Welcome to the Berinsfield Parish Council website.
War Memorial, Wimblestraw Road.
The propeller from the War Memorial will be reinstalled by staff from RAF Benson on 17th August, 2016. At 1 p.m. on 17th August, the refurbished propeller will be unveiled by the Chairman of the Parish Council and Wing Commander McGurk from RAF Benson.
T2 bus service. Thames Travel, with financial support from Great Western Railways, will provide a temporary service from Berinsfield to Abingdon for the period 25th July to 12th August, 2016. There will also be one journey to Cowley in the morning and one journey from Cowley in the evening. Details of the new timetable can be found at http://www.thames-travel.co.uk/news-service-updates/temporary-t2-service/
The mini-bus service organised by the Berinsfield Bus Working Party will also commence on 25th July, 2016, details can be found at all of the bus stops in Fane Drive, Berinsfield. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Berinsfield Information and Volunteer Centre, 39 Fane Drive, Berinsfield.
HEDGES OVERHANGING PAVEMENTS IN BERINSFIELD.
The Parish Council is receiving numerous complaints about hedges that are overhanging pavements in Berinsfield. If you have a hedge planted in the garden of your property it is your responsibility to keep it cut back from the public highway, which includes pavements.
Trimming hedges during the bird nesting season should be avoided unless hedges are preventing the passage, or affecting the safety of the highway user, including cyclists and pedestrians. The most active period of bird nesting season is from 1st March to 31st July, but this can extend from February to August, so it is important to check that there are no active nests in your hedge before trimming. Birds and their nests are protected by law.
Where the Parish Council has received specific details of properties where the hedge is causing a particular nuisance to pedestrians, the information is passed to Oxfordshire County Council who issue a notice asking for the hedge to be cut within a specific period of time, taking into account the information above about the bird nesting season. If this notice is not complied with, the County Council will arrange for contractors to cut the hedge and the home owner/occupier will be charged for the work. The charges are extremely high for this work, the County Council will pursue unpaid bills through the Courts, and therefore you are advised to cut your hedge before the County Council get involved.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR HEDGE FOR NESTING BIRDS BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY WORK.
This is the official website of Berinsfield Parish Council which has been designed and constructed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information to all residents, employers or visitors to the village.
We see it as a vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Berinsfield community.
We wish for the site to be proactive as possible
and to be a two way channel of advice assistance and information between its residents and the Parish Council.
It will be achieved by:
- Involving local people more in what is happening in the village
- Improving communication
- Engaging everyone in local issues
- Providing a platform for the Village and its Organisations
Berinsfield Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group is seeking your views on the future growth and quality of life in Berinsfield. You are invited to get involved now and help to make a difference.
| CASUAL VACANCIES FOR MEMBERS OF BERINSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you are interested in becoming a Member of Berinsfield Parish Council, please apply by letter or e.mail to Annette Loveland, Clerk to Berinsfield Parish Council, Highsett, Alchester Road, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 1UN, Berinsfieldpc@aol.com