Last week we had our AGM at The Carpenters Arms in Westrip - amongst much discussions about the ways forward we elected new officers....our new chair is Chris Uttley, secretary is Clive Buckley and our Treasurer is Geoff Hilton. It is the first time I don't have an official role in the group but will still be involved - no doubt updating the website and more.....
One of the key issues we discussed was the work by Severn Trent to reline sewers
- we have been campaigning for this for many years - but in some of the
fields the landowner has managed to negotiate protection for the land
with mats - see the photos - in one of the other fields in the Randwick
area there were concerns by the group members about the damage done by
RBAG are also exploring ways forward to improve biodiversity - we
have an issue that we are working on that will hopefully improve water
quality....but at our next meeting we hope also to talk more about how
we can add weight to objections to any proposals for development on the
Ruscombe fields - at our meeting in January we are hoping to book
Whiteshill Village Hall and explore the issue in more depth with the
Ruscombe Valley Action Group.