Low Carbon Oxford North meeting, Wed 3rd July at 7pm

Low Carbon Oxford North is holding a meeting this Wednesday 3rd July at 7pm at the Woodstock Road Baptist Church. You can get tickets here:

LCON says: “Our theme for this meeting is Cosy Homes Oxfordshire – the new local home energy efficiency retrofit service. Our headline speaker, Charlie Luxton, is an architectural designer and TV presenter who writes and speaks about the environment and sustainable architecture. His practice Charlie Luxton Design is based in North Oxfordshire and specialises in sustainable housing.

We will also hear from Russell Smith from the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire service and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the new service.

The meeting will be followed at 21.00 by our Annual General Meeting. All are welcome to stay for this, although only members can vote. If you are not yet a member, but live in our area, it is easy to join. Just visit our website for details.”

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St Margaret’s Area Society Lecture and AGM 2019

ST MARGARET’S AREA SOCIETY

LECTURE & AGM 2019

On Wednesday 29th May, at 7.30 p.m., in the Maplethorpe Hall,  St Hugh’s College, OX2 6LE (entrance from St Margaret’s Road), by kind permission of the Principal, followed by refreshments. 

William Whyte

Professor Reverend William Whyte, Vice-President of St. John’s College, is the Chair of the Oxford Preservation Trust, and has kindly agreed to build on his very successful Civic Society talk,

Heaven might be something like North Oxford*

Followed by the AGM

Photos from the North Oxford Victorian Suburb Conservation Appraisal

* Professor Whyte’s reading list linked to his Civic Society talk is highly recommended. It is at https://www.oxcivicsoc.org.uk/prof-whytes-reading-list/

AGENDA FOR THE MEETING

7.30 p.m. Welcome by the Chair

7.40 p.m. Lecture, followed by questions

9.00 p.m. approx., tea, coffee and biscuits

9.15 p.m. AGM (See below for Current Committee Membership, Requests for nominations and Report on 2018-19 activities)

AGM AGENDA

  1. Introductions
  2. Annual Report of the Committee
  3. Financial Report and Accounts
  4. Questions and comments on items 2 & 3.
  5. Election of the Hon. Treasurer and Committee members.
  6. Any other business

ST MARGARET’S AREA SOCIETY

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Please contact us if you have a local planning problem or you wish to express an opinion.

This Amenity Society was formed in 1971. It exists to protect and improve the area and to promote social cohesion. The Committee meets regularly.

SMAS submits comments to the City Council on planning matters, representing the views of residents in central North Oxford.

Committee 2018-19: Chair James Fry (554001); Treasurer Virginia Ross (553195); Minutes Secretary Bill Manville; Tim King (515453); Stephen Eeley (554977); Florence Rossignol (516858); Jonathan Patrick; Geoffrey Croome; Maggie Farrar; James Wyman.

Nominations for 2019-20 in writing to the Chair, James Fry, at 7 Rawlinson Road by Saturday 25th May. (All nominations must have the prior consent of the nominee.)

REPORT ON THE YEAR’S ACTIVITIES 2018-19

  1. The full committee met twice in 2018-19, but the planning sub-committee met many times during the year. It surveyed every planning application in the area and commented on many of them. There were several successful objections, particularly to inappropriate extensions. It also provided advice to many householders, and cooperated with other amenity societies in North Oxford.
  2. SMAS promoted local social events, including a public meeting with Thames Valley Police officers, September’s Oxford Canal Festival, which is sponsored by the Society, and a monthly Quiz at The Anchor, which raises money for the Canal Festival.
  3. It continued to distribute the very well received leaflet about Front Gardens in the Conservation Area, prepared in consultation with the City Council.
  4. SMAS was represented on the Oxford Canal Partnership and Tim King represented the society on the City’s Port Meadow Management Committee.
  5. Several SMAS members were active in the Friends of Aristotle Lane Recreation Ground and Friends of Burgess Field.

The Society would welcome donations towards the costs of this AGM.

Guide to the Front Gardens of North Oxford

The North Oxford Victorian suburb is admired throughout the world. Its character is that of a garden city and it is in all our interests to keep it that way.

St Margaret’s Area Society has produced the following leaflet, with advice from Oxford City Council, which has been delivered to homes in the area. It provides planning advice, discusses the current planning constraints and emphasises the value of suitable planting.

You can download a pdf of the leaflet by clicking Gardens leaflet 2018 final

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Autumn Meeting, LMH at 7pm on 22nd Nov 2017

All residents and neighbouring associations are invited to attend the Norham Manor Residents’ Association and St Margaret’s Area Society Autumn Meeting:

INTEGRATING THE CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL INTO PLANNING PRACTICE

A PANEL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

Speakers include:

PATSY DELL            CHIEF PLANNING OFFICER OXFORD CITY COUNCIL

LOUISE UPTON      COUNCILLOR & CHAIR, WEST AREA PLANNING COMMITTEE

JAMES WYMAN      ARCHITECT

This is an opportunity to raise concerns about the conservation of our special area. Please come with your questions and comments!

The Monson Room at Lady Margaret Hall, Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 19.00 for 19.30 – refreshments will be served

Meeting to discuss Area Appraisal, Thursday 23rd March 2017

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Everyone is welcome to join St Margarets Area Society to hear from the consultants, Artemis Heritage, who prepared the North Oxford Victorian Suburb Conservation Area Appraisal report that is now out for consultation.

A draft of the report can be accessed by clicking here:

http://mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk/documents/s34638/Appendix%201_NOVSCA%20Consultation%20Draft.pdf

The meeting will take place in the Mordan Hall at St Hugh’s at 7.30 on Thursday 23rd March. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

North Oxford Railings Guide

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Traditional iron railings were once an important and distinctive feature of the North Oxford Victorian Garden Suburb.

Many of the railings were removed during the war and of those surviving many are in need of repair or replacement. Increasingly, many building owners wish to reinstate their boundary ironwork to enhance the appearance of their property, but are unsure where to start.

A guide has been prepared by Oxford Preservation Trust and Oxford City Council and is intended to assist residents in the reinstatement of their railings. You can access the guide by clicking on the following link:

NorthOxfordRailingsGuide