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Following the Thames Water presentation at the Parish Council meeting on the 3rd August below is the web address for their stakeholder forum and dates for future meetings. The web page contains the papers from previous meetings and sets out the process for developing their Water Resources Management Plan.


Dates for future meetings

6 October 2016: Technical Stakeholder Meeting on options (at Thames Water’s Clearwater Court offices in Reading)

27 October 2016: Water Resources Forum (Novotel, Paddington, London)

8 November 2016: Technical Stakeholder Meeting on programme appraisal and specifically refined metrics and scenario definition (Clearwater Court, Reading)
They restrict attendance to one representative per organisation. If anyone would like to attend, or have any questions about the Forum, please contact me.
Gillian Carlisle – Parish Clerk

Longworth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Result

The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Planning committee are pleased to report the Results of the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum which are as follows:-

Total number of ballot papers counted 185

The number of votes cast in favour of a “YES” was 147
The number of votes cast in favour of a “NO” was 38

Number of Ballot papers rejected was 0

Turnout 39.6%

Longworth Neighbourhood Plan – Notice of Referendum

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM - Longworth Neighbourhood Plan Area

Longworth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Information Statement

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Longworth Neighbourhood Plan referendum Update

The Longworth Parish Council is happy to announce that a date has now been set for the referendum to decide the Longworth Neighbourhood Plan. It will be held on Thursday, August 18th from 7am to 10pm at the village hall. A timetable of relevant dates and events is on this link.  Longworth timetable – referendum
You must be on the electoral roll for Longworth in order to vote and poll  cards will be delivered. This referendum will allow postal and proxy voting so you will still be able to have your voice heard and your vote count even if you are unable to vote in person.
All information about the  Neighbourhood plan can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan section of the village website along with all the relevant documentation including the Referendum Version of the Plan. A few hard copies of the Plan will also be made available for people unable to access via the internet at the following locations, please telephone in advance to arrange collection time

The Vale’s website also contains information about the referendum and contains relevant documentation; it can be reached here:
Also attached are the forms you will need to complete and mail to the Vale if you require either postal or proxy voting. Or, if you prefer, you can contact the Electoral Services directly for a copy of the form you require; they can be reached at 01235 422240. Voting by Proxy form and  Voting by Post form
Any further relevant information coming through from the Electoral Services shall be sent through as soon as possible.
Longworth Parish Council

Vote in the Longworth Neighbourhood Plan referendum

On Thursday, 18 August 2016 residents in Longworth can vote in a referendum on whether their community should formally adopt the proposed Longworth Neighbourhood Plan.

To vote you must be registered to vote in local elections by Tuesday, 2 August 2016 (midnight), and live in the designated area.   To register to ensure that you are on the electoral role please visit the register to vote website.  Information on Postal and Proxy voting will be available shortly.

Voting takes place at the village hall polling station between 7am and 10pm – full details will be included on poll cards which will be sent to everyone who has registered.   The votes will be counted and result declared shortly after polls close on 18 August 2016.

Take a look at the Longworth Neighbourhood Plan.

Exercise of Public rights

Exercise of public rights notice

Police and Crime Commissioner survey – seeking views on policing and crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has launched a survey seeking feedback from residents of the Thames Valley on policing and crime.  The results of the survey will help inform the next Police and Crime Plan which is due to be published in March 2017.
The survey will give the residents of your Parish the opportunity to feedback any concerns or issues about policing as well as what they think Thames Valley Police should be prioritising for the next five years with regards to crime and I am writing to ask whether you would be able to support us in publicising the survey to your community.
The survey is hosted on the Police and Crime Commissioner website  It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is open until 30 September 2016.  Anyone who is either living or working in the Thames Valley is eligible to complete it.
We would appreciate any support you can provide in distributing the survey such as an article in a Parish newsletter, sending it out through your own distribution lists, social media and websites. The survey also seeks the views from victims of crime with the aim of improving the victims experience.
Hard copies of the survey are also available on request by contacting the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01865 846780.
I’ve provided some copy below on what the survey is about which you can use in any distribution as you see fit.  If you have any questions, please contact me on the number below.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley would like your views on policing and crime.
This Summer, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking views from the residents of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire on policing and crime.  This feedback will help inform the Police and Crime Plan which sets the priorities for Thames Valley Police for the next 5 years.
What concerns you about policing in your area?  What would you like Thames Valley Police to prioritise with regards to crime?  Have you been a victim of crime and would like to feedback your experience? 
To give your views, you can complete a short online survey at  It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday 30th September 2016.
If you would like a copy of the survey posted to you, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01865 846780
Many thanks
Kind regards,
Sarah Stokes
PR and Communication Support Officer
Direct Line: 01865 846703 Internal: 700-6703
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
The Farmhouse
Thames Valley Police Headquarters
Kidlington OX5 2NX

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