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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.