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Here is the text from the June - August 2021 Newsletter Published here with
permission of the Parish Council.
Welcome to the
summer edition of our Newsletter!
I wanted to begin
my report with the good news that the Village Bash is back! Yey
I hear you cry!!!! So save
Sunday, 18th July
in your diaries and
let’s hope for good weather and being able to meet up with one
another for a brilliant afternoon of fun. The Village Bash
Committee is also launching the scarecrow competition again and
the theme is Disney;
so go on, make a scarecrow, display it in your garden and then
bring it along to the Bash. You never know, yours may be the
Another date for
your diaries is
Tuesday, 13th July
when the Parish Council
is planning to hold its Annual Parish Meeting at the Elder Bank
Hall and Recreation Ground at 7.30pm, subject to Government
Guidelines. We have a lot of news to share with you; projects
that we have been working on since our last meeting in 2019 and
future projects. This is a great opportunity for you to ind
out what is happening in your community, ask questions, make
your own views known and hear what your fellow parishioners are
Later on in the
year, the Parish Council and
Neighbourhood Plan Steering
hoping to hold a Community Engagement meeting and invite you to
come along to discuss the visions and proposed policies to
protect and enhance our community based on the feedback received
from the Community Questionnaire of November 2017.
The Parish Council
has a vacancy for
by co-option, due to Chris Woodward stepping down. More details
of which follow later in this newsletter. I and my fellow
Councillors would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris
for his contribution to the village during his time on the
Council and wish him all the best for the future.
We also have a
vacancy for a
who will need knowledge
of Word Press and be responsible for maintaining, monitoring and
updating the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan websites.
If you have 10 hours per month or 120 hours per year free and
would be interested in this role, please contact Alison Riseley,
via email at
A more detailed job description follows later in this
Some of you may be
aware of a number of articles appearing in the local press
recently regarding the proposed
Oxford to Witney Rail Link
and a group
calling themselves Witney Oxford Transport Group (WOT) has been
set up. The proposed route actually comes all the way down to
Carterton and would impact greatly on our Parish. The WOT Group
has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport for funding
to conduct a feasibility study.
The Parish Council
has decided not to engage with this Group at the present time,
unless funding is granted, as many hours could be spent on a
project that doesn’t get off the ground.
My final piece of
news is regarding a planning application made by RAF Brize
Norton through a company called Aquila, for a new 33m radar
tower to be constructed in the north west corner of the Tactical
Medical Wing (TMW) off Carterton Road. This will have a major
visual impact for the residents of Brize Meadow, Burford Road,
Manor Road and Carterton Road. I hope you have seen the planning
application posted on all three village noticeboards and on the
various community Facebook pages and have had the opportunity to
submit your response. Please visit our website for details on
the planning application
or go directly to the
and search for planning
Following on from the Elder Bank Hall Extension,
it is anticipated that the second tranche of Section 106 monies
(£355,000 index linked to 2014) for the re-development of the
Sports Pavilion are expected to be released mid to late 2023.
With the this in mind, the Parish Council will begin the process
of planning very soon. Based on the information arising from the
emerging Neighbourhood Plan and the increased use of the
facility with the Humble Bumble Caféand the recreation ground,
the thinking is that the development will be more of a Community
Hub rather than a Sports Pavilion.
As part of this we will also need to consider
how the services currently provided by the Pavilion are
supported during the re-development period when the existing
building will inevitably be unavailable for use. Current
thoughts are that the social and business uses of the current
pavilion could be housed, temporarily, in the Elder Bank Hall
Extension, without impacting current users of the hall. Changing
facilities for users of the recreation ground would be on a hire
basis, included as part of the re-development contract.
Once the new Community Hub is complete the Elder Bank Hall
Extension will revert to its prime use as a Council Ofce but
have a multi-function space for the use of all villagers as
It is still early days for this particular
project and the devil will be in the detail when timings on
delivery of the Elder Bank Hall extension, the release and
amount of S106 monies, the requirements for the Community Hub
and the costs for the build are better understood. There will be
more consultation with the parish as ideas are developed, so in
the meantime if you have any thoughts or would like to discuss
this further please contact Councillor Pip Squire.
