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 web site or on the Parish Council Notice Board adjacent to Greenslade House in the village. Minutes and Agenda for previous meetings during the last year are also held on the web site. Copies more than a year old may be seen by request to the Clerk, Sandra Phillips, (47 Tidcombe Lane, Tiverton, EX16 4EQ).
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 full 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 meeting and can be consulted, with prior notice to the Clerk.
Oakford Parish Councillors
Mr Ian Fairchild; Ms Doris Mason; Mrs Julia Mayer (Vice Chairman); Ms Tracey Rich; Mr Richard Stevens; Mr John Phillips (Chairman) Mrs Marjorie Baylis; Mr Patch Jobson.
Clerk to the Council - Sandra Phillips, 01884232985, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Polly Colthorpe (Devon County Councillor)
Mr Ray Stanley, Mr Andrew Moore (Mid Devon District Council)
Mr Tony Northcott (Footpath Co-ordinator for the Oakford Parish)