Your District Council news from your local Cllrs Janet Shelley & Reg Waite
Local Plan 2031 Part 2 – NO to 1,000 dwellings at Harwell Campus
The latest news is that the Inspector “is now satisfied that the examination can progress to the next stage and (that I) am able to provide an outline of the Main Modifications to the plan which are required for soundness. In addition to the need to amend the proposals for Dalton Barracks …… the most significant of these modifications is the deletion of the housing allocation of 1,000 dwellings at Harwell Campus which is not justified by the available evidence.”
There will be a public consultation on all Local Plan matters later this year.
Grants for voluntary organisations
New homes bonus community grants – the second round for new applications is open until noon on 28th February 2019. Applications can be for a minimum of £1,000 and up to 50% (budget permitting) of the cost of capital and one-off revenue projects benefiting the community.
Festival/Event grants – open for applications until 28th February 2019 (budget permitting).
Enquiries for grants can be made by visiting the Vale’s website – or by telephoning the grants team on 01235 422405.
Fly-tipping – it’s not just rubbish, it’s criminal – Let’s put a stop to it!
No doubt we’ve all been busy clearing out unwanted items of every description during the festive period but unfortunately some folk have been dumping this rubbish anywhere instead of taking it to one of our Waste Disposal Centres. Please read the separate note on Fly-tipping as we urgently need your assistance and support.
Finally, we wish to take this opportunity to thank our Parish Councillors, Parish Clerk and staff, and the numerous volunteers and workers in the community for undertaking your duties throughout 2018 in such a professional, steadfast and conscientious manner, helping to make Harwell Parish one of the ideal places in which to live and work. We wish them all and you, the readers of Harwell News, a very happy, healthy and successful 2019.
Separate note below
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Fly-tipping – it’s not just rubbish, it’s criminal – Let’s put a stop to it:
What is the Vale doing about fly-tipping?
Catching people fly-tipping (dumping rubbish) is not always easy but we work closely with police, the Environment Agency and partner local authorities to share intelligence and techniques.
We’re also using more sophisticated methods than ever before to get the evidence that is needed, including the use of portable CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hot spots, which have led to a number of prosecutions.
However, we really value information about fly-tipping from people living in the communities where it is happening. Anyone who has information that might help us tackle fly-tipping offences should get in touch with us so we can investigate.
What information does the Vale need?
To help us investigate the complaint we need as much detail as possible, including:
- the date, time and the place where the tipping is taking place, or has occurred
- what the waste is and how much of it there is
- a description of any vehicles involved and the registration number.
We are responsible for removing fly-tipped waste from the public highway and highway verges. For information about how fly-tipped waste is dealt with see our website page on ‘street cleaning’..
Getting rid of your rubbish
If you need to pay someone to remove waste from your property, do ensure you don’t end up giving your rubbish to a fly-tipper. Make sure they are registered. Please follow our website tips on ‘waste removal – – how to stay legal’.
Source: R Waite