Wednesday, 20 October 2021

No need for nerves

THE team behind the Woodcote neighbourhood plan needed something to steady their nerves when the referndum votes were counted.

The document went to a poll at the village hall on Thursday last week and the count started as soon as the polls closed at 10pm.

During the day, members of the plan’s steering group had been on hand to answer last-minute questions from villagers but once voting was over, half decamped to the Red Lion pub.

Chairman Geoff Botting said: “They stayed in touch with us by text message to find out how the count was going. I don’t think they could stand the tension.”

As it turned out, 91 per cent of villagers voted to adopt the plan. I’m sure they drank to that.

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