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Annual 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21/00632 Broadway Copse, Sadlers Rd.- conversion of stable buildings to single dwelling – application withdrawn;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 policy.

Annual Parish Council Meeting:
Was held virtually on Tuesday 4 th May at 7.30pm and those duly elected were:
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 website.

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.

COVID-19 Information:

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 details!

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. Find out more information about the survey here: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/wbrowip

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.

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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