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Hedge cut request



With the Bird nesting season approaching fast and hopefully Spring just around the corner please can you give your hedge some much needed attention. It may well be very neat and tidy now but if it is already on the footpath/highway boundary it will need a good cutback to allow for the forthcoming growth and to prevent overhang.

Overgrown hedges has been more of problem this year with an increase in residents treading the pavements for their daily exercise and tying to social distance at the same time.

It would be greatly appreciated if you can arrange to get the hedges cut prior to the end of February 2021. 

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Scheduled CPC meetings



Notice of CPC meetings - 2021

All meetings are currently held via Zoom at 7pm.

For a copy of the agenda and Zoom link please contact Liz Folley on 01844 353267 or email chinnorpc@btconnect.com

  • Monday 1st February - Full Council
  • Monday 8th February - Planning Committee
  • Monday 15th February - Finance Committee
  • Monday 1st March - Full Council 


At the start of each meeting there is a public forum section where we welcome residents to make comment / ask questions. 

If the item is on the agenda for that meeting the Council can respond, otherwise it will be added to the next agenda for the subject and discussed then. 

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Essential Services 2021



Please find below the udpated Essential Services list for our Parish for 2021



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Useful Contacts and numbers



• Chinnor Parish Council 01844 353267 - answer machine available
• Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme 01844 353500 - answer machine available 

• National Debt line 0808 8084000
• The Money Advice Service 0800 1381677
• Citizens Advice Oxfordshire 0300 330 9042
• Sharing Life Trust – Thame Food Bank 0300 2010212

• www.gov.uk - Covid guidelines and updates
• www.southoxon.gov.uk - Waste arrangements and planning matters
• www.oxfordshire.gov.uk  - Road works, reporting defects and education


SODC Community Hub

Please note that the SODC Community Hub will be closing over Christmas.

01235 422600 or communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk.

The Hub will be running an emergency service for residents that need urgent food support from 24 December.

The service will be available on Thursday 24, Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 December, from 9am-5pm, by calling 07919 381 605.

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Support Local - outlet booklet



CPC Presents:
Shop Local this Christmas
Think, shop, buy local - please support local.



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Chinnor Emergency Plan



Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice


Chinnor PC has an Emergency Plan. This plan has been actioned. 

The main details (allowed under GDPR) are now available via an app which is now active for Android phones (not Apple compatible yet)

Please download the app from your app store, free of charge, if you use an android phone – search for Chinnor Emergency Contingency Plan.
A copy of this app is also available in PDF version – attached to this email.
This also includes an updated map of Chinnor with all of the new road names.


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Winter Preparations



Getting Ready for Winter

CPC has worked hard over the past months to get ready for the forthcoming wintry conditions!

We have more salt bins located in the parish for use during these bad weather conditions, plus extra stock of salt and grit if needed to refill bins.

Please remember the salt in the bins is intended for use on the public highway and pavements only, and that bins have been sighted in their locations for a specific reason.

There is no law against people clearing pavements or public spaces. Ministers have repeatedly welcomed "public-spiritedness" and said "common sense" and "benefit of the doubt" should always prevail when considering litigation.

Please help your neighbours and the elderly during icy conditions. Thank you

If you know of someone in need during these poor weather conditions, please contact CPC by email or phone (answer machine when closed) as we can arrange some assistance.

Alternatively, please call the Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme on 01844 353500.

In severe conditions OCC Winter Services will grit the main bus routes only (B4009, B4445).


Please see below locations of the community salt bins ...

Henton –
1 at top by layby
1 at bottom of road by Peacock entrance

Emmington –
1 by the entrance layby

Chinnor Hill –
1 at Hill Top Lane entrance

1 by gooseneck area


Chinnor –

Golden Hills – entrance

Old Kiln lakes – entrance

OKL noticeboard area

OKL Kiln area

The Avenue – by the Jubilee gardens

Mill lane – by car park entrance

Estover Way – by roundabout

Greenwood Ave / Meadow – on grass verge

Church Road junction - by church wall

Doveleat / High Street junction

Hailey Croft – on the green

Van Diemens – on the green

Mill Lane – grass area by the new junction

Station Road – by the Church Lane junction

Mill Lane – entrance to the NK Homes development




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Defib Unit – Locations and FAQ’s



Please find below the location of the public accessible 24 hours a day defib units (they are installed on external walls and so available 24 hours a day)
More defib units are in the village (within Chinnor Village Hall, C&PRR, Sanderum House) but the following are the ones CPC maintain and are on an external wall so 24 hour accessible.


Wheatsheaf public house, Oakley Road

White's Field Community Hall, Mill Lane

Chinnor Community Pavilion, Station Road

Chinnor Village Centre, High Street

The Inn at Emmington

Chilterns Conservation Board (90 Station Road)

The Peacock in Henton

Upper Farm in Henton



If you need to use the unit you must ring 999.
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.
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.
Contact the Chinnor First Responders through the Parish Council office – 01844 353267
These units are a lifesaver – one unit was deployed in White's Field a few months ago and saved a life – please respect these lifesaving units and be aware of the below FAQ:



FAQ Defibrillators
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.


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