The Council has received a response from the Enforcement team within the Planning department of Vale of White Horse District Council to its further letter regarding the team’s investigation of the building plot at 137 Upper Road. This site would seem to being used as a builders’ storage yard. The team has written a final letter to the owner giving him 14 days in which to confirm his intentions. If nothing is received he will be forced to clear the land.
The area behind the sports pavilion at Playfield Road playing field has become very overgrown which is encouraging fly tipping. The council is going to clear all the rubbish and strim the area. Two additional litter bins are also to be installed on the playing field, one in the vicinity of the round closed goal and the second near the picnic table.
Those using the field are encouraged to play ball games around the round closed goal area.
The Council has received yet further reports of dog mess around the village, this time in the area of Meadow View Road. The Council takes dog fouling very seriously as dog mess is not only unpleasant but it spreads diseases, which can cause illness and even blindness. Under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 a person who is in charge of a dog must clean up after it when it fouls any footpath, highway, verge or other open space to which the public have access. It is therefore a crime to allow a dog to foul in any public area without clearing it up. Those that fail to do so could face a fixed penalty notice of £50 or prosecution.
There are plenty of litter bins in the village, all of which can be used for dog mess – please use them.
Thank you to those who have volunteered to drive the community bus when the Kennington Road is closed, this initiative still has some way to go before it can get off the ground, the issue at present, is around insurance, but the Council is hopeful that something can be organised.
Finally, at February’s meeting, the Council awarded £400 to the 1st Kennington Guides to go towards a planned a trip to Austria and to help celebrate 100 years of Kennington Guides. Also the Council awarded £25 to ENRICH Oxfordshire (formally Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers) which runs a thriving project for the benefit of adults with physical disabilities. ENRICH actively supports over 220 people in Oxfordshire,