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2,036 signatures were collected of which 1,839 came from people working, living or studying in the Borough.

There will now be a debate on the subject probably some time in June. Further details will be circulated.

Summary of issues raised/arising in the month.

(This document is not a record of the Parish Council (PC) meeting.)

Bellman Hanger  17/03903

The Preservation Society kindly paid for an independent transport review. The conclusions of that review were as follows:

Loddon Hall, Twyford.

• Wednesday 14th February, 7pm in the Ruscombe Room
• Saturday 17th February, 10am in the Hall

*Wednesday 21st February, 7pm, Twyford Room

Further details here

Green Belt petition launched at

Summary of issues raised/arising in the month.

(This document is not intended to be read as a record of the minutes of the Parish Council (PC) meeting.)

 Major Development in Ruscombe 

It was agreed to pledge £1.500 per annum for the next 3 years (if needed) to the Campaign to Protect Rural Wokingham (CPRW). The PC had asked residents (via the WSL website, The Lych Gate and the Facebook page) to make their views known to the Clerk. Of the 15 responses 14 were in favour of the pledge. A straw pole at the January PC meeting showed overwhelming support for the pledge. The pledge will be added on to the precept. 

To read more follow the link below.

PC news Jan 2018

PC's detailed response on Bellman's is available here.

We warmly welcome MJ Streather as our new parish clerk. You can contact MJ on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Campaign to Protect RuralWokingham - CPRW

I am very heartened by the support from the government in various statements that they intend to protect the Green Belt, which reinforces the stance on the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) which states “The Government attaches great importance to Green Belts. The fundamental aim of Green Belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open; the essential characteristics of Green Belts are their openness and their permanence.” It is the permanence which is the important feature.
We are doing well in our financial support, which is in the form of promises at the moment. However, we would welcome more funds.



 The results from the referendum on the Hurley and the Walthams Neighbourhood Plan, held on 23rd November 2017, are 614 for, 114 against. Turnout was 16.1%






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