Brize Norton Parish Council is proud to announce
that the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture,
Media and Sport has added the Brize Norton War Memorial to
the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or
Historic Interest and awarded Grade II Listing status as of 1
The Parish Council is pleased to bring this,
very welcome good news, to the Community and full listing
details can be found via the Historic England website.
Part of the history surrounding our War Memorial
details that the Memorial was erected by Messrs Knowles
and Son of Oxford. A photograph in the 11 February
1920 issue of the Oxford Journal Illustrated (Issue 9671, 11 February 1920, p9.),
indicates that the Brize Norton Memorial had been erected by
On 7 November 2014, a row of 18 poplar trees was
planted on Brize Norton Recreation Ground alongside a
Memorial plaque, representing the 18 men whose names are
inscribed on the village War Memorial.
The families of the same men have given their
kind permission to use their surnames to name the
streets of the new Brize Meadow housing development, further
reinforcing that their memory lives on in the heart of the
Brize Norton Community.
The first photo shows BNPC Chairman Wendy Way (right) with Councillor Claire Stewart at the
Brize Norton War Memorial.
The Recreation Ground, Brize Norton
2pm to 5pm
Sunday 4th July
to advertise the event.
Then bring your scarecrows on 18th July to be judged
and possibly win a prize. Please read on in this
newsletter for some rules and guidelines – it is
important to let us know you are entering so we can
ensure we have room to display your creations at the
entrance to our Recreation ‘Wonderland’.
Come and join us for
an afternoon of ‘Disney’ fun; things to do, to see,
to eat and to drink!
Our theme includes
Princesses to Power Rangers and from Mickey Mouse,
to Mike Wazowski and The Mandalorian!
We would like for
everyone to get involved prior to the day by making
a ‘Disney’ themed scarecrow and if possible to
display it in your garden from
The fun starts at 2pm. We will
have the usual stalls; rafes, tombolas, bric-a-brac, plant
stall, cake stall, bar (with real ale), barbecue, ‘Pimms and
prosecco’ stall, football target, year 6 games, and bouncy
castles and tea and cakes.
For your entertainment our plans
include performances by Brize Norton Primary school children and
local gymnasts and static displays of vintage memorabilia, a
model Spitfire and musical entertainment by Saxophony and other
We’d also like to get you
involved as part of the entertainment too. Teams will compete in
the ‘cardboard box tower challenge’ to build the tallest
Rapunzel’s tower. We are grateful too to staff from Nufeld
Health who will be organising obstacle and other fitness related
The event is a community event
run by individuals from the village charities and the proceeds
go to Brize Norton Primary School, Brize Norton Sports and
Social Club, St Britius Church, and Brize Norton Village
Look out for posters on the
village noticeboards and for more information and updates on the
school, social club and village social media. We also thank
Chancellors Estate Agent for their support in advertising the
July to advertise the Village Bash. We ask that they
are then brought to the event on
Sunday 18th July
at 2pm for judging.
Competitors are responsible for displaying their
scarecrows at the event and are responsible for
clearing away their own scarecrow by 5.30pm.
committee welcomes entries from residents and those
living outside the parish to make and display a
Disney themed scarecrow, though we are not being too
prescriptive so any fantasy animated character is
Families may enter
more than one scarecrow. Ideally the scarecrow
should be displayed in their garden location from
scarecrow can be smaller but should not be larger
than 2.0m wide x 2.0m high. All scarecrows should be
constructed to consider the prospect of inclement
weather. All entrants are reminded that this is a
public event and all scarecrows must be made and
displayed in good taste. The Committee reserve the
right to withdraw any scarecrows that they deem
unsuitable. Any entrant designing their scarecrow to
cause deliberate offence will be disqualified.
July on the Recreation Ground.
Scarecrows should be
placed in a safe location and should be clearly
visible from the road. They should be secured so
that they will not blow away, and in a position that
will not cause a danger, injury, or annoyance to
others. The Organising Committee will not be held
responsible for any damage to Third Party property
caused by the creation or insecurity of scarecrows.
Owners are held solely responsible for the safety
and security of their scarecrow.
Photographs will be
taken of the scarecrows and may be published on the
Brize Norton Parish website to advertise the Village
Day or used for other purposes after the event.
