Parish News – January 2015

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Election Year for Parish Council: Have you thought of becoming a Parish Councillor?

If you are

  • aged 18 or over;
  • on the electoral role;
  • a citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, EU or Ireland; and
  • resident in or within 3 miles of the parish, or own land or work in the parish,

you are eligible to be nominated.

If you are

  • able to attend regular evening meetings;
  • interested in local issues, preferably not just a single issue;

And have:

  • an understanding and willingness to represent the views of the whole community;
  • an interest in being an effective councillor;

you could be just what the Parish Council is looking for. Click here for a job description that may help you understand more of what is expected from a Parish Councillor.

Nominations will need to be handed in to the Vale of White Horse District Council by 4 pm on
Thursday 9th April 2015.

Nomination papers together with guidance notes will be made available by the District Council by
mid-March. The Parish Council will have copies and you will also be able to get them from the
elections office of the Vale of White Horse District Council or from its website.

The post of Parish Councillor is voluntary, with only expenses paid when necessary.

Forest Side playing field

The issue of cars parking on the field at Forest Side has been reported to the Council a number of
times over the past few months, which during the winter months turns the beginning of the field
into a muddy mess.
The Parish Council is considering extending the car parking for this amenity, as the field is used far
more now than when the original car parking arrangements were planned.


You might have noticed that the village now has a third defibrillator; this one has been installed
outside Kirlena Residential Home at the north end of Kennington Road. It is housed in the same
bright yellow cabinet, which cannot be missed.

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