Lower Heyford and Caulcott Parish Council


The Parish Council looks after the interests of the community of Lower Heyford and Caulcott. It deals with the District and County Council on local issues such as highways, traffic, housing, rights of way and street lighting and it is consulted on all local planning matters.

Parish Councils are part of the local government system and work closely with District and County Councils to help ensure that the services in the village are maintained and developed. Representatives from the District and County Council often attend Parish Council meetings.

Parish Council meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.00pm in the Church. There is no meeting held in August or December. All villagers are very welcome to attend. The agenda is posted on the website and village notice boards at least three days before the meeting and will confirm the date of the next meeting.

If you wish to receive minutes and agendas by e-mail please send an e-mail to the Parish Clerk at: parishclerk.lowerheyford@gmail.com with a note of your name and address and she will send these to you as soon as they are prepared.

The following people are Parish Councillors and are elected every four years. The Parish Clerk (01869 347000) is the main contact for any queries within the village so please feel free to contact her or send her an e-mail at parishclerk.lowerheyford@gmail.com with any problems/questions you may have that you feel the Parish Council could help you with.

List of councillors

Denise Ball – Vice Chair

Bruce Eggeling

Bruce is a retired chartered accountant who has lived in the village since 2011, having previously lived in Oxfordshire since 1998. He is a keen environmentalist although believes that the achievement of a better environment should not be at the expense of quality of living standards.

He is married to Liz Goodwin who is a senior director of a Washington based charity where she is seeking to reduce the waste of food across the globe, and is the Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board. Liz is also a trustee of the Lower Heyford Relief in Need Charity.

Bruce and Liz are both on the Committee of Management of the King George Field, Bruce as the nominated member of the Parish Council whilst Liz is an elected member.

They live at: Yggdrasill, Freehold Street, Lower Heyford
E-mail : bruce.eggeling@yahoo.com
Telephone : 01869 349 950 or 07710 130 005

James Macnamara – Chair

I am a chartered accountant and retired finance director aged 59, married to Victoria, who hails from Broadwell near Burford, with two children, Louisa and Carroll, who started their education at nursery in Lower Heyford and primary in Steeple Aston, and two steps, Patrick and Archie, who has just begun a DPhil in Oxford. I grew up in London and the Highlands but was educated either side of Lower Heyford in Buckingham (Stowe) and Oxford (New College).

Living in the village since 1993, I joined the parish council in the 1990’s and have represented the Astons & Heyfords ward of Cherwell District Council since it was created in 2002. Locally, I serve as a trustee of Dr Radcliffe’s School Trust, as a church warden and PCC member at St Mary’s, Lower Heyford, as a member of the Deanery and Diocesan Synods, and as a magistrate and deputy chairman of the Oxfordshire bench. A former county commander of St John Ambulance, I now chair the Order of St John in Oxfordshire and, after 25 years service in the cavalry and yeomanry, organise the Poppy Appeal for the Heyfords branch of the Royal British Legion. Nationally, I serve as trustee, treasurer or chairman of a range of charities in the ex-service, disability and medical research fields and as a past master of my livery company.

Lynette Michaelides

25, Freehold Street, Lower Heyford, OX25 5NS
07415 031504
Email: lynnette_1@hotmail.com

Emily Daly

Chris Cox

I am a retired computer science lecturer and now work part-time with a local company involved with data analysis and software development. I have lived in Lower Heyford since 2002 and I am married to Elaine Cox, a writer and academic with keen environmental interests.  We live at The Old Steam Mill, Station Road.   I also coordinate the village allotments and I look after the village website.

I can be contacted at chriscox233@gmail.com

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Parish Clerk – Cathy Fleet

I am Clerk to the parish of Lower Heyford and other villages in the immediate area. I have 6 years experience as Parish Clerk and am continuing to learn and am currently studying for the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Prior to being a parish clerk, I spent many years in secretarial and PA roles. My main function is to provide advice and support to councillors and to act as Responsible Financial Officer for the council and to be the first point of contact for parishioners.

When I am not clerking, I embrace all aspects of country life from growing veggies and keeping chickens to bellringing and various crafts, and I also have a dog and 6 grandchildren which keep me busy!


Urgent Public Notices

Documents available for download

Parish Council Policy and Procedure Documents

LHPC Complaints procedure 2014
LHPC Financial Regulations updated September 2014
LHPC Freedom of Information
LHPC STANDING ORDERS updated September 2014

Finance 2017-2018

LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Receipts
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Payments
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Interest
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Reconciliation
LHPC Accounts 2017-18 – Budget v Spending
LHPC Governance Statement 2018
LHPC Internal audit report 2018

LHPC Accounting Statement 2017-18
LHPC Annual Governance Statement 2017-18
LHPC External Audit Report 2017-18
LHPC Internal Audit Report 2017-18
LHPC Notice-of-Conclusion-of-Audit 2017-18

Planning Applications

Planning_Applications 2018

Agendas of future meetings

Agenda November 2018

Minutes of previous meetings

2018 October – Draft
2018 September
2018 July
2018 June – Annual Parish Council Meeting DRAFT
2018 June
2018 May – Annual Parish Meeting
2018 May
2018 April
2018 March,  2018 March – extra meeting
2018 February
2018 January

2017 November
2017 October
2017 September
2017 August
2017 June
2017 May
2017 April
2017 February
2017 January

2016 November
2016 October
2016 September
2016 July
2016 June
2016 May – Annual Parish Meeting
2016 May
2016 May – Annual Parish Council Meeting
2016 April
2016 March
2016 February
2016 January

2015 November
2015 October
2015 September
2015 July
2015 June
2015 May
Annual Parish Meeting May 2015 Minutes
2015 April
2015 March
2015 February
2015 January

2014 November
2014 October draft
2014 September
2014 July
2014 June
2014 April
Annual Parish Meeting – April 2014
2014 March
2014 February
2014 January

2013 November
2013 October
2013 September
2013 July
2013 June
2013 May
2013 April
Annual Parish Meeting – April 2013 (draft)
2013 March
2013 January

2012 November
2012 September
Annual Parish Meeting – May 2012
2012 March
2012 January