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Parish Council update for June

Garden competition

The 23rd annual Radley garden competition will take place on Saturday June 22nd. All gardens in the Parish will be judged as seen from the road or front pavement.  First and second prizes will be awarded for: Best Garden (Attia Trophy), Best tubs and/or hanging baskets (Tuckwell Trophy), Most colourful flower garden (Parish Council Trophy), with awards for commended and highly commended gardens

Annual parish meeting

Around 40 people attended the Annual Parish Meeting in the Bowyer Arms at 11.00 am on Saturday 11 May. There were informative reports from the Radley Village Shop Management Committee, who are looking for new volunteers to help keep the shop going, and from the Retirement Group, who run a large number of speaker meetings, outings and holidays to which all are welcome. A Radley History Club representative drew attention to plans for celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Didcot to Oxford line on Saturday 15th June. And the Chair and members of the Parish Council reported on the activities of the Council over the last year and on plans going forward.

Members of the public raised concerns about:

  • Management of the car park near the primary school
  • Pavements in Foxborough Road
  • The need for safe pedestrian crossing points on Church Road and Kennington Road
  • Speeding in Radley village
  • Lighting on the footpath from Stonhouse Crescent to Gooseacre (reported on Fix My Street)
  • Parking in Stonhouse Crescent
  • Nuisance from a business operating in Stonhouse Crescent.

Tackling these matters will be considered by the Parish Council at their next meeting.

Public meeting on the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, Monday July 8th

The parish council has arranged a public meeting to hear about plans for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway in the Silk Hall, Radley College, at 7.30 pm on Monday 8 July. The programme is:

 Chair’s introduction

Layla Moran MP

 Context – the Oxford-       Cambridge Arc proposals

Bev Hindle, Director, Oxfordshire Growth Board

Expressway route planning – the latest thinking on possible routes and how it could affect Radley

Speaker tbc – Highways England have been invited but have declined to attend

 Economic, social and environmental concerns

Dr Hazel Dawe, No Expressway Alliance.

Q & A to panel of speakers

The meeting is open to all on a first come first served basis. Radley residents who want to be sure of a place should contact the Clerk in advance of the meeting giving their name and address, and she will ensure that a place is reserved for them.

 

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