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Issue from plan

Actions by Parish Council

C1 VILLAGE SHOP

Parish Council cited as monitor

Council supported shop project. Clerk has requested end of year report from shop.

C2 AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Parish Council (with SODC) cited as responsible

Housing survey done in 2006. Council provided list of possible sites in 2006. Sites were all turned down by SODC planning for various reasons. Housing survey done again in 2008. SOHA planning applications in 2009. Withdrawn after much discussion. Sue Cooper suggested Green Lane site in 2010 to SODC.

C5 WATERCRESS SALES

Parish Council cited as monitor

Progress reported to Council on regular basis.

S1 MORE SAY BY THE YOUTH

Parish Council cited as monitor

Suggestions:

Meeting of interested parties (parents, youngsters, church, outside reps) in hall

S5 HEALTH WALKS

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Council has offered walk organisers the opportunity of placing walk information/dates on notice board in car park.

S6 ENCOURAGE USE OF HALL

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Council puts free ads in Ewelme News and uses hall whenever possible for events and meetings.

S9 DIRECTORY OF GROUPS

Parish Council cited as monitor

Article to go in Ewelme News to ask for contact details (action Peter Lemaire)

Put info on www.ewelme.info

S10 MORE BIG EVENTS

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Parish Council sponsor one event each year

S11 SCHOOL

Parish Council cited as monitor

Parish Council until 2007 had a representative on Governing Board. School then declined the offer. School reports annually to Council.

S12 SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH

Parish Council cited as monitor

Parish Council has donated funds for maintaining churchyard for many years. Restricted by law in donating much more.

S13 Re-establish Neighbourhood Watch

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties as well as monitor

Parish Council receives regular crime reports from police. Clerk requests police visits frequently and takes part in police survey visits around the parish. Police surgeries on regular basis, but attendance is poor from Ewelme residents.

E1 Watercress Beds

Parish Council cited as monitor

Watercress Beds representative presents report at each council meeting

E2 LITTER

Parish Council cited as monitor

Parish Council have organised several litter picks but attendance was poor. Clerk reports litter and fly tipping regularly.

E3 KING’S POOL

Parish Council cited as monitor (although they are part owners!)

Parish Council has Pool Management plan and organises occasional work as required. Plan focuses on wildlife conservation and not on a “tidy” pool.

E4 CLEARANCE AND REPLACEMENT OF DEAD TREES

Parish Council cited as both one of the responsible parties as well as monitor

Parish Council have for many years planted saplings donated by the SODC Free Trees programme. Council has reported potentially dangerous trees along roads and footpaths to land owners who are responsible for maintenance. Current plans to remove some dead trees along edge of Cow Common.

E5 AGRICULTURAL ISSUES

Parish Council cited as monitor

Parish Council has occasionally contacted farmers at request of residents.

E6 EXPLOIT VILLAGE HISTORY

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties and monitor

Council should meet with Ewelme Society to assess possibilities

E7 Excessive road furniture & overhead cables

Parish Council cited as monitor

Parish Council often involved in discussions with County Council about road signs.

E8 INCREASE WASTE RECYCLING

Parish council cited as responsible

Parish Council was involved in discussions with SODC when the new waste collection system was being planned. However, Parish Council had no decision making responsibility in this and could only make residents views known.

E9 Central information source for visitors

Parish council cited as responsible

Parish Council has website with all sorts of local information. Also produces Ewelme News. Has put up 2 notice boards for Council and local information. Shop has also become centre for information.

E10 STREET LIGHTING

Parish Council cited as monitor

Council would be consulted on plans to implement street lighting, but since County Council are reducing this in other areas, it’s unlikely to come up.

E11 Set a “green” example – encourage environmental responsibility

Parish Council cited as monitor

Pavilion users recycle waste. Use of low energy light bulbs in pavilion. Council ahs an environmental policy document.

E12 RELATIONS WITH ORGANISATIONS IMPACTING THE VILLAGE

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties and monitor

Parish Council attends Grundons liaison meeting and has recently helped implement Hazell & Jefferies liaison meetings. Council in contact with most of the agricultural land owners/users (Battle Farm, Ford’s Farm and Richard Davey).

Council recently agreed to arrange a series of village talks over the Winter 2020/11. Battle Farm and Ewelme Trust have agreed. Other suggestions are: RAF, Ford’s Farm, Ewelme Society, Hazell & Jefferies, Chiltern Society, School, Grundons.

E13 KEEP COW COMMON AS IT IS

Parish Council responsible

Council has drafted a management plan. Needs to be completed

E14 BASIC BROADBAND SERVICE

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Have co-opted Neil Blake to represent Parish Council in this matter.

E15 LIMIT NEW BUILDING

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Parish Council are consulted on all planning applications for the parish.

E16 PUBLIC TOILETS

Parish Council cited as responsible

Parish Council to investigate possibilities

E17 PATHS FOR THE DISABLED

Parish Council cited as responsible

In 2009 Council replaced all stiles on common with gates suitable for access by disabled.

