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Upcoming work on Newtown Common
Mowing
The annual mowing will start on Monday 20th February. The rough plan of action will be: Monday - the Eastern common, mainly the path network. Tuesday -  the Western common along the electricity wayleave. Wednesday - a block near Sheepwash and some paths in that area also.
Green Gym
The Green Gym will be working on the eastern common on Monday 27th February, cutting scrub which is encroaching onto the main path (near Bab's bench).

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 Thursday 16th March 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 January 2017 from our local PCSO