Seven planning applications were tabled for consideration:
· One was for the construction of a wooden garden office at the rear of the back garden.
· One was for the demolition of an existing Village Hall and removal car parking area. Erection of 4 detached four bedroom dwellings and separate parking, (adjoining Parish consultation).
· One was for the removal of an existing 10m mast and its replacement with a 14m mast surmounted by a head frame containing 4 antennas and the installation of 2 microwave dishes.
· One was for the Section 73 Removal of condition 4 BREEAM of approved reference.
· One was for the demolition of an existing conservatory and replace with single storey rear extension forming new kitchen and dining room with utility and w/c.
· One was for the construction of a 2 storey residential boarding house and associated works including 25 PV panels to new building and 12 PV panels to existing roof.
· One was for 3 no antenna and ancillary development thereto.
Further information about Planning Applications can be found on the
Planning Advice section of the West Berkshire Council website.
Carbrook Corner and Curridge Road Flooding Matters
The Parish Council received a report regarding flooding on the Curridge Road and an update on actions being considered to reduce/mitigate further instances of flooding. The Parish Council will continue to monitor progress and implementation of actions by West Berkshire Council. Cllr Cole as District Council will press West Berkshire Council for action.
Chieveley Parish Annual Assembly
The Parish Annual Assembly will take place on 14 April 2015 at the Curridge W I Hall, Curridge RG18 9DZ. The evening will start at 8pm. Guest speak Station Commander Alcuin Johnson from Denison Barracks will be presenting on ‘The Future of Denison Barracks’. PCSO Paul Smith will be available at the beginning of the evening to meet residents. All welcome.
Chieveley Parish Local Elections
The Parish Local Elections are taking place on 7th May as well as the District Council Elections.
Existing councillors and new candidates have to deliver nomination papers to the West Berkshire Council’s Returning Officer by 4pm on 9th April 2015. Nominations papers will be available from March 2015.
Spotlight… Have you considered standing as a Local Parish Councillor?
Serving as a councillor on behalf of your Parish can be both rewarding and give a sense of achievement. Councillors have the opportunity to listen to the concerns of the local people, get involved in the community, have a say about local issues people care about, decide how local money is spent to improve the community, influence changes and protect what the Parish treasures.
If you feel you have some spare time and wish to service your community the councillor role may be a good opportunity to achieve that. Some eligibility criteria may apply.
Nomination papers can be sought from the Parish Clerk at Chieveley.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01635 247507.
FAQ…of the month
Question – Who funds the Parish Council?
Answer – The Parish Council receives funding in the form of the precept collected by West Berkshire Council as part of the Council Tax. Each year the Parish Council agrees how much it needs to carry out its duties and to support awards to successful grant applications it has received.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on 10th March 2015 at the Chieveley Village Hall and Recreational Centre, High Street, Chieveley, Berkshire, RG20 8TE.