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|
Another great incentive for every garden lover to smarten up their plot this weekend
British Legion volunteers take over at Swinford Toll Bridge on May Day
Screening on Friday 29 April at Eynsham Village Hall. Meantime, enjoy the videos