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Eynsham Parish Council

Parish Council Meetings

Eynsham Parish Council logoAll Parish Council meetings are held in the Bartholomew Room, Market Square, unless otherwise stated on the Agenda.

All agenda and minutes are published at Eynsham Online - please follow the links in the right-hand sidebar if no meeting is scheduled below, or consult the Document Archive for a full list.

Members of the public and press are always welcome to attend the meetings. If you have any questions beforehand please contact the Clerk.

2015 12 May 19:30 Annual Council Meeting
2 June 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
2 June 19:30 Full Council
9 June 18:30 Play Area Committee
9 June 19:30 Fishponds Committee
23 June 18:30 Communications Committee
23 June 19:30 Gravel & Minerals Committee
7 July 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
7 July 19:30 Full Council
14 July 19:30 Traffic Advisory Committee
21 July 18:30 Emergency Planning Committee
21 July 19:30 Finance & General Purposes Committee
4 August 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
4 August 19:30 Full Council
1 September 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
1 September 19:30 Full Council
8 September 18:30 Footpaths Committee
8 September 19:30 Play Area Committee
6 October 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
6 October 19:30 Full Council
13 October 18:30 Communications Committee
13 October 19:30 Fishponds Committee
3 November 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
3 November 19:30 Full Council
24 November 19:30 Finance & General Purposes Committee
1 December 18:30 Planning Committee (if required)
1 December 19:30 Full Council
8 December 19:30 Play Area Committee
2016 12 January 18:30 Fishponds Committee
12 January 19:30 Traffic Advisory - POSTPONED
9 February 18:30 Communications Committee
9 February 19:30 Finance & General Purposes Committee
8 March 18:30 Footpaths Committee
  • Richard Andrews

    Vice-Chair of the Parish Council; Parish Councillor since August 2006 and a District Councillor for Eynsham & Cassington Ward from 2007-2011. View District Councillors' report to Annual Parish Meeting.

    "We have been Eynsham residents since 1997, moving here to take up a new job. Since then, my wife Jean has become the minister of the Baptist Church, having completed her training in Oxford, and both children have been through Bartholomew School. I'm still working full-time managing the development of new products for an electronic instrument manufacturer in Witney.

    We very much enjoy living in the village, close to both city and country and with a lively and active community.

    "As a Parish and District Councillor, I want to contribute to maintaining and improving that quality of life, making the village a place where anyone can afford to live and be a part of the community.

    "I'm a member of GreenTEA whose long term aim is to sustain that same quality of life as oil gets scarce and energy more expensive and, when I get the time, I'll enjoy some of the practical aspects of sustainable living in my gardening and DIY."

  • Jane Baldwin

    Parish Councillor since November 2014.

    I have lived in the village since 2006 and have two children who attended the primary school and who are now at Bartholomew School. I feel extremely fortunate to live in Eynsham, as a family we appreciate and have enjoyed all that the village has to offer - allotments, sports clubs, cubs & scouts, carnival, the village show - and understand the huge volunteer effort involved.

    My work is in the historic environment and I am Assistant Director of Oxford Preservation Trust and have considerable experience of the challenges facing communities today particularly those with a rich heritage and valued history like Eynsham. I previously worked for Oxford Archaeology and my first excavation was at Eynsham Abbey. I am looking forward to being able to make a difference to my place.

  • Gordon Beach

    Chairman of the Parish Council. View report to Annual Parish Meeting 21/04/2015

  • Andrew Bickley

    Parish Councillor since September 2011.

    I have lived in Eynsham since 1998 and have become more aware during that time of the work which the Parish Council does to improve village life. I look forward to helping in whatever way I can.

    My wife Liz and I have two sons - one is now at university having successfully studied at Eynsham Primary School, Bartholomew School and Cherwell College. The other has just finished at the primary school and is moving up to Bartholomew this September.

    I work for the Atomic Energy Authority at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) near Abingdon on government liaison, having previously been involved in business strategy at Harwell, and studied physics at University.

  • Sue Brown

    Parish Councillor since September 2011.

    I was born in Eynsham and have lived here most of my life. My 3 children all attended local schools. I work as an officer for Oxfordshire Country Council in School Organisation and Planning.

    I enjoy walking, reading and archaeology. I also have a passion for Oxford United FC and am a season tickets holder.

    I am keen to see the village community continue thrive and grow. I have a particular interest in issues around disability and children and young people.

  • Patricia Crowley

    Parish Councillor since November 2014.

    Having visited my partner’s family in Eynsham since the 80s, I moved here in 2003 to be closer to family and in time for our son to start primary school. I was keen that he should be able to walk safely to school which I couldn’t be sure of where we lived in London.

    I appreciate the local amenities, shops, schools, social groups and public transport which enable me (most of the time) to juggle a work / life balance.

    I currently work 3 days per week (at home and in London) as Project / Communications Manager for a public health research centre based at UCL. I have over 25 years’ experience as a project manager, in international disaster relief and development and in the university sector.

    I’d like to see that changes in Eynsham are positive and beneficial to the community and welcome this opportunity to join the parish council.

  • Peter Emery

    Parish Councillor since 3 August 2010 and a District Councillor since May 2014. Holds an evening ‘surgery’ on the first Wednesday of the month between 18:30 and 20:00 at the Bartholomew Room. View report to Annual Parish Meeting 21/04/2015

    “My wife and I moved here from Worcester and found ourselves in a lovely vibrant, friendly community, we love it here. Since moving to the village I have become involved with the Council by serving on the Communications Committee.

