Complaints of odours – landfill site
The Parish Council and its representatives on the WRG local liaison committee has received numerous complaints about odours coming from the landfill site and particularly the composting facilities. The Council, whilst being able to take up the concerns at the liaison meeting would encourage anyone who detects odours to report them to the Environment Agency as well as notifying the Council or councillors. The Agency is the monitoring authority and keeps records of all problems. Please telephone 0800 80 70 60. If the complaints are not formally recorded then the records show that there are no problems. This may therefore not give an accurate picture of local difficulties.
All Saints Lane – Lake
Residents have approached the Parish Council regarding the possible purchase of the lake in All Saints Lane which is currently on the market and available for acquisition. The Parish Council raises some funds each year via the council tax and those monies are spent on the parish items during that year such as grants, play area maintenance, grass cutting, cemetery, village green and tree work, insurances and administration expenses. The Parish Council cannot hold substantial reserves and therefore does not have funds of its own available to purchase the lake.
Expansion of village
At a meeting of the Vale of White Horse District Council’s planning committee in September, an application for 140 houses on the former Amey site in Appleford Road was approved. The Council has written to the District Council as it is felt that the village has reached saturation point. There has been over 20% increase in the number of dwellings in recent years, but no associated improvements or infrastructure. The Parish Council is of the opinion that Sutton Courtenay has accepted far more new dwellings than is reasonable in a very short space of time and the expansion at the edges of the built up areas could cause physical merger with other communities, and Sutton Courtenay would cease to be an entity in its own right.
A reminder to be considerate for neighbours and the many pets and animals in the village when letting off your fireworks. Please notify others when any fireworks are going to be lit so that villagers are aware and arrangements can be made to keep pets indoors.
Clerk: Mrs. L. Martin, 90 Howard Cornish Road, Marcham Tel: 01865 391833 or
Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st November, 2011 at 7.30 p.m. in the village hall, Frilsham Street.