Parish Council Planning: The planning application to be considered this month is: 18/03202/House Flax Lea Cottage, Ham Spray, Inkpen erection of detached garage within extended garden boundary. Decisions by WBC were: 18/02993/LBC2 Manor Farm, Lower Green erection of covered external staircase REFUSED. “The application fails to respect the form and character of the existing building; the proposal would cause harm to the special architectural and historic interest in the building”. 18/02660/CERTP Charlwood, Post Office Rd: Installation of solar panels to the rear roof. “Lawful - General Permitted development”. All planning applications and approvals can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website: www.westberks.gov.uk
A Defibrillator is located at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion: The equipment can be used as required in an emergency by all residents in the village. Awareness sessions will be available again in the New Year. Anyone interested in attending a local session should contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance see the contact details below. We all need to know how to ‘save’ lives in an emergency so please come along to the awareness sessions, which are informative, informal and fun.
Unofficial Footpaths on the Great Plantation: The Chairman has been advised by West Berks. Council that the next stage in the registration of the unofficial footpaths is to record the route with GPS (either on the phone/watch or otherwise) and send in the route details on a map, rather than a freehand drawing. Does anyone have the ability to walk the route and send in the data via the GPS system? Please respond if you can help.
Parish Council Elections: There will be local Parish Council elections in May 2019 seeking Councillors to serve for a period of four years. Anyone interested in obtaining the details or seeking clarification on becoming a Councillor please contact the Parish Clerk for information. Experience of the planning system is an advantage as well as the ability to use the internet.
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 Tuesday 22nd January 2018 at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion at 7.30pm, subject to Councillors availability. All Inkpen residents are welcome to attend. Gloria Keene, Clerk to Inkpen Parish Council (I 668960),
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: firstname.lastname@example.org