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Who represents me as an Oxton parishioner?  

You are represented by seven Parish Councillors. 

Left to right: Standing - Cllrs Richard Cross( Vice chair), Karen Birks (Clerk), Ian Kilpatrick (resigned May 2016), Margaret Cooper, Mark Foxwell. Seated - Cllrs Jan Sablitzky (Chair),  Mark Tomlinson, Jill Jones (resigned May 2016)

Nick Borrett (not in this photograph) joined the Parish Council in August 2016 - see details further down this page.

Paul Davies (not in this photograph) joined the Parish Council in October 2016

There is a legal requirement for them to attend local council meetings and abide by a national code of conduct.

Elections to the Council are held every four years, the next elections being May 20
19, subject to the election being contested ie. having more than seven nominations for election, otherwise the nominations will automatically be elected. 

Every year, a Chair and Vice Chair are elected from the Council and they hold office for one year.

The Councillors meet regularly (monthly for most of the year) to make decisions on the work and direction of the council. Individual Councillors do not have, and cannot be given, powers to make decisions on behalf of the Parish Council.  All matters coming before the Council must be decided upon by a majority of Councillors present and voting. Each Councillor has one vote and must vote in person. (Councillors who have been disqualified by declaring a personal and prejudicial interest will not vote). In addition, the Chair has the casting vote if it is required.

The Council employ a Clerk to carry out the administrative and legal requirements of the Council. The Clerk is the Proper Officer and Principal Financial Officer of the Council.

Who is on the Parish Council?

 
 Jan Sablitzky

Chair



When I moved here from London in the new Millenium, I enjoyed helping out in the village in various ways through being on the Social Committee, setting up the Oxton Community Fundraisers charity, helping with the Village Plan consultations and developing the community and Parish Council websites.

I joined the Parish Council in Spring 2010 to lead on turning a new playspace idea into reality by summer the following year.  This has helped to bring back our recreation ground into active use by all ages and abilities.  It was a real 'roller-coaster' experience of a project but seeing the benefit to the community and what it demonstrates to ourselves and the outside world we can achieve even in a small village, made being a Councillor worthwhile.  I continue to organise the weekly rota of volunteers from the community who kindly offer their time to help care for this valuable facility. 


As I see my children and their friends born here in Oxton growing up, I hope as now Chair of our Parish Council to make a visible contribution to our efforts to improve services and facilities in the village for all generations of a family and help keep the community spirit going.

 
Mark Foxwell
I’m from Leicestershire originally and I lived in Nottingham for 18 years.  I moved to the village with my wife and son in November 2014, and I became a parish councillor in May 2015. 

We moved to the village because Oxton offered an improved quality of life for our growing family.  Our second child, my daughter, arrived in August 2015 .   I became a Parish Councillor to help protect the good things Oxton has to offer, such as a litter free environment, picturesque walks and a great recreation ground.  I also wanted to have a say in how Oxton could be made even better. 
I would like to help make the work of the Parish Council more visible and relevant to people in the village, especially the younger generation.    I want to keep Oxton looking at its best, encourage responsible dog ownership and hopefully we can win the Best Kept Village Competition.

Outside of the Parish Council, I am involved in organising the Oxton Fete, which we started in 2016.  If you are interested in helping out at future Oxton Fetes please contact me at OxtonFete@yahoo.com
 
 Margaret Cooper
I am Oxton Parish Council's longest-serving Councillor having been elected to Oxton Parish Council in 1983.  I acted as Chair from 2003 - 2009.

I organise the chiropody clinic, sponsored by the PC, which has a monthly clinic in the village hall which aims to help people who have transport/health problems.
I organise the Oxton Toad Project which involves closing Beanford Road each year and patrolling Blind Lane where the two toad crossings are situated in the village.
I produced an oral history book in 2001 entitled "Oxton Now & Then" which is still available, plus the video "Hidden Oxton" which Adrian Todd and I made to follow on from the book, also still available.
  Richard Cross

Vice-chair
Originally from Northamptonshire moved to Oxton in June 2010 as Oxton Estate manager, I am married with a young daughter.
I was co-opted onto the PC in November 2013.
I put myself forward for Vice chair after the 2015 election.
I became a Parish Councillor to complete a circle,my input was being sort regularly by the PC in my role as Estate manager,so I thought being on the PC was a natural progression.
My main areas of interest are Planning ,Public rights of way and Flooding issues in the village. I am also fairly practical and can help undertake some tasks that come up at meetings.
My main hopes are for the village to flourish and have a community spirit with respect for others.
 Mark Tomlinson
Pending from Mark
 
 Nick Borrett
Caroline and I have lived in Oxton for nearly 20 years and we have enjoyed
village life and the community spirit.
I want to help support and protect our village and to encourage respect for
all the facilities we enjoy.
My particular interest is in our flood defences and safeguarding of the
village from traffic and other potential nuisances.
I have enjoyed a local career in architecture and have specialised in the
development of care facilities for elderly people.
In my limited leisure moments I write, create artwork , support Trent
Vineyard Church, Panthers Ice Hockey team and I enjoy DIY and gardening.
Now and then I dress up and promote the Water Lane Duck race!! 

 Paul Davies
Pending from Paul


You are represented on the District and County Councils by Councillor Roger Jackson, who attends most of the Parish council meetings.


You are represented in Parliament by Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood



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Mark Spencer Member of Parliament (Sherwood Constituency) House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA / c/o Under One Roof, 3A Vine Terrace, Hucknall, NG15 7HN 020 7219 3000 / 0115 968 1186 mark.spencer.mp@parliament.uk 
Roger Jackson Newark & Sherwood District Councillor (Dover Beck ward) Holme Farm Gonalston Notts. NG14 7JA Phone: 0115 9663970 Mobile: 07866 494731 rjac900@aol.com 
Roger Jackson Notts County Councillor (Farnsfield & Lowdham) Holme Farm Gonalston Notts. NG14 7JA Phone: 0115 9663970 Mobile: 07866 494731 rjac900@aol.com 
Karen Birks Oxton Parish Council Clerk Ridings, Halloughton, Nr Southwell NG25 0PQ 01636 812023 karenbirks@live.com 
Mark Tomlinson Oxton Parish Councillor 46 Elmcroft, Oxton. NG25 0SB 0115 9655004 mgt2010@live.com 
Margaret Cooper Oxton Parish Councillor Home Farmhouse, Main Street, Oxton 0115 965 2948 m.cooper400@gmail.com 
Mark Foxwell Oxton Parish Councillor 2 Windmill Hill, Oxton  07932 307492 or 0115 7520257 foxwellm@yahoo.com 
Nick Borrett Oxton Parish Councillor Dumble Cottage, Water Lane, Oxton NG25 0SH 0115 9652356 nick@eldercaredevelopments.com 
Paul Davies Oxton Parish Councillor 10 Elmcroft, Oxton, NG25 0SB 0115 9654805 paul@ld29.com 
Jan Sablitzky Oxton Parish Councillor - Chair Old Oak Cottage, Sandy Lane, Oxton NG25 0SJ 0115 965 3698 sablitzky@btinternet.com 
Richard Cross Oxton Parish Councillor - Vice-Chair Oxton Grange, Ollerton Road, Oxton. NG25 0RG 07973 473090 manager@oxtonestate.com 
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