THE Local Plan: Over 600 individuals and organisations have commented during the public consultation and it is likely the Draft Plan will go before the Planning Inspectorate in the autumn.

Our local pressure group SOLVE is working closely with CPRE on their ‘Brownfield First’ national campaign. They hope to ensure that there will be no development in the area before any necessary infrastructure is both identified and funded. Check out the website on

THE OBAGS shop: Opens this Sunday from 10.30am to noon at the Riley Lane site. Membership is £5.

BELATED thank yous: For all their hard work in volunteering to Myrna Lewis, who served as churchwarden at St Mary’s for six years and John Davie, who chaired the village hall management committee for 20 years.

CARIBBEAN Feast: September 6 for an All You Can Eat Caribbean Feast at St Mary’s Church. Details to follow.