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Meetings with stakeholders

Over the course of the Plan we met with:

Schools - both the Primary school and Icknield Community College


Fire Brigade - meeting with the station commander


Water & Drainage Consultant - regarding flood risk

OCC - regarding highways and education

SODC - regarding Local Plan Policy,  national legislation and monitoring of Plan policies and content and the importance of the economic and social sustainability of the High Street

Key retailers - including the Mid Counties Co-op - regarding economic and social sustainability and  car parking - two meetings in 2016 and 2017


Age Concern - a simple explanation of the Plan at the outset to a cross section of elderly residents. Visits were made to the U3A and the Watlington WI.

The HCA - several meetings regarding infrastructure and Chalgrove

October 4th 2016    December 13th  2016 and the   July 3rd and most recently October 10th


Neighbouring Communities - Pyrton, Cuxham and Britwell Salome

Two specific meetings with Pyrton - one with SODC at their offices and a later meeting in March 2017

Cycle repair specialist - cycling issues in Watlington

An estate agents view - regarding the Housing Market 

We approached the Police, Doctor's surgery and Ambulance service as in the documents below:

Chiltern Surgery 


Ambulance Service 

Over the course of the Plan as it progressed, we experienced opposition to the suggestion of the alternative route being directed along Willow Close on the Marlbrook estate - see here for some detail

Two leaflets were produced and circulated locally - one from the "Shadow Group" initially and more latterly from a group called "RAWRR" - "Residents Against Watlington Ring Road" which can be seen here

We requested a meeting with the "RAWRR" group to discuss the points made in the leaflet but received no response but the Henley Standard gave coverage

We responded to leaflets circulated by groups objecting to Plan - here is our summary of these two leaflet productions and here is how we summarised our replies to the "Shadow group"