Parish Council Plan 2011-12

Finance:

  •  Produce clear and concise documents that set adequate budgets. The budgets together with the council’s financial regulations will control all financial transactions.

Training:

  • Encourage the development of all councillors and clerks through appropriate training, experience and succession management. This is of particular relevance given the formation of a new PC in May 2011

Planning:

  • Seek to maintain the village character, whilst balancing improvements with the requirements of a rural village.
  • Review the progress and direction of the PC relative to the long term Parish Plan. Establish whether a plan revision is required. Establish an emergency plan for the village

Amenities:

  • Support the play area working group to acquire funding and develop a new play ground
  • Seek to register the recreation ground as a QEII Field
  • Continue to support UVHAT in the upkeep of the village hall
  • Maintain the grass cutting of the recreation ground and playground
  • Carry out routine safety inspections of the playground
  • Continue to identify projects, support and work with the volunteer group relating to improvement and maintenance of communal village areas

Services:

  • Maintain the current bus service levels and local transport infrastructures
  • Support the village internal communications (Web site and Upton News)
  • Support the First Responders group where possible.
  • Support the George and Dragon Public House where possible.

Roads and Footpaths:

  • Continue the contract with OCC for the grass cutting of village footpaths
  • Continue to ensure the roads in the Parish are well maintained and as safe as possible
  • Continue efforts to establish an improved footpath or cycle route to Blewbury, which satisfies the requirements of all interested parties.

Youth and Clubs:

  • Support and encourage these clubs where possible to sustain and assist their growth.

Promotion of the village:

  • Promote Upton into the future whilst preserving the balance of private village life through supporting more enjoyable, traditional events for families such as the annual fete and Uptonogood cycle event.

John Dickens
Chairman
1st November 2011