Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Parish council could pay to clear footpaths
Published 26/11/12



MONEY could be set aside by Peppard Parish Council to clear footpaths.

This was among suggestions made at a meeting of the council to consider its budget for next year.

Councillor Clive Mills said it took a long time for Oxfordshire County Council to tackle overgrown paths in the village.

He said: “We should put money into footways as I am upset with the lack of action by the county council.”

Councillor Nick Launders said the parish council was sometimes criticised for not taking action itself, adding: “We can take action with our own money.”


Cllr Mills also suggested improving the sports pavilion in Stoke Row Road.He said: “To expect people to come and pay us money, we have got to deep-clean the place and the kitchen needs modernising. I think 4,000 would go a long way and the income we get would offset some of that.”

Councillor Leeanne Flett asked for 2,700 towards maintenance of Carlings Orchard, including removing two fir trees, grass cutting and installing a new gate off Wyfold Lane.

She said that if the council wanted to interest more children in the orchard a gate was needed because at the moment the land was open to the road and potentially dangerous. Cllr Mills asked to review the grants made by the council to good causes after parish clerk Linda Collison said that it traditionally gave money to the Henley Citizens Advice Bureau.

“I think we should only pay donations for organisations in the parish,” he said. “If we give 50 to this or that, it is meaningless. We could be giving parishioners’ money away to some organisations that they don’t necessarily agree with.”

Cllr Launders replied: “We can’t just give it to anybody, there are criteria that we have to satisfy.”

lWhat do you think? Write to: Letters, Henley Standard, Caxton House 1 Station Road, Henley RG9 1AD or email letters@henleystandard.co.uk

Published 26/11/12

MOST POPULAR
Dog walker forced to scrub pavement
New shop front plan attacked
Video: Hundreds cram on bridge for reopening
Town centre defibrillator unveiled
Reprieve for shop front
New plans submitted for historic shop front
Florist is rising star at business awards
Leader of SODC passes away
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Prince Andrew attends RAF Benson ceremony
Henley College praise students' achievements
Housing plan delay setback
Brakspear take over The Henley Brew House
Award for app that speeds up networking
Loan boosts skate park construction
Bron and Bird unite for Martini Days
Twins upset by theft of mountain bikes
Oasis garden wins Henley in Bloom title
Competition to showcase Henley photos
Video: Arson attack on bloom basket
Boss backs weightlifters to be best in the world
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks make it four in a row
Hawks hit top spot with bonus point win
Henley CCs last chance to win ultimate prize
Scratch golfer hits seven birdies to win Cup
Five-star Chandler shines for Nuns
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717