West Berkshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan

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West Berkshire Council are updating their Rights of Way Improvement Plan to make sure that the network meets the needs of the public now and in the future. WBC would like to know about your experience of using the Public Rights of Way, and how important the network is to your health and wellbeing. They also want to know if you’ve encountered any problems using the PROWS, and whether your concerns were addressed.

Details of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan and the survey click on the following link.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF COLD ASH PARISH – 2021

This meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 7.00 PM.

This is a meeting for Parishioners to raise any items they wish to discuss. But the following will be on the agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Wildlife Allotment Garden Project
  • Parish Footpaths & Public Rights of Way
  • Hedge and Mowing Cycles
  • Girl Guiding Report
  • Community Support Group

The meeting will take place via Zoom. Joining details are available in the agenda which is available on the following link.

All parishioners are very welcome.

Neighbourhood Watch

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If you do not currently have a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your road, with all the lovely community spirit and neighbours getting to know one another, it is the ideal time to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in part or all of your road.

If you would like Angela Money, who covers Neighbourhood Watch, to send you details of how to set up a scheme or if you have any other queries, please phone her on 01635 40866 or forward your email address to:  ajmy5m7@inbox.com and she will make contact with you.  

With email now or by setting up a closed Facebook or WhatsApp Group, it is so easy to forward the Police/NHW/Action Fraud Alerts on to your neighbours.  

Neighbourhood Watch signs, stickers and leaflets are free plus all neighbours receive various local discounts.  It is important for more schemes to be set up as this will help combat crime and make the community a safer place to live.

Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan Update – April 2020

The Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a legal process that will allow Parishioners to have a greater say in where new housing will be built in the Parish of Cold Ash. It will also give Parishioners a greater say in the style and type of housing. 

The NDP is being developed by the Cold Ash NDP Steering Group. The Steering Group publishes regular updates for parishioners.

In the latest update Peter Murray from the NDP Steering Group gives details of where we are in creating the plan.

The full update can be found on the Cold Ash NDP website.

Annual Parish Meeting 2021

What would you like to be covered in this years’ Annual Parish Meeting?

Cold Ash Parish Council will hold its Annual Parish Meeting via Zoom this year. One wasn’t held in 2020, due to the COVID restrictions that were in place.

For those of you that are new to the concept of an Annual Parish Meeting, a quick summary of what it is and what it is not. It is an opportunity for the people of the Parish to celebrate our successes from the last year and to set our priorities for the year ahead. It is not a council meeting (that is the ‘Annual General Meeting of the Council’, which is a separate meeting).

It is important that the agenda is developed with input from you, our parishioners, as this is the opportunity to share good news, get an update on what’s been going on and to debate concerns and issues. There are a number of important activities that are taking place that will be discussed. Whilst we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to cover all of the points raised, within the timing of the meeting, we will aim to prioritise those things that parishioners indicate are most important to them.

The meeting will be held on the 22nd April via Zoom. Details will be available on the Annual Parish Meeting webpage.

Please pass your proposed agenda items by the 22nd March 2021 to the Clerk, Linda Randall. See our contact us page for details.

Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan Update – Mar 2020

The Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a legal process that will allow Parishioners to have a greater say in where new housing will be built in the Parish of Cold Ash. It will also give Parishioners a greater say in the style and type of housing. 

The NDP is being developed by the Cold Ash NDP Steering Group. The Steering Group publishes regular updates for parishioners.

In the latest update Peter Murray from the NDP Steering Group seeks your help in identifying possible Local Green Space designations in Cold Ash Parish.

The full update can be found on the Cold Ash NDP website.

Become a Councillor – Free Event

Cold Ash Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor. If you’re interested why not join the event below to found out more about being a councillor.

Join viral sensation, Jackie Weaver, and a group of community heroes to discuss getting involved with your local (parish and town) council. Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? This event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, and what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.

Speakers: Cllr Emily Benner, Croxley Green Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Pearson, Denmead Parish Council, Cllr Dan Thomas, mayor of Much Wenlock Town Council and Jackie Weaver, chief officer at the Cheshire Association of Local Councils.

2 March 2021 — 18:00 – 19:00
FREE

For more details click here.

Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan Update – Feb 2020

The Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a legal process that will allow Parishioners to have a greater say in where new housing will be built in the Parish of Cold Ash. It will also give Parishioners a greater say in the style and type of housing. 

The NDP is being developed by the Cold Ash NDP Steering Group. The Steering Group publishes regular updates for parishioners.

In the latest update Peter Murray from the NDP Steering Group gives details about the possible new housing sites in the Parish.

The full update can be found on the Cold Ash NDP website.