Campaign for Village Asset status – The Old Horse Pond (opposite Chapel Cottages)

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Campaign for Village Asset status – The Old Horse Pond (opposite Chapel Cottages)

In the Wardington Parish Community Led Plan, published in 2015, there is mention on page 5 of proposed plans to develop, do improvement works to, and provide a bench at The Old Horse Pond, opposite Chapel Cottages, in order that it may be enjoyed by villagers.

Earlier this year a fence was erected in front of the pond thereby including it within private property, and effectively removing access to it from the general public, meaning the above plans can not be enacted.

We intend to bring this matter up at the forthcoming AGM of the Parish Council on 24th May 2016, albeit the Parish Council are already aware of the matter and have previously requested the fence be removed.

In the meantime, we are looking for support from villagers to stop Wardington from losing this feature that’s been there for more than 100 years, by asking you to contact the Parish Council and requesting that they apply for Village Asset status and insist the fence be taken down.

Rex and Wendy Anson

The Clerk to the Council is Bob Jarrett: wardingtonparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk

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One Comment

  1. Mr Mallard 12/05/2016 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I pointed this campaign out to my mate horsey the other day as he passed the pond dying for a drink. He said where does Mr Page whose supposed to be a respionsible member of the parish council think he’s going with this. I said I know horsey my mates in the river police say if the villagers just took the fence down there’s not a thing he could do about it, no crime would be committed. Horsey agreed and said hopefully by the 24th he’ll have taken it down or us ducks and horses ought to get together over the next bank holiday and peacefully deconstruct it for Mr Page..

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