Working for our Community
A number of important developments have taken place over the last week or so, although it will be some time before their impact is known.
Firstly, Angela Richardson - our MP - came to Wanborough to see the issue with the fields for herself. As a result, along with Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Jonathan Lord, she has sent a letter to Natural England asking them to pursue their review of the Surrey Hills AONB with all haste. Extending the AONB to include what is currently AGLV would be a major help in protecting against development.
Secondly, working closely with Tony Rooth, our Borough Councillor, together we have persuaded GBC Management to take a much closer interest in all that is going on in the fields. The result is that an Enforcement Notice and Stop Notice has been served on the people who've built the fencing and hard-standing on Plot A1 of the lower AGLV field, and brought in 2 shipping containers, pipes and storage drums. An Enforcement notice will also be served on the owners of the fencing in the top AONB field.
GBC have also agreed to progress current enforcement/stop notices, communicate the Article 4 Direction with current plot owners and organise a public information campaign to discourage prospective purchasers from buying land on which they have no prospect of planning permission.
The Parish Council is considering how best to run a local poster campaign that develops this message.
See Wanborough Fields page.
Plus take a look at how the media are covering the issue.
THE GREAT BARN
The Management Committee have approved a plan for Open Days in 2021, along with the normal wedding receptions and one or two special events. All subject to Government guidelines of course.
Dates are on The Great Barn website
WANBOROUGH VILLAGE HALL
Has now been re-opened to renters with Covid-19 precautions in place. To find out more details or to book, email: bechenry01@AOL.com
As Government guidelines change, if you or someone you know, are unable to leave your house for whatever reason, need shopping, prescriptions or help with any other issues, please don’t hesitate to email Debby Callender on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do download the NHS Track & Trace app if you have a smartphone.
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.
Emergency Gas Telephone Number: 0800 111 999.
Emergency Water Telephone Number: 0800 820 999 or 0330 303 0146
Emergency Electricity Telephone Number: 0800 783 8866 UK Power Networks
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting Parish Council meeting is due on 11th November at 7.30pm. Usually held in Wanborough Village Hall, meetings are open to the public and contributions welcome. Please notify the Clerk if you wish to attend.
THE SIDNEY SIME ART GALLERY
Inside Worplesdon Memorial hall GU3 3RF, will be open by appointment only 2-4pm Wednesdays and Sundays. Government guidance is in place for visitors to enjoy the experience of this little gem in Worplesdon where 88 pieces are on display with volunteers looking forward to enhancing your visit with their knowledge of Sime and his vast range of styles. Visits at other times by appointment. www.sidneysimegallery.org.uk for more details.