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Judicial Review of Adderbury Parish Council rejected as “totally without merit”

Two requests for judicial reviews into the actions of a number of Adderbury Parish Councillors have been rejected at Birmingham High Court. After considering the evidence His Honour Judge Charles Purle QC dismissed both applications stating they were “totally without merit”. However, no order was made with regards legal costs and so it appears that Adderbury’ residents will be left to pay the Council’s legal costs of £6,100 through the Council Tax precept.The first Judicial Review reque...


Ian Asbury resigns from Parish Council

Ian Asbury has tendered his resignation from Adderbury Parish Council. Mr Asbury of Cross Hill Road joined the Parish Council in May 2016. At the time Mr Asbury, alongside all other Parish Councillors, was elected by default as too few villagers stood to require the electorate to vote. Mr Asbury had previously served on the Parish Council for a period from 2007.A notice on the Parish Council website advises that an election will be held to fill the vacancy if requested by ten electors by the 19t...


Diane Bratt re-elected as Parish Council Chairman to round of applause from villagers

A packed Church House witnessed Diane Bratt re-elected as Parish Council Chairman for the next twelve months at the Council’s meeting last night (May 30, 2017). Mrs Bratt faced a challenge for the position from Colin Astley who also stood against Mrs Bratt last year.Mrs Bratt was forced to use her own casting vote after the Councillors present were equally divided in their support for the two nominees. Mrs Bratt said she felt “uncomfortable” with the situation but had checked and it was le...


Diane Bratt to face challenge for position of Chairman on Parish Council?

Tomorrow night (30th May 2017) Adderbury Parish Council will meet with the election of the Chairman for the next twelve months one of the first items to be considered.It is understood the incumbent Chairman Diane Bratt will again face a challenge for the position from one of the so-called “Horn Hill Road” Councillors – a group of five Councillors who have previously publicly voted against Mrs Bratt.Mrs Bratt was one of the supporters of the “YES” vote campaign for sports pitches and a ...


Call for judicial review over gifted Milton Road field could see hefty bill for council tax payers

Adderbury Parish Councillors are gathering at an extraordinary meeting this evening to discuss the Council’s response to the call for a judicial review of its activities. The request was made in a court action submitted by a resident of West Adderbury. The request is for a review in relation to actions surrounding the land gifted to the village on the Milton Road and it’s future usage. The application for a judicial review was submitted before the village voted by a clear majority in favour ...


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