Sibford Gower (with Burdrop) Parish Council

The council has a vacancy for a part-time Parish Clerk - details are on this notice.

The next meeting of the council is at 7.30pm on Monday 17 September in Sibford Gower Primary School.

Residents are invited to attend and, if they wish, raise any matters of local interest for inclusion on the agenda by phoning or sending a note by e-mail two weeks beforehand to the clerk, Peter Hardman: 01295 780 391 or

All residents present at the meeting are encouraged to participate in the Council’s deliberation.

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 three 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.

While responsibility for decisions remains with members of the council, local residents regularly attend and are welcome to be participants in the conversation and not just onlookers. 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. In the past it has been attended by representatives of Cherwell and Oxfordshire Councils, the police and other services. At the next meeting of the Council on 17th September 2018, councillors expect to be exploring the possibility that the Annual Meeting might become more of a celebration of the many facets of our vibrant village community.

The current members of the Parish Council are: Hugh Pidgeon (Chairman), David Allen (Vice Chairman), Roger Mallows, Tony Skowronski. The Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer is Peter Hardman, who may be contacted on 01295 780 391 or at

Minutes of recent meetings can be viewed by clicking the relevant link below.


Planning Applications


No. 18/01167/FMuddle Barn Farm, Colony Road, Sibford Gower OX15 5RYMr & Mrs Besterman

Creation of new driveway and part removal of existing driveway

Observations to reach Cherwell District Council by Wed 1 August 2018.
No. 18/00170/TCAStaddlestones, Bonds End Lane, Sibford Gower OX15 5RTMrs J Robinson

T1 x Red Cherry - Fell and replant away from wall

Observations to reach Cherwell District Council by Thu 26th July 2018.
No. 18/01005/FGreen Acres, Main Street, Sibford Gower, OX15 5RWAlex Conway

Refurbishment of existing dormer bungalow including first floor extension and hard landscaping.

Observations to reach Cherwell District Council by Mon 23rd July 2018.
No. 18/01094/Q56Top Barn Farm Agricultural Buildings adjacent to the B4035, Sibford GowerExors of the late Keith Sabin

Change of use of agricultural buildings to a dwelling house and associated building operations.

Observations to reach Cherwell District Council by Wed 18th July 2018.

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