Local Community Plan

4 November 2017

LNP Survey September 2017 Report

PAST EVENTS:

Saturday 23rd September (10am-4pm): Neighbourhood plan exhibition
at Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall. Please come and learn about the Neighbourhood Plan process and share your ideas.

Saturday 30th September (10am- 4pm: Neighbourhood plan exhibition
at North Stoke Village Hall. Please come and learn about the Neighbourhood Plan process and share your ideas.

 

31 August 2017

Environment and Heritage Evidence report is now available.

09 July 2017
Local Community Plan Baseline Report is now available.

The Baseline Report identifies the key social, environmental and economic characteristics of Crowmarsh Parish. It provides a shared resource and reference point for all parties contributing to the Neighbourhood Planning Process. It is nevertheless a live and evolving report.

15 April 2017
At the April Parish Council meeting it was decided that the Parish will work towards making a Local Neighbourhood Plan. There are various aspects of the plan including:

  • Sustainable Community,
  • Housing,
  • Environment,
  • Industry and Jobs,
  • Resources, including schools and medical care
  • Transport, including air quality in Wallingford.

If you would like to get involved, please get in touch:

Sue Rance (Parish Council Clerk): [email protected]
or Nick Robins: [email protected]

First draft: Possible list of Crowmarsh Parish Policy Statements for our LCP

Crowmarsh Recreation Ground – new play area

Do you support the building of a new children’s play area and outdoor gym in Crowmarsh?

The old children’s play area in the Crowmarsh Recreation Ground is over 20 years old and in need of removal or replacement. We can apply for grants from various funding bodies if we can demonstrate community support. Would you like to see it replaced with new equipment such as jungle climber, swings, roundabouts, riders on springs and slides? Our plan would include an outdoor gym (training aids) and facilities suitable for disabled children.

If you support this initiative, please add your name to the comment sheet either at The Village Shop, The Primary School or online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YMDV2KS. EVERY NAME COUNTS! Only if we have people’s support can we apply for funding to pay for it. If you’d like to help us with any aspect of applying for funding please get in touch with Andrew ([email protected]).

Local 134 Wallingford to Goring – bus service saved

Please note the termination of the current ‘Go Ride’ Wallingford – Goring bus service on Saturday 28th January.

After unsuccessful approaches to other local bus operators to take over the route, Mr Mike Ward, a Goring resident, has set up his own new company, “Going Forward Buses CIC”, to not only take over the route as of Monday 30th January, but also to increase the number of daily services. Two mini-buses have been purchased, drivers have been contracted, the service has been registered with the Traffic Commissioners and all other necessary arrangements have been made. The following timetable will operate from 30th January. Crowmarsh residents note the return journey is NOT via Crowmarsh.

Click here to view the new timetable.

Parish Council meeting dates 2017

January 16th
Crowmarsh School

February 2nd
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

March 2nd
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

April 6th
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

May 11th
North Stoke Village Hall

May 18th – Annual Parish Meeting
Crowmarsh School

June 1st
North Stoke Village Hall

July 6th
North Stoke Village Hall

August 3rd
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

September 7th
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

October 5th
North Stoke Village Hall

November 9th
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

December 14th
Crowmarsh Gifford Village Hall

All meetings start at 7.30pm.

Please note meeting dates are correct at time of publishing, but may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Members

Chairman: John Griffin
Vice Chairman: Nigel Hannigan

Mo Fillmore
Denise Hall
Andrew Johnson
Francesca Jones
David Mannering
David Rowley
Liz Ryall
Ann Sharp
Stephen Sherbourne
Stuart Soames
Fleur Stevenson
David Topliss

Parish Clerk: Sue Rance
Finance Officer: Yvonne Peet

Contact:

Sue Rance, Parish Clerk
Tel: 01491 839170, email: [email protected]

County and District Councils

County Councillor: Mark Gray
District Councillors: Felix Bloomfield, Richard Pullen

Parish Council

Welcome to the Parish Council Page

New children’s play area

Play Area Action Group pictured below, missing Denise Hall and Edwina Johnson.

