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New village pub plans revealed soon

SEVEN playgrounds have been adopted in Fairford Leys – meaning the parish council now has control over their maintenance.

And it has also been revealed that a planning application for a new pub in the village will be submitted in the near future.

The news came at the recent annual meeting of Coldharbour Parish Council, at which the events of the previous year were discussed.

Chairman Steven Lambert reported on how successful the council's work with Thames Valley Police had been.

The Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) for Fairford Leys, Prebendal Farm and Hartwell had been active. Also, as a pilot area for the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), he said the group had worked well with their PCSOs in controlling crime.

He said the NAG had hired a speed indicator device and record ed drivers' speeds. "We didn't find people going over 30mph, but this council realises that 30mph is too much for this area. We are thinking about a '20s plenty' campaign."

Mr Lambert also commented on how the parish council has worked with Aylesbury Vale District Council in the past few months to control planning permission to keep buildings in line with the village plan set up when it was first designed.

He confirmed plans for a pub in the village are being arranged to be submitted to AVDC. If permitted it will be on Trenchard Street opposite Cannons Health Club.

He said a youth club would also be starting at Fairford Leys Community Centre in May when the new youth worker starts.

There was more good news from the chairman of the communities committee, Pam McCord.

She said: "We have had a number of successes, not least the bus shelter and the new post box on the village square. Coldharbour News goes from strength to strength. It is the Local Authority Newsletter of the Year and the website was successfully launched last year."

Bucks county councillor Freda Roberts acknowledged the hard work done by the parish council and Coldharbour residents fighting against recent proposals about the future of the St Mary's School catchment area. And county councillor Steven Kennell also praised the parish council for its hard work in the community.

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