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 Superfast Broadband
A year ago the parish council was advised that our superfast broadband would be in place by the end of 2017 and possibly earlier. We have been given to understand that this timescale may have slipped back. However BT are conducting a survey of the Newtown area this month and once this has been completed and analysed we would hope they will be able to give us a more reliable indicator of installation date and speeds.

Newtown Road recycling centre permits
All Newtown residents should have now received their recycling centre permits.
Tim Kelleher reports that "Credit for this should go to Councillor Tony Webb. Without his determined, unstinting and pointed allegations towards those responsible for the complete communication breakdown regarding the tip, we could well be still milling about wringing our hands whilst waiting for more vague assurances from the powers that be. Tony's refusal not to be side stepped, or allow smoke and mirrors to deflect his goal of putting right what was clearly wrong, has in the view of the parish council, resulted in residents in Newtown and surrounding parishes being issued with these permits. There is no doubt that without Tony's consistent written demands throughout the Summer and Autumn of 2016, the successful outcome of this mess would not have been secured". 

Fly-Tipping
The parish council is concerned that the new permit system at the Newtown Road recycling centre and West Berkshire's new restrictions on commercial vehicles may give rise to increased incidents of fly-tipping in Newtown, particularly on the common. Such incidents are easily reported by using Basingstoke and Deane's "Report fly-tipping" page www.basingstoke.gov.uk/flytipping. If you are reporting fly-tipping please also let the parish council know. 

Parish council meeting
The next parish council meeting will be held on Monday 11th December 2017 at 7pm in Newtown Village hall. Members of the public are invited and welcome to attend. The agenda will be published here three days before the meeting.

Beat Reports
Click here for the crime summary for November 2017 from our local PCSO