Welcome to our new Councillor

Welcome to our new Councillor Laura Mitchell who was formally co-opted to the arish Council at last Tuesday’s Parish Council meeting held at the Church.  This is a great new appointment to the Council and we look forward to working with Laura over the coming months and hopefully much longer.

LPC – Casual Vacancy

We are looking to recruit a Councillor to replace Maria. If you are interested in applying please reply to loxleyparishchair@gmail.com. Alternatively. if you would like an informal discussion to discuss the role please get in touch with one of your local Councillors or call Glynn Jones on 07714 561 463 before the 23rd August 2019.

Loxley NDP Consultation – Regulation 16

In accordance with Regulation 16 of Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Development Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), SDC must publicise the draft plan for a minimum 6 week period inviting representations on the plan. A copy of the Draft Plan and associated documentation can be viewed on the SDC website at www.stratford.gov.uk/loxleynp or at SDCs Elizabeth House offices and Stratford library during normal opening hours. A copy can also be viewed at Loxley CE Primary School (Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.45pm). The consultation starts on Thursday 27th June 2019. Representations on the draft Plan may be made to SDC by no later than Friday 9th August 2019. You are encouraged to submit representations electronically. This can be done either by using the on-line form at www.stratford.gov.uk/loxleynp or by attaching a form to an email and sending to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk. You can also post your response to SDC, Planning Policy Section, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX.

LPC Annual Meeting

Please make a note in your diary of the forthcoming PC Annual Meeting on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at Loxley School, 7.30pm We will be discussing a range of issues including the NDP, the future of the Fox Inn, drainage and flooding in the village as well as LPC spending priorities for 2019/20. We look forward to seeing you there.

Future of the Fox Inn

Inspited by the Titfield Thunderbolt (or at least I was!) around 40 residents turned up to discuss the future of the Fox Inn following the announcement of its sale by Enterprise Inns. The discussion led by the Parish Council detailed the implications of the pub’s listing as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), timescales and key issues (viability, funding, ownership and organisation models).  This initial meeting to gauge interest identified a significant number of volunteers, relevant skills and expertise within the community plus some funding pledges.  If you are interested in becoming involved in the campaign to create a community pub for Loxley please speak to one of your Councillors. Many thanks to John and Lisa for hosting and their thoughtful contributions. Further details available at www.pubisthehub.org

Local Elections – 2 May 2019

Local government elections will be held on 2 May, 2019, when all six seats on Loxley Parish Council will be contested. Serving Councillors can choose to stand for re-election but may not do so and, in the interests of democracy, it would be preferable for more than six candidates to contest the vacant seats. The idea of standing for election may be daunting but there is support available for prospective Councillors.  There is further information on the the Warwickshire Association of Local Councils (WALC) website. WALC represents and advises parish and town councils.  If you require further information, or wish to speak to one of the sitting Councillors, please contact the Parish Chair, Glynn Jones on loxleyparishchair@gmail.com. He will provide further information or arrange for you to have a chat with a serving Councillor.

Casual vacancy

LPC is looking to recruit a Clerk, responsible for taking minutes and managing finances. The salary starts at £2,400 pa with opportunities for progression. The work involves up to 20 hours a month, which can be worked flexibly. If you are interested please contact loxleyparishchair@gmail.com.