Parish News – November 2014

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The Parish Council is aware of residents’ concerns about the Vale of White Horse District Council’s Local Plan and especially the future of the village’s playing fields. The Parish Council is the sole owner of Playfield Road playing field and as such it is very unlikely that any Council would consider selling it for development. The Parish Council leases Forest Side playing field from St John’s College and would strongly resist any attempt to develop Forest Side for housing.

The Parish Council wishes to assure all parishioners that it will be objecting in the strongest possible terms to some aspects of the Local Plan that will impact on Kennington and would advise all parishioners who are unhappy about these proposals to make their views known to the Vale of White Horse District Council.

You should have received a copy of ‘The Future of the Vale’ leaflet which gives details on how to have your say. If you have either not received or mislaid this, details that follow will allow you to contribute to this consultation, together with your views on the Design Guide and Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule.

View the draft Local Plan and the relevant supporting evidence online at, or at the Vale’s offices and local libraries across the district.

Visit the Vale’s consultation website, where you can also read a copy of the local plan and then respond online at

Completing a representation form available from the Vale’s offices, online or at Vale libraries. The Parish Council has paper copies on its noticeboard in the lobby of the village centre, with copies of both this representation form and the leaflet mentioned, also on this website. If you would like to see a hard copy of the Local Plan, please give me a ring.

Please be aware that the consultations close on Friday 19 December at 4:30pm precisely.


The Parish Council has received a grant of £1889 from the Vale of White Horse District Council towards the purchase of two more defibrillators for the village, which are to be installed in the near future at Kirlena House residential home along the Kennington Road and the laundrette in Playfield Road.


On behalf of the Parish Council may I wish everyone a healthy and happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.


Anne Feather
Clerk to Kennington Parish Council

01865 421126

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