Safe Place



Chinnor Community Pavilion is now a SAFE PLACE

A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away.

Parish Council Elections – May 2019



Would you be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor for the Chinnor Parish?
Elections will be held on 2nd May 2019

Councillors are elected every four years.

Chinnor Parish has an allocation for 13 Parish Councillors on a voluntary basis. For more information on CPC please look at

CPC meet in the Council Chamber on the first Monday of each month for the Full Council meeting and then other Monday evenings for Committee meetings which are Planning matters, Finance and General purposes and Environment. The District and County Councillors attend CPC meetings when possible.

Application forms will be available from 26th March 2019 to complete and submit directly to SODC before 3rd April 2019 – you will need a proposer and seconder for your application.

All of your details will be published by SODC and will be in the public domain.

To qualify as a candidate a person must, on both the day of nomination and the day of the election, be 18 years of age and a British or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.

In addition, the candidate must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications, again both on the day they are nominated and on polling day:
(a) be registered as a local government elector within the parish; or
(b) have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises during the previous
twelve months within the parish; or
(c) his/her principal or only place of work during the previous twelve months has been in
the area of the parish1; or
(d) have resided within the parish or within 4.8 kilometres (three miles) thereof during the previous twelve months.

For more details please contact SODC – or call 01235 422422



May 2019 elections – Register to vote
Are you registered to vote in our parish?

Poll cards giving the address of the polling station, the date of the district polls and the hours of the polls, will automatically be issued, including to all electors eligible to vote at a town or parish election. If you are new to the Parish and need to register to vote please call 01235 422407



Chinnor Defibrillators



Defibrillator units – Chinnor

If a defib unit is required you do not need to know the exact location of the unit.

You call 999 and the emergency services will direct you to the closest unit.

Chinnor Community First Responders run regular training sessions as required, but the emergency services talk you through the entire process so don't worry.

For information - please find below the location of the public accessible 24 hours a day defib units...

Wheatsheaf public house, Oakley Road
Whites Field Community Hall, Mill Lane
Chinnor Community Pavilion, Station Road
Chinnor Village Centre, High Street

If you need to use the unit you must ring 999.

The ambulance service will direct you to the nearest unit, give you the access code to open the cupboard and then instruct you fully on usage instructions.


FAQ Defibrillators

Has one of the units be used yet?

Yes, the Whites Field defib unit was recently deployed and thank fully saved a life.


How do I know where the defibrillators are?
Don't worry, the ambulance service control room knows where they are so you don't need to memorise their locations. Ambulance control will ask you if you are on your own or if there are other people present. Follow their instructions, if you are on your own they will tell you to start CPR If there is another person present and a defibrillator is indicated they will be directed to the nearest one and given the code to open the case. However, the decision to send you will be based on the fact that ambulance control will know your location, the location of the defibrillator and the location of the nearest responding resource such as a Community First Responder (who will have a defibrillator with them) an ambulance or rapid response vehicle. Depending on this information and the time and distances involved, ambulance control may suggest you wait for them to arrive.


How do I know how to work the defibrillator?
You don't need to. Once you have open the defibrillator it will tell you exactly what to do (in a very loud voice which can be quite alarming) Just follow its instructions, remember one of you at the incident will still be on the phone to control who will stay with you and give advice and support until help arrives.


If the patient comes round do we still need the ambulance?
Yes the person will still need to go to hospital so keep on the phone to the ambulance service.


Suppose I make a mistake and hurt the patient?
You will not do any harm to the patient. If their heart has stopped and they are not breathing, it can only get better. It is totally the responsibility of the defibrillator to assess for, and deliver the shock to the patient. When the Community First Responder arrives they will ask what happened and assess the situation. The best plan is to follow their instructions as they have a set protocol to follow but your personal expertise and knowledge will be respected and welcomed.
The responder team in Chinnor provide defibrillator awareness updates on a regular basis but if your organisation or group would like a session we would be very pleased to help.


Contact the Chinnor First Responders through the Parish Council office.


Good Neighbour Scheme



Do you need a lift to the doctors, hospital or appointment you have?

Do you need help with light gardening or cleaning or to see a friendly face for a chat?

Do you know someone who may need help or could use the Good Neighbour Scheme service?

Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme can help.

Call 01844 353500

Bledlow Waste Centre confirmed as closing



Bucks County Council has now announced that due to finances Bledlow Waste Site will close at the end of March 2019.

Our community has a few options going forward...


These are the waste sites in Oxfordshire we can use:


Order a garden waste bin (emptied fortnghtly on recycle week) - this has an extra annual cost. More details can be obtained via:

Call Biffa on 03000 610610 or email


Plus here are details of the general waste centre...

Where does your waste from the Black bin (general waste) go to?



Where then I hear you ask...

Ardley - a State of the Art Recycling Centre for our black bins (general waste)

Our waste is taken to this centre from holding depots around the area and burnt in an enormous furnace.

The energy created is pushed into the National Grid and services thousands of homes with their electrical power.

The residue from this furnace is used as aggregate to build roads.

All impurities given off such as heavy metals are collected through a series of filters and mixed with a carbon material also collected and created from waist products and made into building materials to build our houses. These blocks actually absorb carbon dioxide from our atmosphere which cleans the air we breath.

Only clean steam is given off by this huge recycling machine.

The whole site is ultra clean and health and safety is top of the agenda

Any thing in our black bins gets used at Ardley but if you put incorrect items in our Green recycling bin it ends up in LAND FILL it does not then go to Ardley and used.

If in doubt and if you are unsure if its a recycle item... pop it in your General waste bin to avoid excessive landfill deposits.

Appeal Decisions



Appeal A: APP/Q3115/W/17/3187058
Land south of Greenwood Avenue, Chinnor
Persimmon Homes
The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for the construction of up to 140 dwellings


Appeal B: APP/Q3115/W/17/3187059
17 and 19 Greenwood Avenue, Chinnor
Persimmon Homes
The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for the demolition of 2 no dwellings and the construction of a new access road at 17 and 19 Greenwood Avenue


Appeal C: APP/Q3115/W/17/3188694
Land at Crowell Road, Chinnor
CALA Management Limited
The proposal was for residential redevelopment comprising 54 no dwellings
The appeal is dismissed so planning permission not granted.


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