June 2023 Minutes

Minutes 2023 Uploaded on July 4, 2023


You are summoned to attend Cassington Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 1st June 2023 in the Village Hall, The Green.


  1. Apologies
  1. Declarations of interest

(Any pecuniary interests should be declared also a review of current declarations of interests circulated)

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting held on 4th May 2023
  1. Comments from the Public –
  1. Report from Clerk
  • Yew Tree in the Closed Burial Ground – This is booked for 5th July
  • Grass Cutting Tender – This has now been given to Adrian Tyler Cassington Garden Services
  • Speed Watch Signs – These have now been ordered
  • Traffic Sign at the entrance to Bell Lane – The Clerk has contacted Highways and they have advised that they have not given permission for this to erected and that it should be taken down.
  • Trees along the Concourse – The clerk will contact JAG trees to accept the quote.
  1. Planning

Previous Planning Application Decisions



20/01734/OUT Land North of A40 Section from Barnard Gate To Eynsham Roundabout Eynsham   Grosvenor Developments Ltd UNDER


New Planning Applications

23/01252/HHD Demolition of existing garage and proposed erection of new garage with office


The Tennis Cassington Witney Mr And Mrs Metcalf 14th June 2023

Botley Solar Farm – Report from Group

  1. Correspondence
  1. Reports from County and District & Parish Councillors –

County Councillor – Cllr Levy

The A40 decision is getting closer.  Cabinet have approved the budget.

District Councillors – Cllr Levy was re-elected. West Eynsham plan is going to scrutiny on Wednesday with regards to the traffic movement.  Area action is subject to a judicial review due to people asking for the inspectorate review due to the removal of zero carbon for new builds.

Parish Councillors – Dog walking facility has now opened in Yarnton. Cllr Rogers has discovered that the field that it is on was part of farmland but the land for the solar farm has taken most of it, so the farmer does not have enough land to farm on

  1. Ditches, Drainage and Flooding

The clerk has emailed Merilyn with regards to clearing the ditches.

  1. Maintenance/ Grants
  1. Traffic
  • Speed Watch – There is a 3-month grace period when the speed changed from 30mph to 20mph this has now ceased. The number of people doing over 30 has decreased but there are still people doing way over 20mph.

The clerk to contact Eynsham Clerk to get the name of the company to supply speed cameras

  1. Play Area & Recreation Ground
  • Report after inspection

After discussion the parish Council made the decision to tape off the climbing unit has it has been deemed unsafe for use.

  1. Finance

Payments to be approved:

Individual/Company Reason Amount
Tracey Cameron Clerk Pay £1120.93
St Peters Church Hall Hire £30.00
Sign Wizzard Speed Watch Sign £175.14
SJC Plumbing Church Yard Replacement Tap £85.00
WODC Grass Cutting 18/04/23 £78.65
HMRC 6 Mar 23 – 5 Apr 23 £17.50
HMRC 6 Apr – 5 May 23 £23.37


Individual/Company Reason Amount
Tracey Cameron Overpayment of wages £114.91
St Leonards Church Burials £966.00

Balance of Unity Bank as of Sunday 28th May 2023 – £20,578.00

  1. Policy Updates:

Policies have been approved.

  1. Any other Business
  1. Questions from the Public 
  1. Date of next meeting: Thursday 1st June @7.30pm in the Village Hall