QE2 Recreation Field

There has been a recognised shortage of recreational space within the parish for many years, something that the Parish Council hope to remedy through the proposed Queen Elizabeth II Recreation Field. As has been widely publicised through our regular newsletters, the Parish Council have been in long discussion with Oxfordshire County Council surrounding acquiring additional land, north of Cottage Road for recreational purposes.

Negotiations have taken significantly longer than we imagined, due to complexities surrounding the possible contamination of the soil in question by leachate from the former landfill site. This was further exacerbated by potential liability of the County Council to rectify the site, should it be found to be contaminated in the future. However, the detailed investigations/analysis of the soil & groundwater have established that there are very low levels of contamination (levels which are insignificant to human health), and no radioactive contamination was detected at all. The full results of these investigations can be found below.

Whilst there have been many and varied hurdles to overcome on this journey, we believe that we are now very close to signing a long term lease (in line with the Heads of Terms) with the County Council which will then enable us to bring this project to fruition.

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Upcoming Meeting(s)

01 Nov 2017, 19:30 - 22:00
PC Meeting - Nov
Large Village Hall, 19:30
06 Dec 2017, 19:30 - 22:00
PC Meeting - Dec
Large Village Hall, 19:30
03 Jan 2018, 19:30 - 22:00
PC Meeting - Jan
LARGE Village Hall, 19:30