Grove Parish Council's new chairman puts spotlight on developers

3:40pm Friday 6th June 2014

THE new chairman of Grove Parish Council says she is looking forward to taking developers to task and getting the best facilities for the village.

June Stock, a Grove resident of 40 years, was voted in as chairman at a full council meeting on May 27.

She takes over from Frank Parnell, who was chairman for 12 years.

Mrs Stock said she wanted to make sure housing developments like Grove Airfield, where 2,500 homes were given planning permission in December, are built right.

She said: “It is about making sure we get as much as we can from section 106 agreements, where the developers give money or buildings. We are interested in the plan for a community hub at the airfield.”

Vale of White Horse District Council gave developers Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon permission to build 2,500 homes on the former Second World War airfield in December. Another 1,500 homes have permission at Crab Hill, and 200 at Stockham Farm.

Mrs Stock worked at Grove’s Crown packaging plant for 32 years before retiring.

Our top stories:

Woman stunned to discover camera hidden in shower while staying at Wheatley Travelodge

Oxford Mail:

5:19pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A WOMAN who found a camera in the shower of a Travelodge has said she feels disgusted by the incident.

Update: Photos show aftermath of major fire in field in Hanwell near Banbury overnight

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

ALMOST 40 firefighters were tackling a straw bale fire in a field in Hanwell near Banbury last night.

City traders claim clogged-up roads are affecting their business

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

DRIVERS on three of the county’s busiest roads have been hit by delays more than 28 times every day this year.

One lane closed on A423 near Kennington as lorry sheds some of load

Oxford Mail:

1:26pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

TRAFFIC is building up around the Kennington Roundabout and Southern Bypass Road after a lorry shed “a couple of bags” on the dual carriageway.

Smartphones welcome in the classroom but not playground

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

THE headteacher at a leading Oxford independent school has claimed mobile phones offer “limitless” possibilities for education in the classroom.

Westgate probe as residents complain of sleepless nights

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

SLEEPING residents claim they have been abruptly woken in the middle of the night by drilling at the Westgate building site.

Back

© Copyright 2001-2015 Newsquest Media Group

Oxford Mail: site_logo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk

Click 2 Find Business Directory http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/trade_directory/