Parish Council Plan 2012-13


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


  • Encourage the development of all councillors and clerks through appropriate training, experience and succession management.


  • 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.
  • Maintain the emergency plan for the village
  • Gain understanding of impact of Intermediate Housing Supply Policy, Core Strategy, National Planning Policy Framework.
  • Assess the requirement for a Local Plan


  • Support the play area working group to finalise funding and develop the new play ground
  • Continue to support UVHAT in the upkeep of the village hall
  • Maintain the grass cutting of the recreation ground and playground and improvement of the recreational amenities
  • Carry out routine safety inspections of the playgrounds
  • Continue to identify projects, support and work with the volunteer group relating to improvement and maintenance of communal village areas


  • Maintain the current bus service levels and local transport infrastructures
  • Support the village internal communications (Web site and Upton News)
  • 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
  • Investigate additional traffic calming measures on the A417
  • 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 Upton Parish Council
7th November 2012