Oakford Parish Council
Details of any current vacancies on the Parish Council can be viewed here: Parish Council Vacancies
Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council meetings are held bimonthly, commencing January, on the second Monday of the month, at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and can raise issues with the council through the Chairman or Clerk. The Agenda for the forthcoming meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting can be found on this website or on the Parish Council Notice Board adjacent to Greenslades House in the village. Minutes and Agenda for previous meetings during the last two years are also held on this website. Copies more than a year old may be seen by request to the Clerk, Penny Clapham, Penton Chapel, Christo, Exeter, EX6 7NP.
The financial year ends on 31 March. Accounts are then finalised and agreed at a meeting in April ready for auditing in May (internally) and June (externally). The precept is agreed in January and sent to Mid Devon District Council. A grant application under P3 for footpath maintenance is sent to Devon County Council in February.
Planning applications are brought before a council meeting as and when it is felt necessary. Any member of the public wishing to make their feelings known about an application should contact the Clerk, and any formal objections to an application should be sent to Mid Devon District Council (Planning Department).
The Parish Council owns and maintains the Oakford Playground and any issues or concerns should be raised with the Clerk.
The District Councillors usually attend the Parish Council meetings and can be consulted, with prior notice to the Clerk.
Oakford Parish Councillors
Mr Richard Brain (Chairman); Mr Geoff Baylis (Vice Chairman); Mrs Julia Mayer; Mrs Sarah Otton; Mr Vaughan Stevens; Mrs Ruth Hickman; Mr Jeff Cousins and Mr Simon Browne-Wilkinson.
Clerk to the Council
Penny Clapham, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Polly Colthorpe (Devon County Councillor)
Mr Ray Stanley and Mr Andrew Moore (Mid Devon District Council)
Mr Tony Northcott (Footpath Co-ordinator for the Oakford Parish)