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The Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year and please keep safe everyone.

Planning applications for consideration this month:
20/00633 FulMaj New Mill, Inkpen – Variation to Condition 2 on application
18/01194 Amended Plans on 8 issues;
20/02677 Colnbrook House, Totterdown – Insertion of 8/10 dormer windows and conversion of second floor to habitable accommodation;
20/02745 Knights Acre, Craven Rd. – widening of existing dormer window, alterations to fenestration and associated works;
20/02825 Holly Tree Cottage, Lower Green – Proposed single storey and two storey rear extension. Replacement porch. Detached home office storage unit;
20/02897 New Mill, Inkpen – Erection of a new folly building within walled garden.
All planning applications can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website www.westberks.gov.uk

West Berkshire Local Plan Review to 2037:
Consultation from 11th December to Friday 5th February 2021. If you care about the countryside and are concerned about future development plans to meet local needs and the policy for conserving and enhancing the natural & built environment – please review the local plan proposals and make the Parish Council aware of your views. The draft plan can be viewed on www.westberks.gov.uk ‘Local Plan Review to 2037.

This Website:
All details on the deadly Coronavirus are updated regularly on this website. Please check to see the changes and please ask if unsure.

Tier 4 restrictions have been posted on the village notice boards for reference. The new strain of Covid-19 spreads 53% faster than the original strain and around 1 in 3 people have no symptoms so will be spreading it without realising. For further details go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Remember, Stay alert - Control the virus - Save Lives. STAY AT HOME, along with the rest of Berkshire and the South East.  New Year bubbles have been cancelled.

Don’t forget that if you are asked to self isolate, you cannot go outdoors and must stay at home for the required period.

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

Fly tipping:
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 Streetcare: streetcare@westberks.gov.uk. Use this email address to also notify of pot holes.

Covid Winter Grant Scheme – December to March 2021.

If you are in financial hardship due to the pandemic you may be eligible for support for food, utility and water bills for household purposes and essential supplies. Further information from: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-support

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 will be held Monday 25th January 2021 to review the Parish budget for the next financial year 2021/2022, and as always are subject to councillor’s availability. Anyone wishing to submit comment for Councillors are requested to do so by 2pm on 25th January 2021, via the Parish Clerk.

All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, Gloria Keene, at parishclerk@inkpenvillage.co.uk. Alternatively, Cllr. Mark Bates can be emailed directly at mark.ipc@outlook.com and Cllr. Simon Hanna at simon.hanna@outlook.com.

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.

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