The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
(2018) 124 mins
Director: Mike Newell
Writers: Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Cinematography: Zac Nicholson
Production Design: James Merifield
Music: Alexandra Haywood
The story begins in 1946 London, where we meet Juliet Ashton (Lily James), who is looking for something serious about which to write. Flashback sequences reveal that Juliet is working at resolving some of her own past issues. An unexpected letter; a curiously named book club; a remote location and a pig farmer are the triggers that entice her to set sail for Guernsey, leaving behind a book signing tour and an American fiancé (Glen Powell), who has swept her off her feet. Also starring Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay and Matthew Goode.
Taken from his monthly piece in The Villages Magazine, this month he contemplates novichok, a short break in Sidmouth and, of course the effects that the summer weather has had upon the farm.
Emergency Meeting to discuss the implications of Green Square new Briar Leaze Development Application 18/10188/VAR
- Green Square initially had outline consent to build 50 new houses at Briar Leaze
- This would have involved the demolition of most of the 20 existing homes
- This was prevented by the adoption of the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
- Green Square allpication 15/122294/FUL was to demolish 6 existing houses and construct ion of 13 new houses which is allowed in the Neighbourhood Plan
- 15/122294/FUL was approved on 19th January 2018 with 12 conditions, the 2 most iportant being that plans for proper sewage and surface water discharge had to be approved before any devlopment could commence
- There were also further issues with bats and existing Briar Leaze residents that also had to be resolved which delayed the development
- Green Square have recently submitted a new application 18/101888/VAR which seeks to remove planning conditions 2, 5, 6, 10 and 11 imposed on 15/122294/FUL
- This raises some important issues for the Village Hall and for the village
You are invited to a Village Meeting in the Village Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018 to discuss the implications of Green Square's new Briar Leaze Development application 18/10188/VAR.
Green Square application 15/12294/FUL to demolish 6 existing houses and build 13 new houses at Briar Leaze was approved on 19 January 2018 with 12 conditions.
Some important issues for the Village Hall have come to light in the last few days on which your opinions are urgently sought as any objections have to be submitted to Wiltshire Council before 20 December 2018.
Since the Village Hall is a designated village asset in the Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council Chairman has been made aware of the issues and has been invited to speak at the meeting.
With sincere apologies from the Village Hall Committee and the Parish Council Chairman for the short notice.
The proposed agenda will be:
Green Square Briar Leaze Development
- Key issues affecting the Village Hall and Compton Bassett
- Village Hall Trustee's View
- Parish Council View
- Way Forward (this may require a vote)