Play Area Meeting 20 April 17 minutes

Results:

The responses for the below survey have now been collated and can be found here: Results from community playground consultation. Thank you for your support.

Survey:

Do you support the building of a new children’s play area and outdoor gym in Crowmarsh?

The old children’s play area in the Crowmarsh Recreation Ground is over 20 years old and in need of removal or replacement. We can apply for grants from various funding bodies if we can demonstrate community support. Would you like to see it replaced with new equipment such as jungle climber, swings, roundabouts, riders on springs and slides? Our plan would include an outdoor gym (training aids) and facilities suitable for disabled children.

If you support this initiative, please add your name to the comment sheet either at The Village Shop, The Primary School or online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YMDV2KS. EVERY NAME COUNTS! Only if we have people’s support can we apply for funding to pay for it. If you’d like to help us with any aspect of applying for funding please get in touch with Andrew ([email protected]).

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

We have one vacancy on the Council. If you would like to apply to become a Parish Councillor please write to the Parish Clerk.

Residents’ survey on future new housing in Crowmarsh

This survey is now closed. Thank you to all who took the time to complete it. The results can be found here: Residents survey results

Publication Scheme

To see what information is available from Crowmarsh Parish Council under the publication scheme, please see Publication-Scheme-April-2017.

Nature Area report

In November 2012 Crowmarsh Parish Council commissioned a survey to provide advice about the ecological condition and potential management of the Nature Area, and the area of undeveloped rough grass and trees, to the west of the playing fields of Crowmarsh Recreation Ground. The report includes a summary of the survey results and management suggestions to maintain and improve the ecological quality of the site. Click here to view the full report.

Following this report the Parish Council is now planning the management strategy for the Nature Area. More details to follow soon.

nature-area-web

Financial audit

Click here to view the notice of financial audit.

Councillors’ registers of interest

Parish councillors in South Oxfordshire are required to register their interests in accordance with their code of conduct. These interests include amongst other things the name of their employer, details of any land or property owned in the district, contracts and interests in companies. Click here to go to SODC website to view Crowmarsh Parish Councillor’s declarations of interests.

Solar-powered Crowmarsh!

Crowmarsh Parish Council has taken a small step towards sustainability with the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Recreation Ground sports Pavilion. The 22 panels generate electricity (up to 3,850 Watts) from sunlight. This will reduce the annual electricity bill at the Pavilion. In addition, the Government has sponsored a scheme whereby 41.3p is paid for every kWh generated, with an extra 3p given for every unit (kWh) exported to the national grid. So as long as the sun keeps shining our installation should pay for itself within 9 years.

Three bids were received and the Parish Council decided the PHOTON Company offered the best value. The Sharp solar panels used are manufactured in the UK. In our case, as the Pavilion is not a dwelling, full planning permission had to be obtained. Everything finally came to fruition in December, just before the snow made its presence felt. Users of the Pavilion can now view a monitor which shows the current and total electricity generation from the sun in real time. We look forward to publishing the first year’s figures in the Crowmarsh News at the end of 2011.

Several householders locally have installed similar (smaller) panels and are also benefitting from lower bills and feed-in payments.

For more details of the installation please talk to Andrew Johnson.

Solar_Indoor_monitor Solar_Outdoor_portrait

Crowmarsh Parish Appraisal

A Crowmarsh Parish action plan has been created out of the results of the 2001 appraisal and feedback from the Appraisal Exhibition in 2004. The three year long process started in 2001 when a comprehensive questionnaire was created and distributed to every household in the Crowmarsh Parish. The purpose of the survey was to obtain peoples views on such things as recreation, transport and environment.

The action plan and full results of the survay can be found on the Crowmarsh Parish Appraisal website: www.crowmarshsurvey.org.uk.

Contact

Parish Clerk: Sue Rance. Tel 01491 839170. Email [email protected]