Prizes will be
awarded. The scarecrow judges’ interpretation of
these rules and any decisions made by them are
absolutely nal. Prize winners will be announced
and presentations made at the Village Bash on 18
All entry forms must be submitted
to Carolyn Peach before the day by e-mail
or 52a Station Road, Brize
Norton OX18 3QA.
Address for display of
Contact telephone number
It was with joy that we
celebrated Easter services back in church. Since Palm Sunday we
have held our Sunday morning
9.15am and Wednesday evening 7.00pm services and we welcome
you to come and join us. We continue to follow the
recommendations to make our services as safe as possible but if
you are unable to attend any of our Sunday services you can sll
join in the streamed service from St John’s at 10.30am. All
virtual services can be accessed via the St John’s website:
Details of Zoom links and telephone numbers are on the churches'
At the recent Annual Parish
Church Meeting in May we re-elected Dr Phil Holmes and were also
pleased to elect Rosalind Sewell to join him as our
churchwardens. We thank them for standing for this important
role and we are indebted to Phil and to Mary for all the work
they have done and connue to do for the church.
In the next few months we have a
number of baptisms and we look forward to welcoming the friends
and family of Harper and Paige, Lucas, Anton, Elleni, Nicolas,
Cali and Amaya and later in the year to the marriage of Kieran
and Amanda. If you would like to plan a special ceremony at St
Britius please contact Rev Ian Howard (07867784693 or e-mail
We will be taking part in the
village bash on Sunday 18 July.
Please come to the event to support us and the other village
charity fundraising stalls. More details of the event are in
this newsletter and will be posted on the village noiceboards
and on social media.
As our usual fundraising events
have been impacted this year by lockdown regulaions, if you are
not already, we would welcome you to consider becoming a Friend
of St Britius. We ask for a minimum donation of £10 and you will
receive a newsletter to keep you up to date with our news and
future projects. For more details Please contact Phil – 843856.
Many parishioners will recall
that there are two tranches of funding available to the village
arising from the Section 106 Planning Agreements for the new
Brize Meadow development: £50,000 index linked back to 2014 for
an extension to the Elder Bank Hall, to be released on the
occupation of 150 dwellings. £355,000 index linked back to 2014
for the redevelopment of the Sports Pavilion, adjacent to the
Elder Bank Hall on the occupation of 350 homes.
In anticipation that 150
dwellings would be occupied by the summer of 2021 the Parish
Council appointed local architect, James Badrick in November
2021 to consult with key stakeholders of the Elder Bank Hall,
the Sports & Social Club and Parish Council, to develop the
plans for an appropriate affordable extension that would meet
the needs of the village, given its increase in size from 367
dwellings to over 1,000 in a period of about 8 years. James,
working with the Parish Council, held four workshops with the
key stakeholders during December 2021 (despite the dificulties
associated with the lockdown rules) and prepared a set of plans
for the extension that meet all the requirements of the
stakeholders and include:
Two fully DDA compliant accessible
toilets, one for the sole use of the existing hall and one
for the sole use of the extension.
A 27.5m2 multi-function room large
enough for meetings of up to 12 people or midsize gatherings
with supporting kitchen area.
A 16m2 reception area for the
function room that can be opened up to be included as part
of the function room.
Some 20m2 of mezzanine loor for
Council ofice and storage space.
An external seating area that is
screened from the pre-school play area, with access to the
recreation ground and future link to the Pavilion.
The Planning drawings and
associated Design and Access Statement were submitted to the
WODC Planning Ofice on 19/02/2021 and planning permission was
granted on 15/04/2021, after concerns raised by
parishioners had been addressed by the Parish Council. The full
planning pack of drawings can be seen on the WODC Planning
reference 21/00063/FUL. These
will also be on display, along with a 3D visualisation at the
Annual Village Meeting on 13/07/2021.
Now that planning
permission has been granted, the Parish Council is
working with the Architect and Structural Engineers
to develop a cost plan and tender pack so that we
can go out to tender for the works, ready for the
release of the funds later this year.
