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Local group on the circular walk route

Footpaths – something to treasure! – July 2016

on July 16, 2016, 6:43 pm

  The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect  important views to and from public rights of way (PROW) around the village. Interestingly this week photos have appeared both online (Twitter) and in the paper version of the Bloxham Broadsheet. Although not submitted by  the Neighbouthood Plan team  these photos do nicely illustrate the level of participation by both individuals and groups […]

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Remembrance Day shows village cohesion

Remembrance Day shows village cohesion

on November 8, 2015, 9:47 pm

Hundreds of residents of all ages gathered in the area around the war memorial for the 2015 Remembrance Day service today. At first sight this does not relate directly to the Neighbourhood Plan but it does emphasize the importance of this area of the village to residents and it does show that we remain a largely cohesive community. May it […]

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Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

on September 28, 2015, 7:16 pm

Support for the protection of PROW is huge – as is the number of residents who regularly use them.

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GP waiting times in Bloxham

GP waiting times in Bloxham

on July 4, 2015, 5:26 pm

Bloxham surgery receives high ratings on most criteria for the quality of its service and it’s hard to find people with a bad word to say about the doctors, nurses or support team. Nonetheless the  pre-publication consultation carried out earlier this year contained numerous comments about worsening waiting times for doctor appointments at Bloxham surgery – but is this fact […]

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National Health & Wellbeing

National Health & Wellbeing

on July 4, 2015, 11:08 am

The UK has a rapidly ageing population. The fact that longevity is increasing does not mean people are living longer lives free from physical impediments. This document is one of a number of sources containing data that indicate failure to consider adaptable homes from the outset is nothing short of madness! You can read much more about this in the […]

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Bloxham court - one of the more recent small estates

Parking standards – change of policy

on July 4, 2015, 10:43 am

Changes to the Central Government View. After the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August […]

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OCC – Primary School Capaity

OCC – Primary School Capaity

on July 3, 2015, 3:28 pm

The comments from OCC Education as part of the pre-publication consultation indicate they have caught up with what we have been saying through the last three developer appeals.   See below: The County Council’s current position on primary school capacity in Bloxham is that Bloxham PrimarySchool has been expanded to the full extent of its site capacity, and further population growth […]

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CDC Recreation Documents

CDC Recreation Documents

on July 3, 2015, 7:10 am

     

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Other village play facilities

Other village play facilities

on August 24, 2014, 11:35 pm

Herewith some photos I managed to take in children’s play areas without getting arrested!!! Click to enlarge. There’a also a slideshow option at the bottom. All of the impressive parks that we have seen have involved raising external funds. e.g. Broadway (Worcs) raised £300K to help realise it’s ambitious activity park with distinct areas for different age groups. Their August 2014 […]

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Grants for recreation facilities

Grants for recreation facilities

on July 12, 2014, 3:08 pm

We will doubtless have to seek additional funding. Here are some places to start: The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundatio […]

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