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Job Vacancy for Parish Clerk

posted Nov 27, 2018, 9:57 AM by Karen Birks

The current clerk will be leaving the post on 31st March 2019 and applications are invited for the position to commence 1st April 2019.

The post is for 6 hours a week – primarily working from home and also attending one evening meeting (two meetings in May) each month.

Salary Scale £9.34 to £10.30 per hour depending on experience and qualifications for the job.

Interviews will take place at the end of February.

For further details and to request a job description please contact the outgoing Clerk, Karen Birks on 01636 812023 or email karenbirks@live.com


Closing date for applications:   February 12th 2019

Vacancy on Oxton Parish Council

posted Apr 24, 2018, 5:00 AM by Karen Birks

Due to a recent resignation there is a vacancy for one councillor on Oxton Parish Council.
Please see the document below for more details.

Best Kept Village Competition 2018

posted Apr 5, 2018, 5:04 AM by Karen Birks


OXTON has entered the best kept village competition. Judging for the first round will be on a day between Monday 4th June and Friday 22nd June. Please do your bit to ensure the village is looking its best so Oxton can show its best side to the judges.  It is a beautiful village with lots of lovely features – lets try and make this year a wining year!

Please consider volunteering to keep your immediate neighbourhood tidy and encourage those who live near you to do the same. If everyone does this it will keep the whole village generally free of litter and weeds and clean and tidy.

 Oxton Parish Council continues to ensure the verges and hedges are cut regularly (this year the grass cuttings will be collected to keep it extra tidy), the recreation field, play area, notice boards etc are kept well . The Parish Council is  very grateful to those who already do their bit to ensure the village is kept neat and tidy.

In this competition marks are awarded in the following categories:

Domestic (25 marks) e.g. Houses, gardens, hedges, frontages

Community facilities (40 marks) e.g. bus shelters, playing fields, playgrounds streams, churchyards, street furniture, schools

Commercial enterprises (25 marks) e.g. inns and parking areas, farm buildings

Obvious community effort (10marks)

A village is not judged for the number of features it contains but for evidence of pride and involvement which is where everyone who lives in Oxton can help

Anti-social behaviour in Oxton - February 2018

posted Feb 4, 2018, 7:30 AM by Karen Birks

A number of instances of anti-social behaviour have been reported recently in Oxton which have been both frightening and upsetting to the people involved. The police have been made aware of these events and have requested that local residents remain vigilant and report any activity which is a cause for concern by phoning 101. It is important that the police are aware of the full picture and need to be aware of all incidents so they can follow up appropriately. It could be that something you are aware of is not an isolated event and this will become apparent if everything is logged in a central location.

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



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:


7:30pm THURSDAY 18th MAY 2017


     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


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: 


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

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