Welcome to the Aston Rowant Parish Council website, your convenient point of reference for all that's going on at the Parish Council for Aston Rowant, Kingston Blount, Kingston Stert and Chalford.
As well as giving easy access to the dates of council meetings, minutes, agendas, planning applications and so on, we provide links to the District and County Council websites for access to the wealth of information that these provide. News items are also posted on a regular basis which can be seen to the right of the home page. Although not affiliated with the ‘KBAR’ (Kingston Blount / Aston Rowant) Facebook page which was set up for the benefit of the Community, we also provide links from there to some of the News items on our page.
The Contact Form is the easiest way to give feedback and ask any questions you may have. These messages go through to our Parish Clerk, Stephanie Johns, who will then forward it on to the relevant Councillor.
Parish Council Chairman, Andy Green writes…
Parish councils are the bed rock of local government and as our District (SODC) and County Council (OCC) devolve more responsibility the work of ARPC will become even more important to the local community. The seven members of the Parish Council were elected in May 2015 and all live in the Parish. Please see Councillors to find out more information and their contact details.
We are a relatively small parish with around 400 dwellings, an annual budget of around £20K and one key road, the B4009, which has to cope with increased traffic flows due to new housing developments in Chinnor, Thame and Princes Risborough.
The key issues for ARPC over the next few years are
- Lobbying John Howell our MP and the District/County Councillors, with regards to traffic flows and infrastructure development focused toward education and health care.
- Obtaining private funding for traffic calming measures on the B4009
- Improving further all the footpaths and recreations areas
- Studying the options and processes for developing a new Neighbourhood plan
- Ensuring the drainage ditches are maintained by working closely with landowners and the local farmers
- Taking over some of the services currently provided by OCC (for example grass cutting) and providing better value for money by using local contractors.
- Supporting the Citizens Advice Bureau, Air Ambulance, Chinnor Village Centre, South & Vale Carers, M40 Group, churchyard maintenance, Village Hall, Play area and Aston Rowant Cricket Club.
So please get involved in your Parish, our monthly meetings are open to the public and you will be made most welcome. By all working together, our parish will be an even better place to live.
Hopefully this website and the links it provides will help in that process.