Longworth Fireworks 2016


LHS – Abingdon Branch Line



Please see below just received, the recommendation will be formally considered at the 6 October meeting, there will be the opportunity for comments on the technical reports until the end of October, following which TW will publish final versions of the reports. This is clearly good news as you can see from the website the Longworth option fails to tick all the boxes!
Gill Carlisle – Parish Clerk
Dear Michael
I am writing further to our recent meeting and conversations on our Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP), and specifically the safeguarding of sites for a potential reservoir storage.
As you will know, over the past few months we have been undertaking detailed work to examine potential new water resources, including water transfers from other regions, desalination, water reuse and reservoir storage. The purpose of this work is to determine which options, and specific sites for options, are preferred and should be taken forward for further detailed work and consideration in our next WRMP.
As part of this detailed work we have been considering a number of potential reservoir sites, including a site north of Longworth.
We have recently completed 2 technical reports which set out the work completed, these are the Reservoir Feasibility Report and the updated Resource Option Screening Report. I am writing to let you know that these reports have proposed that the Longworth site should be screened out and removed from further consideration at this time.
Both reports are available to review and download from our website http://www.thameswater.co.uk/about-us/19527.htm. The work to date will also be presented at our technical stakeholder meeting on the 6 October 2016.
Going forward, we will undertake consultation on our draft WRMP early in 2018 and until we have finalised our plans we will continue to work with Councils to safeguard potential reservoir sites, including the Longworth site in the Local Development Plan.  We do need to keep all reasonable options open, so we will continue to safeguard sites to ensure that they aren’t compromised from major development proposals.
If you would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact me, or my colleague, Lesley Tait.
Kind regards
Mark Mathews

New Neighbourhood Planning Bill


Longworth Fete




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:  http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-policy/neighbourhood-plans/longworth-neighbourhoo.
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

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