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LATEST NEWS 

For information of interest pertaining to a wider spectrum of issues, please visit the new "Community Information" page.   

LOCAL SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE UPDATE

Last autumn we held a productive meeting with people interested in local sport and active leisure, after which the Council engaged consultants to assist us take matters forward. Their brief was to conduct a feasibility study, to coordinate ideas on how we could further develop the provision of facilities in Mortimer and to provide the national sports governing body and West Berkshire perspective. We now have the report and we are arranging to discuss the suggestions with those who contributed their ideas.

We should note that Mortimer is rated as being relatively healthy and relatively well served with sport and leisure facilities. West Berkshire Council regard Willink as being the main local provision, and national sports governing bodies do not see a ‘strategic need’ for new or improved facilities for Mortimer. But that shouldn't deter us from developing initiatives locally.

These further discussions will be starting soon and, in the meantime, improvements for tennis courts access and mobile lighting, to extend the use of existing facilities into the darker evenings, are in hand.

STRATFIELD MORTIMER ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday, 30th April, at St. John’s Hall, West End Road, from 7.30 pm. There will be an exhibition on ‘Speeding in Mortimer’, from 7.00pm, prior to the open discussion scheduled during the meeting.  The agenda can be found here.

All are invited to attend and take part.

Refreshments will be available.

THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

  • Roads, Footpaths and Commons on Tuesday 17th April at 7.00pm in the Parish Council Office (behind Mortimer Library) 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3SH 
  • Planning on Tuesday, 24th April at 5.15pm in in the Parish Council Office (behind Mortimer Library) 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3SH
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend all meetings.

SPRING NEWSLETTER 

The latest Parish Council newsletter has been delivered throughout the village. An electronic version can be seen by clicking on the links above.

BERKSHIRE YOUTH

The Parish Council has engaged Berkshire Youth, a charity, to help them find out what the young people think of the facilities that are provided in the village and what they would like to see improved. Berkshire Youth are carrying out sessions at St Mary’s, Willink and in the village to gather this information. They will then write a report for the Parish Council to consider. It is intended that the report is delivered by the beginning of May. The cost of this will be some £2,500.

If you would like any more information, please contact The Clerk on 0118 933 1955 or via email the.clerk@stratfield-mortimer.gov.uk

CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLOR  

We are pleased to announce that, at the Full Council meeting held on Thursday 8th March 2018, Stephen Hill was co-opted to fill the vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Julian Earl.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who applied for the vacancy.

ASSISTANT TO THE CLERK

The Council are pleased to welcome Bernise O'Reilly to this post. Bernise will be in the Parish Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 5.00 pm.

 BIODIVERSITY AND GREEN SPACES PROJECT


Conserving and Enhancing Our Biodiversity

As part of the Mortimer NDP Community Projects programme a new endeavour, the Biodiversity and Green Spaces (BaGS) project, is seeking to add to the richness and enjoyment of the natural green spaces.

Making the best use of the natural areas in and around the village its aims are to:-

  • Keep and improve what we have

  • Increase the diversity of wild life and plants on these areas.

Over the next months there will be a number of practical ways you can get involved with some projects particularly aimed at involving children.

To make sure you know about these, please contact us by emailing:

Mortimerbags@outlook.com

One of these early initiatives is to

  • Prepare a plan to develop a natural habitat on the 3 ha of Green Space at the southern and eastern edges of the new development behind St John’s School and the Horse and Groom, and at the same time,

  • Update the ‘Fairground Ecological Survey and Conservation Plan (2008)’.

Your suggestions, contributions and involvement with BaGS will all be welcomed - please email Mortimerbags@outlook.com. 

SITE DESIGN BRIEF (SDB) FOR MOR006  

A further updated version of the SDB for The Site MOR006 can be found here. In particular, changes have been made with regards to Lifetime Homes (LTH), ecology and drainage in accordance with the policies and objectives of the NDP.

The webpage will continue to be updated as necessary.