Saturday, 25 November 2017

Councils hope to mend relationship after boundary row

COUNCILS in Sonning Common and Peppard hope to re-build bridges with each other after a year-long row over village boundaries.

South Oxfordshire District Council members voted in favour of making no change to the boundary between the two villages at a meeting held last Thursday.

They agreed with recommendations put forward by the council’s Community Governance Review working group.

Sonning Common Parish Council had wanted to move the boundary to run along Stony Bottom Ridge, while Peppard Parish Council wanted no change.

A war of words had broken out between the two councils, culminating in Sonning Common writing an open letter to the district council accusing its two members for the Sonning Common ward, Paul Harrison and Alan Rooke, of campaigning against them.

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