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|
The Primary School has hands-on fun for the family on Thursday
Screening on Friday 27 May at Eynsham Village Hall. Meantime, enjoy the videos
OCC Cabinet meets 24 May to review consultation responses. In addition to the new Eynsham P&R and eastbound bus lane already being planned and funded, officers recommend a dual carriageway from Witney to the P&R, plus a westbound bus lane from Dukes Cut canal bridge to the Eynsham P&R. This long term plan is estimated at £54m and has no funding yet.
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