It is with great thanks from the following providers that we have secured the necessary funds to proceed with the project to update the Playground and add a new Outdoor Gym.
WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund £80,040
ACTIVE SPACES * £5,000
Howbery Park £300
Homebase Property Management £150
There are also contributions of £513 from the community donated in memory of the former Parish Council Chairman John Bellamy.
In addition Crowmarsh Parish Council is contributing to the project a sum of approximately £35,000. This includes £8604 to FCC Recycling UK Ltd to facilitate the WREN grant.
With a total of £185,000 worth of grants from our three main funding providers Crowmarsh Parish Council is now planning the commencement of the project. Due diligence has been carried out and Eibe has been appointed contractor for the New Playground and Outdoor Gym Installation.
Dates to Remember: Crowmarsh Playground closed from 8th January until approximately Easter 2019
Work is scheduled to commence on the 8th January with an estimated handover mid to late March – therefore the playground and surrounding area will be off limits during this time.
Plans are currently in place to commence work on the 8th January with an estimated handover mid to late March – therefore the playground and surrounding area will be off limits for this time.
We look forward to being able to welcome you all back to the New Playground and New Outdoor Gym with a Grand Opening around Easter.
Crowmarsh Parish Council
Crowmarsh Playground Plan
*ACTIVE SPACES (The London Marathon Charitable Trust and Fields Trust)
Subject to legal requirements Crowmarsh Parish Council is happy to report that sufficient funding has been secured such that the New Playground and Outdoor Gym project can go ahead.
Many thanks to the providers, SODC, WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund and ACTIVE SPACES (The London Marathon Charitable Trust and Fields Trust) for their contributions, and thanks to the community for your letters of support and feedback helping to shape the project and its outcome.
We look forward to sharing more with you in the near future once we have gone through due diligence and appointed a contractor.
Crowmarsh Parish Council
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 14th May at Crowmarsh School starting at 7.30pm.
The Steering Group responsible for developing your Crowmarsh Parish Neighbourhood Plan is hosting meetings at Crowmarsh Gifford School on Tuesday 13 March and North Stoke Village Hall on Thursday 15 March, both starting at 7.30 pm. The purpose of the meetings is to explain what has been achieved so far and to put the preliminary findings to you for discussion and informal consultation.
Notice from Waste Strategy Officer, Oxfordshire County Council:
Raising the bar in recycling: Your chance to talk rubbish and recycling with Oxfordshire’s councils
Do you know that each household in Oxfordshire produces one tonne of waste each year? We are amongst the best in the country at recycling and composting for a few years now at about 60% but recycling rates have started to drop in Oxfordshire.
Residents are being given the chance to talk rubbish and recycling and tell Oxfordshire’s county, city and district councils how they can help them recycle more and create less waste.
This consultation will inform the review of the joint countywide waste strategy. This sets out shared priorities across Oxfordshire for waste and recycling until 2030, that will be approved by the Oxfordshire Environment Partnership over the summer. Then, each council partner will adopt changes later in the year.
We want to do better at recycling and the new joint countywide waste strategy is critical to this. We know that on average over half of the items put in the general waste bin could have been recycled by placing them in the other bins available.
Through this consultation residents are being asked what would help them to reduce their overall waste consumption and recycle more. This includes expanding the range of materials that can be recycled at the kerbside and tips and advice on left-over food, upcycling clothing or donating or buying second hand goods. The councils are also seeking views on more radical schemes that have been implemented elsewhere in the country, such as changing bin sizes and collection frequency.
Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for Environment at Oxfordshire County Council said: “We want to help residents to increase the amount they recycle and have looked around at what other councils are doing. This is a long-term strategy and we will not be making any immediate changes however we are interested in which of these the residents of Oxfordshire think may work for them as we seek to minimise the overall amount of residual waste produced in the county.”
Do you want to help us recycle and reduce waste? Take part in the online survey at www.recycleforoxfordshire.org.uk. The survey runs for six weeks until 18 February.
We want to ensure that as many residents as possible know about the changes. If your parish council uses social media we would also be grateful if you could like and share our social media posts, and post the following information and graphic attached:
- Your councils want your ideas about reducing, reusing and recycling our rubbish. Help them shape the future of waste and recycling services in Oxfordshire and tell them how they can help you recycle more – complete their survey by 18 February www.recycleforoxfordshire.org.uk