Great Western Park Residents’ Association

Welcome to the website of the Great Western Park Residents’ Association (GWPRA).  We are a growing community on a 3,300 home development, straddling the South and Vale border, just west of Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK.

The Residents’ Association (RA) was officially formed following a residents’ meeting held on the 24th May 2012.  RA meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm until 8:30pm, at the Boundary Park Pavilion, Great Western Park.  There are no meetings planned for August in order to allow for annual summer holidays.

The next Meeting is on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to the meetings, so please come along take the opportunity to meet your new neighbours and find out more about your Community.

GWPRA Facebook Group 

September 2017 – Residents’ Meeting

Dear Residents,

GWPRA meetings will now be held monthly on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm, at the Boundary Park Pavilion, Great Western Park.  The next Meeting is on Monday 11th September 2017 at 7:30pm. Guest speakers for the meeting include the Store Managers of the new ASDA supermarket, who will be able to update residents on the progress of the store and answer questions.

Everyone is invited to the meetings, so please come along take the opportunity to meet your new neighbours and find out more about your community.

The agenda can be found here.

We hope you can join us.

Kind regards,

Natalie

GWPRA Secretary

Consultation on the Revised Draft Section 106 Planning Obligations

Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulation 123 list

The District Council are today publishing the above documents and inviting comments for a six week period until 5pm on Wednesday 11 October 2017.
 
The documents are interim updates and will be further reviewed in line with the new Local Plan and revised Infrastructure Delivery Plan.  They have been produced to ensure we capture contributions from development to secure infrastructure in the transition period until the new Local Plan is adopted.  It is anticipated that a revised CIL Charging Schedule will be adopted after autumn 2018.
 
To assist the consultation process, the key proposed changes have been highlighted in red in the documents. This may not be directly relevant to GWP but may well affect the neighbouring applications for Valley Park.

Please visit the website and make comments direct to the Council through survey or email, or to the GWPRA Facebook Group or chairperson@gwpra.org.uk .

Free taster session for Exercise to Music class

Oxfordshire Adult Learning are offering a free taster session for their Exercise to Music class at Didcot Conservative Club, Foxhall Road, OX11 7AD, Thursday 14th September, 10 – 11am.

All welcome to try this effective and enjoyable class for all ages and abilities provided by Abingdon and Witney College. Please bring a mat/towel. Choreographed routines to work major muscle groups and to promote enjoyment of rhythms and dance designed to improve stamina, coordination, balance and flexibility.

High demand expected, so please come early.

For more information re classes visit www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/oal or call 01235 555 585.

*Update* Pharmacy provision at GWP District Shopping Centre

*Update* The result of the Appeal is that there now will be a Pharmacy opening in the District Centre, at the same time as the other shops. The full approval letter can be found here. PSC gave their thanks for the support received from the Residents’ Association.

Are you in favour of a Pharmacy being situated in the District Shopping Centre, GWP?

Please visit the GWPRA Face Book Group poll or email webmaster@gwpra.org.uk with either positive or negative comment.

The NHS Appeal Unit have decided they will hold an Oral Hearing to decide the case and the provisional date for the hearing is Wednesday 14th June 2017. These hearings tend to be held at the NHS offices in Oxford, it is also likely that the hearing will commence at 1pm and last for 2-3 hours. If any Residents are able to attend the hearing then please let me know.

“SHA/18611 – DAY LEWIS PLC – APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL LIST OFFERING UNFORESEEN BENEFITS WITHIN THE PROPOSED RETAIL UNITS, APPROXIMATELY 100-200M NORTH OF THE NEW UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE, GREENWOOD WAY, HARWELL, DIDCOT, OX11”

Wallingford Hockey Club

Wallingford Hockey Club are competitive but friendly hockey Club with 5 mens, 4 ladies and mixed teams as well as a successful youth section (the Wildcats) and an active social scene.  Currently they are offering half price membership to all new senior players for the coming season.  They have a number of events running between now and the season including a number of Back to Hockey sessions.