Thursday, 15 November 2018

Twenty Five Years Ago

FIRE crews faced a nightmare situation when a life-threatening cloud of gas engulfed a South Oxfordshire village on Monday

FIRE crews faced a nightmare situation when a life-threatening cloud of gas engulfed a South Oxfordshire village on Monday. Frightened villagers fled their homes in terror when a potentially deadly cloud of propane gas swept through Cookley Green, near Nettlebed. Homes were evacuated, power supplies cut and roads to the village closed when a super tanker carrying 3,000 litres of the explosive gas suffered a terrifying leak which could have spelled disaster for residents.

Car parking charges in two of Henley’s car parks are set to be increased by as much as 50 per cent in April. The King’s Road and Greys Road car parks are both owned by South Oxfordshire District Council, which last increased the charges five years ago. Increases from 20p to 30p for short term and from 50p to 60p for long term have been recommended for approval.

Plans for a golf course in Sonning Common were refused permission this week, but district planners indicated a smaller one may be acceptable. Payne Lee Group Leisure wanted to change agricultural land at Blackmore Farm, Blackmore Lane, to an 18-hole golf course and convert the farmhouse and outbuildings to a clubhouse.



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