Parish Liaison Meeting – 14 June
Thanks to everyone who attended the Parish Liaison Meeting, it was good to see so many familiar faces in person after such a long time. Please find attached a copy of the notes and presentations on Climate Change, Environmental Services and the Planning update.

 

OCC Councillor Priority Fund
Oxfordshire County Council’s Councillor Priority Fund is now open for applications. Each county councillor has a budget of £15,000 which they can allocate to projects in their divisions over the next two financial years. Funding is allocated by councillors on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

Projects must support the council’s aim to deliver a greener, fairer and healthier county and be supported by at least one county councillor. The fund is open to voluntary and community sector organisations, alongside town and parish councils, schools and Parent and Teacher Associations.

Organisations are advised to contact their local county councillor at an early stage to discuss projects and obtain their support before making an application.

More information about the scheme, including the online application form can be found on the county council’s website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/councillorpriorityfund or for further information about the fund, please email councillorpriorityfund@oxfordshire.gov.uk

 

Football Foundation’s Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund
The Football Foundation is offering a maintenance fund to Town and Parish Councils. It is a tapered 6 year grant to help Town and Parish Councils to sustain pitches already at a good level and enhance pitches that are either considered poor or basic.

To find out more and access the resources you need to get your pitch match fit follow the link https://apply.footballfoundation.org.uk

National Lottery Funding
National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new Strategy. The National Lottery Community Fund Strategy 2023 – 2030 | The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

The four key priorities are:

• support communities to come together

• support communities to be environmentally sustainable

• support communities to help children and young people thrive

• support communities to enable people to live healthier lives.

AWARDS FOR ALL funding will be changing. Dates have yet to be confirmed, in the Autumn the length of time that projects will be funded will increase and also the maximum amount of funding you can apply for will increase to 20,000.

National Lottery Awards for All England | The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

 

NHS75: Light Up Blue
On the evening of the 5 July, buildings and other iconic sites will ‘Light Up Blue’ to mark NHS75. For the NHS’s anniversary two years ago, more than 70 landmarks around the country lit up blue, including Wembley Arch, Liverpool’s Liver building, Blackpool Illuminations Arches, Waterloo Station Clock, Nottingham Castle, the London Eye along with civic centres, hospitals and sports stadiums.

If you own or run a building or site and want to join in, please email england.nhs75@nhs.net. Councils and the public are encouraged to take photos and share them via social media using the hashtags #NHS75 and #LightUpBlue on the day.

Nature Notes
Get involved in this year’s Big Butterfly Count and contribute to the world’s largest survey that will help butterflies to thrive.

Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly count will take place between Friday 14 July and Sunday 6 August. Taking part is easy – find a sunny spot and spend 15 minutes counting the butterflies you see. Find the handy identification guide and submit sightings at www.bigbutterflycount.org or use the free Big Butterfly Count app which you can access further down on this page.

To help butterflies, learn more and get involved in their conservation, go here –

https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/connect-with-nature

 

CDC Council and Committee Meetings
Meetings currently scheduled for the coming month are:

  • Overview and Scrutiny Committee at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27 June
  • Executive Committee at 6.30pm on Monday 03 July
  • Shareholder Committee at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 July
  • Planning Committee at 4.00pm on Thursday 13 July
  • Full Council at 6.30pm on Monday 17 July
  • Executive Business Planning Meeting at 4.00pm on Tuesday 18 July
  • Budget Planning Committee at 6.30pm on Tuesday 25 July
  • Accounts, Audit & Risk Committee at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 July

To view a CDC council meeting– go to the Browse Meetings Page  of our website, select the relevant committee and the meeting date.  Click on “View the webcast” on the agenda webpage.

 

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