South Oxhey Initiative latest news

Kevin Snow26th January 2012

A cross-party steering committee has been set up to take the South Oxhey modernisation programme forwards. The Committee held its first meeting on Monday, 16 January 2012, and is made up of a representative group of County, District and Parish Councillors.

The District Council undertook extensive consultation with adults and young people, community leaders, shopkeepers and other stakeholders in the South Oxhey area, throughout 2011, including two open days held at Watford Rural Parish Council.

Three Rivers Asset Manager, Alan Head, said:

“The project is on schedule and detailed plans are expected in the summer. We very much want residents to stay in touch and to come along to meetings and consultations.”

The South Oxhey Initiative will next be considered at the District Council’s Executive Committee at the end of this month (30 January). The Committee will consider a range of reports and a recommendation as to the way forwards. Further public consultation is expected to take place during 2012. The first phase of precinct modernisation, in whatever form is decided, could then start in 2013.

The project has received cross-party support from both the District and the Parish Councils together with the area's County Councillors.

The steering committee consists of:

Three Rivers District Council Leader, Ann Shaw
Chair of Watford Rural Parish Council, Pam King
Three Rivers District Council Deputy Leader, Matthew Bedford
Three Rivers District Council Conservative Group Leader, Chris Hayward
Three Rivers District Council Labour Leader, Stephen King
Three Rivers District Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Martin Trevett
County Councillor Deirdre Gates (Ashridge, Hayling and Northwick Wards)

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at Watersmeet in Rickmansworth High Street on Monday 30 January 2012 at 7:30pm. The public are welcome to attend Executive Committee meetings. At Executive Committees one person from the floor can speak each in favour or against a proposal. Speakers are decided on the basis of the first people to register after 7pm on the night. Residents can sign up for updates from the District Council’s Newsletter menu here... or ring 01923 727 255 to be added to the mailing list.