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Kit Maunsell MC (1939-2021)

It is with sadness that we report that Kit Maunsell died on his 82nd birthday on the 3rd October. He had lived at Upton Manor, Hight Street for 35 years. Kit was born in India where his father was on secondment to the Indian Political Service on October 3rd 1939. He and his family returned to this country in 1944

Nature Garden update

Dear villagers and supporters, You may have seen the nature garden site is looking a little different. Now we need your skills and energy to take the transformation even further. On Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October please donate some time to plant thousands of bulbs. Please reply to if

Free Film Ticket

Churn Churches Action Group With the approach of COP26, climate change is attracting large amounts of media and public attention. As one part of our local response we are organising a free showing of a very powerful documentary film which has already won many awards throughout the world. The showing

Progress on the Nature Garden

Over the weekend of 25-26th September we started the landscaping work on the nature garden site. The grass was removed to leave earth for the woodland shrubs, perennials, and native ground cover. The massive concrete foundations from the old playground equipment were dug up and removed from site. Smaller hardcore has

Upton Village Fete

Over 300 people came from far and wide to Upton recreation ground on the first Saturday in September to enjoy all the fun of the fete. There were Morris men, gymnasts and a fun dog show in which it seemed that just about every dog in Upton got a prize. An impressive array of classic cars glinted in the occasional

Lights on at Blewbury Tennis Club

Blewbury Tennis Club has installed court lighting at the club. By using the latest high tech, low spill, LED components, extended play and coaching can now take place for people of all ages and abilities all year round. To celebrate this special occasion, British renowned tennis player, Tim Henman OBE will be the

Environmental News – Garden Funding Reaches Target

Really excellent news on the funding front this month – we’ve now raised over £7K for the nature garden. Huge thanks to the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment which provided half our total with support from Grundon Waste Management Limited. And a massive thank you to our County Councillor, Sally Povolotsky, who

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Finance Committee Meeting


Chilton Road scheme; update from Sustrans

We are currently finalising our detailed design, which includes several modifications from the design proposed during the public consultation as a direct result of feedback received from Parish Council members and local residents:

DRAFT Minutes of the Upton Parish Council Meeting held on 21st September 2021

Minutes of a meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st September 2021 in the village hall.

Garden Waste update 2

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils Press release - Garden waste collections restart next week. The temporary pause to the garden waste service is coming to an end, with collections getting underway for Upton on Tuesday 12th October.

Meeting Dates 2021


Garden Waste update 1

Simon Howell, Leader of Vale of White Horse Conservatives Watchfield and Shrivenham Ward, Has called for Vale of White Horse to hold extraordinary council meeting to address suspension of the Garden Waste service, plans for restoration, billing etc. Date to be announced.

Garden Waste

Message for Garden Waste Customers from District Council 03 September 2021. We regret to inform you that garden waste collections in our districts will remain paused at this time to ensure we can continue to provide core waste collections – rubbish, recycling and food – without major disruptions.

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