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It has now been four months since your new Parish Council started work and I wanted to write and let you know what we have been up to and what is coming up.
But first, a very sincere word of thanks to two Councillors who stood down in May. Edwin Rose whose family have lived in Long Compton since Adam was a lad, brought a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the Council. Ken Treadaway has brought an enormous amount to the village since he and Jan moved here. Ken was a moving force behind the Neighbourhood Plan and his time as Vice and Chair of the Council has been marked by real innovative thinking and what has seemed to me to be a much more active and positive role for our Parish Council within our community. The village owes a huge debt of thanks to Ken and, I know, as his successor as Chair, I will have some big shoes to fill.
In my forward to the November 2014 Newsletter I mentioned that significant progress had been made on a number of important matters affecting the village. This newsletter can report two of these have now come to fruition.
Firstly, The capacity of the village’s infrastructure is a critical element of the village’s sustainable development and in this respect I am delighted to report that Severn Trent have confirmed a starting date of late April 2015 for work to improve the capacity of the sewer in Vicarage Lane, and hopefully make flooding there a thing of the past!
Secondly, The Council has had one of its busiest times in terms of planning applications, balancing the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) with the need to encourage sustainable development in the village without changing its essential character.
Finally, this will be my last Newsletter to the village as I am not seeking re-election to the Council on 7th May. May I thank you for all the support which you have given to me during my time as a Councillor and Chairman.