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Parish Plan (Final Draft) - please review & comment!

on Mon, 20/02/2012 - 11:12am

The final draft of the Parish Plan can be downloaded from the link below. If you would like a hard copy, please email [email protected] or ring Angie B on

All residents are invited to attend a meeting at Sparsholt Village Hall (Griffin Hall) on the 27th February 2012  to give views and ask questions on the Draft Parish Plan. Refreshments will be available.

Comments on the draft plan are welcome and can be made to group members on the evening of Monday, 27th February, by email to [email protected] or in writing to:-

  • The Parish Plan, Hall Place Stables, Sparsholt, Nr Wantage,

Sparsholt Parish Plan Newsletter No 5: Consultation Feedback

on Mon, 19/12/2011 - 11:34am

We Are Nearly There!

With your help, we have completed five of the seven steps towards developing our Parish Plan. The next step, producing the draft Parish Plan, commences in December. We intend to have a draft ready for public consultation early in the New Year. The final version is due for publication in March 2012.

Progress since Newsletter 3

You will recall that aspects of the questionnaire responses needed further examination, including:

  • The types and location of any housing schemes and the viability of installing mains drainage.
  • Traffic, consisting of snow and ice on the roads,

Sparsholt Parish Plan Newsletter No 4: Fuel-Purchasing Cooperative - Updated

on Wed, 30/11/2011 - 4:00pm

*** Update 30/11/11 ***

The November oil price for members of the Fuel-Purchasing Cooperative scheme was 55.5p per litre. The average price quoted was 62.0p per litre and the highest price quoted was 71.0p per litre.


The Times newspaper reported that 4.3 million households that use either oil or LPG pay about a third more than those on mains gas. Because oil and LPG do not fall under the remit of Ofgem, there is little protection for consumers. This has led to many rural communities forming purchasing cooperatives to buy their oil as cheaply as possible.

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Sparsholt Parish Plan Housing Policy Update - 7th November 2011

on Tue, 08/11/2011 - 5:10pm

Following analysis of the results of the housing questions in the Parish Plan Questionnaire, a statement has been prepared which is intended to express the parish's view of future housing. This statement will be incorporated into the eventual Parish Plan:-


Parish residents were asked whether they supported the building of new houses, either in open spaces or as infill (Infill refers to the infilling of a small gap – ie big enough for one or at most two houses set in plots of a broadly similar width to next door - within an otherwise built-up frontage or group of houses) between other


The Star Inn: Statement from the Parish Plan Steering Group

on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 3:50pm

Presented & collated by the Parish Plan Steering Group, from feedback from residents Parish Plan Questionnaires.

Residents in the Sparsholt Parish, intend to ensure that The Star develops into a vibrant, successful business. There is an overwhelming desire in the community for the pub to remain open. A large number of volunteers are prepared to give time and resources to support any purchaser who is committed to making a success of the business.


Have you completed your Parish Plan Questionnaire?

on Tue, 28/06/2011 - 4:54pm

Hopefully you have all now received your Parish Plan questionnaire, but if not please let the Parish Plan Steering Group know and they will arrange a copy for you. Email them by clicking <here>.

The Parish Plan Steering Group would be grateful if everyone could complete the form (with all family members, if possible) and hand it back to the volunteers that delivered it to you. Please email the Steering Group <here> if your completed questionnaire hasn't been collected within a couple of weeks of receiving it.

The Parish Plan Steering Group are already starting to load the data, so that the