Dates for your Diary:
Next Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 3rd December at 7:30pm
Meetings are held at Risinghurst Community Centre, Kiln Lane
Forthcoming Local Events:
Saturday, 16th November 2019
Christmas Crafts – Headington Quarry Village Hall, 10am till 4pm – lots of handmade crafts, homemade cakes and free mulled wine served while you browse;
Christmas Event – Holy Trinity Church, in the Coach House, 2pm till 4pm – Christmas gifts, homemade cakes
Sunday, 24th November 3pm till 6pm
Festival of Light, Diwali Event for all the family – Risinghurst Community Centre – lantern making for children, homemade refreshments – free – all welcome, see posters for more details
Saturday, 30th November
Special Headington Market from 10am; Christmas lights switched on, (4pm-ish), Carol singing and refreshments – outside Barclays Bank, Headington
Thursday, 26th December Boxing Day
Headington Quarry Morris Dancers – Outdoor Performances at Favourite Hostelries including The MummersPlay, Handbell Ringers, Rapper Sword Dancing
See Here for details.
Parish Voice – Community Newsletter – read here
Visit our Notice Board for more dates and information on local events!
Vacancy for PARISH CLERK
Risinghurst and Sandhills Parish Council have a vacancy for a home-based, part time parish clerk (50 hrs per month). Salary (LC1/2) £9.34 – £12.82 per hour depending on experience. Candidates should be computer literate, familiar with SAGE software and previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage. Applications (CV and covering letter) should be sent to Sonya Hill, 7 Bampton Close, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 6NN or submitted via email at email@example.com by 20th November.Create your own user feedback survey
Friends of Bayswater Brook (FBB): This is a new group set up to focus and highlight the campaign to protect the Green Belt contained in the area denoted by Land North Of Bayswater Brook from any housing development. It is hoped that as many local residents as possible from Barton, Elsfield and Sandhills will join this group and help with this campaign. You can follow news of this group here on Facebook. More information to follow soon.
More Local Up To Date News – see Headington News.
SODC Councillors Visit to LNBB: On Saturday 27 July, Sue Cooper (Leader of SODC) and Sarah Gray (SODC Councillor for Forest Hill & Holton) visited LNBB. Walking from Barton Community Centre, along Bayswater Road north to the footpath which runs west to the Sydlings Copse-Barton footpath, with residents from Barton, Elsfield and Sandhills, they were able to see for themselves the extent of the proposed development within the Green Belt and its proximity to Barton itself and the SSSI at Sydlings Copse. The 2 councillors then visited Sandhills. It was a most useful visit to both locations and we thank them for their time.
Sue Cooper stated that SODC won’t be making any serious decisions on LP2034 until September and much will depend on the inspectors and their final decision on the numbers put forward by the City Council for Oxford’s unmet housing need; she repeated several times that this (Oxford’s unmet housing need) is the key determinant of what will or won’t be up for grabs in the Green Belt strategic allocations around the city. (30 Jul-19) See News Archive for previous reports on this topic.
Barton Underpass Art Project: A public consultation is taking place until the end of August 2019 to determine what local residents would like to see included in the mural that is planned to be painted on the underpass between Barton and Headington . Use the Questionnaire to let Katy Cockram, Neighbourhood Watch Area Coordinator for Barton, Risinghurst and Sandhills know your views.
Footpath to Stanton St John from Bridle Path: There is currently a campaign against the closure of the footpath from the bridle path between Sandhills and Forest Hill to Stanton St John (here). Residents of Barton, Sandhills and Forest Hill and walkers who have used this path for 20+ years will be asked to submit User Evidence Statements in the hope that we can eventually have this path designated a Public Right of Way. We will keep you informed and let you know how best we will collect these statements. Many residents and walkers have stated they have used this path for over 20 years prior to closure.
Controlled Paring Zones – see News Archive page for previous posts.
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