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14 October 2020  Is staying a home keeping me safe or affecting my sanity?
7 October 2020  Consultations allow us to express our views
30 September 2020  Current planning applications etc..
23 September 2020  How to get a flu vaccination and when to get a Covid test
16 September 2020  Can we really do nothing about speeding cars and motorcycles?
9 September 2020  Do we want more pedestrianisation in Wantage?
2 September 2020  New plans for a unitary Oxfordshire
26 August 2020  Government plans a Charter for Developers
19 August 2020  Could you get all your main day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk?
12 August 2020  Say what you think about Boris's latest bid to change planning
5 August 2020  No regard for planning conditions
29 July 2020  Build, build, build should really be build the social housing that we need
22 July 2020  Your Council wants to know what you think it should do
15 July 2020  Is there any funding for a catch-up of Health and Care services?
8 July 2020  No consultation required and longer hours for builders
1 July 2020  Scrutinising health services in Oxfordshire
24 June 2020  How our money is spent by Wantage and Grove Councils
17 June 2020  Pedestrianisation could be trialled in post-covid plans
10 June 2020  Grassy patches are thorny issue for our range of authorities
3 June 2020  How vulnerable to development are the green spaces in OX12?
27 May 2020  New ways of doing things, but Council must look at leisure
20 May 2020  How should streets be used in the future?
13 May 2020  Electric vehicles or saving the ocean
6 May 2020  Resources dripping away as leakage tackled at slow rate
29 April 2020  Latest update from Mably Way Surgeries
22 April 2020  Early action required to respond to the Climate Emergency
15 April 2020  Repay dedication of key workers with genuinely affordable homes
8 April 2020  Ray Collins and the Wantage Advice Centre can help you
1 April 2020  What will our leisure centre funding be spent on?
25 March 2020  Last weekend was supposed to be Freedom Weekend
18 March 2020  GP Practices have changed how we make appointments
11 March 2020  Shires losing out to London when it comes to pothole cash
4 March 2020  Tangle of Trusts and backlog of big bills hamper our NHS
26 February 2020  Our Health Scrutiny Committee is just as powerless are we are
19 February 2020  This time CPRE simply haven't got green enough
12 February 2020  Wantage Hospital - would it not just be easier to keep it?
5 February 2020  Homebuyer beware - Rentcharge could bite you in the end!
29 January 2020  Why should the District Council take powers away from the Town?
22 January 2020  When are all these new school places coming?
15 January 2020  New houses are being built all across Wantage and Grove
8 January 2020  What's the balance between infrastructure, affordability and profit?
2 January 2020  What happened to the grand plans for the last decade?
26 December 2019  A short Christmas wish list from your local campaigners
18 December 2019  It could be better to give than receive if we can help charity
11 December 2019  Are we really planning to build a low carbon future?
4 December 2019  How wide do you think a parking space should be?
27 November 2019  Designing in access for lifetime with all our latest housing
20 November 2019  Ways to recycle you may not yet have thought of trying
13 November 2019  What can I recycle in the Vale of White Horse District?
6 November 2019  Green spaces and the link to health
30 October 2019  Could our Boat be downgraded to a bridleway?
23 October 2019  Why can't we get award-winning eco council houses?
16 October 2019  Which is the most considerate of the construction firms?
9 October 2019  Wantage hospital situation looks worse than ever
2 October 2019  Good news for pupils but road may take a wrong turn
25 September 2019  How can we keep people up to date with local events
18 September 2019  Bus stops were high on the agenda for Traffic Advisory Meeting
11 September 2019  What has Highways England ever done for us?
4 September 2019  A look back on the future, as we saw it in 2015's town plan
28 August 2019  Will a new housing ombudsman hold builders to account?
21 August 2019  At last, a planner thinking of bigger picture on housing
14 August 2019  Statue inveiling on Sunday will honour a great Wantage man
7 August 2019  Oxfordshire already has all we need to help save the planet
31 July 2019  Don't jump in deep end on reservoir bid before facts are known
24 July 2019  Patients are getting impatient with long delays in healthcare
17 July 2019  What forthcoming Prime Minister will do on housing need
10 July 2019  Are more people really interested in health than housing?
3 July 2019  When neighbours are no concern of the folks next door
26 June 2019  State of play for all the many housing schemes going up
19 June 2019  How heavy glider force got in training for invasion action
12 June 2019  Could continental festival be a glimpse of future Wantage?
10 June 2019  Continental fest could be glimpse of future Wantage
5 June 2019  An interesting first planning meeting with a new council
29 May 2019  How long would it actually take you to get to a hospital?
22 May 2019  Why are 30 percent of approved homes never even built?
15 May 2019  New council should stick with residents' wish list for future
8 May 2019  A note on realistic parking for all our new councillors
1 May 2019  Tell them about the health services we are keen to protect
24 April 2019  Make sure you have your say on the new reservoir survey
17 April 2019  Is it really so helpful to get a home with Help to Buy offer?
10 April 2019  Time to find out if we're getting ahead with transport plans
3 April 2019  Important time to explain your needs in healthcare survey
27 March 2019  Could we really get infrastructure ahead of this new housing?
20 March 2019  Protecting brook in time of flow change and off into the future
13 March 2019  Keeping track of numbers as house count grows again
6 March 2019  Lots to be decided, but infrastructure must be a key part
27 February 2019  It's our new school so why don't we get a say on the plans?
20 February 2019  If you won't fix the street lights, at least give us all torches!
