02:25PM, Friday 17 June 2016
The Fisheries could soon be incorporated into the parish of Bray after a report seeking the Royal Borough’s approval to draft proposals is discussed at a council meeting on Tuesday.
The borough has been running a consultation process following a petition it received in April last year, asking for the Fisheries to join the civic parish and wards of Bray.
Currently the area around Fishery Road is part of the unparished Oldfield ward in Maidenhead.
The report recommended the borough council adds The Fisheries to the Bray parish boundaries to reflect the ‘positive feedback’ from the first phase of consultation.
If approved, the second phase of consultation will begin and residents will have until August to comment on the draft proposals.
This would mean Fisheries’ residents would pay a precept to the parish council and their planning applications would be sent to Bray Parish Council for recommendations.
Currently residents in The Fisheries pay a Maidenhead precept of £29.20 for a band D property.
If they were to move they would pay a precept to Bray Parish Council, which would be £33.70 for this financial year.
If the proposal continues to be supported after the second phase of consultation, the council would need to approve changes before the next parish elections in 2019.
Cllr Ken Elvin, chairman of Bray Parish Council, said: “They asked us if they could join and we didn’t have any problems with it.
“The petition was signed by residents and handed to RBWM. It’s a long process.”
“I guess it’s more local-ism forthem.”
Also on the agenda for the borough council meeting is a motion by Cllr Adam Smith (Con, Riverside) asking that Environment Agency is called upon to revise its flood maps in Maidenhead.
The meeting will take place at Maidenhead Town Hall at 7.30pm.