As reported in June 2007, a 56-point draft Action Plan for Eynsham has evolved from consultation with residents. Top priorities include activities for young people; affordable housing; more jobs and shops; more visible policing; less traffic and fewer heavy vehicles. Read the Review 2007/8.
Over 120 key organisations and individuals received copies of the full Parish Plan, which was grant-funded by Defra. Some of you also picked up a copy at the Village Open Day on 22 September 2007. Ask in the Library if you want to see it in print.
POLICING received a major boost in September 2007, with the arrival of our new Community Support Officers Robert Hopping and Helen Keen. You can contact them on 101.
The COUNTY COUNCIL also provided a detailed response. Some useful points were made:
The DISTRICT COUNCIL has taken action in several areas:
The TRAFFIC ADVISORY Committee meets only twice a year, but discussed several of the parking & traffic issues raised in the Plan on 16 January 2007. These included bus lanes and the toll bridge; vehicle length/width restrictions; and parking - subject of a new campaign.
VOLUNTEERS have opened up the Wharf Stream to enable canoes and small boats to access the Thames, with support from Siemens and a small grant from the Parish Council. They are also keeping a wildlife log - contributions welcome via The Talbot.
For more information - or if you want to help - please contact the ECI Steering Group. Ring Chris Roles 01865 880674 or write c/o Eynsham Emporium or email.
|22/04/2008 Eynsham Community Initiative & Eynsham Parish Plan|
|01/11/2007 Response to Eynsham Parish Plan|
|07/01/2007 Draft Eynsham Action Plan 2007-8|
Next week's meeting will discuss St Leonard’s churchyard, Christmas lights, snow / ice and neighbourhood planning
The Footpaths Committee has compiled an inventory of problems for attention by the OCC Countryside Service. More walkers - and reporters - are always welcome!
The photos are in - and the cup winners list
The Parish Council will be considering applications from village groups and voluntary organisations in November.
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