It is anticipated
that there will be short fall in funding for the
full extension so it has been designed such that it
can be built and occupied in stages to match the
funding as it becomes available. The detail of this
is still being developed and will be shared with the
parish over the coming weeks. In the meantime if you
would like more information, please contact
Councillor Pip Squire.
write, we have been fully back to school for
about six weeks and it is such a relief to have
everyone back. Parents, staff and children
worked very hard at remote learning – and I am
pleased that the children have continued to make
progress throughout – but schools are just not
the same without all the children with their
smiles, enthusiasm and sense of humour. If we
need to have another lockdown we will manage,
but I really hope we are back for good now.
I last wrote, we have had several changes of
staff. We have had to say goodbye to both Mrs
Mills and Mrs Conner, and we have welcomed in
their place Miss Cuthbertson, our new Special
Educational Needs Co-ordinator, and Miss
Reynolds, who has been a Music specialist for
several years and can’t wait until we can all
sing together again. It has been a challenging
time to settle into a new job, but already they
feel part of the furniture and it is lovely to
Our other news is that, having
expanded our places earlier this year, we are now full –in fact,
we are the most oversubscribed school in West Oxfordshire for
Reception next September. I am humbled by such a vote of condence
by local parents, though I am always sorry when we have to say
no to a family who would like to join us.
School is not quite back to
normal yet. We still need to keep our classes apart inside, and
mostly outside, and we spend a large amount of time
hand-washing. However, we are making sure we have plenty of fun
as always. We have a few trips planned for the rest of the term
including Cotswold Farm Park (our youngest children), Science
Oxford and two residential trips, including camping and climbing
Snowdon for our oldest children. All these trips can be done in
a Covid-safe way and are a wonderful way for children to learn
more about themselves and about the world.
Anna Fairhurst (Headteacher)
brigade did an absolute first class job in
making it safe and dismantling it.
Unfortunately the marquee was a complete
‘write off’. It actually made the local TV
Holiday winds has scuppered some of our
plans for this summer’s entertainment… For
those who are unaware, the marquee attached
to the sports pavilion was blown up and onto
the pavilion roof. The
caused us to re-think and HBC and the S&SC
are looking to building a more robust
extension to the pavilion. Money is being
raised and planning consent will need to be
sorted, but hopefully we will be able to get
With life and in
particular, sporting life getting back to
normality, the summer will be full of
cricket and more social events at the
pavilion. The new S&SC committee will be
enthusiastically looking into how this new
freedom from Covid can be enjoyed this
summer and into the future.
One new announcement is …
Anyone for tennis…
we are starting a new tennis club, so if
anyone is interested please do let us know.
However, one of the first
task is to get the tennis court re-surfaced,
which is a lot of money! Grants and fund
raising will be the way forward which we
have started to look into. But don’t let
that put you off, come along and start the
ball rolling - so to speak!
We are a part of the
Village Bash event, running the bar and offering various
beers and ciders to keep you all refreshed.
Sunday July 18th
is the date.
As already mentioned, a
new wooden structure will be added to the pavilion,
which will allow us to organise social events, open the
bar more regularly and along with HBC just provide a
relaxing place to chat, watch the cricket or football
and general socialise…something we haven’t been able too
do for sometime.
We are looking to come
out of the covid restrictions with a fresh approach so
if anyone is free to help us out, or would like to work
behind the bar, to play cricket, football, tennis, or
just socialise please do let me know. Your help will be
very much appreciated.
Here’s to a great summer…
It is with regret that as our annual
charity garden open group, we have decided to refrain from opening in June. Hopefully we will
continue with renewed vigour in the following summer once the nation gets back to some
kind of normality.
However, for those of you who want to
get out and about there are other gardens that will be open in and around our county as
part of the National Garden Scheme.
For more information please refer to the
NGS Web Site:
as to whether you need to pre-book or obtain
tickets at the gate for the Event.
You can also listen in to
BBC Radio Oxford on the Lilley Mitchell Show on Sunday mornings at 9:40 am. where some of the
Open Gardens Events that will be opening will be mentioned and talked about.
We as a group will be looking forward to
2022 when we can hopefully continue this worthwhile annual
charitable event. So we look forward to your continuing support
for and on behalf of the
NGS Open Gardens Group
Exciting times ahead. At
the end of the summer term we are planning to have the
preschool garden transformed, replacing the existing
grass with an all weather Astro turf lawn. The garden is
going to be levelled off and effective drainage added.
