Sibford Gower (with Burdrop) Parish Council

Notice: There will be an extraordinary meeting of Sibford Gower Parish Council on Monday 3rd July 2017.   Click here for the agenda.
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Sibford Gower Parish Council consists of five members elected by the community every four years, with power to fill vacancies by co-opting. Parish Councillors are unpaid and are elected as individuals, not on party lines. We appoint a Parish Clerk who is also our Responsible Finance Officer and administers the council's business. The Council decides on the annual financial precept, which residents pay as part of their Council Tax, and which is used for items of public expenditure in the village. Meetings are public and held every two months in the evening in the Primary School; they are advertised on the village notice board and in the Sibford Scene, as well as on the website. A number of local residents regularly attend, and there is a special slot for them to express their views and raise questions. Our local District and County Councillor also normally comes, and keeps us in touch with wider local government issues.

There is also an Annual Parish Meeting once a year, which attracts a large number of residents; it is attended by representatives of Cherwell and Oxfordshire Councils, the police and other services, and is a good place to air public concerns.

The current members of the Parish Council are: Peter Abbott (Vice-Chairman), Susan Bannister, Oswyn Murray (Chairman), Alan Parkin, Gilian Soden and the Clerk and the Responsible Finance Officer is Peter Hardman - 01295 780391 or email

Sibford Gower Annual Parish Meeting took place on 11th April 2016.  The report of the 2016 APM can be viewed by clicking the relevant link below.

Sibford Gower Annual Parish Council Meeting took place on 16th May 2016.  The report of the 2016 APCM can be viewed by clicking the relevant link below.

Click here to read the report of the parish council meeting of 20th February 2017.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 10th April 2017 in the Sibford Village Hall starting at 7:30pm.

Prior to the undermentioned Annual Parish Meeting there will be a meeting of the Planning Council Committee  at 7.30pm with regard to planning applications received since the previous Parish Council Meeting on 20th February 2017.

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 8th May 2017 in Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School Staff Room starting at 8pm. This will be the Annual Parish Council Meeting at which the Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected.

Residents are invited to attend and, if they wish, raise any matters of local interest.

After the formal meeting there will be an opportunity for public discussion.

Planning Applications

No. 17/00609/LB  Lane Head, Main Street, Sibford Gower OX15 5RWMr & Mrs More
Demolition of existing garage and the erection of a new dwelling and conversion of existing outbuilding to form garage.
Observations to reach Cherwell District Council by Friday 28 April 2017. 
No. 17/00698/F Spingfield Cottage, 4 the Colony, Colony Road Sibford Gower, OX15 5RYMrs S Lovatt
Erection of a conservatory to the rear.
Observations to reach Cherwell District Council by Friday 28 April 2017. 

Click here to go to the Cherwell District Council Planning Application Searchpage.