Idstone Road Development Appeal Dismissed
The planning inspector has dismissed the appeal against the Idstone Road development. The original plans had been rejected by the Parish Council and the Vale. The appeal inspector has now agreed with that decision. See the full inspectpor's report.
Under new plans, half the Village children could be bussed to
Under new plans drawn up be the county council, the free school bus service would only take village children to Swindon Schools - half the village going to Highworth and the other half to Swindon. The so called 'feeder' school for Ashbury is Faringdon, but there would be no free bus service to that school.
The county council says thaat is is only obliged to offer a free service to the nearest school, and depending where you live in the parish, that is Dorcan Academy or Highworth. See more at http://tinyurl.com/nrralv9 where you can also have your say on these plans.
'Angelico' Return to perform in the Village Hall
After their great success last time, "Angelico", the soprano/mezzo-soprano duo will return to the Village Hall for a concert to complete the festive season on April 11th. (Please note that this is a revised date.) Their performance last Christmas was a highlight of the season and it is expected that tickets will be in high demand .
Angelico will sing a portfolio of songs from the shows, popular classics and light opera. A glass of mulled wine and a mince pie will be included in the ticket price which is £12. Doors will open at 7pm.
Please call to reserve your tickets to Graham Clarke 710305, Margaret Smith 710800 or Maggie Simons 710801.
Shirivenham Railway Bridge
to be Re-built and
Realigned with the Road
As part of the electrification of the mian line, the Shrivenham railway bridge will be rebuilt and raised in order to give exta clearance for the electric overhead cables. As part of the rebuild it appears thecounty is to contribute to the re-aligning of the bridge. The new bridge will be built to the west of the current bridge so coming into line with the Ashbury/Shrivenham road. The new bridhge will also include a footpath.
It is expected the new bridge will be built between the summer and autumn of 2014. There will be some disruption to through traffic during the works.