Turn it off - anti-idling campaign to improve air quality



Our campaign, supported by Public Health England, aims to help improve local air quality across South Oxfordshire by asking drivers to turn off their engines when they are not driving. Keeping the engine running - known as idling - while parked at the roadside, sitting in traffic, or waiting to collect someone, contributes to an increase in levels of air pollutants.


Chinnor NHP Review - Update Feb 2020



Please find attached a letter from the examiner in respect of the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan Review.

Also below is a copy of the email in response. 



Further to my initial procedural letter of 8 January 2020 (Ref: 01/DAS/CNPR) following the submission of the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan Review for examination, I now write to confirm further procedural matters.

1. The Examination

Following receipt on 13 January 2020 of the formal consent of the Qualifying Body, I confirm that the examination of the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan Review (the Plan Review) will now proceed under the provisions of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) ('Schedule 4B').

2. Site Visit

I intend to undertake a site visit to the neighbourhood plan area during the week commencing 17 February 2020. This will assist in my assessment of the Plan Review, including the issues identified in the representations.

The site visit will be undertaken unaccompanied. It is very important that I am not approached to discuss any aspects of the Plan Review or the neighbourhood area, as this may be perceived to prejudice my independence and risk compromising the fairness of the examination process.

After my site visit, I may have a number of questions seeking further clarification on aspects of the Plan Review.

3. Written Representations

At this stage, I consider the examination can be conducted solely by the written representations procedure, without the need for a hearing. However, I will reserve the option to convene a hearing should a matter(s) come to light where I consider that a hearing is necessary to ensure the adequate examination of an issue, or to ensure that a person has a fair chance to put a case.

4. Examination Timetable

As you will be aware, the normal intention is to examine a Plan (including conduct of the site visit) with a view to providing a draft report (for 'fact checking') within 4-6 weeks of submission of the draft Plan. In this case, due to my earlier determination that the examination should proceed under the provisions of Schedule 4B and the need to obtain the formal consent of the Qualifying Body to that procedure, the timetable will be extended. However, I will endeavour to undertake the examination as expeditiously as possible.

If you have any process questions related to the conduct of the examination, which you would like me to address, please do not hesitate to contact the office team in the first instance.

In the interests of transparency, may I prevail upon you to ensure that a copy of this letter is placed on both the Qualifying Body and Local Authority websites.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Your sincerely

Derek Stebbing




Dear Dorottya,

I can confirm that my Council reviewed this letter at their planning meeting on Monday 13th January 2020 and would like you to proceed with regard to item 3 'Qualifying Body for the examination of the Review Plan to proceed under the provisions of Schedule 4B'.

For your information I can also confirm that a copy of the letter has been placed on the Parish Council and Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan Websites.

Please do advise if I need to take any further action.

Kind Regards

Liz Folley
Chinnor Parish Council

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Shop Local / Support Local 2020



The updated Shop Local / Support Local 2020 booklet is now available...  Download a copy - the link is below.

Collect a FREE copy from many outlets in Chinnor including The Community Pavilion, Village Centre, Peacock Hotel, Red Lion pub and Post Office, along with Doctors and the library.

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VE Day - Save the date



Picnic in the Park

Playing Fields, Station Road, Chinnor
8th May 2020

We are hoping to bring the community together for the 75th Anniversay of VE Day - the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war and represents an important milestone in our history.We cannot let this day pass without reflection on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period.
8th May 2020 will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.

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

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.

What's On

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