This means we will be able to use the garden all year
round regardless of the weather. We have started a
GoFundMe page which is helping us to raise valuable
funds to help with this project. If you would like to
make a contribution to our project and charity run
preschool please follow the link.
donations will be most gratefully received.
Our preschool is already
full for the academic year 2021/22. If you would like to
register for September 2022 please complete and return a
waiting list. These along with lots of information and
photos can be found on our website
Preschool runs from the
Elder Bank Hall Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-12pm
term time only.
last few months the café has seen many of
you checking in with us for your daily
treats and chats - highlighting the
importance of connectivity and social
contact in what has been quite a challenging
time for many… We are constantly humbled by
your support, friendship and kindness.
hosted our very rst Guide Dog for the
blind fund raiser - a small but incredibly
important charity raising almost £500. Thank
you all for your donations and support and
to Tracey and Poppy the guide dog for
spending the day with us all!
…and for a short time we all enjoyed the
communities wonderful new Marquee, following
the whole community getting together in a
successful crowdfunding campaign… Yes, well…
‘Marquee Monday’ happened… Plans are being
made for a ‘weatherproof’ replacement, to
enable increased covered seating for you all
to enjoy! We have seen the return of the
Football, Cricket and our wonderful Walking
football crowd. As summer draws nearer, long
days of watching leather on bat can be
June the 27th
also be supporting the second years Laura
Hyde Foundation fundraiser run by Laura
Hodge who many of you will know through @eyekandi
and her fab itness sessions held on the
rec during the week. This charity ensures
all medical and emergency services health
worker’s have access to mental health
support. Please come along and support this
event - now more than ever these workers
will need this support.
We are now
hosting Wast0 pop up shop every Thursday and
Saturday; for more information on what is on
offer pop in and see us and check out their
website @WASTO. We have also started taking
orders for the new Witney based Pobi bakery;
order Thursday for fresh artisan bread
collection Saturday - it really is
We will soon
be launching our ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ -
check out our FB and Instagram page for
July 18th – Disney
Theme, here we
We are really
excited to be involved in the café’s rst
Big Bash on
So -thank you
again from us all @humblebumblecafe here’s
to a happy, healthy summer, and looking
forward to our 2nd
Anniversary on 24th August.
Bev - Queen Bee,
remain closed until we receive a little more
guidance and it is safe to meet as a group –
hopefully not too much longer!
For more information, ring
Joy on 842373.
haven’t organised a schedule for the group
health walks but we will start to arrange
group walks when it is safe to do so.
information ring Joy on 01993 842373.
receive some further guidance we shall not
consider returning to dancing until it is
safe to do so – hopefully in September after
a summer break.
require more information please ring Joy on
Mon, Wed, Fri
6:00-6:45pm Recreation Ground £5
To attend or
for further details, contact
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BRIZE NORTON PARISH COUNCIL
meetings are held on the irst Monday of each
month. Meetings are
back to being held in the
Brize Norton Sports and Social Club,
opposite the Elder Bank
Hall. The next meetings are:
7th June 7:30pm
5th July 7:30pm
Parish Meeting Tuesday 13th July 7:30pm
2nd August 7:30pm
If you wish to
bring an item to the Council’s attention at a
meeting, please contact the Clerk at least two
weeks prior to the meeting in order for the
Council to discuss the matter brought before
them. Members of the public are welcome to
attend Council meetings.
The Brize Norton Women's
Institute was formed in 1928, some 93 years ago.
Throughout the numerous decades, its members played a
pivotal role and actively participated in this
In recent years, the WI
supported the annual Village Bash, Horticultural Shows,
Open Gardens Day, Beautiication project - planting
daffodil bulbs, Remembrance Day, St. Britius Shrove
Pancake fundraiser and Christmas Carol service, Humble
Bumble's Christmas Craft event, organised and sponsored
the CPR and Deibrillator training for residents.
