Parish Meeting Agenda for 2021 can be found here.
Planning Applications agreed by WBC this month were:
21/00632 Broadway Copse, Sadlers Rd.- conversion of stable buildings
to single dwelling – application withdrawn;
21/00611 Moss Farm, Craven Rd. convert redundant stables to home
office &gym - approval;
Planning application for consideration this month is:
21/01132 Knights Acre, Craven Rd. – summer house and associated
works. Details of all planning applications are available to view on
the West Berkshire Council website.
The Parish Council is an advisory body to WBC and all final
decisions rest with the local authority and reflect current planning
Annual Parish Council Meeting:
Was held virtually on Tuesday 4 th May at 7.30pm and those duly
Parish Council Chairman – Dr David Thomas was re-elected;
Vice Chairman – Councillor Claire Jones was re-elected;
Chairman of the Planning Committee – Councillor Moira Marriott;
Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee – Councillor Robert May.
The draft minutes of the meeting are posted on the Inkpen Parish
Climate Change Forum/EVCP:
The Parish Council is a member of the newly formed West Berkshire
Climate Change Forum and hope to play their part in reducing the
carbon footprint and encourage a healthy ecosystem. The Parish
Council has asked to be included in the Electric Vehicle Charging
Point trials – if anyone has an electric vehicle, please get in
touch with the parish clerk as it would help the request to be able
to give numbers involved.
What can you do to help?
To name a few ways: Tree protection
and tree planting makes a huge difference, especially mature trees
that trap carbon dioxide from the air as they grow as well as
providing homes for our wildlife, reduce flood risk and provide huge
benefits for our wellbeing; Rewilding- section off part of your
garden for wild flowers to grow and to attract bees (saves cutting
the grass too!) – this will complement the WBC wildflower grass
verges project; waste and recycling to reduce the use of landfill
and amount of plastic.
Please check the Inkpen village website for the latest position on
the Covid-19 restrictions ( www.inkpenvillage.co.uk ). Step 4 of the
Roadmap – no earlier than 21 st June 2021 when it is hoped that
Covid restrictions may be relaxed – but watch this space for
Inkpen Parish Council meetings
are advertised on the village
notice boards and on this official village website in advance of the
meeting. The next meeting is subject to councillor’s availability.
Anyone wishing to submit comment for consideration are requested to
do so by 2pm on the day of the meeting. The draft minutes of all
meetings are recorded on the Inkpen website.
Rights of Way
How can the Public Rights of Way be improved for West Berkshire?
West Berkshire Council is developing an improvement plan for Public
Rights of Way across West Berkshire. The Council welcomes your ideas
for the plan in order to ensure that it meets your needs. Please
take the online survey to let the Council know about your experience
of using our Public Rights of Way. Please also indicate in the
survey if you've encountered any problems using Public Rights of Way
and whether your concerns were addressed. The survey closes on 13
June 2021. Participate in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wbrowip
out more information about the survey here: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/wbrowip
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.
All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, Gloria Keene, at
Alternatively, Cllr. Mark Bates can be emailed directly at email@example.com 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.