You may have seen the two yellow signs which appeared on Mill Lane yesterday advising us all that the old and new Mill Lane will be closed from 22nd July for 9 days...
This was news to CPC (we found out by reading the sign!)
This was also news to OCC (they found out as CPC told them!)
As I type Bloor Homes, the contractor ECL and OCC are in discussions about this road closure.
OCC has not yet given the required permit and permissions for this closure... that saying, they might do before Monday – please be warned that the road MIGHT be closed!
As far as we know the following traffic lights and road works / closures are going ahead as planned as they all have the correct OCC permits...
17th July – 2 days – 2 way traffic lights on Church Road for Thames Water repairs.
24th July – 2 days – Wheeler End closed – for resurfacing of the carriageway
24th July to 3rd October – Station Road – multi way traffic light control for SGN gas pipe upgrade
25th July – 1 day – Glynswood to B4009 to Elm Drive closed – for resurfacing of the carriageway
26th July – 2 days – Greenwood Avenue to Glynswood to B4009 closed – for resurfacing of the carriageway
Station Road closure from 7th Oct to 29th November for further gas works – this might be delayed – details to follow soon once confirmed.
More information / updates on all areas can be found on the above website or call OCC on 0345 310 1111
All details correct at time of typing! Subject to change by a higher authority.
We have often heard comments about cycle routes, particularly the links from all villages to the Phoenix trail.
It would be great if you could make comments to this consultation, if you want local improvements.
A large number of hedges are STILL encroaching onto public pavements and pathways, making it difficult for pedestrians to pass.
All hedges in your ownership MUST be cut back to your boundary edge and not overhanging any other land or public areas – whether tidy or not – boundary edge is the rule.
As it is still nesting season you need to ensure that birds are NOT nesting in the hedge prior to cutting – contact RSPB for any questions.
Please ensure you check your hedges and ensure they do not overhang onto pavements / roads / public areas.
There has been some confusion of late regarding our play area names! We thought it would be good to list what we have and why it's called what it is! I hope this information helps.
A map of the village with all road names (both old and new) is available to collect from the CPC office.
Conigre play area is located within the Playing Fields, Station Road. This is our largest play area and maintained by CPC. It is called Conigre because originally there were ponds in this area which were known as "Conigre ponds" - hence the play area name! This play area has a mixture of baby and junior equipment, teen equipment and equipment for mixed abilities, picnic tables, benches and litter bins. Signs on each entry gate explain the rules of the play area – no dogs etc. Just outside of the fencing of this play area is the fitness equipment for all to use.
St Andrews play area is located in Upperfields, which is off St Andrews Road. This is a smaller play area with equipment for the younger ages to enjoy, picnic table, benches and bins. This area is managed and maintained by CPC. A sign on the entry gate explains the rules of the play area.
Old Kiln Lakes play area is in Old Kiln lakes! The equipment is for all ages and abilities. This area also has our wooden art structures for the children to climb over and enjoy. Also a picnic table, seating and litter bins are in the area. Alongside the play area is a large playing field. This area is managed and maintained by CPC. A sign on the entry gate explains the rules of the play area.
White's Field does not have a play area but it does have the Multi Use Games Area (known as the MUGA) This area is fenced in and has lighting. It is for use by all ages. It cannot be booked or reserved and the gates are not locked. It has goal posts, basketball hoops etc with a astro turf type base. Also in this area are the two ping pong tables for everyone to use, picnic tables, benches and a youth shelter. This area is managed and maintained by CPC.
Woodgreen Square play area is within the new Taylor Wimpey "Carriages" development. This equipment is for all to use and enjoy. This area is managed and maintained by Taylor Wimpey. Any new play areas which are planned within the current ongoing developments, are for everyone, and will be maintained and managed by the management companies directly, not CPC.
All of the play areas managed by CPC have a full annual inspection by an independent body, plus CPC run daily, weekly and monthly checks to ensure the equipment is safe to use. When we find an issue, a piece of equipment may be closed off – this is for good reason.
Litter is always an issue in any of these areas – there are adequate and ample litter bins all around – please use them.
Tree vandalism in St. Andrews Play Area
St. Andrews play area in Upperfields was sadly vandalised with a tree being stripped of its bark – which is why it has been locked shut for over a week.
A tree surgeon has felled the tree, as it could not survive the damage caused.
Once this work is complete, and the area deemed safe again, the gate will be unlocked and the play area useable.
TVP URN ref: 43190178252
Attempted break-in at Whites Field Community Hall
Whites Field Community Hall had an attempted break in a week or so ago, and the door handle / lock was broken, beyond repair.
All repairs are completed and thankfully the CCTV images we have of the youths is of very good quality.
All CCTV footage and images, names etc. have been passed to Thames Valley Police who are now dealing with the crime directly.
TVP URN ref: 43190178730
Chinnor Parish Council is actively seeking the provision of a new skate park facility.
CPC has been advised that ideally this type of equipment is recommended to be 200 metres away from any neighbouring properties.
However, it is advisable that it is visible and easily accessible to keep the users safe.
It would be good to hear from anyone who would like to be involved with this project, and to receive input with any ideas and suggestions.
Once a location is considered to be a good choice then CPC would need to gain the required planning consents and funding for the project.
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