Recently, the WI members
voted to suspend its membership with the National
Women's Institute. This, however, creates an opportunity
for interested persons to start afresh by putting
together a new Committee, creating a WI that is
relevant, infused with new ideas and meets the needs of
its future members, in this ever changing era.
A big 'thank you' and
much appreciation is conveyed to all of the ladies who
unselishly donated their time, talents and passion to
serving the WI, the BN community, and of course, their
country, by voicing their concerns via the National WI
Resolutions to the Government on topical issues paving
the way for new awareness and positive change.
this year's Poppy appeal will go ahead as
normal. I would like to thank all of
the volunteers who have said they are happy
to help this year but of course more
volunteers are always welcome, many hands
make light work.
This will be
especially true this year as we welcome the
residents of Brize Meadows into our
community. Some volunteers to sell poppies
door to door there will be very welcome.
This will be
during a period at the end of October to the
11th November on a day and time convenient
to you. If you are interested in helping out
or would like to know more about it please
contact Barbie Thorne on 842013 or email me
Once again, thank you to
everyone who helps.
With COVID restrictions
easing, guiding has given us the green light to
recommence meeting indoors as long as we do a full risk
assessment and follow covid guidelines. Our risk
assessment has been completed and signed by our
commissioner and Katie and I have adapted lots of games
and activities so we can all have lots of fun safely at
Brownies are now meeting
on Monday evenings in the Elder Bank Hall, if you would
like to join us please register your interest on the
guiding website or contact me,
Barbie Thorne on 842013.
from our Community
from your Parish Council
from our children
to those dog owners who are now clearing up
after their dogs which is making our village
a cleaner, safer and more hygienic to walk
BRIZE NORTON PARISH COUNCIL
Notice of a voluntary
Here is an opportunity to
ill a vacancy on the Parish Council by co-option.
If you are interested in
becoming a Parish Councillor and can fulil the
eligibility criteria then please contact the clerk to
Brize Norton Parish Council, Mrs Alison Riseley via
email email@example.com. The closing
date for submissions is
Friday, 25 June 2021 at 6:00pm.
(Being no less than 21 days from this notice and shortly
before the first scheduled meeting at which the Council
could consider applicants on Monday, 5 July 2021).
The eligibility criteria
are as follows: You must:
1. Be over 18 years of
2. Be a British citizen
or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland.
3. Be on the parish
electoral roll on the day of co-option and thereafter,
4. Have occupied as owner
or tenant any land or other premises in the parish
during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day of
5. Have had your
principal or only place of work in the area during the
whole of the 12 months preceding the day of co-option,
6. Have resided in the
parish, or within 3 miles of it, for the whole of the 12
months prior to co-option
7. Have not held any paid
ofice or employment under this authority
8. Have not been a person
9. Have not been a person
who, within five years before the day of co-option, has
been convicted of any offence and has had passed on
him/her a sentence of imprisonment for a period of not
less than 3 months (whether suspended or not) without
option of a fine.
There are 12 Parish Council
meetings each year, held on the irst Monday of each
month, unless it’s a Bank Holiday in which case it is
the next Monday.
Councillors have to abide by a
code of conduct and complete and sign certain
documentation which becomes a public record.
It is expected that all
councillors attempt to attend all meetings wherever
The meetings usually start at
7.30 pm and generally last two to three hours.
Members of the public can
attend the meetings to contribute, raise issues and
listen to proceedings.
Mrs Alison Riseley
Clerk for Brize Norton Parish Council
For enquiries please contact The
Tel: 01993 841016
Responsibilities: Neighbourhood Plan, Website
Responsibilities: Allotments, Village Maintenance (incl
grass cutting), Personnel, Water Management & Flood
Prevention, Bampton & District Flood Prevention Group
Tel: 01993 867666
Responsibilities: Bloor Homes, Finance & Banking,
Legal & Policies, Planning
Tel: 07795 192812
Responsibilities: Bloor Homes and Finance & Banking
Tel: 01993 841016
Responsibilities: Bloor Homes, Highways (incl Traffic
& footpaths), Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Personnel
Tel: 07816 845999
Responsibilities: Emergency Response Plan, Brize
Meadow Representative, Communications – website & social
Tel: 01993 846648
Responsibilities: Newsletter, Personnel, Finance &
More information about the Parish
Council can be found on the Parish Council website,
www.brizenortonparishcouncil.co.uk including: ▪ Minutes of Brize
Norton Parish Council ▪ Policies of Brize Norton Parish Council
Training for Councillors will be provided through the
Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils.
