill Gibson

9.     Oxton Pantomime – David Wilkes

10.         Oxton Village Hall – Mike Hulme

11.         Oxton Fete – Mark Foxwell – OxtonFete@yahoo.com

12.         Risk and resilience – Nick Borrett

13.         Wildlife in Oxton – Margaret Cooper

14.         Open forum

  Everyone in Oxton is very welcome to attend this meeting

HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY IN OXTON

posted Dec 14, 2016, 9:12 AM by Karen Birks

A housing needs survey in Oxton was carried out in October/November 2016 by Midland Rural Housing on behalf of Newark and Sherwood District Council. The Parish Council have been involved in this process and encouraged all residents of the village to take part in the survey.  The results have now been collated and analysed and the final report is attached below.

Funding available from County Council - any ideas for projects?

posted Oct 22, 2016, 2:45 AM by Karen Birks

Do you have an idea for Nottinghamshire County Council¹s Supporting Local

Communities¹ fund?

This fund is designed to help communities deliver projects that will offer
environmental, economic and community benefits.  This type of fund helped
support the costs of Oxton's new playspace and our new village noticeboard a
few years ago.  If you have any fresh ideas, please contact Karen Birks, the
Parish Council Clerk as quickly as possible karenbirks@live.com 01636 812023
(any formal applications have to be in to NCC by 16 December).
More info is at: 

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/finance-and-budget/grants-and-funding/supporting-local-communities-fund

Access Council Services in Southwell Library

posted Sep 17, 2016, 5:03 AM by Karen Birks

From 27th September you will be able to visit Southwell Library twice a week (all day on Tuesday and mornings on Thursday) to speak to staff from Newark and Sherwood District Council about planning, waste management , council tax, housing, licensing and any other issues.
See the posters below for more details

Consultation on Housing development documents

posted Aug 22, 2016, 7:15 AM by Karen Birks

 Newark and Sherwood District Council are currently amending their housing development documents and one of these documents – the Preferred Approach Strategy – is out for consultation. This means that anyone who lives in the Newark and Sherwood area (which includes Oxton) can read the documents and make comments. This document sets out future development targets based on the latest evidence, sets out where new development should be and includes some new affordable housing policies. In the case of communities such as Oxton the issues of the Green Belt is clearly significant and in the document, the District Council has sought to clarify the current circumstances relating to Green Belt policy by suggesting amendments and allowing for rural affordable exceptions sites.

The District Council welcomes the views of residents on all these matters.

The consultation runs to the 23rd September 2016. All the documentation is available on the Newark and Sherwood District Council website www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/planreview and will be placed on deposit in the Libraries in the District so please take a look if you are interested.

VACANCY for Parish Councillor

posted Aug 5, 2016, 2:40 AM by Karen Birks


OXTON PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR ONE COUNCILLOR

 

OXTON PARISH COUNCIL RECENTLY REQUIRED TWO NEW PARISH COUNCILLORS – ONE OF THESE POSITIONS HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN BUT THERE IS STILL ANOTHER VACANCY. THIS WILL BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION AT THE OCTOBER PC MEETING

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FILLING THE VACANCY?

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT THE THINGS WHICH HAPPEN IN OXTON?

 

IF SO PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING TO BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY 4th OCTOBER 2016 EXPLAINING WHY YOU WISH TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL AND WHAT BENEFITS YOU THINK YOU CAN OFFER THE COUNCIL.

 

Applications to be sent to:

 

Karen Birks

Clerk to Oxton Parish Council

Ridings

Halloughton

Near Southwell

Notts

NG25 0QP

 

Or via E-mail to karenbirks@live.com

 

If you would like to know more about this role please contact one of the parish councillors or the clerk, Karen Birks on 01636 812023.Further details about the Parish Council can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/oxpcouncil/

Changes to Oxton bus service August 2016

posted Jul 20, 2016, 1:16 AM by Karen Birks

- The bus service to and from Oxton is changing from the 29th August 2016.
- The NCT 47 will no longer call at Oxton or take passengers all the way to    Nottingham. 
- A new service 747 will provide buses to Calverton and Lowdham. This new bus route  will operate Monday to Saturday with the first bus from Oxton at 10:25 and then hourly   until 13:25. The 747 timetable is available on the link below
- Access to Nottingham will involve changing at Lowdham to the NCT Pathfinder 100 or  at Calverton for the Trentbarton Calverton.

Oxton unsuccessful in Best Kept Village Competition

posted Jul 5, 2016, 4:27 AM by Karen Birks

Unfortunately Oxton was not successful this year in getting through to the second round of the Best Kept Village Competition. Many thanks to all those who did their best in helping to keep the village looking good. The letter from the organisers is shown below.

26th June 2016

Oxton Parish Council

Dear Mrs Birks

 Preliminary Round Results in Best Kept Village Competition 2016

 The judging for the preliminary round of the Nottinghamshire CPRE Best Kept Village Competition is now over and the results have been received.

 I am sorry to inform you that your village was not placed in the top four for Section C and so will not be going forward to the next round. The villages going forward are Caunton, Everton, Flintham and Harby.

The judges commented that the standards were again high and there was evidence of a considerable amount of effort having been put in by all the entrants. The judges’ comments will be available on request from early September onwards.

 Thank you for participating in the competition and we hope that your village has gained something from taking part. Thirty-five villages took part this year and it is our hope that more and more villages will take part to help improve the overall appearance of Nottinghamshire.

 Yours sincerely

 Peter Holland, County Organiser

Nottinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition

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