Current Parish Council Projects

Bayworth Defibrillator

At the request of Bayworth residents, a new defibrillator is to be installed on the Bayworth Triangle. Completion is expected in April 2022. Cllr Paul Darby will undertake the required monthly checks to ensure ongoing registration.

Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire and Firework Display

Each year Cllrs Bennett, Greenman, Isaacs and Weyer build the bonfire and Guy for the annual 5th November display.

Quarry Footpath

Cllrs Mike Wykes and Paul Wooldridge are leading the project to re-open the Quarry Footpath (No. 8) which has been blocked by the failure of the steps at the quarry bank.

Annual Village Green Summer Fête

For many years Cllr James Greenman, together with his wife Sheila, have devoted considerable time to the organisation and running of this annual event.

Completed Projects

Foxcombe Road Inter-active Speed Signs

Four inter-active radar speed signs were installed along the 30mph Foxcombe Road in March 2022 – two in each direction. Prior to activation, numerous cars were clocked at over 60mph; the highest speed being 80mph! This project was managed by Cllr Weyer following many requests from local residents to address the speeding problem.

Sunningwell Village Car Park

The SPC car park adjacent to the village hall was in a bad state of repair. The resurfacing was a major project and cost well over £40 000. The Parish Council Chairman, Cllr Colin Weyer, led the project.

Village Green Notice Board

Cllr Paul Wooldridge led the initiative for an information notice board on the village green which is being managed by village green warden Bob Evans.

New Village Hall Lease

Cllr Oliver Isaacs managed the new the Village Hall lease with the village hall management trustees which was initiated by Cllr Wooldridge to replace the previously defective lease.  The new 10 year lease became operative wef 1st July 2021.

Village Green Wall

The dilapidated stone wall fronting the village green next to the stream required almost complete reconstruction. Cllr Paul Wooldridge led this project.

Boars Hill Speed Limit Reduction

Following representation from a number of residents regarding road safety along Foxcombe Road, the Parish Council submitted an application for the speed limit to be reduced from 40 to 30 mph.  This project was led by Cllr Colin Weyer and was implemented towards the end of 2017.

Installation of Kissing Gates

Cllr Wooldridge initiated and managed the implementation of kissing gates at each end of footpath No. S15 (Foxcombe Road – Bayworth) to prevent illegal use by cyclists.

Defibrillators

The defibrillator funded by the council and located in the old Sunningwell village telephone box was suggested and organised on behalf of the parish by the clerk, Brian Rixon. Cllr Paul Darby undertakes regular checks on the Sunningwell Village defibrillator.

The defibrillator located at the entrance to the Beaumont Care Home at the top of Bayworth Lane on Boars Hill was provided on the initiative of Cllr Colin Weyer who secured funding from the Beaumont Care Home, the Boars Hill Association and Sunningwell Parish Council.  Cllr Weyer continues to undertake regular checks of the facility to ensure that it remains listed by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and thus available for use in an emergency.