“Our MP, Victoria Prentis, came to visit us in the Bourtons a few weeks ago. She couldn’t attend the Wildlife Day back in June so suggested 5th August.
We were allotted one hour so I set about getting a few people together who are working on various important projects in the parish. She listened very carefully and had some helpful suggestions and advice on the following topics that we covered:
Getting Foxden Way ‘Quiet Lane’ status; potential fundraising for the Bell Tower conservation project; the difficulty in getting any (free) trees planted, despite OCC and CDC having green policies which allegedly support this; the Eco Church accreditation plan at All Saints; wildflower verges in both villages; the forest school at Cropredy Primary plus the WFC and Wildlife Day. Local planning concerns, on which subject the Chair of the Parish Council took the lead, were also discussed.
After the main meeting at All Saints, we walked over to Manor Close where she had a tour of the communal area which incorporates some wildflower patches, a dead hedge and a children’s cycle track.
She is following up on various matters so hopefully more concrete help will transpire.
Many thanks to everyone who came and helped: Cllr Sue Upton, Sue Ong, Jane Foster Smith, Amanda Gibbard Atherton, Ivan Miller, Kate Drummond, Jon Pheasey, Kaye Johnston and Pauline Wypior who very kindly organised refreshments in the church.”
A report was also included on our MPs own newspage which you can read HERE
report kindly submitted by Ann Brooks