Winterbrook Lost To Wallingford

After a long debate at SODC the council has voted to end centuries of tradition and transfer Winterbrook into Wallingford.
I feel particularly aggrieved at this decision as council seemed to take no notice of the representations from residents – 20+ from 103 households, with a further four in favour.
I have also spent many hours of my life helping the residents to repel builders who have tried to develop a large sites to the south of Reading Road. In doing so I have built up a strong connection with the community.
I moved an amendment and then spoke for my full five minutes, but to no avail.

Fair Mile Play Area

The contractors will be coming on site next week.
John at Home Front tells me that there will be a near complete installation around the start of the summer holiday. In order to accomplish this the ground will be covered with bark as a temporary measure, with turf and a trampoline to follow in the autumn.
At last it feels like we are getting somewhere….