CALLING ALL BUDDING STREET ARTISTS!
Covingham Parish Council are looking for 2 or 3 budding street artists to help brighten up our skate park area in Covingham.
The skate park equipment is beginning to look a little tired, it has been defaced, tagged with graffiti which has no relevance to anybody in the area.
Interested? We’ll supply the paint!!!!
Send us pictures of your artwork and contact details to:
We look forward to hearing from you 😊
The Parish Council was saddened to hear of the passing of Derek yesterday, 26th October 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.
He was a stalwart of the Parish Council having served as a Councillor for over 30 years which shows an outstanding commitment to the residents of Covingham. This milestone was acknowledged in May 2021 when he was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Parish of Covingham, which when told, rendered Derek speechless and emotional. Whilst this award was to recognise his service to the Parish of Covingham, we must not forget his achievements in the wider community. He was elected as a Borough Councillor in 1992, becoming the Deputy Leader of the Council in 1994, a position he held until 2002. The achievements during this period that he was most proud of was the creation of Stanton Park, Shaw Community Forest and Shop Mobility. He also held the role of Vice Chairman of the Police Authority for 8 years. He was the Mayor in 2003-2004 when he undertook 684 engagements and was the runner up in The Mayor of England competition. Other organisations that benefitted from his experience are Age Concern where he was Chairman, a role he also held for Health watch and he was a committee member of the Bobby Van Trust and Dial-a-Ride.
Derek was always a good listener and would willingly share both his knowledge and experience and provide advice when asked. He always had time for the residents and his Parish Council colleagues. It didn’t matter what the problem was, after a few minutes with Derek he always provided sound counsel and you left with a smile on your face.
He was a true gentleman and friend to many and will be sorely missed. He will remain in our memories for years to come. It was an honour and privilege to have known him.
My thanks to Royston Cartwright for sharing this photo and giving me permission to use it. It was taken in September 2020 at Coate Water.
Chair, Covingham Parish Council
27th October 2022
Pack Hill Road Closure
Pack Hill is closed at Commonhead Roundabout from 9th January until 10th February 2023.
Wanborough Road remains open during this period.
Access to Wanborough from Commonhead is via Liddington and Foxhill.
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT ROAD CLOSURE B4006 DORCAN WAY AND EDISON ROAD
The Order is being introduced for resurfacing works and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on the B4006 Dorcan Way between the roundabouts junctions with The Drive and Hindle Way and Edison Road between Dorcan Way and Faraday Road including the section of the roundabout with Wheatstone Road.
The Order comes into the force on the 20 October 2022 for 12 months but it is expected the works will be carried out overnight between 20:00 and 06:00 hours in October/November 2022 with works taking up to 6 weeks. Advance notice at location will be given of work start dates/times.
Edison Road Closure - Traffic to be diverted via Liden Drive and Dorcan Way and vice versa.
Sections of the roundabout with Wheatstone Road Closure – traffic to be diverted via Wheatstone Road, A419, A4259 Marlborough Road to Coate Roundabout, B4006 Dorcan Way and vice versa
Dorcan Way Closure – Traffic to be diverted via Covingham Drive, Merlin Way, White Hart Roundabout, A419, A4259 Marlborough Road to Coate Roundabout and vice versa
Access to industrial estate to be maintained.