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Monthly Archives: March 2019

MAKE A CHANGE – become a local Councillor

People grouped together like a community

What does the Parish Council Do?

Your council has an overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community.  Their work covers:

  • Improving quality of life for residents
  • Giving communities a democratic voice
  • Representing the village in local issues
  • Being the main point of contact with District and County Services


As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.  Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally


To stand for council you must:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth Citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant; or work in the area the local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

The window for submitting your nomination papers is from 26thMarch and the final date and time for their receipt in the elections office will be 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. Nomination papers must be delivered in person to the council offices at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton OX14 4SB.

You can find guidance if you are considering standing for election here.

Further information and nomination forms can be obtained from the clerk.

Credit: Information has been adapted from the current NALC election posters which also use this image.



DIDCOT from Village to Garden Town – A talk about Didcot’s past, its future and its impact on surrounding settlements & countryside.

Poster of Talk being offered on Didcot Town
The South Oxfordshire district committee of CPRE invites you to:

DIDCOT from Village to Garden Town – A talk about Didcot’s past, its future and its impact on surrounding settlements & countryside.

By David Taylor – Didcot Historical Society & Andrew Down – South Oxfordshire District Council
Tuesday 9th April, 2019
at  Didcot Baptist Church, 43 Wantage Road, Dicot, OX11 
Doors open 7.15 pm   Talk starts 7.30 pm
Light refreshments will be served.   Entrance Free!!   All welcome.
T: 01491 612079  E: 
Please invite your friends and come along.  We look forward to seeing you there.

GO Active GOLD – Back to Bowls Course

Poster of Bowling advert

GO Active GOLD have linked up with East Hagbourne Bowls Club to run a Learn to Bowl course. Sessions will start on Tuesday 7th May at 10.30-11.30am, for 4 weeks. A great social activity with refreshments, all welcome! £2 per session.

Neighbourhood Plan Voting results

Thank you to all who voted in the Neighbourhood Plan referendum on 14 March 2019.

The question was:

“Do you want South Oxfordshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for East Hagbourne Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

and the result:

YES: 360

NO: 25

Turnout 41.3%

You can see the official result notification here

EHNP Referendum result.pdf

The Neighbourhood Plan will now go forward for formal adoption by SODC, which we expect to take place in mid-April.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


Road Closure on New Road 13th-15th March

Map of road closure and alternative routes

New Road, just north of Great Mead, will be closed on 13th, 14th & 15th March.  It will mean the road access is not possible to/from the village via New Road.  Buses will have to use the diversion route shown in the attached map.