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Radway Village Newsletter May 2019

RADWAY VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

MAY 2019

Parish Council News

We are pleased to say that the village housing need survey results are now available on the village web site.  The results are not binding but they do give an indication of wishes of residents.  Included in the results there are desires for;

1        Small locally connected homes,

2        Village amenities- particularly a shop,

3        Gritting on the village section of Tysoe Road,

Action on easing the parking, particularly the T junction and Langdon Lane is the most supported project, closely followed by capital support for the village hall.

  1. We are a village which has many protections due to its size and location.  We are unlikely to be targeted by District planners for additional houses.
  2. The matter of a shop will perhaps be best suited to a group specifically targeted with a voluntarily run pop up shop.  If any resident would be interested we can assist with guidance and perhaps aid sourcing external funding avenues.
  3. We have requested for many years that the gritting done by the County council goes a little further along Tysoe Road but without success.  We will pursue this further.  Langdon Lane is shorter and has grit bins which the residents can themselves use for the road.
  4. Parking solutions are restricted by land ownership and funding. 

We constantly ask residents to be thoughtful about parking and where possible park on their own grounds.  The Green along Langdon Lane is not allowed to be parked on, or driven on.  It has an underground spring and drainage, which all makes the land boggy in wet weather.  The area by the recreation ground is used by some to park.  These spaces are not legitimate and are not belonging to any individual.  However, we are looking to improve this area as it could be better utilised providing a bigger capacity for general parking, without encroaching further on The Green than has already occurred. This land is owned by Orbit who have a no parking policy. 

The derelict parcel of land on Langdon Lane was the parking for a house.  We are looking into ways of obtaining it to facilitate general parking.

The village hall continues to receive help from the PC with regard to capital funding and we are pleased to see that this is supported by residents.  We are also pleased that the report confirms that residents support the council’s approach for the recreation ground upgrade. 

As recent flyers informed the village, the Playground sub-group has been successful in an application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme and our project will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores between 1st May 2019 to 30th June 2019. Please get shopping and voting with your blue tokens at the following stores:

1. Banbury Extra  OX16 1LX

2. MIDDLE RD BANBURY Express OX16 3QT   

3. HIGH ST BANBURY Express   OX16 5EJ

This could bring in up to approx £3,300 for us if we are the winning project.

Village Website

Not many people have subscribed on the website to getting communications via email. If you do this, you can have the minutes and agendas for meetings sent directly to you and you would be fully informed about Council matters.

The place to do it is at the bottom of the Home page where it says "Join our Mailing list"

Radway Riding School news

The café has reopened with a fab new chef. It is currently only open on Saturdays for breakfasts and lunches, with cakes too! Take away is also available, so why not wander up there and see what tempts you?

Radway Events Group

Dates for your diary:

June 22nd. We are planning a Midsummer Big Day to be held on the Recreation Field with games for all ages, a barbeque, pop-up pub, evening cocktails and music.

In July there will be another Beetle Drive , following on from the hugely popular one last year.

Church news

ADVANCE NOTICE! We are planning a celebration of marriage on the weekend of July 6th ending with a Songs of Praise. Please put the date in your diary and if you have ideas or would like to help please let Alex know on 07718 646864.

Tea, Chat and Play continues to welcome residents of all ages in the Village Hall from 2-4pm on a Wednesday. This month we are reviewing the project to make sure we are doing the best we can. If you have any comments on the format or the timing of the session, please let Puffin, Michele or Alex know.

Help With Your Wheelie Bins

An assisted collection service is available on request for residents who,

due to age, infirmity, disability or a medical condition, are unable to

present their wheeled bins on the property boundary for collection.

If another member of the household is able to place them on the

boundary, then the property does not qualify for an assisted collection, but where an assisted collection is appropriate, the bins will be collected from an agreed point on the property. Please note that access

must be granted to ensure this service can be carried out effectively.

The assisted collection service list is regularly checked to establish if

circumstances have changed and whether households still qualify.

If you feel you would qualify and benefit from this service, please apply

for it online or get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel 01789 260616