T1 REDUCE CONGESTION IN KEY AREAS

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Council has approached Ewelme Trust several times about use of Ewelme Manor land opposite the hall for use as a car park, but Trust would not allow. Assessed expanding and improving common car park, but residents not happy about expanding it and cost of major improvement were felt unjustified. Minor improvements done in 2009. Council arranged for “No parking” area in front of hall (but this often ignored!). Council regularly contacts the police re illegal parking, but it’s very difficult to eliminate. Some residents feel that parking in e.g the High Street reduces traffic speeds.

T2 FOOTPATH DOWN CAT LANE

Parish Council cited as responsible partner

 

 

 

 

 

POST BOX IN CAT LANE

Council has requested this regularly over the last few decades. OCC are reluctant to spend the money on it. In 2008 Council arranged for white line to be moved to give pedestrians more space to walk inside it. Centre line removed to make road look narrower. In 2010 Council arranged for verge posts to be placed to protect verge and pedestrians. On OCC list to do…eventually.

David Cooper has requested (2010).

T3 IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY AT NARROW DIP ON RABBIT’S HILL

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Not done. Council to request that OCC keep the road is kept narrow to attempt to reduce speeds.

T4 IMPROVE CLACK’S LANE

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Parish Council can only keep on at OCC about this, they have no responsibility for it.

T5 IMPROVE ROAD SAFTEY AT JUNCTION OF LONDON RD/CLACK’S LANE/ RABBIT HILL

Parish Council to discuss with OCC

T6 Improve public transport links

Parish Council cited as monitor

Parish Council have always had a Transport representative who liaises with local transport providers. David Cooper had done a lot of work trying to persuade Bus Companies and County Council representatives to keep existing services and improve links, but usage and finances dictate what they provide.

T7 IMPROVE CYCLE ROUTES

Parish Council cited as monitor

Again David Cooper works with County Council on this.

T8 IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Parish Council does contact residents if they park inconsiderately. Also in contact with police about this.

T9 SPEEDING

Parish Council cited as one of responsible parties

Parish Council ahs worked with County Council’s Speed Watch team to monitor speeds throughout the village. Borrowed SID and have placed slowing signs around village. Investigated purchasing SID for Green Lane. Often request police visit the village.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 16:35
 

Ewelme Village Plan update

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Your Village Plan is now on the website

Thanks to decent broadband speed you can now view it.

The Ewelme Plan

"Without a vision the people die" and thanks to the efforts of our residents led by Brian Smailes, not only did we establish a sensible vision but also started on the actions to achieve it.

The achievements so far are impressive.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 16:34
 

Ewelme Village Plan

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We’re Off....!!

The “Kick-Off” Meeting was held, as widely advertised, on Monday evening April 30th. in the Village Hall. Over 70 people turned up to hear presentations on what the Plan is all about, how it will be done , by whom and what the eventual outcome will be. We were fortunate to have guest speakers from Brightwell cum Sotwell and Goring who were able to tell us of their experiences and the benefits to their own communities. We also had the benefit of an overview of the County-wide activities of the Oxfordshire Rural Communities Council (ORCC) and how they encourage, support and provide assistance to villages such as Ewelme. There are some 70 Parish Plans at some stage of preparation throughout the County and these should certainly let the voices of the small rural communities be noted in the strategies for the ‘bigger picture’

During the course of the evening – and in between glasses of wine – those present had an opportunity to note their concerns and aspirations relatated to the future of life in the village. There were animated discussions around the display boards and many ‘issues’ identified. Currently, all the feedback gathered during the meeting is being evaluated and will be reported in the News and/or on the village website in due course. Preliminary findings suggest that the two main issues are the loss of a Village Shop and the traffic/parking problems we have now (no great surprises there then!) ……….. But what do you, the rest of the villagers, think?

We thank all of you who took the trouble to come along and participate in what appears to have been an informative and successful evening with a very positive mandate to proceed with The Plan.

But What Happens Next?

For the benefit those of you who were not at the meeting (and that is perhaps 80% of the population!) we now need to formalise the Steering Committee which will prioritise the issues to be studied and put together a strategy to research these issues by attempting to gather views and feedback from ALL sectors of the community. It is recognised that this is going to be no easy task …..but we enjoy a challenge! We will use a variety of techniques to gather these data -ranging from chats with individuals/groups to other Open Meetings, ‘Drop-In Days’ (when the Hall will be open during the weekend for people to call in and have an informal chat), displays, questionnaires (minimal!),’Meet the Youth’ days - just to mention a few. For example, we will probably have a small site at the Village Fete on May 28th. when you will be able to come and air any views. Each major ‘issue’ or group of issues will be studied by a dedicated Action Group whose activity will be monitored by the Steering Committee who will – probably after a period of perhaps 12 months of ‘Consultation’ - put together the Draft Action Report for the communities’ approval before issue in final form to the Parish, District and County Councils.

The success – or otherwise of this project will ultimately depend on YOU ……. This is NOT to be a Parish Plan (though they will support it) but a Plan created by the people of Ewelme for their future wellbeing and life enhancement of living in our beautiful village.

If you have any bursting need at this stage to make any comment (printable ones that is!) then please feel free to contact me by e-mail .

Brian Smailes - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2009 08:17
 



Newsflash

Your new pavilion

The results are in...

200+ preferred a traditional style and 50+ preferred the modern. There were many, many constructive comments which the PC is now collating into a report to be issued very shortly.

Someone has already borrowed the bulldozer!