Parish Council Report

 

 

 

 

Due to holiday commitments the Parish Council met on Tuesday 17th August.

 

 

Mark Tucker has resigned from the Parish Council.

During his short time on the Parish Council, he has been instrumental in the provision of Playpark improvements and outside gym equipment and drafting the specification for the provision of benches within Steventon that will provide items that residents will enjoy. He achieved a lot in a short period of time.

If you would like to fill the void left by Mark, then please contact the Parish Clerk.

The construction of 80 new affordable extra care homes got underway in July. The new purpose-built apartments on Great Western Park in Didcot were made possible thanks to £2.9 million of funding from the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal and support from the district council.

The apartments will be fitted out for older people to help them live independently in their own home, with care staff on hand to provide any extra support they may need.

Once complete, housing provider Housing 21 will look after the affordable homes with 60 rented and 20 shared ownership apartments for people aged over 55.  The development, being built in the Vale of White Horse district, is near to local facilities and helps contribute towards the growth deal’s affordable housing targets.

The Cabinet at Vale of White Horse District Council gave its support to the project and has been looking after the scheme by providing grant payments on behalf of the growth deal and has continued to make sure the project is delivered in accordance with their requirements.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 will be an historic occasion – the first time any British monarch has ever reigned for 70 years. The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, 5th June is being overseen by Eden Project Communities.  They offer advice on how to organise such events at https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/blog/the-big-jubilee-lunch. Communities of all sizes are being encouraged to create street parties, picnics, barbeques, etc.  The responsibility for deciding the format and scope of these rests with individual communities.  This event will enable people to come together to celebrate and generate connections between different elements of our community.  More information on this will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 7pm in Steventon Village Hall.

Dr Chris Wilding – Chair