Parish Council News
Vote for Parish Council Members
Dear Down Ampney residents
This May brings an opportunity to vote, not only for a ward member of CDC, but also for your Parch Council members (7 in all) if more than 7 people come forward as nominees to join the committee.
It has been my privilege to be your PC chairman, since Mr Peter Sillett decided to stand down, overseeing the difficult and protracted negotiations between Sanctuary (Broadway Farm developers), CDC and ourselves. Similarly your PC has addressed the state of the playground and MUGA pitch whereby much was needed to be done to make it safe and usable.
District Councillor report
I have taken the decision to include Cllr. David Fowles report to circulate via the DA website and DA News as it contains important information.
Following our meeting with senior officers both David and I met with Cllr. Tony Berry (Lead CDC) in Private.
It was necessary to convey to him in no uncertain terms that we believe that greater consultation is necessary when development projects come along that would affect the community.
Broadway Farm and No 55 DA are prime examples whereby, given greater rapport with the developer, case officer and Parish Council, a better product could have be achieved.
February has been a quiet month in terms of activity by the Parish Council.
We are coming up to the elections in May to elect your Parish Council for a further term. Sadly, I have received news from Cllr Julia Job BEM, that she has decided, after 25 years of continuous service, that it is time to retire from the council. This is a blow to DA as Julia, having spent the best part of her life in DA working with the Parish Council, both as Chair and committee member, has a wealth of history and knowledge of village affairs. Her presence and contributions at meetings will be sadly missed.