Parish News – April 2013

Kennington logoIt is nice to see that work has been carried out along the beginning of The Avenue, outside Ross Court.  But of course so much more needs to be carried out along both The Avenue and Kennington Road.

Oxfordshire Highways has also carried out a good job in cutting back the vegetation along the length of Sandford Lane, making it far easier for vehicles to pass each other.

As the Highways department is inspecting the road every month for big pot holes, may be more will be filled more satisfactory.  These pot holes are still being reported by the Parish Council.

More builders rumble has been dumped in the car park of Forest Side playing field.  The Parish Council is approaching the Vale of White Horse District Council requesting more help and support in catching whoever is using this car park as their private dumping ground.

You may have noticed that there are now some concrete steps at the top of the alleyway leading from Kennington Road up to Rowles Close.  These used to be wooden steps but over time have become dangerous and it was felt that safer steps should be installed for the residents.

The Manor Grove road sign, which was severely damaged after a vehicle collided with it several weeks ago, should be replaced with the coming month.

A resident has raised concern about the rubble and dumped glass at the entrance to Red Bridge Hollow and felt that Oxfordshire County Council should be making steps to remove this ever increasing mound of rubbish.  The Parish Council will be writing to the Council passing on these thoughts and concerns.

A bench is soon to be erected at the top of Forest Side playing field, near the BMX track.

The Parish Council has responded to the Vale of White Horse District Council’s Local Plan for 2029.  Although Kennington Parish is safe from development due to the green belt and surrounding flood plains, the Council is also very aware that it must keep it’s eye on plans for the future, especially Neighbour plans.

I hope you will find time to visit the Village Hall to see the wonderful wall hanging which has been constructed by some 14 groups within the village to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

A great deal of hard work has gone into this by all concerned and is well worth look.


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