1 Feb 2010

Updates: allotments, RBAG, Wap, Churchyard wall, Sunnyridge and more

News round-up:

Randwick Gardening Club talks allotments - Fiona Warin who is the Allotments Officer for Cheltenham Borough will talk on 'All About Allotments' on Weds 10th February 7.30 at the Village Hall. £2.50 for non-members.

Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish allotments - plans are still going ahead - the draft lease now needs to be approved - hopefully at the next Parish meeting.

Randwick Ceilidh - see more here - about 60 people there - local residents and dancers from all over the place and raised £601.10 for Haiti at the weekend with the promise of further donations - vastly exceeding out expectations. Well done indeed!! They note that this sum would not have been reached without the support of Randwick Village Hall committee who gave us free use of their excellent facilities.

Wap 2010 - this year the Randwick Wap will be Saturday 8th May. Cheese rolling will be the Sunday before on 2nd May.

Well Leaze Wall - Randwick Church has now agreed to go-ahead with the expensive repairs.

No Cold Calling Area - Randwick Parish have agreed to look at the lower end of the Parish - see my comments here.

Sunnyridge gets no to 14 homes - residents I am sure will have been delighted by news that the application for 14 instead of 7 homes was turned down at committee. The Parish spent a lot of time on this ensuring all the arguments were presented against this development. In my view this should never have had the 7 homes - it is - or rather was - an important green space separating Randwick Village from the other settlements.

Basketball hoop in Whiteshill - the youths who wanted this will be grown-up by the time it happens - the hoop is still stuck awaiting a new pole before it can be put in the ground. Funding has been agreed a longtime ago. See some background here. I hope things happen soon - I must have written dozens of emails on this topic!!

Ruscombe Brook Action Group - we've just sent off a letter requesting another meeting with Severn Trent - see here - it is 4 years since our last formal meeting and we are seeking updates to measures planned for the valleys. Meanwhile anyone intereste din joining RBAG do get in touch - we have our next monthly meeting on 9th Feb.

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