Great Western Park wants its own parish council

Herald Series: A petition has been delivered to South Oxfordshire District Council A petition has been delivered to South Oxfordshire District Council

RESIDENTS living on Didcot’s Great Western Park estate want to create their own parish council.

Residents’ association chairman John Boden, who is leading the plan, says he wants the estate to be “the jewel in Didcot’s crown”.

The association has now delivered a petition, signed by more than 360 residents, to South Oxfordshire District Council.

More than 3,300 homes are planned for the estate between the A4130 and Wantage Road and 600 homes are already occupied.

Retired RAF technician Mr Boden, 68, who lives in Kingfisher Drive with wife Margaret, said: “We want to make a place with a real community and a safe environment to bring up children.

“As a residents’ association we have absolutely no power. As a parish council we would have legal authority.”

Town councillor Neville Harris said: “If successful the petition would make the first level of local governance more accessible to residents.

“It would dramatically increase their input into creating and maintaining a cohesive and well ordered community.”

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7:48pm Fri 11 Jul 14

cowley bob says...

Maybe FGW or TESCO could sponsor this folly?
Maybe FGW or TESCO could sponsor this folly? cowley bob
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8:49pm Fri 11 Jul 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

"Jewel in the crown" little chance of that - rumours are its a bit rough up there
"Jewel in the crown" little chance of that - rumours are its a bit rough up there yabbadabbadoo256
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3:22pm Sun 13 Jul 14

DidcotYellow86 says...

"The Jewel in Didcot's Crown".........do the residents of GWP think they're a cut above everyone else in Didcot then?

What a bunch of snobs!
"The Jewel in Didcot's Crown".........do the residents of GWP think they're a cut above everyone else in Didcot then? What a bunch of snobs! DidcotYellow86
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