The Government's announcement of a public inquiry into Thames Water's plansto build a new reservoir in the Vale have been welcomed by localConservatives. The proposal, which would flood the area between Steventon andEast Hanney, would create a reservoir the size of 900 football pitches.
Some good news on the proposed reservoir. The Government have announced thatThames Water's plans will have to go through a public inquiry. In astatement earlier this week Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn announcedwhich water companies could proceed with their plans.
Following my letter in the Herald last week I get the feeling that we may soon see progress on the introduction of a direct debit discount. It appears that the Lib Dem might just have cottoned on to the fact that this could be a good idea. Watch this space...
It is with much regret that I am forced to cancel the Late Summer Ball this year. I am afraid that some our usual sponsorship has dried up for understandable reasons, and many of our regulars are either unable orunwilling to attend this year.
Tonight was a West Area Committee meeting. This is a committee made up of Councillors from the West of the Vale covering the area from Buscot to Ashbury and Bourton to Buckland, the main purpose of the meeting is to give grants to local community groups.
Tonight I am honoured to have been elected as Leader of the Conservatives onthe Vale of White Horse District Council. I would like to pay tribute toMelinda Tilley, the outgoing Leader, who has worked so hard for the Partyover the years.