Highway Maintenance Fact sheet - Summer 2018



Please see PDF link for the OCC Highways maintenance fact sheet - Summer 2018

Continue Reading

Planning Appeal - Updated News


The following has now been confirmed regarding the continuation of the appeal hearing:

24 and 27 July = cancelled - The hearing has now concluded until after the summer break.


Appeal continues, in the Community Pavilion on:

2, 4, 5 October 2018

With a probable date the week after too – still to be confirmed.

CPC office is open each week day - any questions please contact us and we will do our best to answer them.


Appeal by Persimmon Homes and Cala Management:
Persimmon Homes - P16/S3284/O - land behind Greenwood Avenue for 140 dwellings and demolition of two dwellings to serve as access.
Appeal Ref: APP/Q3115/W/17/3187058 and Appeal Ref: APP/Q/3115/W/17/3187059
Cala Management - P17/S1867/FUL - land off Crowell Road for 54 dwellings. APP/Q/3115/W/17/3188694
To keep a track of progress on the appeal and see a decision at the end please log onto:



Christmas Carol Event and Christmas tree location - UPDATE


Please see below a prepared statement by CPC regarding the Christmas Carol event.

This was planned to be posted to coincide with the CPC newsletters and Pump distribution around the village – as not everyone is on FB. Due to unnecessary pressure on the Chinnor Residents FB page we have made the decision to post on FB earlier than planned.

To note– The event is NOT run by CPC but a very successful independent committee. CPC had involvement due to the need of using our Public Liability Insurance cover for the road closure.

To note – Duo Chef own the land the tree used to be situated in – CPC have zero power to improve land which is not in their ownership – attempts have been made to contact them, but to no avail.

To note – The contact details for the committee are on another FB page – please contact them directly.



Christmas Carol Event and Christmas tree location - UPDATE

Thank you for all of the responses in our community engagement – please see below an update following community responses and CPC meetings...

CPC has reviewed all comments made by email, in person and on Facebook. This event is important to the community and it has been a difficult decision to make.

The poll results showed in favour of moving the event to the Community Pavilion.

Poll results: 388 move to Pavilion, 151 remain at Keens Lane.

CPC have met with some of the main organising committee and have discussed all of the options available.

This event is not run by CPC at all and the sincerest thanks given to everyone who has been involved in making this a huge success over the past 48 years and we hope it will continue long into the future.

The committee has agreed to move the event, the reasons are mainly down to health and safety as the event is gaining popularity every year and the safety of everyone is of the utmost importance.

As you may have been aware the tree foundations in the Duo Chef Garden area are in danger of collapse and the tree had to be staked last year to stop it falling on the road / pavement or any pedestrians.

The event will therefore be relocated to the Community Pavilion on Christmas Eve 2018.

The organising committee will be looking at planning the event including investigating options for staging, amplification and lighting.

The event will not change in its entirety – it is only in a new, safer area. All monies raised will still go to local charities appointed by the organising committee.

If you wish to be involved helping organise this event please do not hesitate to contact us as the more help offered the easier it is for everyone on Christmas Eve.

Who do I contact?



With the current situation of developments under construction and the concern I understand residents are feeling.
If you have any concerns or issues this is who is best to contact:

SODC Planning Department - – 01235 422600 – ask for the planning officer overseeing the application in concern.

SODC Planning Enforcement - – 01235 422600

If you feel something is a danger please call Thames Valley Police on 101 (if not life threatening or 999 if you feel it could be)

All the planning conditions of an approved application can be found on
Look under planning section and enter the planning reference number. On the decision notice are all of the conditions.
Or call 01235 422600 and have the planning reference number to hand when calling.

If emailing please always copy your email to CPC on as we can also try to assist and strengthen the case with some support, if at all possible.


Please do not feed the Red Kites



The Chilterns Conservation Board urges the public not to feed red kites. They should be left to feed naturally in the wider countryside, thus enabling them to find a naturally sustainable level.

Red kites can survive well in the Chilterns without artificial feeding, so it is not necessary to supplement their diet. It is feared that providing too much additional food can prevent the population from spreading naturally and cause the birds to cluster in large numbers where food is offered.

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

What's On

Find out what's on in the Parish of Chinnor

Meeting Minutes

A quick link to past meetings


Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest news and events.