Community Litter pick

On Saturday 8th June 2019, please note the different start location compared to usual, at Aureus Primary School. We hope to see plenty of new volunteers from the South of GWP.

GWP Neighbourhood Park – Criminal Damage

The Neighbourhood Park, including skate park, is NOT currently open to the public. Over the past few days there has been a spate of Criminal Damages to the security fencing and unpleasant graffiti to the park area. It is suspected that School Children have been involved in the damage. Please ensure that everyone, particularly children, are aware that the Neighbourhood Park area is out of bounds to members of the public.

The GWPRA are trying to expedite the opening of the Park to the public but damage to it will only slow this process up further. The Landowners, Taylor Wimpey, are increasing security in the area and the School has been made aware. If you see any unauthorised persons in the park area, please report to the Police on 101 or if they are seen committing damage, call 999.

May 2019 Residents’ Meeting and AGM

Dear Residents,

The Great Western Park Residents Association AGM is taking place on Monday 13th May 2019 at 7.30pm, Boundary Park Pavilion.

The AGM will include: GWPRA Community Awards Presentations , summary of the year and Elections for the Voluntary GWPRA Committee Roles. Everybody is welcome!

If you would like further details for any of the roles, please get in touch. Please send nominations to secretary@gwpra.org.uk by Thursday 9th May.

GWP Public Arts Strategy – review

The Original Great Western Park public Arts strategy, produced in 2011, is up for a review. Please take time to read through it and if you have any comments or suggestions please inform Abigail Brown – Arts Development Officer for Vale of White Horse DC. If comments could be received prior Monday 10th June 2019 that would be ideal.

Any suggestions from the Facebook Post will be collated and passed on by the GWPRA.

Many thanks

Illegal Encampment Update III

Monday 6th May 2019 – The trespassers finally left here yesterday.

A good number of residents have kindly volunteered to clean up the mess. Please don’t attempt this; the rubbish includes commercial waste, human excrement and other potentially hazardous items.

The Landowners, Taylor Wimpey, have already arranged for the professional removal and clean up of the area. This will likely take several days to complete, so please continue to avoid, especially if you have children or pets with you.

The GWPRA will continue to work with the Landowners, District Councils and Police, to prevent a re-occurrence of the illegal encampment. This will take to form of physical defensive measures, Court Orders in place and push for a change in legislation, to give greater powers of enforcement to protect the GWP Public Open Spaces long term.

Thank you to all who reported crimes and suspicious activity to the Police and informed the rest of the community. Remaining vigilant and looking out for your neighbours helps minimise the impact and reinforces the great community spirit we have here in Great Western Park.