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March 26, 2020: In line with Government guidance, Crowmarsh Playground and Outdoor gym will be closed until further notice.
Coronavirus and Crowmarsh Playground and Gym
March 22, 2020
Residents will be aware of the Government advice to maintain social distancing, which means maintaining a minimum of 2 metres apart from other people. This is very important to slow the spread of the coronavirus and allow the NHS to manage it. We are waiting for further guidance on what that means for our play area and for advice from South and Vale District Councils who run over 40 playground areas. At the moment we are keeping the external toilets open for people to wash their hands. We encourage everyone to wash hands thoroughly before and after using the play area and gym and more often if there longer. The play area may have to be closed and we will keep you informed via this website and notices on Facebook. Crowmarsh Parish Council
Slowing the spread of Coronavirus
March 22, 2020
It is extremely important to slow the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. Don’t go out unless you really have to, avoid crowds and stay 2m away from other people:
Learnyay helps adults find free education courses and training. By connecting them with ESFA and local authority funded colleges, schools and training providers in their area. With many people furloughed and self-isolating, we feel it’s more important than ever to raise awareness about free education courses and training. Find out more here: https://www.learnyay.co.uk Mary Williams, Learnyay
Crowmarsh Parish Council is pleased to be able to publish the Pre-submission version of the Crowmarsh Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2020-2035, ready for consultation. The Plan, the supporting evidence reports – Appendices 1 through 5 of the Plan, the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (Appendix 6c, supported by 6b and 6a) and the posters intended for public meetings are available here to download as pdf files.
We had intended to commence the Statutory Regulation 14 Consultation process at the end of March. However, we have been advised by the Local Planning Authority to postpone doing this in order to ensure that those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) are given a fair opportunity to engage in the process, and also to allow hard copy material to be made available to those without access to the internet.
If you wish to submit comments on the Plan In the meantime, please send them by email to the Parish Clerk at [email protected] Your comments will be held over until such time as the Regulation 14 Consultation has taken place. We are particularly interested in suggestions that will strengthen the Plan.
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.
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:
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:
Crowmarsh parish councillors and residents will be joining with Wallingford’s 1155 charity on 14th March, ahead of the nationwide Great British Spring Clean, to clear our streets, roads, paths and hedgerows of litter to make the village look clean and tidy.
Please join in this community activity if you can. Look out for final details on posters, but volunteers are asked to meet at the end of Thames Mead at 10 am. Equipment will be provided but please wear robust footwear and warm clothes. Accompanied children welcome.
Three years ago the Parish Council carried out a residents’ survey focusing on housing and intrastructure facilities. We have achieved some of the things you asked for, including a new playground, outdoor gym and basketball half-court, three traffic speed indicators and defibrillators at key locations. The major projects we still have on our strategic priorities list (the examples below are in no particular order) include some that depend on other authorities such as the County Council, some that will be funded or provided by housing developments, and some that the Parish Council will lead on. Please tell us your top priorities in this list and add any other community facilities or improvements you want to see in the parish, by completing the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NSDQY2V