Welcome to the website for Oakley & Deane Parish Council.
We have reserved this area for our Parish Clerk to post important and urgent messages affecting the village and our residents.
Oakley Hall Planning Applications
For information for all Oakley and Deane residents: As you may know, Oakley Hall have put in an application (reference 20/01586/OUT) for a retirement village in their grounds, adjacent to Oak Lodge Care Home. This is one of the Oakley & Deane Neighbourhood Plan sites. As Covid restrictions have prevented them from doing a face-to-face presentation for local people, they have put on their website a brochure which explains the retirement village plan and shows how it compares to the approved plan for 33 executive homes (application reference 18/03558/OUT). It is really important that you make your views heard: whether in favour, or objecting, you need to let the Borough Council know. You can submit your comments via the Borough’s planning website, or you can write to them, or send them an email .
The brochure can be found online at https://www.forestcare.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Oakley-Hall-Presentation-8th-April-2021.pdf or hard copies are available at 87a Oakley Lane, RG23 7JT but please let me know in advance so I can put a copy outside for you to collect in a COVID safe way.
Vacancies on the Parish Council - there are currently 3 vacancies on the Parish Council for new members to join the existing members to work to make Oakley and Deane an even better place to live. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more - we are not meeting face to face at the moment but we are still holding regular meetings and continue to work on behalf of the residents. Barbara Bedford, parish clerk, on email@example.com, 01256 780886
We have had some reports of dog thefts in the area (Andover, Hannington), so please take extra care – these evil people are even coming into gardens to steal pets.
Puppies are seen as an easy target as they are often very friendly and inquisitive. Another method is to run up behind a dog out on a walk and just snatch it in broad daylight. Also, we have heard of a group of ‘joggers’ in the park, where one stops to distract the owner and the others take the dog .
Please take care when out with your pet, maybe change your regular walk route and try and go out with another person if you can.
Report any suspicious behaviour to the police using 101 or report it on line.