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The Parish Council met on December 4th with 8 Parish Councillors, Mike Fox-Davies Oxfordshire Council Councillor and a number of members of the public being present.

Network Rail has yet again done significant damage to the Causeway verges following overnight work on the Railway. Despite previous assurances that Network Rail personnel would be told not to park on the Causeway clearly this message has not been communicated to their contractors. Network Rail has been requested to fix the damage caused.
The Parish Council wrote to Oxfordshire County Council and our County Councillor regarding Steventon Storage Depot:
“The amount of HGV's along Hanney Road and the High Street with the attendant noise and vibration they cause are associated with the use of Steventon Storage Depot.
The use of Steventon Storage Depot was authorised, on appeal in 1999 to serve as a storage and distribution facility. Since 1999 the number of operators and hence traffic movements have increased significantly. Hanney road is not even a B road and both Hanney road and Steventon High Street are certainly not suitable for HGV's of 40tonne and over. The sign at the top of Steventon Hill "not suitable for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes" has no effect whatsoever.
Given the number of HGV movements and the unsuitability of the roads is there nothing that Oxfordshire County Council Highways can do to address the situation?”
The response:
“This site has a very old planning permission and my understanding is that there is not a top end cap for the amount of use or vehicle trips.  A weight restriction would unlikely be possible as by its nature HGV access is required.
It might be worth having a conversation with the Planning Authority in order that actual permitted use is established”.
I’m afraid that I’m not able to offer anything more at this stage”.
Back to where we started!!!! 
The next Parish Council meeting is on January 8th at 7pm in the Village Hall. If you want to find out what has/is happening in the village please come along.

Dr Chris Wilding Chair

PS. Advanced notice that elections for the Parish Council will be held in May 2019. Parish Council Councilor’s are elected for a period of 4 years.

Steventon Parish Council has 9 Councillors’. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councilor, although their personal views should not extend to their Parhis Council work. To become a Parish Councilor you must be at least 18 years old on the day of your nomination and be resident or work in the Parish.

Publication of Notice of Election & Nominations will open on Tuesday 26 March 2019. The deadline for receipt of nomination papers and withdrawal of candidature is Wednesday 3 April 2019 (4 pm). Note that there is only 1 week to get your nomination in if you are interested!!!

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