Oakdale/ GC Highways meeting
Minutes from 13th September 2013
Please give us new speed limits!
We need a speed limit on the bypass of 30 miles an hour approaching the Oakdale roundabout from both directions and a speed limit on the development of 20 mph at the entrance and 15 mph on the streets.
Saturday 24th May: Too close to home. This car crash is on the only entrance and exit to the Oakdale development. Police who spoke to friends of Oakdale Links after this crash said that this roundabout is causing more accidents than any other they have to deal with.
Road Safety report on the A48.
News and events
#OakdaleRoundabout latest: 2nd August 2016 Van and trailer destroy light bollard Chepstow to Gloucester direction
After a community campaign, some of the houses with radiators that were too small have had them replaced with bigger ones. For those still affected, you can download a monitoring form here and send it with a covering letter to your landlord, Environmental Health at the Forest of Dean District Council and/ or the Housing Ombudsman (postal address 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN).
We finally got our post box after a long campaign by residents led by Oakdale Links' rep Chris Mayhew. Thanks @RoyalMail!
Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan can be downloaded by following the links from the Forest of Dean District Council's website. Public comments can be made after logging into the online system or by contacting the Council. The Plan does not contain any good news for Oakdale about linking us up with the rest of our community via new footpaths or making the journey to school easier by recognising the existing route taken by most families who do not use a car and have no option to use a bus.
Forest and Wye Valley Review: "A spokesperson for the Forest of Dean District Council said: “Following the service of breach of condition notices the developer has put in place a contract to provide the necessary pedestrian and bus routes to the Oakdale development. We have been advised by the developer that work will commence on January 6 with a completion date of February 28.”" 3.1.14
'Stakeholders' meeting On February 16th this year, a group of people met to discuss Oakdale. The only Oakdale resident there, despite Oakdale Links being a constituted community group, was Councillor Claire Vaughan. We have no information of how the actions agreed at this meeting have been progressed and continue campaigning.
Oakdale 'Stakeholders' Meeting minutes
The Forest of Dean District Council decided to the drop charge against an Oakdale resident for putting a small amount of soil from their garden less than 100 yards from banks of soil left behind when Kier Homes left the site.
Please feel free to download a map of Oakdale if you are visiting, or if you live here and want to add your own suggestions. Pdf file of the Oakdale Links map.
Oakdale Links Facebook page is open to all residents on Oakdale to join and is a good way to share thoughts with the community. We also specialise in lost dogs, cats and spectacles.
Promote your business in the Oakdale Showcase...free for Oakdale residents. This website has between 8000 and 12000 hits a month. Don't miss out!
Garden Rescue: the story of a back garden but what happened the next year....?
Lydney Community Orchard
Download a copy of the orchard proposal (submitted to Lydney Town Council and Lydney Recreation Trust in March 2014)
Historical research with material held at Gloucester County Archives; The Birth of Modern Agriculture and the Bathurst Family
The Oakdale Manifesto 2015
In the press
Where the streets have no name 1st October 2014 Forester Newspaper
BBC Radio Gloucestershire 8th April 2014
Report for the Welsh Assembly
Oakdale Community Day
Oakdale Blackout Protest
Let there be light
Light up our street
Homes and Communities Agency
In October 2014, we wrote a report for the HCA, who funded the Oakdale development. Bromford have seen this on line version of the report, which has quotes direct from tenants removed. Their response is in the main to pass on responsibility for all issues highlighted to other agencies and companies. We say that they should abide by the spirit and letter of the HCA regulations, which state that,
"Primary responsibility for achieving their organisation’s social housing aims lies with the boards of private
registered providers and the councillors who govern local authority
housing services. The governing bodies are also accountable to their
stakeholders, including to their tenants, for services delivered and for
dealing with potential or actual problems."
Oakdale HCA report
Response from Bromford