The local elections are over, we congratulate Celia Collett on her success on being elected to the District Council; she will be an asset to the SODC and of great benefit to the Parish. We send our commiserations to Mary Greene with our sincere thanks for the tremendous work she has done for the Parish during her years as our District Councillor. There has been a considerable change to the Parish Council, Steve Luck, David Greasby and Nick Spencer have stood down. They have made a great contribution to the Parish and we thank them most sincerely for their efforts over the years. We welcome Alistair Butt, Charles Hunt and Adrian Wood who have filled the vacancies so created and they will play a full part in matters concerning the council and the Parish. For a full list of councillors see the next Parish magazine.
The construction of the flats on Greenmere is proceeding well; we remind you that if you wish to be considered for the occupancy of one of these flats you must register with SOHA.
The skateboard will be in use on the following dates: 16 June and 15 September. Volunteers are needed to erect equipment and dismantle it after the sessions. No volunteers will mean no skateboarding . If you are available please contact Carol Walters on 833194 for times and venue
Threat from Sand and Gravel Extraction
In April the County Council published an “Issues and Options consultations on Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste” within the Local Development Framework. The publication contains the targets that the County has to meet for the production of sand, other minerals, and a list of potential sites.
One is much of what is now Severals Farm. It extends from the rear of the properties on the East Side of the Wantage Road, across the Shillingford Road down to the Thames. Within the 212 Hectares there are 14.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel. Most of this land lies within our Parish.
If you wish to object, as the Parish Council will be doing, please write to the County Council before 30 June at; Minerals and Waste Policy Team
Oxford OX1 1NE