    “I recently completed my BA in Art History at Oxford Brookes, as a VERY mature student, but will my studies end there? I don’t know yet, watch this space.”

  • Verity A Hughes

    Parish Councillor since August 2002.

    I moved to Eynsham in December 1994 to be near my work in a printing company on Oakfields Industrial Estate. I joined various societies to get to know people and was amazed at how much was going on. I met Paul Hughes and we married in June 2001.

    When I retired in 2003 I was co-opted onto the Parish Council. I wanted to see for myself what really happened, so many people had told me how useless the Parish Council was! However I was impressed by how much time and effort the members took to consider the needs of the whole community and have been trying to do my share ever since.

    Visit my page on Eynsham Abbey Fishponds.

  • Sue Johnson

    Parish Councillor since January 2015.

    I came to work in Oxford as a midwife in 1981 and moved to live in Eynsham in 1983; and, apart from 2 spells away, I have lived here ever since. My daughter went to the Primary School here in the 1990s and I was involved at that time with the Parents’ Association. I have been managing GP Surgeries since 1995 (Cogges, Deddington & Cheltenham) and have very recently retired.

    My husband and I really appreciate and use the facilities this village and the surrounding countryside have to offer in terms of shops, public transport, clubs etc. I have been involved in lots of local activities when time allowed such as running, the gym, yoga, community choir and we have an allotment.

    Now that I am no longer working every day, I will have time to become more involved with the community and I hope that the experience I have will be of benefit on the Parish Council.

  • Andy Mosson

    I have been living in Eynsham for nearly forty years so nearly qualify as a local resident. My wife and I have brought up our two daughters here and the village schools have played a big part in tying us into the community.

    This is my second stint on the Parish Council, having completed twelve years in the past. That period as a councillor led to my becoming chair of the Primary School Governors, as well as involving me in the playing fields committees and the two village charities.

    My working life is spent in the NHS, where I am Technical Manager for the Oxford Kidney Unit responsible for the team ensuring safe operation of all the dialysis machines within a fifty mile radius of Oxford. Through work, I have also chaired the professional body of Renal Technologists, sit on two BSI committees, the Federation for Healthcare Science and the Registration Panel for Clinical Technologists.

    I have always been a keen cricketer and play squash regularly, suffering the aches and pains accordingly ... who said sport was good for you!

  • Sue Osborne

    Parish Councillor since August 2006.

    I have lived in Eynsham since 1986 (apart from a 3 year stint in Cassington). I am a keen walker and enjoy camping, pubs, the theatre and the countryside. I love being involved in village life, both through the Parish Council and by simply living here.

    Visit my page on Eynsham Walks >>

  • Nick Relph

    Parish Councillor since September 2011.

    I was born and educated in London. After obtaining a Geography honours degree at Manchester University, I trained as an accountant in the NHS in Yorkshire and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 1983.

    I was Finance Director and subsequently Deputy Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Health Authority, then served as Chief Executive of Berkshire Health Authority in 1999 and Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority in April 2002 and am now Chief Executive of Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow PCTs.

    I moved to Eynsham with wife Anne in 1985. Our son attended the local primary and Bartholomew School. Anne now runs a luxury wedding cake company from the village.

  • David Rossiter

    Parish Councillor since May 1995; Vice-Chair to May 2014.

    Like most people in Eynsham I’m a blow-in (that great Irish term for a newcomer), having drifted across from Oxford in 1991. Our three children have been through school in the village and my wife’s parents and sister also live here, so I feel now as though I more or less belong.

    I’ve been a governor at both schools, a district councillor and, since 1995, a parish councillor. When I look back over those years I’ve noticed a great improvement in the effectiveness of the council - we spend your money much more efficiently and we’re far more successful at bringing in funds from outside.

    The council’s powers are hardly enormous, but when making decisions I always try to remember three things: that Eynsham, like all other villages, has changed and will continue to change; that no particular part of the village or interest group should have special priority; and that it’s often those who make the least fuss whose need is the greatest.

  • Dennis Stukenbroeker

    Parish Councillor since 3 November 2009.

    Dennis moved to Eynsham full-time in 2000. He took early retirement in 2006 after 20 years as a solicitor in London and Oxford.

  • Paul Wilding

    Parish Councillor since July 2012; parish Broadband Champion since December 2012: view report.

    I moved to Eynsham last year with my wife and son and we're now expecting a second child. Having grown up in Witney and lived in Oxford for the last 10 years, I've a strong connection with the local area. We have settled in very well, and anticipate remaining here a considerable time. We expect our children to attend school locally, so feel we have a real stake in the community. Follow me on Twitter.

    I've worked in local government for 15 years, in various roles relating to local taxation and housing benefits, and at borough and district councils as well as Oxford City Council. This helps me understand the responsibilities of the different tiers of local government, which can be confusing even for people who have been involved for some time.

    Experience with Oxford Samaritans helped me understand the issues involved in running small, voluntary organisations where money is tight. I think there is a significant crossover with some aspects of running a Parish Council.

    I look forward to taking part in maintaining and improving the local community. Please read my blog; I am also a lifelong sports fan.