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Upton Nature Garden Update

The initial garden creation phase is complete save for commissioning the sign. The meadow is sown and watered. The gates into the garden are completed and the fire escape path from the small meeting room has been realigned to improve safety. There have regular maintenance visits during April and May by the

Sky Watchers

If predictions hold true, we may be in for a rare meteor outburst from a meteor shower on May 31st topping a thousand meteors per hour.

Uptonogood? Mountain Bike Festival

After an enforced two years away, we are delighted to announce the Uptonogood? - Mountain Bike Festival will take place this year in Upton, Oxfordshire on Saturday 18th June. As before there will be a range of route options available, catering for riders of all ages and abilities.

Update on the Nature Garden

Full green ahead for the nature garden! The verdict on progress in the nature garden is in! Alex Little, the horticulturalist who kindly provided the original designs, declared it the eighth wonder of the world, or at least I think that’s what he said. There was a helicopter flying over at the time. One thing Alex

Vale’s Climate Action Fund

Groups urged to apply now to the Vale’s Climate Action Fund. Communities looking to tackle climate change in the Vale of White Horse are being urged to apply now for a share of a new £50,000 council grant.

VWHDC: Free Training Offer – LIMITED TIME ONLY

The Vale Council is offering FREE CIEH level 2 food safety in catering and FREE CIEH Level 2 Health and safety in the workplace for a limited period until end of March 2022.

Village Hall Back Up and Running

Now that the majority of Government COVID-19 rules have been lifted, Upton Village Hall is fully back up and running and taking all usual party and event bookings. This includes the return of all the usual classes and group meetings such as Karate, Yoga, Gymnastics, Brownies, Dog Training, Tea Birds, Short Mat

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Litter pickers urged to join the councils’ new litter mapping project

 The summer-long survey asks litter pickers to record the location and types of litter either online using the online survey here or by post using a set number of criteria - available on the councils' websites.

Garage on the Recreation Ground

The parish council has a garage on the recreation ground for storing mowers etc. The Parish Council are planning to have a clear out so if you or a group you support has anything in the garage please contact Ben at to arrange to meet him at the garage and identify your items before 22nd June or

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held in the meeting room at the Upton village hall on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 7.00 pm.

In attendance:- E Cooper (Clerk/EC), B Shaw (BS), P McLaughlin (PM), N Thorp (NT). Also in attendance K Fletcher (KF), PCSO G Kirby (GK), District Cllr S Medley . B Heneghan joined the meeting at 8.10pm.   To elect a Chairman Ben Shaw was nominated, seconded & all in favour to carry on as Chairman


DRAFT Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of Upton held in the Village Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 4th May 2022, facilitated by the Parish Council.   Present:- Mr B Shaw (Chair / BS), Miss E Cooper (Clerk / EC). Also present:- District Cllr H Gascoigne (HG),               County Cllr S Povolotsky (SP) and

Minutes of the Upton Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 18th January. This meeting was held virtually.

In attendance: - Cllrs B Shaw (Chairman/BS), P McLaughlin (PM), Neil Thorp (NT), D Beckles (DB), B Heneghan (BH). Also present E Cooper (Clerk/EC), County Cllr S Povolotsky (SP), District Cllr S Medley (SM). PCC representative P Batho (PB), Nature Garden representative K Fletcher (KF)   To note or

Meeting Dates 2022


£150 ‘rebate’ to help with energy bills

Information for South and Vale residents about the £150 ‘rebate’ to help with energy bills Thousands of council taxpayers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will soon receive a £150 council tax ‘rebate’ to help with rising energy bills.

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