Cherwell District Council has rejected the Licence Application from Yarnton Manor, following the meeting on 28th July. For full details of their reasons for the rejection, please use the following link:
The utility, which serves 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley, will take responsibility for around 4,000 pumping stations in October 2016, but needs to track down 1,800 currently off its radar.
New legislation means sewage pumping stations, which power wastewater away from properties and out into the public sewer pipe network, currently owned and maintained by customers, will become legally owned and operated by the local water company.
The pumping stations are found in all shapes and sizes, and can be in places where there are a number of properties needing to connect to the public sewer network. Customers will know they have one as they’ll be paying to maintain and power them.
Jerry White, of Thames Water, said: “This is really good news for customers. We’d urge anyone who thinks they may have one to get in touch so we can check they are eligible for the transfer of ownership. In some cases, as well as electricity savings, maintaining and replacing pumps can cost thousands of pounds so it’s an excellent deal for them. We believe we know where approximately half of the stations we need to take over are, but really need help to find the other 1,800. Please get in touch if you think this applies to you and we can take on the responsibility forever.”
Anyone with a private pumping station can make Thames Water aware at thameswater.co.uk/pumphunt
A sewer pumping station is likely to be ‘adopted’ by Thames Water if it:
- was in use before July 2011 (and)
- serves a single property, and is outside the property boundary (or)
- serves two or more properties
Recreational and Sport Activators provided by Cherwell District Council will return to Yarnton Park for the 2015 School Summer Holidays.
Following previous years of great success, the Activators will be at the park as follows:
Meet at the Multi Use Games Area.
2 – 3.30pm
Friday 24th July
Friday 31st July
Friday 7th August
Friday 14th August
Friday 21st August
Friday 28th August
Supervised activities will be provided FREE OF CHARGE each day for all children between the ages of 8 and 16 years.
If your kids are bored and under your feet, bring them along and give them a treat.
Not much in life is FREE but this is.
Yarnton Parish Council
For details of the Licence Application, the Parish Council's representation against the application, and letters and information from Yarnton Manor Estates concerning the application, please use the following links.
Letter from Yarnton Manor Estates 25th June 2015
Letter from Yarnton Manor Estates 2 4th July 2015
Cherwell District Council decision on licensing application 29th July 2015
Now that we have several Public Access Defibrillators in the village, the following instructions have been sent by Ian Jones of the South Central Ambulance Service for the information of villagers.