A number of milestones have been passed or are imminent. Planning conditions relating to roof tiles, cladding and exterior lighting have been discharged. A new lease for the playing field from the Ashburnham Estate is due to be signed in January. Finally, a start on construction will be signed off by mid February. See more here
The Parish Council is pleased to announce the release of its next 5 year plan, which we hope will be of great interest to all who live in our parishes.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome members of the public to join us at future Parish Council meetings, during which the Village Action Plan will be discussed. For those that would like to be highly involved, we currently have vacancies for additional councillors, so contact the Clerk if you are interested.
We value any constructive feedback or suggestions you have on the Village Action Plan. Please get in touch by speaking to any of the councillors or attending our next Parish Council Meeting: 7:30pm @ 27th November at the Cricket Pavilion.
A section of the road C18 outside Thornden Farm, Red Barn, Ashburnham is due to be closed from 14th to 18th October for works by UK Power Networks. Diversions will be signed but are lengthy and are via Windmill Hill. At a guess would take 15-20 minutes. Read more to download the map download the map. Savvy locals will know that a far quicker deviation is via Farthing Lane. Early indications from UK Power Networks are that the road will be closed 24 x 7.
The Flower Show, Country Fair and Dog Show on 27th July raised a record amount. The weather forecast deterred many stall holders from attending but the forecast was correct and the rain cleared around mid-day. Attendance was probably similar to last year but there was more to spend your money on and you did just that – thank you!
Coming on the back of the catering the events team provided for the Vintage Motor Cycle Club annual show a fortnight earlier more than £5,000 has been raised for the new hall so far this year and bonfire night is still to come. Full details at New Hall Fundraising Events
This Saturday starting at 1.30pm at the Sports Field – lots of fun for all the family. Do come along! Flower Show Poster Final
Oxney Vines Cross Ladies Tug of War Team have had such a successful first 8 months that they are representing England in the 560kg ladies class at the UK Championships in Northern Ireland! We congratulate the team, which includes our WI President, and wish them luck in the Championships! Head to this page hear about the team and their fund-raising goal!
Some hardy villagers will be up at the New Village Hall site on Saturday 16th March, they are planting some native hedging around the perimeter which will look good as it grows up as well as being fantastic for wildlife. They will also tackle a few of the young trees that are growing up and are in danger of crowding out some of the amazing views that make the site so attractive to villagers and visitors alike.
Residents aged 4-83 joined us on Saturday 23rd February to litter pick around the villages. We collected a frighteningly large amount of rubbish and hope that our lanes look a bit cleaner than before! Well done to everyone who organised it and all those who turned up to help. Watch this space for details of the next date for litter picking.