Wokingham Town and Evendons Neighbourhood Action Group

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Public Budget Engagement (Wokingham Borough Council)

Posted by Stephen Newton on October 4, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Budget engagement sessions. Join us to learn about the Council's difficult financial position and the budget challenges it faces. Share with the council your views on the principles and priorities that will guide how they spend your money to fund your services. Senior councillors and staff will be at the sessions to answer your questions. The sessions take place between 7pm and 9pm on: Monday October 17 St Mary's Church Centre, Station Road, Twyford Thursday October 20 Maiden Place Comm... Read Full Post »

Travellers eviction and request to be vigilant

Posted by Stephen Newton on August 23, 2016 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Arbor Lane, Winnersh eviction of travellers

For your information the travellers on the Arbor Lane, Winnersh site have been served with a Section 61 eviction notice yesterday to be off the land 


All land owners are requested to take steps to ensure that their land is secure so as not to incur further unlawful encampments or unlawful trespass.

If you see any signs of further areas, industrial or rural being entered, please ring the police on 1...

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Update on Blagrove Lane Travellers

Posted by Stephen Newton on August 16, 2016 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The applicants challenged the Planning Inspectorate’s decision. The basis of the challenge is: The Inspector has erred in law - he has said that a planning obligation for financial contributions is required and in fact the Council said it was not. 

Until this matter is resolved the enforcement notice (To vacate) does not come into effect and hence the 9 month time scale for compliance has not commenced.

The permission hearing was scheduled for 14 July 2016 in the High C...

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Update 8 - 28 My

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 28, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Update 8 May 28th 2015

Dear all

At our meeting last Thursday we agreed to take a number of issues back to WBC for clarification and further comment, the questions and answers are summarised below.

Planning Process and timing of appeal:

The process and timing of the appeal is determined by the Planning Inspectorate. 

It is likely that the planning applicatio...

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Update 7 May 7th 2015 - Blagrove Lane Appeal.

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 27, 2015 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Update 7 May 7th 2015

Dear all

Please find below the letter from WBC outling the start of the planning appeal process, we as EARA will be appealing but that should not stop any individual appeals being forwarded as per the documented process



Tel: (0118) 974 6437 (Direct Line)

Email: [email protected]

Date: May 27, 2015


My ref: F/2014/1582/A





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Update 6 - 23 My

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 24, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Update 6 May 23rd 2015 Dear all Thank you for attending the meeting on Thursday evening, as agreed this is a copy of the statement made by Mark Ashwell The planning situation is as follows: There is currently an appeal against the refusal of the planning application. The procedure for determining the appeal has not yet been agreed. However, the Council has served a planning enforcement notice. It is likely that this will be appealed and that the Planning Inspectorate will link the two ... Read Full Post »

Travellers Update 4 May 2015

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Update 4 May 2015


One or our residents, Stephen Newton, represented the NAG at a meeting with other NAG chairs


and the Thames Valley Chief Constable, Rob Frances.


The issue of Blagrove Lane was raised at this meeting and it is worth noting the following points:


- The presence of the travellers and occupation of the field is a Civil dispute not a criminal


one. Even in light of the injunction, it's ...

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12 May update Blagrove Lane

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 13, 2015 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)
TodayĆ¢??s update: 1) Additional van is a camper van 2) WBC visited on the afternoon of the 12 May (have made appointment!) 3) Serving a formal notice to vacate today (Tuesday) 4) High court decision tomorrow (Wednesday) 5) They have registered for Council Tax 6) They have registered for waste collection 7) They have registered for a GP 8) There are 11 children under 10 years on site 9) WBC have a statutory duty to provide a fresh water suppl... Read Full Post »

Evendons Primary School news

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 12, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Evendons Newsletter, Community Events & Fund, & Crossing Article

There is lots going on at the school and in the local community at the moment that we would like to update you with.


Evendons Parents Newsletter


Please find a copy of the most recent Newsletter in the documents section of this site: just to give you an insight a...

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Update from EARA and NAG 29-04-2015

Posted by Stephen Newton on April 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Update from EARA and NAG 29-04-2015

Posted on April 29, 2015


We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the actions taken to date in respect of the occupation of land in Blagrove Lane.


The Chairman of both the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) and Evendons Area Residents Association (EARA) have agreed that a joint platform and approach will best help the local community.


We have made contact with all of ...

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