Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Residents celebrate being given official recognition

RESIDENTS of an area near Watlington are celebrating after signs giving them their own identity were installed.

Peter Richardson and his neighbours asked for their stretch of the B480 to be designated as “Howe Hill” and won the support of Watlington Parish Council and Steve Harrod, the village’s representative on Oxfordshire’s County Council.

Consultant Mr Richardson, 69, said the owners of the 26 houses in the area were “delighted”.

He said: “The naming of a settlement is quite a rarity and much debate took place about the name but in the end it was decided that Howe Hill covered the top and the bottom and was the obvious choice. We’re now one of the three outreach settlements that make up the Watlington neighbourhood plan along with Greenfield and Christmas Common.

“Howe Hill is two miles from Watlington town and almost four miles from Nettlebed on the busy B480. Residents are hoping that drivers will take good note of the settlement signs and adhere to the speed limit.”

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