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NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF BAMPTON
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Sally Taylor, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.
If, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 1 February, 2021), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to the Head of the Paid Service, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1NB by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is requested, it will be scheduled for 6 May 2021. This is in accordance with the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020
Dated: Tuesday 12 January, 2021
Mrs C Street
Clerk to Bampton Parish Council
BAMPTON PLAY PARKS
It is with great reluctance that the Parish Council has decided to close Bampton’s play parks. This decision was not taken lightly and only after lengthy consideration
The Council had to balance the benefit to the community of keeping them open - which everyone appreciates - with the dangers to the Council’s staff, who have to keep them clean and safe, as well as the safety of children, teenagers and their families. In the end, we felt that government lockdown restrictions to lower the spread of Covid 19 are paramount - it is simply not safe for the playparks to operate with infection rates so high.
We appreciate how disappointing this will be for many villagers - including members of the Parish Council and their children and grandchildren - but felt we had no choice given the virulence of the new strain of virus.
However, don’t forget the recreation ground remains open and provides a large amount of space for families to enjoy while keeping safe. It is a short walk or bike ride for all residents of Bampton, but for those who prefer to drive we have plenty of onsite parking. Please remember if you do visit, to pick up your litter and stick to social distancing to keep everyone safe. Additionally, Sandford Field is always open and accessible centrally.
BAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL – BAMPTON RECREATION GROUND CHARITY