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Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan

Following a recent article in Contact, Adderbury Parish Council would like to clarify that in the forthcoming Referendum, Cherwell District Council is NOT asking electors to vote in favour or against the Neighbourhood Plan. CDC is conducting the Referendum in accordance with relevant legislation and the wording of the question on the ballot paper is set out in this legislation. Electors are able to answer “yes” or “no” to the question on the ballot paper: Do you want Cherwell District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Adderbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
Adderbury Parish Council is not permitted to campaign for a YES vote and would like to apologise for any offence caused by the publicity recommending this option.
The Parish Council and ANP Steering Group were unaware of this rule and as soon as it was brought to their attention, they sought to rectify the situation by removing all publicity to date and the issuing of this statement, following guidance from Cherwell District Council.

The Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan referendum is being held on Thursday 21 June 2018, 7am to 10pm and the polling station is at the Methodist Hall. All residents are encouraged to vote and please visit the CDC web site to view the documents.


Adderbury – Notice of Referendum

There are ten Parish Council meetings per year, plus the Annual Parish Meeting which are usually held in the Church House, Adderbury, and the various Working Groups meet on an ad-hoc basis.

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government. Layered above it are Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

The Parish Council has specific areas of responsibility such as cemetery maintenance, cutting of the grass verges and the Lucy Plackett Playing Field, as well as maintaining benches, noticeboards and litters bins, which are budgeted for on an annual basis. The Parish Council is able to pay for these works within the village from the precept payment it receives from Cherwell District Council, and the annual grass cutting grant from Oxfordshire County Council. Further details of the Parish Council’s responsibilities can be found on the next page of the web site.

The role of a Parish Councillor in Adderbury is undertaken on a voluntary basis and members are not paid allowances.

The next Adderbury Parish Council elections will be held in May 2020.