Norton Parish Council wishes to
appoint a Website Administrator to ensure the smooth running of
up to 10 hours per month, worked lexibly according to the
needs of the Parish Council. The position is subject to a
3-month probationary period.
Commensurate with experience and
anticipated commitment, paid per calendar month. To include
holiday pay and sick pay.
The Clerk to the Parish Council.
Experience of working in a
similar environment would be beneicial. The applicant should
be conversant with Word Press, be hardworking, trustworthy,
numerate, have good communication skills, be lexible, and be
competent with email and Microsoft Office. This would better
suit someone who lives in the village or has local knowledge but
is not essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Be responsible for
maintaining, monitoring and updating the Parish Council (“The
Employer”) and the Neighbourhood Plan websites.
To include, but not be limited
to, posting agendas, minutes and correspondence, policies and
audit documents and ensuring the calendar and images are
relevant for both the Parish Council and sub-committees.
Be responsible for updating,
troubleshooting, repairing or arranging repair or replacement of
“The Employer’s” electrical PC equipment.
Monitor and check for updates and
bugs and ensure that the websites and related pages work
correctly across a variety of formats.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV detailing your
career history, skills and why you feel you would be suitable
for this role, along with a covering letter, via email to Mrs
Closing date: Friday, 18th
June 2021 at 6:00pm.
Interviews will take place week commencing 28th June 2021. The
successful applicant should ideally be able to start the week
commencing 12 July 2021 after receipt of suitable references.
If you have any questions, please
contact the Parish Council Clerk, Mrs Alison Riseley, by email
Monday 7th June 7:30pm Parish Council
Meeting Sports Pavilion
Friday 18th June 6:00pm Website admin
application closing date
Friday 25th June 6:00pm Councillor
application closing date
Sunday 27th June Laura Hyde Foundation
fundraiser Recreation Ground
Monday 5th July 7:30pm Parish Council
Meeting Sports Pavilion
Tuesday 13th July 7:30pm Annual Parish
Meting Recreation Ground and Elder Bank Hall
Sunday 18th July 2:00-5:00pm BIG Bash
Monday 2nd August 7:30pm Parish Council Meeting Sports
The Annual Meeting of the
Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 13th July at 7.30pm
at The Elder Bank Hall and Recreation Ground, Station Road,
The Parish Council publish this newsletter, which is
distributed around Brize Norton village at the beginning of
March, June, September and December.
|If you wish to submit an entry the
deadlines are the
15th August 2021
15th November 2021
15th January 2022
|Brize Norton Parish
|St Britius Church||
Rev Ian Howard (Team Vicar)||
|Brize Norton Primary School||
Mrs Anna Fairhurst||
|Football Club||Simon Cook||
|BN S&SC/Cricket Club||Tim
|Elder Bank Hall||Diane
|Over 60's||Joy Douglas||
|Post 0ffice Sports Pavilion||
Tues & Thurs 9:30-12:30 pm||
Police (Witney) 10 am
to 6 PM Monday to Friday (closed weekends)
NHS Helpline (24/7 urgent medical conditions)
The following table lists only the
regular events. There will be other bookings and readers
should not assume that the hall is available without reference to
Diane Davies (see below)
|Pre-school (3-5 years)||
Mon - Fri||9 am - 12 noon
|Mon, Tues & Wed||12.00 -
6.00 - 7.30 pm||Barbara Thorne
|West Oxfordshire Woodturning Assoc||
1st Tuesday in the month||
7.30 - 9.30 pm||Joy Douglas
6.00 - 7.00 pm||Pete Cowling
9.30 - 11.30 am||Jonathan Gerrans
7.45 pm||Tom Wattleworth
** Pre school opening hours
The Hall is available for Private Hire Contact:- Diane Davies on 843430
The Elder Bank Hall opens fully on Monday 21st
June in accordance with Government guidelines and fully open on
Monday 21st June.
© Phil Holmes Updated on 13 March 2021