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Wantage and Grove Campaign Group (WaGCG)

Newsletter 20 April 2023

Dear [Forename]

Just a short update again.

The Planning Application has been submitted for the Community Hub on Crab Hill, so if you are interested, please comment by going to https://data.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/java/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P23/V0865/RM

Don't forget the Health and Wellbeing Event on Saturday 22 April in the Beacon 12.00 - 16.00
There will be over 60 organisations represented who can tell you about the activities available in and around the area to enable you to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle. There are also talks and demonstrations from local groups and health care professionals.
For more details see the website https://wellbeing.ox12.org

I mentioned in March that David Johnston had launched his own short consultation about Health Services in the constituency. The deadline for comments in 27 April so please complete the questions soon. Although it asks for your name and email you don't have to agree to be added to his mailing list. It might help to influence the Government - who knows...

Where Has All The Money Gone? First notice of our AGM on Wantage Methodist Church 1 June 2023 at 7.30pm.
The theme this year is "What are developer contributions and how are they spent?"
You may be wondering, where all the promised schools, roads, hospitals, leisure facilities etc, collectively referred to by the snappy title of “infrastructure” are?
Before any bricks are laid, local planning authorities and developers agree to millions of pounds worth of infrastructure needed to serve the growing population but that seems to be the point at which things get tricky…
You may be curious, or furious, or possibly both – if you would like to find out more, and maybe contribute to the debate, you will be welcome to come along to our meeting. We’d love to see you there.

Reminders - all the following items have been mentioned before but they are still live so please keep reading.

Local Elections. Don't forget that this is your once in 4 years opportunity to make sure that the Parish and District Councillors are listening to you. They will be knocking on doors throughout the area from now until May so make sure you tell them what you think of what they have done for you in the last 4 years or should do in the next. If you want any ideas then you could look back at my wish list for 2023 https://wantageandgrove.org/newsletter.php?DateID=2301091536.
You will need to take a photo-ID when you go to vote.

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. Grove Meeting is on 28 April in Old Mill Hall at 7.30pm. The two Hanney Parish Councils are holding a joint Annual Parish Meeting, on Weds 26th April, 7.30pm in the village hall. The Letcombe Regis meeting is after the election on 15 May in Letcombe Regis Village Hall at 7pm.

There is a pilot of shared electric vehicles across the county (including in Wantage) see https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/electric-car-club-pilot-scheme-puts-hire-vehicles-in-car-parks-across-oxfordshire/ so if you want to try out a car club - now is the time.

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

Don't forget that Botley Road is closed for at least 6 months, leaving only pedestrian and cycle access to the centre of Oxford from the west. For other roadworks see https://one.network/

Thanks for reading.

Best wishes

Julie Mabberley
Campaign Manager

Wantage and Grove Campaign Group


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