Local Neighbourhood Plan discussion meetings

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.

Crowmarsh Playground and Gym Update

Letters of support requested

Planning Approved

We are pleased to report we now have planning approval for the play area upgrade and addition of a gym area.

For those who missed seeing the plans, please see Crowmarsh Playground Proposals page. Some of these drawings and images are currently on display in the Crowmarsh Primary School hall, they will stay up for two weeks after the half term break.  There will also be a display during the Coffee morning at Crowmarsh Village Hall on Saturday 10th March 10.00 till 12.00.

Please note the design has considered requests for equipment made in our previous survey in spring last year, which had 215 people supporting the principle of a new improved playground and 126 supporting the gym.

Grant Applications

We need external funding for this project to be realised, which the Parish Council will now be seeking through grant applications.

You can help us with the process with your written support of the proposed playground and or the gym.

To help secure external funding we would like to provide further evidence to potential funders that local people support the proposed design and equipment.  This means we need you to send letters or e-mails to us (The Parish Council) supporting the new play area and gym, specifically referring to the design features and which aspects will be most beneficial to you and your family.  Please include your name. Where applicable please include comments / quotes from the children (noting their ages) who would benefit from these improvements.

Written support will be collated by Michelle Reynolds.  Letters can be sent into school addressed to Michelle.  Alternatively, e-mails can be sent to [email protected].  These responses will be collated and submitted as part of our grant applications.

Expressing your personal support could make the difference in securing the necessary funds for this great project to be realised. 

Many thanks, in anticipation.

Crowmarsh Parish Council

Proposed External Gym
The Parish Council are currently looking at putting in 6 pieces of gym equipment by the Recreation Ground play area, but which, is still to be decided.
These are 2 sets of suggestions which have been made, there may be others.
If you like the idea of the gym and have any thoughts on it and the
equipment, please let the Parish Council know. c/o Michelle
[email protected]

Oxfordshire Waste 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


New children’s play area- update

The old children’s play area in the Crowmarsh Recreation Ground is over 20 years old and in need of removal or replacement. A survey to gather support from the community for a new playground and new outdoor gym outdoor gym was carried out from April to June 2017 and shows 215 members of the community in favour of a new playground and 126 supporters for a new outdoor gym. Thanks to all who took part in the survey- the survey results can be found here: Results from community consultation

The current proposal is currently going through the planning approval process. You can find full details of the application on http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/planning/ApplicationDetails.jsp?REF=P17/S4047/FUL. Comments can be made on the application up to 8th December 2017.

For the Design and Access statement, results from the community consultation, main drawings and images of the proposal please see below.

For information on the flood compensation proposals and more information on the proposals see the information submitted for planning.

Following planning it is intended to apply for grants towards the funding. Any section 106 funding towards this from new developments would be appreciated.

Proposed design plans:





Crowmarsh CRO-P13-PRESENTATION-3D images

Design and Access statement, Landscape and Transport for the proposed new playground at Crowmarsh Rec. Grd.