Village Green and Car Parks.
An uninhabited part of our parish, to the south of the A34, has been transferred to Abingdon following planning consent to build several hundred houses there. SPC will however benefit from some special S106 development grants and we will be using these windfalls, together with an increase in the parish council tax, to fund three fairly large capital projects. The first involves the rebuilding of the dilapidated stone wall fronting the village green next to the stream. The biggest project is to resurface the village hall car park which is in a bad state of repair. This is expected to cost many tens of thousands of pounds. At the same time, on a somewhat smaller scale, the parking area along the top edge of Bayworth Triangle will also be resurfaced and tidied up.
Cllr Paul Wooldridge is leading the village green stone wall project and Parish Council Chairman Colin Weyer is leading the car park projects.
The timing of the work is partly dependent on the receipt of the S106 money but it is hoped to complete these over the next year.
Boars Hill Speed Limit Reduction
Following representation from a number of residents regarding road safety along Foxcombe Road, the Parish Council submitted an application for the speed limit to be reduced from 40 to 30 mph. This was implemented towards the end of 2017.