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MINUTES of the ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING held on 29th January 2018


PRESENT: Cllr Ashdown, Haywood, Higgs, Ridgley, Wright, Williams

Staff: Liz Folley, Jo Wills

Apologies: Cllr Standage, Cllr Watson


Co-Option of members: None

Councillors Declaration of Pecuniary Interest & Dispensations: None


Public Question time: 2 residents of Henton attended the meeting.



5.1 The Clerk reported on recent communications regarding the village green.

Due to weather conditions the green is very wet and muddy – gullies have been dug to try to drain the water. The Clerk has spoken with the owner of The Peacock and a meeting with Councillor's will be arranged soon to discuss remedial repair measures including new kerbing and to agree repair processes.

Cllr Haywood proposed that all facts and details to be obtained and then discussed again at the next meeting – seconded by Cllr Higgs.


Chinnor Open Spaces:

6.1 Greening Chinnor are planning to plant the new trees early February - date to be arranged. Cllr Bird to be requested to meet with Lee and mark exact locations for the planting on the Playing Fields of three of the trees.

6.2 The Clerk reported that all of the cricket items from Playing Fields have now been removed.

6.3 Alan Brawn has contacted the Footpath Officer with a list of issues in the area. Noted.

6.4 The Council have requested full plans and drawings to be shown and discussed at a Planning Committee meeting regarding installation of training lights on existing light columns in Playing Fields.


Whites Field Community Hall and Car Park area

7.1 It was reported by our PCSO that the locking of the Car Park over the Christmas period was very successful and noted that this helped in the control of anti social behaviour. It was agreed that we should do all we can to get the gate locked on a regular basis. The Clerk to contact Mill Lane School to request their assistance with this matter.



8.1 Chinnor Award Nights – The CANs

Launch on 26th March 2018 alongside Annual Assembly – 7.30pm in the Pavilion.

Nomination forms to be designed and given out at Annual Assembly event on 26th March

Deadline for nomination forms to be returned – 22nd June 2018

All nominations to then be discussed by a separate committee and winners agreed.

Awards night to be held in the marquee – suggested date – 22nd August

It was agreed that awards would be in the following categories:

The Arts – art, music, drama

Community Award

Sporting Award

Volunteer of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Allocated jobs:

Jo Wills Design and print out nominations forms

Jo Wills Design and print / email / Social media invitation letters and posters

Jo Wills Contact local business regarding Sponsorship opportunity - £100 each award

Sara Higgs Look into trophy's and engraving costs

Sara Higgs To invite David Deval to be involved with award process

Daryl / Rob Design poster to advertise launch night in March and also for August event



CHAIRMAN _____________________________________________ DATED _________________

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