13 February 2019  What Oxfordshire 2050 means for you
30 January 2019  Mystery of hold-up on our long-awaited neighbourhood plan
23 January 2019  GP phone appointments are not a panacea
16 January 2019  Match up growth in our population with better NHS funding
9 January 2019  Where is our share of Growth Board projects funding?
2 January 2019  Merriments in our market have been going on for centuries
26 December 2018  A swerk warning to be on the lookout for roukers in 2019
19 December 2018  Issues from mud or dust to garden grab need enforcement
12 December 2018  Time for change in a planning system lacking good sense
5 December 2018  Could we hold the key to opening up new housing stock?
28 November 2018  This waiting around for a decision is bad for our wellbeing
21 November 2018  Have your say now on reservoir project and consequencies
14 November 2018  Dear Mr Cox, can you explain lack of affordable homes?
7 November 2018  Could our housing target now be cut by several hundred?
31 October 2018  Could it possibly be that Abingdon is treated differently?
24 October 2018  Where should all the cars be parked on new developments?
17 October 2018  Sweatbox is great, but more options needed for youth
10 October 2018  Learning the rules of engagement for councils' meetings
3 October 2018  Why is Churchill hospital bug battle strategy not the same as Wantage?
26 September 2018  Wantage hospital ruling puts victory in sight - or not?
19 September 2018  Inspector assessing long discussions on village development
12 September 2018  Checking through the small print to find affordable housing
5 September 2018  Who is this Ray Collins we keep reading about?
29 August 2018  Could we finally get some answers on Wantage hospital?
22 August 2018  Guess how much we received in New Homes Bonus cash
15 August 2018  Politicians do not seem to see the same NHS as the rest of us
8 August 2018  Housing policy may yet come back to bite our politicians
1 August 2018  Should we really allow housing on Abingdon airfield?
25 July 2018  What exactly should your councillor be doing for you?
18 July 2018  If you're hungry for change, then there's some pie in the sky
11 July 2018  Can you pass the maths exam on our local housing plan?
4 July 2018  Getting the whole community behind our hospital needs
27 June 2018  Do the police in our area make you feel safe?
20 June 2018  We want to have a caring culture - but does anyone care?
13 June 2018  Doing the maths on our district council's housing promises
6 June 2018  Could councils be seeing sense over parking at last?
30 May 2018  How is pre-school provision meeting national guidance?
23 May 2018  This planning review's everything we've said for years
16 May 2018  New parking policy could give us all room to breathe
9 May 2018  Helping Thames Water with their reservoir maths
2 May 2018  Bovis Homes is a case study in how not to build a brand
25 April 2018  A quick way government could make homes £100k cheaper
18 April 2018  With house prices this high, how can we afford not to act?
11 April 2018  How much should we spend to save lives on our roads?
4 April 2018  Your guide to objecting to the reservoir
28 March 2018  Hospitals update sounds good but we must keep pushing
21 March 2018  What ramifications will Horton hospital decision have for us?
14 March 2018  Grove Airfield will make £25m for just three executives
7 March 2018  If pensions advice looks too good to be true, it will be
28 February 2018  Potholes continue to plague our roads
21 February 2018  The health service you were promised, and the health service you're getting
14 February 2018  Wantage hospital – plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
7 February 2018  These new cycle path standards can widen our choices
31 January 2018  My efforts to get Wantage and Grove a better bus service
24 January 2018  There are occasional comets around Wantage
17 January 2018  If the county council are worried about it – we definitely are
10 January 2018  Speak out if you want to see our community hospital staying open
3 January 2018  A review of two years of progress (or not)
27 December 2017  The story of a Christmas Carol
20 December 2017  The German, French and English origins of madcap Mumming
13 December 2017  The latest GP plans aren't bad, but we need better
6 December 2017  How many times can you announce the same funding?
29 November 2017  Recent improvements (or not) to local GP services
22 November 2017  Your latest update on Wantage and Grove Planning
15 November 2017  Is Wantage Market Place becoming a bus station? + amendment to last week
8 November 2017  Planning applications aren't worth the paper they're printed on
1 November 2017  Is it just me, or is this town going to Hell in a handcart?
25 October 2017  The number of households has gone down, so do we need so many new homes?
18 October 2017  Why is our new leisure centre going to be half the size of Abingdon's?
11 October 2017  Maybe we should just get signs saying 'parking restrictions don't apply here'
4 October 2017  A new housing strategy, you say? Just let me at it...
27 September 2017  Call me one-track-minded, but why don't we have a monorail in Wantage?
20 September 2017  Slow progress on the future of Wantage Community Hospital
13 September 2017  Calculating how much care we need
6 September 2017  What exactly is the plan for our local GP surgeries?
30 August 2017  Alice's Adventures in Wonder-how-the-council-will-pay-for-that-land
23 August 2017  What has Grove Parish council ever done for you?
16 August 2017  Wantage Town Council doubled our council tax, so presumably we're getting double the service?
9 August 2017  How much debt do you think you are in? It may be more than you realise
2 August 2017  With Brexit looming, a twinning trip to France was called for
26 July 2017  Last call for passengers on the Grove Airfield development forum
19 July 2017  12,000 thank yous to our wonderful Wantage Independent Advice Centre
12 July 2017  This is one complaint we are not just going 'park'
5 July 2017  UK-wide planning review could finally give people a voice
29 June 2016  Facts about Wantage Hospital

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