Parish Council Planning: Planning applications to be considered this month are: 18/01755 Hunters Way, proposed high fencing along the footpath; 18/01900/LBC The Old Rectory, replacement of side entrance door and step; 18/02049/House Flax Lea Cottage, Ham Spray, extensions part two storey, and part one storey to the side and rear. Approvals by WBC: 18/01217/Comind - The Swan Meadows, Weavers Lane, Inkpen change of use from equestrian back to agricultural; uneconomic equestrian use and to revert back to agricultural use for sheep grazing and the barn for lambing and winter shelter. All planning applications and approvals can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website: www.westberks.gov.uk
Trustees of the Memorial Playing Field: As the elected members of Inkpen, the Parish Council is also the Custodian Trustee of the Memorial Playing Field Trust. The charity, managed by the Council, is separately accountable to the Charity Commission and has a separate fund account, which is examined annually by an independent examiner. Councillors are delighted to confirm that at the AGM this year there was much support in the village for fund raising to improve the children’s play equipment at the playing field, which must be covered by Health & Safety regulations and is expensive to replace. Fund raising for the charity has started and on page 3 there are details of proposed events which need your support. Volunteers, fund raising ideas and donations will be discussed at the meeting on 14th September in the Sports Pavilion.
The Garden Waste Collection Service is changing from Monday 3rd September. The subscription year runs from 3rd September 2018 to 31st August 2019 and you can pay on-line at: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/gardenwaste
West Berkshire Devolution: As the work to devolve services and costs to Parish Councils gathers pace, there will be an update on progress made so far at the District Meeting in November, which may be of interest. More on this soon.
West Berkshire Council are consulting on their Licensing Policy & Gambling Principles which will apply to functions the review will be re-published in December 2018. Full details of the consultation are on the website.
Inkpen Parish Council meetings are advertised on the village notice boards and on the official village website in advance of the meeting - see www.inkpen-village.co.uk. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 10th October 2018 at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion at 7.30pm, subject to Councillors availability. All Inkpen residents are welcome to attend.
Email contact: If you wish to be informed of issues about Inkpen or receive village news please contact the Parish Clerk by email.
Gloria Keene, Clerk to Inkpen Parish Council (I 668960) Email: email@example.com