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PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT TO THE SITE OF THE RIVIERA 20.06.2014 Save Watermead Village Team will be over the weekend delivering a leaflet and sample letter to all homes on Watermead. All you need to do is complete the details, sign the letter and return it to the Village Hall or 11 Ayleswater by end of day 28th June 2014. All letters will then be delivered by Save Watermead Village. Separate letters can be sent by all adults in your household. For additional copies please click here
09.06.2014 - Official notification was received today from Aylesbury Vale District Council that the proposed developer, Westerleigh Crematoria & Cemetery Development has now lodged an official planning application.
This application will now be placed on our June 2014 Parish Council Agenda for discussion. The Parish Council is consulted on planning matters. The courses of action available to parishes are:
· Recommend that the application be granted
· Recommend refusal and comment
We are not the decision-making Authority. However, we will request speaker slots at the relevant AVDC planning meeting. We always arrange speakers to represent the views of our community when necessary, seeking expert advice and assistance if required.
How you can help
There is weight in numbers. When requested, please sign and return the specimen letter which will be delivered to your house, available to download from the website, or write your own version and deliver to the Parish Clerk who will deliver them en masse to AVDC before consultation closes.
Sign up to Save Watermead Village and keep an eye on the website and twitter to see what action is planned and what help is needed.
As with many of the major planning applications that Watermead has had to deal with the Parish Council and volunteers have been recording residents’ concerns and opinions via various methods including the website, the proposed developer’s exhibition (response form) and emails sent direct to the Parish Clerk.
We have decided today to hold an extended Public Forum prior to this month’s Parish Council meeting. The meeting will commence at 7.00pm on Thursday 19th June 2014 in the village hall.
Following this part of the meeting the Parish Council will officially discuss and decide their decision and confirm next steps.
The full Parish Council Agenda will be placed on our website and noticeboards by Saturday 14th June 2014.
Make sure we can contact you: Please sign up to our emailing list if you have not already done so. We need to keep you informed about the application and next steps.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Please complete the contact form below to be added to the Watermead emailing list. Watermead Parish Council will use your contact details to contact you only in relation to Watermead matters and will never pass your name or contact details to any third party.
Current series of above images taken by Phil Toler, resident of Watermead
HALLAM LAND DEVELOPMENT UPDATE - 2nd April 2014
We take great pleasure in confirming that the Hallam Land Development, Land East of Watermead planning application was today refused by Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Strategic Development Committee, unanimously.
The application was refused on a number of grounds, in which we will update our website content in due course.
Thank you to all of you whom have helped with objections letters, leaflet distribution and speaking at today’s hearing.
We will keep you all informed of future developments.
To read The Bucks Herald report click here
REJECTION OF THE VALE OF AYLESBURY PLAN OUR RESPONSE - 28/01/2014
RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM AVDC 03/02/2014
Watermead's commemoration of the outbreak of World War I
Plans confirmed for the commemoration event and remembrance service marking the outbreak of World War I in August 1914. The event will serve as a reminder to young and old of the supreme sacrifice made by soldiers and civilians of all countries involved in the war.
Proceeds from the event, supported by local businesses and charities, will be donated equally between the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. Local charities wishing to have a stall on the field to publicise their work and raise funds are welcome. RAF Halton’s Museum is supporting the event with historical displays and information. Families are encouraged to dress in outfits reflecting 1914 with a prize for the best dressed family.
Saturday 30th August from 1.00pm: The free event will consist of an afternoon funfair with traditional side shows, and a concert by local bands until dusk. Representatives of all services have been invited to attend, and will be on hand to talk to visitors about their work. A local historian is working on the history of the area now occupied by Watermead in 1914. If parishioners have any photographs, anecdotes about their family’s involvement in the war for the Village View commemorative edition in July 2014, please let the Parish Clerk know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 31st August 2.00pm: An ecumenical service of thanksgiving and to remember those lost in the War will be held on the Balloon Meadow at which memorial trees kindly donated by the County Council and a memorial plaque by local potter Peter Stocker will be unveiled. The service will be conducted by the Rector, Mark Ackford and children are particularly welcome.
Additional activites this summer will include the planting of poppy seeds in the community garden which along with the trees and plaque will serve as a lasting reminder.
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