CASUAL VACANCY ON BERINSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL.
A casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for Berinsfield Parish Council. The vacancy will be filled by election if, within fourteen days (26th October) any ten local government electors submit a written request to the Returning Officer, South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4SB. If no written request for an election is received by the Returning officer within the time specified, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.
Brown bin collection
Residents across southern Oxfordshire who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during the extra garden waste weeks this month.
South Oxfordshire District Council are giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large 80 litre bin bags) in the following week:
- week commencing 22 October – South Oxfordshire customers
- Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks. Trade waste bags will not be accepted., however you can re-use old compost bags.
What CAN be put into the brown bin
- Flowers and plants
- Hedge clippings
- Branches (not more than 10cm thick)
- Prunings and twigs
- Windfall fruit
- Hay / Straw / Sawdust (soiled animal bedding from non-meat eating animals only eg rabbits)
- Vegetable waste from the garden only eg potato tops (not kitchen waste)
See the SODC's website for more information via www.morerecycling.co.uk.
** Please note that boxes and bags left on the extra garden waste days are left at the customer’s discretion and the council will not replace them if missing or damaged.
YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Berinsfield Parish Council has a fund of £50,000 given by the owners of the Solar Farm to spend within the community. The money can only be used for the following purposes :-
Charitable, educational, environmental, amenity or other similar purposes within the
Parish Council area.
The payment shall not be used for political, religious, entertainment or hospitality purposes.
The Parish Council is asking that the fund be spent on an item or items which last for many years and can be viewed and enjoyed by the whole community. To this end the Parish Council is asking for your suggestions (when making your suggestion please give as much information as you are able, if you know something of the cost, companies who could help etc.). Suggestions can be submitted via the Berinsfield Parish Council website or Facebook page, and written suggestions can be placed in boxes which will be located in the Library in Green Furlong, Berinsfield and the Information Centre at 39 Fane Drive, Berinsfield The closing date for suggestions is 31st December 2018. The suggestions will be short-listed at the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 4th February, 2019. The community will be asked to vote on their preferred option by 31st May 2019.
Councillor Jo Garvey will be co-ordinating this effort so if you have any questions, please send them to email@example.com or the Parish Council Facebook page,
https://www.facebook.com/BerinsfieldPC/ or speak to Councillor Jo Garvey directly.
Red Kites. The Parish Council would like to urge residents not to feed the Red Kites in the village. The birds should be left to feed naturally in the wider countryside. As well as being much better for the welfare of the birds to eat a natural diet, concerns have been expressed about the birds picking up chicken and other meat and then dropping pieces of food and bones into other gardens where children and dogs or cats could pick it up and cause themselves injury.
BERINSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT 2018-19. By following the link below you will find a brief report explaining how the Berinsfield Parish Council portion of your Council Tax is calculated and used in the village. If you require further information, please contact the Clerk on 01869 354135 or email Berinsfieldpc@aol.com
THIS IS A MESSAGE TO ALL DOG OWNERS. Dogs fouling in public open spaces and on footpaths in Berinsfield. Unfortunately despite constant requests by way of articles on Your Village Voice, requests on this website and posters in the village for dog owners to act responsibly and pick up their dog’s litter and dispose of it in one of the many dog litter bins located around the village, there are still a few dog owners who are allowing their dogs to foul on public footpaths and green open spaces and are not picking up their dog’s litter. This action will not be tolerated and action will be taken.
IT IS AN OFFENCE not to clear up the mess if your dog fouls in a public place, including the recreation ground, pavements, grass verges and small green spaces and fines of up to £1000.00 are being imposed on offenders. Not only is dog mess unpleasant it causes serious health problems, particularly in children who are more likely to ingest it while they are playing. The result of this can be very unpleasant and lead to loss of eyesight.
There is a supply of free dog litter bags in the dispenser by the pavilion to be used if anyone forgets to take bags out with them.
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. If you have difficulty doing this yourself, Your Village Voice contains details of local contractors who you could engage to carry out the work for you. If the hedges are not cut back, Oxfordshire County Council will, after notifying you, arrange for them to be cut and you will be charged for the 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