Welcome to Horspath Village

Horspath Parish Council

The Parish Council usually meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8:00pm in the Village Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend and have the opportunity to raise matters at the end of the meeting. The agenda for the meeting is posted on the Village Notice Board, near the Village Shop, on the Thursday prior to a meeting, and on this website as soon as available.

Horspath Parish Council is part of the lowest tier of local government in England, elected to democratically represent and communicate the views of the community in Horspath to other higher levels of government, and to act as a responsible guardian of the community's assets. The Parish Council has powers laid down in the Local Government Act 1972 and other legislation. Its responsibilities include management of open spaces, recreational facilities, play equipment, provision of litter and dog waste bins. The Parish Council is able to fund other projects where it considers that the community will benefit and makes representations to other local authorities and public service providers where appropriate on planning and other matters.

Other services are the responsibility of South Oxfordshire District Council - including refuse collection, recycling facilities, planning and building regulations, environmental health, housing advice, noise nuisance - or Oxfordshire County Council - including highway matters, education, footpaths and bridleways, home care, libraries, public transport, social services, trading standards. The Council works closely with our District Councillor, Elizabeth Gillespie, and with our County Councillor, Kirsten Johnson.

Horspath Parish Council meetings

These meetings are held in the Village Hall at 8:00 pm on Tuesdays, usually on the first Tuesday of each month. Members of the public are very welcome.
Meeting dates in 2019 are:
8 January 20195 February 2019 5 March 20192 April 2019 7 May 20194 June 2019
2 July 20196 August 2019 3 September 20191 October 2019 5 November 20193 December 2019

The Agenda for a meeting is published on the Village Notice Board and the Horspath website on the Thursday prior to a meeting.
The Minutes of a meeting are published within a few days of the meeting in the following month.

The Annual Parish Meeting 2018 was held on Monday 23rd April at 8:00pm in Horspath Village Hall. The Agenda for the meeting is now available in PDF format. Villagers were invited to attend and meet councillors from Horspath Parish Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. The Minutes for the 2017 APM are now available in PDF format.

Elections were held on November 29th 2018 for the Oxfordshire County Councillor to represent the ward of  Wheatley & Horspath, and Tim Bearder (Liberal Democrats) was duly elected.