Nearly 1,000 people attended the Save Wantage Hospital Rally in the Market Place on Sunday. A very peaceful march hiding a depth of feeling. Many of these people were born in the hospital and even more have been treated there in ths past. They want to be able to use it again.
Some 6,200 houses are in the pipeline for Wantage, Grove and the surrounding villages. More may soon follow.
Government guidelines say that development should be "sustainable". We do not think it is sustainable to put thousands of houses where medical facilities are increasingly inadequate, schools are virtually above capacity, there is little employment in the area, and roads to where there is employment are unsuited to commuting.
We came together to campaign for a better deal for our area. As it says in our Aims:
We are not against any development in Wantage and Grove but:
Draft Thames Water Plans include a reservoir larger than Heathrow just north of Grove.
For the most up-to-date information please see Abingdon Reservoir
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