1) Lack of public transport 2) Entrenched & bigoted opinions of some locals 3) Barking dogs.
1 - I feel that Westridge Green is neglected both as a community (we have asked the PC for a notice board so that we can keep informed of village events) and in maintenance. 2- Village politics. 3- lack of any real public transport.
Environmental noise from speeding traffic, certain elements of the community making efforts to undermine the goodwill of others! One person in particular causing problems for others.
Environmental noise from speeding traffic, certain elements of the community making efforts to undermine the goodwill of others.
Can get very political, although new comers to the village could be criticised for wanting too much change, old brigade not up for any.
Speeding on B4009, dangerous section of road outside house and pesticide spraying on field next to garden - clouds of green vapour hang in the air and it is impossible to use the garden on those days.
Lack of things to do for young people and miles away from any major conurbation.
Distance to services and village politics.
Cliques, small mindedness/intolerance and gossip
Roads around the parish and inability to walk/cycle safely and no village shop.
Lack of public transport is the only thing.
The lack of public transport.
Sometimes difficult access to The Bell, sometimes a lack of kindness in the community, pity that more villagers don't use the Saturday stalls.
Too many cars, speeding cars and not enough footpaths ; too dangerous to walk or cycle.
Not enough footpaths and speeding cars
Having to use the car.
Isolation and need to use the car.
Distance to shops/post office, poor public transport
Lack of mains gas and lack of youth facilities.
Houses that are only used for weekend retreats and occupants do not join in village things.
Not enough people use the shop (Sat stalls), not being able to walk to village and Church because of traffic
Selfish parking by visitors, destruction of verges by heavy lorries and large farm machinery and litter and dogs not on leads.
Lack of local shop/post office, better parking needed for Pub and for more extensive recycling service.
Lack of support and blatant obstruction by The Bell to any change. Freedom of parking in Bell Lane restricting access to emergency vehicles. Lack of apathy/get up and go and support by majority of villagers
Lack of safe footpaths up into the village centre, Division - differences of opinion and village politics. Lack of 'community spirit' and commitment by ALL villagers to play a part in making this a friendly place for everyone of all ages
Lack of public transport. Speeding drivers on narrow roads in the area
Lack of public transport
Parking problem in Bell Lane far too busy, real problem when walking with a buggy, not safe at all. Concerns me about drink driving. No park for children, a meeting place for local kids. A new neighbour that has caused problems, interfering, controlling, not at all neighbourly etc etc (house number given)
Speeding and heavy traffic - sat navs giving lorries short cut routes from A34 etc.. One or two footpaths could be better
People parking their cars outside our drive and reversing to turn into our drive
Don't like the dangerous parking in Bell Lane on Sundays. Freak at No.? (given in questionnaire) upsetting everyone. No footpaths to the Four Points
No bus service. No Post Office for elderly to get pension. Certain individual who has caused a few problems in our area
Certain individuals who cause a few problems in the area.
I don't like being made to feel guilty if I don't want to take part in events. The Village Hall. The parking in the centre of the village at weekends
Not having a village shop and division in the community over the future of the village hall.
The local shop/post office is missed for daily needs.
Traffic - particularly lorries and careless farm vehicles. Speeding vehicles on B4009
Lack of shop, lack of footpaths, busy road
Lack of facilities for children (swings, play area), lack of path to main village, lack of a shop
No shops, transport to Streatley very bad, very bad signal for phones
(Number given of house on The Glebe), dog mess on Cricket Green and cars parked down Bell Lane.
Dog mess on recreation ground, (number given house on The Glebe) and cars parked on Bell Lane at weekends.
Provision of public transport very limited. Very limited care for our extensive elderly community. The condition of the church yard
The size and speed of agricultural vehicles on small lanes, pathways restricted by wire fencing/dog fouling and overgrown vegetation, speed limit through Westridge Green should be 30 MPH the same as Aldworth.
Village politics, badly parked cars in Bell Lane and (name given) "how did she get here?"
Badly parked cars in Bell Lane.
Litter and fly tipping, speeding and noisy traffic and motor bikes and scrambling in the woods.
No village shop, noisy motorbikes in the woods at weekends.
No "convenience" store
Traffic passing through the village and lack of involvement of vast majority of "Parishioners" in village activities.
The constant and unnecessary hassle for change of those who are here today and gone tomorrow!!
The constant irritation by some people wanting change in this idyllic place!!
People that TRY to change things after being here 5 minutes ie the village hall! Lavatory on the Church!! Speeding cars.
The constant complaining about parking which is totally unnecessary as there are three ways in to the centre of the village.
Access to Bell Lane. Social division within the village. Poor community commitment by parishioners
People speeding along the lanes. The litter people drop.
The worry that emergency vehicles might not be able to reach us due to traffic/parking congestion by The Bell pub, the division of certain factions of the village creating friction (one certain individual called - name supplied - causing trouble!) and barking dogs everywhere!!
Low flying aircraft - especially helicopters. HGVs using lanes too small for them. Speeding farm vehicles at harvest time
Lack of public transport - particularly to Streatley.
No proper public transport - we pay taxes like everyone else. Access due to the fact we live up a no through road. Not enough facilities for the children of the parish.
Access through the village due to irresponsible parking. Due to living in a remote village we are an easy target for rural crime. Due to poor signs of footpaths we get pestered with walkers
Most things in the village are kept up by a small number of people and others don't get involved. Can be very cliquey. Lack of public transport
Not very friendly - people do not mix well. Lack of public transport
Distance to shops.
Too early to tell!!
Poor community spirit. Lack of public transport. Speed of traffic
Lack of parking facilities. No mains drainage and gas supply. Lack of regular public transport
Divisions within the village between people
Lack of investment by West Berkshire Council on roads in our area
Poorly maintained roads. Lack of social events. People dumping litter
No churches. No village shop. Pub shut on a Monday
No church goers. No village shop
No shop. Limited regular attendance at church. Parking at The Bell
The road/byway to our house
No footpaths between village church and The Four Points. Restricted access from village hall to the Ridgeway when Bell Inn is open. Lack of police with travellers around stealing dogs, cars etc
Only here for 6 months and nothing comes to mind