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Thames Farm: A 'U turn' by SODC & What's at Stake

SODC planning officers are doing a total 'U turn' in recommending approval of the latest application for 95 houses. The application is little different from the original plan they strongly rejected, as did the govt. inspector on appeal by the applicant. The decision will be made next week on Wednesday 7th September at 6pm.


How? If you received a direct email from the parish council, please respond as requested.

If not, you are not on our secure email list. As a resident you really should be, so click on planning@shiplakevillages.com to make sure you are and start helping us right now... your name, email address and location in Shiplake is all we need.

What's at Stake? children's education - destruction of our rural environment - road safety issues - more cars parking in Shiplake - greater pollution and congestion in Shiplake and Henley

HELP US FIGHT to avoid becoming an urban extension of Henley.

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Were you ever a Scout?

Were you ever a Scout? Have you got any photos? Shiplake Scouts was one of the first groups to be formed in England and the condition of the Scout Hut roof is testament to how many youngsters have enjoyed being part of the Movement. We now need £2,500 to repair the roof, and Andrew Huyton (Cub Leader) is kicking off a fund-rasing campaign this Wednesday (31st August).

The Scout Hut will be open from 6pm to show the work and activities of the current Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and Andrew would like some old photos of past camps and activities. If you have any photos of yourself or your children taking part in Scouting activities please could you bring them along on Wednesday. Light refreshments will be available and you will be able to reminisce about those wonderful wet camps and dodgy cooking. If you feel it is important for children to esperience the great outdoors and would like to support the fund-raiser then you might consider giving a donation.

For more details please contact Andrew on 07881 276692.

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Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta 2016

Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta - more good times. Everyone should have the dates of the regatta, 5th and 6th August, in their calendars!  Free training days have already beeen provided and the regatta practice sessions run from Monday 18th July to Wednesday 3rd August. The Swim will take place, again on Saturday morning, before racing. In addition to the 1000m and 2000m options, we have 'go with the flow' - the opportunity just to swim downstream with the current – which is perfect for those new to open water swimming or prefer a more leisurely approach. So, lots of opportunities for having a good time and still time to get fit for the races. Details of how to enter the Regatta can be found on the Regatta website: www.wsregatta.co.uk.

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Reply: !st Shiplake Scouts. Reminder.
Date: 31/08/2016 A local Henley Company and Resident of Lower Shiplake has agreed to fund the

Reply: !st Shiplake Scouts. Reminder.
Date: 31/08/2016 Ernie, as an ex-scout who learnt a lot through the experiences I will contact

Reply: !st Shiplake Scouts. Reminder.
Date: 31/08/2016 Dear Mr Povey Would you ask the person who is handling the fund raising to

New Thread: !st Shiplake Scouts. Reminder.
Date: 30/08/2016

Reply: Thames Farm P16/SO970/O
Date: 30/08/2016 Support Thames Farm and it will make Highlands Farm less

Reply: Thames Farm P16/SO970/O
Date: 30/08/2016 Looking at the SODC website - most of the 'supporting' emails come from the