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Retirement Village Public Inquiry...Sept 10th-18th

The application is for an extra care development of upto 65 units on the greenfield site between the Reading Road (A4155), New Road and Baskerville Lane. Residents, the Parish Council and SODC are objecting to the application on several grounds. The application is completely contrary to the villages' housing needs identified in the residents survey underpinning the Shiplake Neighbourhood Plan. More details to follow and, whilst enjoying the summer break an Inquiry in September maybe the last thing on your mind, please make a note of the dates in your diary/calendar:

September 10/11/12/13/17/18th at Henley Rugby Club on the Marlow Road.

Your support at the Inquiry will be very much appreciated. 

Shiplake Parish Council 

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Fundraiser at Shiplake Memorial Hall

On Sunday 11th August, between 12pm and 5pm, there is a Fairy Festival Fundraiser taking place at Shiplake Memorial Hall and Field which is organised by Rays of Violet Light Energy Healing.

There is no set charge for entry but a suggested donation of £10 for a family of 4 to attend to go towards the fundraising for a little girl suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Activities include fairy story-telling, arts and crafts workshops, pottery painting, art classes, family yoga classes, sound bath therapy healing, meditation classes, fairy doors, flower garlands, best dressed fairy competition, glitter tattoos, face painting, hair braiding, henna art, fairy wings, fairy doors, arts and crafts, astrology readings, mediums, clairvoyants, aura photography, healing area, angels and fairies cards, dreamcatchers, clothes, crystals, music and vegan food. Something for everyone to enjoy!

This is a sure to be a great family event appealing to all ages and, of course, a great opportunity for children (and adults) to dress up!

More information can be found on the Rays of Violet Energy Healing Facebook page or by calling Janine on 07901 938649

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Survey Results June/July 2019

There were 144 responses, 124 from Lower Shiplake( LS) and 20 from Shiplake Cross(SX), of which 140 were via the website. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for the Neighbourhood Plan being  a criteria-based policy approach with 96% of responders in agreement and 97% support for introducing and amending policies in that context. There was unanimity of agreement across the villages.

With regard to the 10 new policy areas specifically referred to, the lowest level of support was 89% (building materials) with all others having 90%+ support.

Click here to view the summary of the results by question and by village. All comments received have been collated and are presented in the attachment. References to 'NO' means 'No Comment'. All the data is presented anonymously and any personal information related to the data collection process has been deleted.

The results will be added to the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) evidence base available on the website.

Many thanks to all that responded to the survey.

NP Steering Group.

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