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FLY TIPPING IN BERINSFIELD BURIAL GROUND.  

Message from Berinsfield Parish Council  

If you have recently replaced your fence or had a contractor replace your fence, would you like to collect your old fencing panels from the Burial Ground before the matter is treated as fly tipping.   Fly tipping can incur a fine of up to £2,000.   If the panels are yours, it would make sense to remove them as quickly as possible.   As the fly tipping is definitely fencing panels, it will not take the authorities long to identify where it has come from.

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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 berinsfieldpc@aol.com or the Parish Council Facebook page,

 https://www.facebook.com/BerinsfieldPC/ or speak to Councillor Jo Garvey directly.

 

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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.


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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

Berinsfield-Parish-Council/UserFiles/Files/Precept 2018-19.docx

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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.


 

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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.

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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:

  1. Involving local people more in what is happening in the village
  2. Improving communication
  3. Engaging everyone in local issues
  4. Providing a platform for the Village and its Organisations