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

Membership Secretary: Sarah McDermott

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Oakhurst Residents Say "No to Tadpole Farm" - Thank you from ORA for your support

Over the last weeks we have been out knocking on doors and talking to you all about Tadpole Farm and we have been overwhelmed by the level of support you have continued to show for the campaign against development at Tadpole Farm. 

We have received well over three hundred written objections to the Tadpole Farm planning application over the last week.  This is a clear and robust expression of the level of feeling in the area about this issue.

Oakhurst says,  "No to Tadpole Farm".  The vast majority of people we have spoken to have been clear that the plans submitted by the developer fall woefully short of Oakhurst's expectations.  You could not bridge the gap between Oakhurst's demands for infrastructure such as transport, school places, health care services and employment and what the developer is offering.

Members of the North Swindon Communities’ Association (NSCA) say “We Are Stronger Together”

The North Swindon Communities’ Association is made up of community representatives from across the whole of North Swindon including the Parish Councils of Haydon Wick, Blunsdon St Andrew, Moredon Residents' Group, Oakhurst Residents’ Association, Rodbourne Cheney Residents’ Association, St Andrew’s Ridge Residents’ Association and the Whitworth Road Residents’ Association.   

At a recent meeting on 12th January 2012, which was also attended by residents from Haydon End, Redhouse, St Andrew’s Ridge and Oakhurst, the NSCA put together their mission statement: 

·       To bring together North Swindon community and interest groups to discuss matters of mutual interest in a non-political context.
·       To share information.
·       To speak as one voice.
·       To take action on agreed issues affecting the community within North Swindon.
·       To be ‘stronger together’.  
It was emphasised by members of the group that they wanted a "grassroots up" Association with the community taking the lead.  Terry Hunt (Chairman of Rodbourne Cheney Residents’ Association) was duly elected the new Chair of the NSCA.

Date for North Swindon Locality Meeting

Formerly known as North Swindon Cluster Group, the next meeting of the North Swindon Locality will take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st February 2012 at Blunsdon Village Hall, High Street, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AT. 

The agenda will include updates on Neighbourhood Policing, Section 106, Mouldon Hill and the Redhouse Community Centre.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Details For Next Meeting of North Swindon Communities' Associations

The next meeting of the NSCA will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, 12th January 2012 at Oakhurst Community Primary School, Pioneer Road, Oakhurst, SN25 2HY.

If you would like a copy of the agenda or have any items to be added to the agenda then please let Paul Exell, Chair of ORA, know: or 07989 494421.