A HEARING into a proposed Lidl store, a new outdoor cafe and road closures are among the latest public notices issued by councils.

Each week, local authorities in Oxfordshire issue the notices, which cover roadworks, in addition to both licensing and planning applications.

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Lidl hearing: An inspector will hold a virtual hearing to decide an appeal lodged by Lidl.

Plans to open a Lidl supermarket in Grove were refused last year, with a hearing now set to open on May 18 at 10am.

The hearing will be held as a virtual event and run by an inspector in the normal way, but with the parties invited to join via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Anyone wishing to attend the hearing must make their interest known to the planning inspectorate case officer as soon as possible prior to the hearing, either by email or telephone.

When contacting the case officer, it is deemed helpful to confirm whether you want to take an active part in the discussions or wish to attend just as an observer.

All written submissions from the application and appeal stages will be taken into account by the inspector, however restating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them.

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Aunt Sally pitch: An Aunt Sally pitch could soon could be joined by an outdoor cafe after a parish council revealed its intention to grant a lease.

Harwell Parish Council issued the notice of its intention to grant a lease and/or licence to The Harwellian Club to fence off a land for use an an outdoor cafe and Aunt Sally pitch.

The notice read: “The proposed parcel of land is currently part of Harwell recreation ground which is public open space in Harwell.

“Harwell recreation ground is used for recreation and outdoor sport.

“It hosts a fenced playground, additional play/ exercise equipment, a tennis club, a youth (Scouts) building and a bowls club, in addition to two large fields used for dog walking, informal games, football tournaments and other activities.

“There are currently no public toilets and, until recently, no cafe facilities available to the public.

“The Harwellian Club is a not-for-profit sports and social club located on the recreation ground, which disaffiliated from the Royal British Legion a few years ago.

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“The club is licensed to sell alcohol, provides indoor sports facilities (darts, snooker, pool) and hosts Aunt Sally matches with an outdoor pitch.

“It also provides entertainment for quiz, bingo and music functions.

“The club has a vision to broaden its customer base and become a village community asset.

“At present (due to Covid related restrictions) the club is opening as a takeaway cafe only, serving hot drinks and snacks to the users of the recreation ground and allowing the use of its toilets.

“In the summer of 2020, when the club was able to open as a bar for a few months, temporary tables were used to provide an outdoor seating area which proved very popular.

“The club is now requesting that the garden area be made permanent with fixed outdoor seating.

“Fencing would be installed to delineate the licensed area and to secure the seating area during closed hours.”

Resurfacing: From May 19, parts of Barton Village Road in Oxford will be closed while resurfacing takes place.

The closure will operate between 7.30am and 4.30pm weekday with work set to be completed by June 1.

For the latest public notices in your area, go online to oxfordmail.co.uk/announcements/public_notices