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Wantage and Grove Campaign Group (WaGCG)

Newsletter 20 March 2023

Dear [Forename]

I know it's only ten days since the last update but there are a few new things to tell you

First Tulwick Park
The Appeal against the decision to refuse planning permission to build 300 homes on the east of the A338 opposite Bellingers has been dismissed. The grounds given were that the scheme would fall outside the settlement boundary of Grove and the harm to the landscape and countryside would significantly outweigh the benefits of the additional housing provision. Hurrah!
You can read the details for yourself in a copy of the Inspectors Decision here

Secondly Mably Way Health Centre
The next stage of the building works have started and the entrances to the building have changed.
The one-way system for all traffic will remain in place so vehicles should turn left when driving into the health centre. Due to the new separate temporary entrances for each practice we suggest that Newbury St patients park on the left of the building and Church St patients continue around and park on the right side of the building.
Disabled parking is available at the front of the building with dropped kerbs and ramps available. Any patients with additional mobility needs that require extra assistance with accessing the building please do let the patient co-ordinators know and they may be able to arrange alternative access to the practices for you.
Each Practice will have temporary receptions and waiting rooms located at the back on each of the new wings. Both have their own entrances which are signposted.
Lloyds pharmacy will continue to usethe entrance which has been in place for the last few months.


The Annual Council meetings where the Councillors tell you what they have done in the last 12 months are coming up so you could speak to them then. Wantage meeting is on 22 March in the Beacon at 7.30pm. Grove Meeting is on 28 April in Old Mill Hall also at 7.30pm. I believe all other parishes will hold their meetings after the elections on 4th May.

There will be a Health and Wellbeing Event on Saturday 22 April in the Beacon 12.00 - 16.00 Come along to find out more about what exciting activities are available in and around the area to enable you to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle.
There will be informative talks and demonstrations from local groups and health care professionals.
For more details see the website https://wellbeing.ox12.org

Also you can read earlier newsletters on our website at https://wantageandgrove.org/newsletters.php and our columns from the Herald at https://wantageandgrove.org/columns.php and find a list of many of the sports, cultural and community organisations in OX12 at https://wantageandgrove.org/organisations.php

Thanks for reading.

Best wishes

Julie Mabberley
Campaign Manager

Wantage and Grove Campaign Group


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