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Chair: Paul Exell (email: phone: 01793 703276)

Membership Secretary: Sarah McDermott

Sunday, 20 November 2011

North Swindon Forum Confusion - Where's our developer money gone and does anyone want us to know?

Oakhurst Residents' Association belong to the North Swindon Forum which is hosted by the Borough. A meeting date of the 23rd November was mooted to discuss the thorny subject of where the £20m+ of developer money went and why less than 20% of it was spent on facilities in our area. Senior figures from the Borough (both officers and elected members) were to be invited to answer questions from the community.

Saturday, 19 November 2011


The developer has now formally submitted their planning application for Tadpole Farm.

The planning application reference is S/11/1588 and details can be found at the following link -

The SBC Case Officer assigned is Mr Ian Halsall ( and the official end of the consultation period is 8th December 2011, which is only three weeks away! If you send a letter/email then please remember to include your full name, address and the planning application reference.

If you are sending a letter then the address is:

Mr I Halsall,
Planning Officer,
Swindon Borough Council,
Wat Tyler House,
Beckhampton Street,

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Scout Christmas Post 2011

Scout Christmas Post 2011

Scouts across Swindon will once again this year be taking part in the annual Scout Christmas Post.

The 7th Swindon (Abbey Meads) Scout Group, which covers North Swindon, will be selling stamps at Asda Walmart on the Orbital Retail Park.

Stamps cost 20p each and will be on sale:

Friday 25 November
7pm – 8pm
Saturday 26 November
10am – 4pm
Sunday 27 November
10am – 4pm
Friday 2 December
7pm – 8pm
Saturday 3 December
10am – 4pm
Sunday 4 December
10am – 4pm
Friday 9 December
7pm – 8pm
Saturday 10 December
10am – 4pm
Sunday 11 December
10am – 4pm

The delivery area includes:
All areas of Swindon including Badbury, Bishopstone, Blunsdon, Burderop, Chiseldon, Draycott Foliat, Elcombe, Hannington, Highworth, Hinton Parva, Hodson, Inglesham, Langton Park, Liddington, Overtown, Red Barn, South Leaze, South Marston, Stanton Fitzwarren, Stratton St Margaret, Thorney Park, Wanborough, West Leaze, Wroughton.
Other Towns and Villages:
We also deliver to Wootton Bassett, Purton, Lydiard Millicent, Bushton, Clyffe Pypard, Tockenham, Broad Town, Cricklade, Latton, Ashton Keynes, Shrivenham, Watchfield, Bourton, Idstone, Ashbury & Kingston Winslow.
A special green collection box will be located in Asda ready to receive your cards.  Last collection from the post box will be 4pm on Tuesday 13th December. Cards will be delivered over the weekend of 17th/18th December.

For more information, please visit Asda during the above times, visit the Group’s website call Philippa on 07960 485206.

Since 1981, Scouts across the UK have been licensed to deliver Christmas cards as part of a Scout Post.  In Swindon this helps to raise funds for Groups and raises the profile of Scouting within the local community.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

ORA AGM and Public Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 23rd November 2011, 7:30pm Oakhurst Community Primary School 

The AGM will be followed by a short presentation about school places, local neighbourhood issues and Tadpole Farm.  We will also discuss what local people can do to contribute to the planning application consultation.
Public Meeting

Friday, 2nd December 2011, 7:00pm

Blunsdon Village Hall 

We have invited the North Swindon MP to a public meeting. This will give the residents of Oakhurst the final chance to find out what actions he has taken to protect our homes and school places from the proposed development at Tadpole Farm.