About markgrayblog

I have lived in Oxfordshire for most of my life, moving to Wallingford and then Cholsey in 1990. I chair Cholsey Parish Council and am a County Councillor - holding the Cabinet post for communities. I also belong to several local organisations.

New Cemetery Path

A first look at our beautiful new footpath in the cemetery. 

This has been paid for by the Parish Council as part of our works to upgrade the fabric of this important village facility.
The cemetery belongs to the Parish Council, not the church. We are also the burial authority.

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News from SODC Planning

The committee has turned down an application for 120 homes on a greenfield site at Benson – Ben 5 and a further 120 homes in Chinnor.

When you add this refusal to that of the East End Farm site from last week and the recent East Hagbourne decision it really does feel as if SODC has gained a greater degree of resolution in the way it responds to unwanted development.

 

Celsea Place Open Day

You may have seen that the archaeologists at Celsea Place are holding an open day this Friday (28th) from 10am to 3pm.

Many people have contacted me to see if anything can be done about the time that the site is open, as it is such a short period of time, and they have agreed to stay open until 4pm. They have to be off site by then at the latest as the developers lock up at that point.

A second open day will be held in the summer holidays when they reach the end of phase two of the archaeological survey.

If they will allow me to I will take photos of significant finds and post them on here and Facebook.