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  • Interested in becoming a school governor?

    Vale Academy Trust is a state-funded family of primary and secondary schools, all based in South Oxfordshire. They have a number of vacancies for governors. Why become a governor – 2 minute video Further details For more information, please read the attached flyer.

  • Kingsgrove’s integration with Wantage & Grove

    Kingsgrove is a new community in Wantage and will eventually have 1534 homes. The intention is for Kingsgrove to be fully integrated into Wantage & Grove. A group of Wantage & Grove residents felt it would be helpful to poll opinion across the whole community as to how residents felt things were going. The intention…

  • No pub to be built in Kingsgrove

    Summary The summary of the e-mail below is that there won’t be a pub in Kingsgrove and that McCarthy Stone will be putting forward plans to build 44 retirement living apartments on the site. As you may know, ‘Lot 3’ or ‘the pub plot’, the space opposite the local square and next to the future…

  • Details of the new phase of Kingsgrove

    The plans for the latest phase of Kingsgrove, to be developed by Vistry Homes, under their Linden and Bovis brands, were submitted to the planning department on 1 February. There are 115 homes in total. The application is for three separate parcels of land: The whole application can be found at https://kingsgrove-residents.co.uk/go/vistry-plans Some interesting documents…

  • Changes to the service charge Direct Debit

    For those residents that choose to pay your service charge via Direct Debit, you need to be aware of a small change to the details of this arrangement. No action is needed. A formal notification has been published about this but just in case you haven’t received that yet, here are the details: Direct Debit…

  • Kingsgrove Community Hub – an update

    You may have noticed the movement of materials in the centre of Kingsgrove just behind the cafe where the new Community Hub will be built. Talbot Landscaping are using the space temporarily to store some trees and operate their work on Kingsgrove. The good news is that KCH and St Modwen have a preferred builder…

  • Next Residents Working Group – Thursday 1 February

    The residents working group typically meets monthly discussing issues raised by residents, ideas to develop the Kingsgrove community, planning events etc. The next meeting is The meeting is attended by the resident representatives, as well as the local Community Development Officer from the District Council, and representatives from Preim. Representatives from St. Modwen Developments are also invited. It is a private…

  • Bus gate – background information

    Important note The first, and arguably one of the most important, point that needs to be made is this: The decision to mandate and implement the bus gate was down to Oxfordshire County Council alone. St. Modwen have had no part in the decision making process. They are merely implementing it as they have been…

  • Meeting notes from Crab Hill Development Forum – 25 January 2024

    Bus gate I will be creating a separate post about the bus gate with some links that might help answer some of the questions. Trying to shoehorn that information into these notes would make it quite messy and hard to follow. However, the bottom line is simple: if you don’t want to be liable for…

  • Crab Hill Development Forum – Thursday 25 January

    Update My notes from the meeting can be found here. Next meeting The next Crab Hill Development Forum is happening this week and I am planning on attending. Raising issues I have a place on the agenda in order to raise some specific points. Currently, my list includes the following: General status update on timings…