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East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

Tel: 01235 867403

  • Image: The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse Public House, Main Street, East Hanney.

  • Image: St James the Less (former)

    St James the Less (former)

    The deconsecrated St James the Less, Main Street. East Hanney.

  • Image: Dandridge Mill

    Dandridge Mill

    A former silk mill now private dwellings in East Hanney.

  • Image: The old 'Vintage' pub

    The old 'Vintage' pub

    Thanks to Don McDouall

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Latest News

Abingdon’s popular Abbey Meadow outdoor pool will re-open on Saturday 16 June after its £1.3million refurbishment.

Abingdon’s popular Abbey Meadow outdoor pool will re-open on Saturday 16 June after its £1.3million refurbishment.

Sun, 13 May 2018 11:34 by Guy Langton

Vale of White Horse District Council has invested in the rebuilding work which included joining two pool tanks to create a single large one. The new pool features a beach-style gently sloping walk-in area that provides easy access for young children and for visitors with disabilities. There is also a deep water area for more experienced swimmers.

The changing areas have also been fully refurbished to make the whole experience much more enjoyable for all visitors. More »

The pool is now surrounded by a safe, non-slip rubber surface and the council has improved accessibility throughout the pool area and buildings. New energy saving lighting and equipment will also help make the pool more efficient to run.

The council is holding an official opening event on the morning of 16 June and it will be open to the public from 1pm.

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: "It's so fantastic to see how this much-loved local pool has been transformed.

"We have made a significant investment to upgrade the outdoor pool and the wider Abbey Meadow area, and now these facilities are more enjoyable and accessible than ever. I'm sure there will be smiles on everybody's faces when we open again on 16 June."

The council is appealing for people to send in old pictures of Abbey Meadow pool which could feature in a special picture display at the re-opening event. A free swim is on offer for anybody who submits a picture that is used in the display.

For more details please contact communications@southandvale.gov.uk.


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Unlicensed scrap metal dealer fined

Sat, 05 May 2018 09:04 by Guy Langton

Vale of White Horse District Council has successfully prosecuted a Birmingham man for illegal scrap metal dealing in Abingdon.

Ionel Petcu, (pictured), of Kirby Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, was found guilty on Tuesday (1/5) at Oxford Magistrates' Court of two charges related to dealing in scrap metal without a licence.

He did not appear at court. He was fined £500 for each offence and ordered to pay a contribution to costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £50. More »

At around 10.30am on Thursday 30 November 2017 two officers of the district council's environmental protection team were in a council vehicle on Stratton Way, Abingdon when they saw a white Ford Transit Van, with two occupants, appearing to search for scrap metal in residents' gardens and bin areas.

The council officers spoke to the two men, who confirmed they were collecting collect scrap metal without the appropriate licences. The driver of the van, Mr Petcu, was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for not having a waste carriers licence and for the unlicensed collection of scrap metal. Mr Petcu subsequently failed to pay the fixed penalty notice and so the prosecution by the Vale of White Horse District Council legal team followed.

Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for Housing and Environment for the Vale of the White Horse District Council, said: "There are strict laws and regulations around the collection and disposal of scrap metal. This is to prevent against metal theft and fly tipping to protect our environment and the area we live in.

"This man's actions undermine legitimate scrap metal collectors and waste removal companies operating in the Vale. I hope this case shows that the council will not tolerate this kind of blatant disregard for the law when it comes to the protection of our environment."

Ionel Petcu was charged with the following:

Offence of transporting a controlled waste without registering, Section 1, Control of Pollution (amendment) Act 1989

Requirement for licence to carry on business as scrap metal dealer, under section 1, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

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Council continues with strong housing land supply

Tue, 01 May 2018 10:58 by Guy Langton

Vale of White Horse District Council is continuing to deliver on house-building as latest figures show it is once again exceeding a five-year housing land supply.

Under government planning rules set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), all local planning authorities should have an up-to-date deliverable five-year housing land supply.

The council's Housing Land Supply Statement for 2017-18, published today, shows that the Vale has a 6.8-year supply. More »

To determine this figure, the council monitors planning permissions, carries out site surveys to check progress on house-building and works with house-builders to understand how many houses are likely to be built in the next five years.

Its latest housing completion survey shows that 1,620 homes were built and finished in 2017/18.

Cllr Roger Cox, Vale of White Horse District Council's Cabinet Member for Planning, said: "At a time when many other local authorities are feeling the effects of speculative development due to not having a five-year supply, we are once again able to demonstrate that we can meet house-building targets with a strong housing land supply in place.

"This is good news for the Vale as it means development is taking place in an agreed and planned way, in line with our Local Plan and neighbourhood plans developed by local communities. We will continue to build upon this success, with a commitment to providing affordable housing and the infrastructure that is needed to support growth."

The Housing Land Supply Statement can be viewed on the council's website:



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