Parish News – March 2014

Kennington logoIt was a packed meeting last month, as is reflected by the 6 pages of minutes!


The Council has written to the Chief Executive of Vale of White Horse District Council requesting he serves Notice on the owner of 137 Upper Road to force him to clear the site, as at the time of writing, he has done very little to tidy this development site up.

The Council and Said Business School are investigating extending the 30mph speed limit to the far side of the fly over bridge. This would benefit both Kennington and Said Business School.  The bus stop around the corner would be safer and, cars would enter the village at lower speeds.

The Council has made its response as regards the Local Plan consultation on future housing sites. The development most affecting Kennington would be the 280 house site to the south of the Parish, on the far side of Sandford Lane.  The site is within the existing Green Belt which the Council feels would be inappropriate for development.

No more progress on the community bus, as it is still awaiting a response from the Oxfordshire County Council.

Following a suggestion from a resident the Council is investigating the introduction of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) which would be available 24 hours a day and require no training to use. The Council will keep you informed of its progress with this project.

A reminder that next year sees the Parish Council elections – so if you are interested in standing as a Councillor please give me a ring for more information.  Shortly there will be also information on the village website.

Finally, the Council looks forward to seeing you at its Annual meeting on Wednesday 30 April at 7:30pm in the Village Centre.

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