Entries by Alastair

Challows & Childery Hedgegroup – Update

The plants up the hill on the east side of Silver Lane seem to be doing well, although it’s becoming difficult to find them under all the cow parsley! We hope to get the area cut so that more light gets in and they are more visible to any OCC grass-cutters. If anyone knows of […]

West Challow fibre broadband update

The Parish Council is working with Oxfordshire County Council’s Digital Infrastructure Programme to ensure West Challow is part of the full fibre rollout whereby every home will be connected by fibreoptic cable to the network and benefit from increased reliability and massively faster connectivity.    West Challow has been recently re-assessed by both Openreach (the […]

Hedgerow Silver Lane

The Challows and Childrey Hedgerow Group are planting a mixed species hedge along Silver Lane in West Challow. The photo above shows what we achieved on November 27th and we have another day planned for Jan 13th. We are now looking to complete the job up to the B4507 on Sunday February 4th 2024 and […]

SSE – Update & confirmation of visit 1st December

Further to the last Q&A with SSE, we have some additional information: – SSE will set up some load monitoring to check that the new sub-station will have sufficient capacity for the village. – SSE will install sound insulation inside the sub-station housing. – SSE state that their equipment is safe and compliant with UK […]

Latest on SSEN response regarding electricity supply to West Challow

Attached are 2 documents that summarize the latest response to near term requests submitted to SSEN. Both are in colour and have different colour texts.  The first differentiates in 3 colours between our initial request to SSEN, their response and our latest request to SSEN for further information including a meeting for all villagers and […]

Update on West Challow’s Electricity Supply

Eoin and Jean Lees have sent the following update: A meeting was held in West Challow on 8 September of Paul Barrow (District Councillor VWH), Ian Stern (Parish Councillor West Challow), Eoin and Jean Lees with Craig Goulding (Asset Manager of SSEN for all the Ridgeway area).  We thought it timely to update the village […]

Hedgerow Planting – Nov 26th and Jan 13th

The Challows and Childrey Hedgerow Group will be planting 300-500m of new hedge along the eastern edge of Silver Lane, West Challow this coming winter. A map of the site is attached. We have the approval of the adjacent landowner and the blessing of Oxfordshire County Council and are looking for volunteers to help with […]

Updated Agenda to Planning Meeting 16th August 2023

An additional Planning application has been received which will be considered at the Planning Meeting of West Challow Parish Council to be held at the Village hall at 8:00pm Wednesday 16th August 2023. An updated agenda is attached.  If you wish to send comments to the clerk please do so by e-mail at clerk@westchallow.org.

Planning Meeting Wednesday 16th August

A Planning Meeting of West Challow Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 16th August 2023 starting at 8:00pm in the Village Hall. An agenda is attached with a link to the application under consideration.