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David Keene, Paul Sellar and Paddy McGuinness had volunteered to be councillors and were elected at June’s meeting, so we now have a full complement of seven councillors.

We have been successful in obtaining a grant for new play equipment on the recreation ground. The grant is being made by FCC Communities Foundation. The amount is just over £22,000 and we will use it to buy some new multiplay equipment and refurbish the roundabout and swings.

The new multiplay will replace the old one and we hope to have it installed by the end of August. It has two decks with a bridge, a slide, steps up and a net rope ladder, and there are play panels at ground level including a mirror, shop, abacus, puzzle and binoculars. There is a photograph of the new multiplay on the village website.

There will be new panels for the roundabout made of hard wearing material, and new chains and seats will be fitted to the swings.

We have obtained the grant because we are less than ten miles from the nearest landfill site at Sutton Courtenay. FCC Communities Fund is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects using the Landfill Communities Fund.

The planning application at Upper Farm for replacement of two barns with a house (P18/S3750/FUL) was considered at a District Council planning meeting in June. Mike Green, who is a local resident, spoke against the proposal, but the planning meeting decided to grant permission for the development.

In the past the Parish Council has wondered whether it would be possible to combine the two wards of Cuddesdon and Denton into a single ward. This would reduce the cost to us of elections and mean that candidates would not have to decide which ward to stand for. The District Council has said there will be a review of wards before the next local election and so the option of combining the wards can be considered then.

Mike Mount
Parish Clerk