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Walton Cardiff: Wheatpieces Parish Council decides on the future of the Sports Field

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At the Meeting of Wheatpieces Parish Council on Thursday evening, a decision on the future of the Sports Field was finally taken, after a process which has taken many months and included a Parish Consultation where Residents were asked for their views.

The Parish Council has concluded that the option which reflects what most people want right now, will be to have one full sized football pitch marked out on the Field, along with a smaller one too, leaving part of the Field left as grass only and open to other use at all times.

With the Field currently owned and managed by Tewkesbury Borough Council, the Borough will now be asked to undertake the work necessary to prepare the Field for its intended use, and mark out the Pitches – hopefully in time for use in the Autumn.

The question of ownership of the Field was also considered by the Parish Council on Thursday and they have decided that they will now work towards ‘adoption’ from Tewkesbury Borough Council.

This process will be subject to negotiations and legal agreements, but will see Wheatpieces  Parish Council taking responsibility for the Field, along with a sum of money which came from the Developer to maintain the Field for some years to come.

Adopting the Field will see future decisions for its use firmly in the hands of local people – something I have keenly encouraged throughout the discussions which have taken place so far, not least of all as we are experiencing a continuing period of uncertainty over Planning and Development in the Borough.

I understand that there are no other plans for the Field at this stage, either within the Parish Council or at Tewkesbury Borough.

 

 

Tewkesbury Borough Plan – Council to approve Draft for Consultation on Tuesday

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At an extraordinary Meeting of Tewkesbury Borough Council next week, Councillors will be asked to approve the Draft Tewkesbury Borough Plan (TBP) for 2011 – 2031.

Developed to run alongside the still-to-be confirmed Joint Core Strategy, once adopted, the TBP will provide the Planning Policy framework for the Borough’s Planning Department until 2031.

Once the Draft has been approved by the Council, it will then be put out to Public Consultation before it can formally be adopted, probably in 2016.

If you would like to read the Draft Tewkesbury Borough Plan and the supporting Reports which are being considered at next week’s Meeting, you can follow this link or click the download at the bottom of this page.

I plan to attend the Meeting, which will be held at the Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury. GL20 5TT, on Tuesday 10th February 2015, at 6.00pm, and will be happy to discuss any comments from Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff Residents or Representatives of Businesses or Organisations from the Ward between now and then. The Meeting is open to the Public if you would like to attend.

I can be contacted by e-mail on councillor.tugwell@tewkesbury.gov.uk or alternatively, I will be present at the Meeting of Wheatpieces Parish Council which is scheduled for this evening, Thursday 5th February, and able to speak either before the Meeting starts at 7.00pm, or once the Borough Councillor’s Report has been completed.

Tewkesbury Borough Council Public Reports Pack for 10 February 2015

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Tewkesbury Borough

Christmas tree recycling in Catford, Lewisham, South LondonWith the end of the Festive Period now in sight, Tewkesbury Borough Council are once again offering the Treecycle Scheme for Residents who would like to kick off 2015 with a green start.

If you would like to recycle your real Christmas Tree and stop it being sent to landfill, you can take your Tree to one of 12 locations for it to be collected and composted.

Trees can also be taken to any of the places below from 2 to 17 January 2015:

 

Around Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff Ward:

  • Pamington Farm Christmas Tree Centre, Pamington
  • Tewkesbury Garden Centre, The Mythe, Worcester Road, Tewkesbury
  • Blooms, Evesham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve

Other locations across the Borough:

  • Gotherington Nurseries, Gretton Road, Gotherington
  • Toddington Garden Centre, Toddington Railway Yard, Toddington
  • Norton Garden Centre, Tewkesbury Road, Down Hatherley
  • GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown
  • Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Staverton
  • Dawn Nurseries, Shurdington Road, Shurdington
  • Greenway Nurseries, Main Road, Shurdington
  • Wyevale Garden Centre, Shurdington Road, Brockworth
  • Primrose Vale PYO, Shurdington Road, Bentham

Trees can also be taken to any of the Household Recycling Centres in Gloucestershire.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the Council’s garden waste collection service, you can recycle your trees in your brown garden waste bin. Trees must be in the bin and if they are taller than 8ft, must be cut in half to allow them to enter the collection vehicle safely.

Only real Christmas trees can be composted and all decorations must be removed beforehand.

 

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Wheatpieces Parish Council – Consultation on Multi-use Sports Field to begin

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At the Meeting of Wheatpieces Parish Council last night, it was confirmed that the Questionnaires for the Consultation on future use of the Multi-use Sports Field off Starling Road will be going out to Residents in the next few days.

Residents will receive one Questionnaire per household, and will have until 12pm on Monday 1st December 2014 to complete and return the form to Wheatpieces Community Centre, where a collection box will be available.

As well as having the opportunity to express a choice over the possible uses of the Field, which include leaving it as it is, or having the field laid out with football pitches, Residents also have the opportunity to add comments.

Once the returned Questionnaires have been counted and the information recorded, the Parish Council will use the results to inform their decision making process on the future of the Field. If the results are available in time for the December Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 4th, they will be announced during the Meeting. However, due to the limited time available, this may not happen until the New Year.

If you would like further information or have any questions about the Consultation, please contact the Parish Clerk, Theresa Shurmer on clerkwheatpiecespc@gmail.com

 

Wheatpieces PC to hold Parish Consultation on the future of the Multi-use Sports Field off Starling Road

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With no clear plan in place for the future, steps to put the Multi-use Sports Field into full use on the Wheatpieces 2 Development have caused great concern amongst Residents living adjacent to the Field and along Starling Road.

Wheatpieces Parish Council held an open debate with Residents who attended the June Parish Council Meeting and this followed the Council’s previous decision to ask Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC) to begin the work necessary to make the two Football Pitches, which had always been planned, ready for use.

As a result of the discussion with those Residents present last Month, the Parish Council passed a Motion at last nights Meeting to rescind or stop the earlier decision, whilst they carry out a full Consultation across the Parish; a Plan which was also agreed by Members at this Month’s Meeting.

When I attended last Month, I was asked to follow up with Borough Officers so that the Parish Council could be fully clear on matters, before the questions for a Consultation could be decided and then written in a way which considers all of the options open to the Parish and to Residents.

The Field and MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) are currently under the ownership of TBC, but could be adopted by the Parish. I now understand that the Field can only be used for the intended purpose of two full-sized Football Pitches and that at the current time, whilst the Parish is being and will be consulted on use, this decision ultimately rests with TBC Officers, who I also understand to have registered a need for Football Pitches in the area beyond Walton Cardiff.

Clearly, the Parish Council does not yet know how the whole Community feels about putting the Field into use for Football and they are without doubt doing the right thing by engaging Residents through a Consultation and asking everyone what they would like to happen.

However, at last night’s Meeting, I also advised the Council that it is my view that the best way for local people to influence the future of the Field most effectively will be for Wheatpieces Parish Council to adopt it from TBC. This way, the choices that need to be made now and in the future will be made as locally as they can be, and in the way that in normal circumstances you would expect them to be.

The Consultation which Wheatpieces Parish Council plans to carry out over the Summer will give all Residents the opportunity to have their say on a real issues affecting people in their own locality. I hope as many Residents as possible will be able to spare the time to take part and support the Parish Council to make its decision.