Planning applications for consideration this month:
The Western Area Planning Committee will meet again by video
conference to reconsider 20/01083 Quill Cottage, Craven Rd.
replacement of bungalow to two storey dwelling.
Planning decisions by WBC: Chase End, Craven Rd.. Inkpen – New
driveway, gates and walls – Planning permission granted.
All planning applications can be viewed on the West Berkshire
Council website www.westberks.gov.uk
Planning for the Future white paper consultation:
Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary, has announced proposed
radical changes in the Planning system, with concentration at the
‘plan making’ stage and making better use of digital technology.
Under the new proposals people will have far less opportunity to
have their say at the application stage. The planning white paper
states that consultation at the planning application stage will be
streamlined´’ because it adds delay to the process and allows a
small minority of voices to shape outcomes’. Please take the
opportunity to have your say and protect the right to public
involvement and the risk of inappropriate development in the
countryside. The white paper can be downloaded: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future
Re-siting the Defibrillator:
The Parish defibrillator has a temporary fixing to the side of the
tennis courts, pending its final resting place at the front entrance
to the pavilion. The cabinet is without electrical power at the
moment so the cabinet will not ‘glow’ at night but is fully
operative and can be used, if required. For those who use the App
‘Save a Life’ the position of the defibrillator remains unchanged
and as previously, the instruction is to call 999 and ask for the
ambulance service who will provide the code to open the cabinet and
take out the defibrillator.
Road surface patching will start at Rooksnest Rd and Trapps Hill on
14th and 15th September, depending on weather conditions. Notices
will be erected giving information on road closure and traffic
control. Further information can be obtained from Council Customer
Service Team on 01635 519080.
Patching of Kintbury Road, from the junction of Folly
Road/Post Office Road to the crossroads will start within 28 days.
This will also cause a temporary road closure.
Great British September Clean 11- 27 September 2020:
Please join the campaign which was delayed this year due to
Covid-19. Inkpen is a beautiful part of the AONB countryside so
please help to clean up any litter left laying on the roadside and
in public places. Your help will be appreciated. If you wish to
organise a private clean up or give 15 mins or more to the campaign
there are details on the Great British September Clean website www.keepbritaintidy.org
At the request of a resident who has picked up rubbish dumped
on the roadside, please remember that fly tipping is illegal. If you
see anyone fly tipping, please take the car registration number and
report directly to West Berkshire Council. Streetcare will remove
the dumped rubbish if it is on the roadside but if dumped on private
land the landowner is responsible for the removal. Report to
. Use this email
address to also notify of pot holes.
This website contains the latest information on the deadly
Coronavirus. Although residents may start to feel more confident,
the virus has not gone away and more cases have been notified in
West Berkshire. Please keep a 2 metre distance from others where
Children’s Play Area:
The children’s play area has been re-opened in line with government
advice, but please observe the guidance: the maximum users in the
play area is 6; 1 family member to accompany 1 child; please retain
1m distance from others users e.g pushing swings; use hand sanitiser
gel or wipes when using the equipment; when using the equipment do
not touch the face; consumption of food and drink within play areas
is not permitted; please use the bins provided or better still, take
litter home. Above all ‘stay safe’ .
Environment Strategy 2020-2030:
This has been published by WBC setting out the objectives to combat
climate change – to read or download a copy visit the website www.westberks.gov.uk
Inkpen Parish Council meetings:
Inkpen Parish Council virtual meetings are advertised on the village
notice boards and on this website in advance of the meeting. The
next meeting has not been arranged due to Government advice not to
hold public meetings and as always are subject to councillor’s
All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, Gloria Keene, at
Alternatively, Cllr. Mark Bates can be emailed directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cllr. Simon
The agendas and minutes of past council meetings, financial
information, details of the council Code of Conduct, Register of
Interests of councillors. Grant application forms
etc. can be found here.
If you can't attend the Inkpen training event, visit the St.
John's Ambulance website.
It is down to us to see how we can make a difference
individually and as a community.