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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.

Newtown Road/Sandleford recycling centre
Latest information from our county councillor Tom Thacker, received 1st November.
"HCC has been presented with an offer from WBC of a permit access for designated Hants households (who would be issued with a permit) in return for a per-permit-issued annual payment. The scheme could start in December but there are a number of issues for HCC, which are as yet unresolved. HCC hopes to conclude the detailed arrangements shortly with WBC, and then announce the start date and details of this transitional permit scheme arrangement."
In the meantime residents will need to travel to Andover or Basingstoke to dispose of their waste. The extension of permits to Hampshire residents is intended to be a temporary solution until a permanent solution is found.

Parish council meeting
The next parish council meeting will be held on Thursday 26th January 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.

Superfast Broadband
BT have confirmed that the whole of Newtown (and Burghclere) are included in Wave 2 of the HCC Rural Superfast broadband programme. The programme should be completed by the end of 2017 but might be finished as early as the first quarter of 2017. For more more information click here.

Beat Reports
Click here for the crime summary for November 2016 from our local PCSO