Sent on behalf of Superintendent Andy Boyd, LPA Commander, South & Vale LPA The end of the financial year enables us to assess our performance whilst looking ahead to this year’s priorities. Once again I am really pleased to inform … Continue reading
Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Road Closure at Blounts Court Road, Crowsley, Sonning Common Parish on Wednesday 26th March for 5 work days PLEASE NOTE: 1) The road will be closed from Wednesday … Continue reading
Please see notice below regarding the next stage of the Community Governance Review. SODC has written to households directly impacted by a proposal. SODC is now undertaking the second consultation period of the review process on its draft proposals and residents … Continue reading
Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Road Closure – at the Shiplake Level Crossing, Shiplake Please accept our apologies for the short notice. A request has been received from Centurion Site Services for a … Continue reading
South Oxfordshire District Council flooding update – LATEST INFORMATION Friday 14 February 2014 Please note that there will only be updates this weekend if the situation changes dramatically. Updates will be provided primarily on Twitter (@southoxon). Update to waste collections … Continue reading
South Oxfordshire District Council flooding update – LATEST INFORMATION Tuesday 11 February 4pm v There continues to be a number of Environment Agency flood alerts and warnings in place across the county. More rain is expected this week and properties … Continue reading
This just in from SODC: Extensive road closures due to flooding, particularly ones near our waste depot, are causing delays to our waste collection crews. We are currently advising residents via the website that some collections may be … Continue reading
Flooding update from South Oxfordshire District Council – 3.15pm Monday 10 February LATEST INFORMATION – As a result of recent rainfall water levels on Oxfordshire rivers have risen again. There are a number of road closures and Environment Agency flood … Continue reading
LATEST INFORMATION – Sunday 9 February (3pm) Water levels on Oxfordshire rivers have responded to further rainfall and have risen once more. There are a number of road closures and Environment Agency flood alerts and warnings in the county properties … Continue reading
Message from Cllr David Bartholomew, County Councillor for Sonning Common Division, comprising:
Binfield Heath; Bix & Assendon; Eye & Dunsden; Harpsden; Highmoor; Rotherfield Greys; Rotherfield Peppard; Shiplake; Sonning Common
As you may be aware, Reading residents have set up an online petition in favour of a new bridge that would link the A329(M) across the Thames to close to the Oxfordshire border somewhere in the vicinity of Playhatch roundabout/Caversham Park Village.
Most of the nine parishes I represent would be affected to some degree by such a bridge and, as a result of press coverage, I am already receiving representations from parish councils and individual constituents. Some are pleased at the prospect of being able to connect with the M4 without fighting their way through Reading, others are alarmed at the prospect of thousands of cars being deposited into Oxfordshire with no supporting infrastructure. Without new infrastructure, drivers would have little choice other than to use the A4155 through Shiplake into Henley, or the B481 through Sonning Common and Rotherfield Peppard to Nettlebed. Of course, the creation of new infrastructure brings its own problems.
With regard to Henley and Sonning bridges, some believe the potential new bridge would alleviate the existing problems, others believe it would make them worse.
I am keen to get more local views and have set up a dedicated Twitter account for this purpose: @ReadingBridge and #newreadingbridge. Please communicate this as you deem appropriate. I will forward a summary of Twitter responses to John Howell MP for his meeting with with Rob Wilson MP in due course.
Cllr David Bartholomew