This statement was prepared by Heyford Park and affected residents have been contacted and offered alternate accommodation.
Whilst undertaking the planned maintenance on the heating system in six homes, our team discovered the presence of what we suspect may be asbestos in the flues. We consider the health and safety of our residents to be our key priority and as a precaution we have shut off the systems and will be providing emergency accommodation for those who have been left without heating. This will initially be in a local hotel whilst we explore further options and get specialist advice on the timeframes. Our aim is to minimise the inconvenience as much as possible, whilst bearing in mind that safety is our number one priority.
Asbestos is present in almost all properties in the UK built prior to its ban in 1999, with an estimated 14 million homes in the UK having the material in them. The presence of asbestos does not pose a health risk unless it is disturbed during building work and left undetected. On discovering the suspect material, our team followed health & safety protocol by immediately localising the issue and sealing off the affected area. Specialist asbestos inspectors will be visiting the properties tomorrow to undertake tests on the material to determine what it is and then advise on the next steps.
Updates will follow and affected residents that need more support can contact me. -Marc
Crews and Dorchester staff were out this morning at the six affected homes. Test results won’t be available until Thursday so those families will stay another night in the hotel.
Final update 7-3-19
The tests for asbestos were negative. Work can proceed but there are eight different combinations of furnace and flue types that all require different parts. Hopefully no more surprises come up. Kudos to Dorchester and D&P for their quick action and communication.
BT have advised Dorchester that they are starting works in Camp Road as of Monday 4th March with an expected duration of a week.
They are laying new ductwork in the northern footpath from the west of Soden Road (we believe) up to the west of the school vehicle entry.
Works are agreed with OCC and will be carried out under 3 way traffic lights ( 2 x Camp road and 1 x Soden Road.)
These works are being carried out by BT on their own behalf and is nothing to do with Dorchester or Bovis.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th February between 7-9pm at The Community Centre.
As a reminder, our AGM will be held on Saturday 2nd March between 4:15pm and 6:15pm.
Please see the attached flier for information regarding the upcoming Referendum. Your vote counts!
January 2019 Referendum flyer v4
Heyford Park – Community Development Worker
21-28 hours per week (hours negotiable). £24,471 pro rata. Fixed term contract to February 2021. (job share is an option)
Do you enjoy working with people? Are you a self-starter who likes getting things done?
CFO is a charity which helps communities to identify issues that affect them, find their own solutions and achieve improved provision of services.
CFO is working on an exciting ‘placemaking’ project with Cherwell District Council and Dorchester Living and wish to appoint a Community Development Worker (CDW). The CDW will be based in Heyford Park and will manage a programme of community development activity using an Asset-Based Community Development approach (ABCD). This will include encouraging interest in volunteering and the creation of clubs and associations and promoting community cohesion, facilitating leisure and social opportunities and liaising with the developer and the local authority.
We are seeking a self-starter with excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and a creative mind. Training and support will be offered for specific types of community development work.
Deadline for application 4 March. Interviews will be held in the week of 11 March.
For further details, please see our website: www.communityfirstoxon.org
or email: email@example.com for an application form.
Heyford Park CDW application form Feb 2019
Heyford Park CDW application pack Feb 2019
The Association’s Annual General Meeting is to be held in the Community Centre (on Brice
Road) on Saturday the 2nd March this year at 4.15pm.
To qualify for election to the Committee, you must be resident at Heyford Park and you will
need endorsements from two other residents of Heyford Park (not from your own
Please bring the form (see link below) with you to the AGM and hand it to the Secretary. If you want to be on
the Committee, but cannot attend the meeting, please put your form through the letterbox of
15 Hart Walk, marked for the attention of HPRCDA.
We are hoping that there will be a great turnout for the AGM.
Please note the next RA meeting will be held ON 30.01.2019 BETWEEN 7-9pm at The Community Centre.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
School Space and HPFS will be in attendance to discuss the current issues residents are experiencing booking and using the school’s facilities for their events/activities. Please come and be heard.
A reminder of the meeting tonight at 7-9pm at The Community Centre, Brice Road, Upper Heyford.
Notification of Road Works – Important
Dear All, the following road works/closures are due to take place on Heyford Park shortly;
We are making changes to the roads around Camp Road, residential areas and the north side of Camp Road which affects the school .
Please note that all of these changes affect vehicles and there will be very few amendments to any pedestrian routes.
• On 31st October 2018 the vehicle entry/ exit at Dow Street at Camp road will be closed. This will be closed for an extended period to allow the reconstruction of Camp Road and the reconstruction of Dow Street .
• On 5th November 2018, Bovis Homes have arranged for the daytime closure ( 09.00 til 16.30 ) of the western end of Gordon Road to provide a safety buffer while the water tower is demolished. Expected duration 2 -3 weeks.
• During these closures the residents will need to use alternative routes via Wellington Road and Dacey Drive
There are also changes to the Camp Road traffic management and the entrance to the airbase and school drop off .
As of 31st October, the existing traffic control scheme will be removed and camp road will be opened up to 2 way traffic for a short period while the next section of works ( Dow street + airbase / school drop off entrance) to be prepared.
We are planning to change over the scheme at mid morning on 5th November and the following changes will be introduced-
• Open up access to airbase and school drop off / coaches via the original access by the Dorchester offices
• Close off access to airbase opposite the old bus layby
• Introduce traffic lights In Camp Road around the Dow Street / airbase junction
With the upcoming Parish split (Heyford Park and Upper Heyford) a new Parish Council will shortly be created. Initially, this will be on a shadow basis, working with the existing PC, then post the elections next May, the Heyford Park Parish Council will operate on a standalone basis.
If you wish to put yourself forward for the Shadow Parish Councillor role, please email your name, address and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following attachments explain the role and the powers in more detail.