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Junior Play Area

As you many of you will have seen the new Junior Play area is open, other than one activity area still cordoned off. We anticipate completion within a few weeks when we will have an official opening. In the interim please use the new area and report any issues to Liz our Parish Clerk (parish.clerk@uptonvillage.co.uk)

Digging with VPA.

There is still time to Create a Flowered Bonnet, Hat, Crown or Tiara and enter the VPA Spring Competition on Saturday 10th April. For details Contact Blewbury Post Office or Maggie Maytham in Upton (850126) or email   vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com  or call Eileen on 0777 518 5322 I’m sure everyone has been getting to grips

HUGS – Wildflowers and a Garden Competition.

Wildflowers in the Overflow Cemetery We’re getting ready to sow wildflower seeds along the eastern edge of the overflow cemetery. Upton Parish Council, the landowner, has given the go-ahead for us to carry out a trial sowing this year. We’ve raked out moss and scuffed up the grass (which tends to throttle

REAL “Old World Wines” at the Virtual Wine Club

Having taken a few months off, it was great to host another virtual wine club in March. With record numbers joining for this month’s meeting, the feeling was clearly shared amongst our members as well! This month we were trying wines, which in the main, were new to most members. With the support of Strictly Wine, we

VPA Spring Competition

Village Produce Association After the success of our December competition, we’ve decided to hold another one on Saturday 10th April. Have a go at our Spring Competition which is open to anyone of any age. Create a Flowered Bonnet, Hat, Crown or Tiara. Rules The headwear can be any size for a lady or gent, boy or

Owl Spotting with HUGS

Our owl project is off to a flying start thanks to help from villagers who’ve been sending in sightings over the winter, and a grant from South Oxfordshire District Council. Lu Barton, our owl specialist, will be leading the project. The aim is to: Survey areas in East and West Hagbourne and Upton to find out where

First AGM for HUGS.

The first HUGS Annual General Meeting will be held on on Saturday the 27th of February at 2.00pm. Having started up last summer, we’re now a larger group on the committee and are managing public funding for our owl project, so we now need to be more formal in how we run our activities. We’re keen that lots of you join

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Parish Council News

Minutes of the extraordinary meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th February 2021 via an e-conference system.

In attendance:- Cllr B Shaw (Chair/BS), Miss E Cooper (Clerk/EC), Cllrs N Thorp, P McLaughlin. Four members of the public.   Apologies for absence None received prior to the meeting. Cllr D Beckles joined the meeting at 7.50pm. Cllr B Heneghan was not present.   Declarations of interest in the

Minutes of the extraordinary meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th February 2021 via an e-conference system.

In attendance:- Cllr B Shaw (Chair/BS), E Cooper (Clerk/EC), Cllrs N Thorp (NT), P McLaughlin (PM), B Heneghan (BH), D Beckles (DB). One member of the public.   To note or receive apologies for absence None.   To note any declarations of interest in the items on the agenda NT declared that he

Minutes of the Upton Parish Council meeting held at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th January 2021. This meeting was held via an e-conference system.

In attendance: - Cllr Ben Shaw (Chair/BS), Miss E Cooper (Clerk/EC), Cllrs Peter McLaughlin, David Beckles & Brendan Heneghan. County Cllr Mike Fox-Davies, District Cllr Sarah Medley. Mrs J West (JW) on behalf of the PCC, Mr N Thorp (NT) and one member of the public.   Apologies for

Minutes of the meeting of Upton Parish Council at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd December 2020. This meeting was held via an e-conference system and was a continuation of the meeting held on Thursday 26thNovember. 

In attendance:- Cllr Ben Shaw (BS/Chair), Miss E Cooper (EC/Clerk), Cllrs Peter McLaughlin (PM) and David Beckles(DB)   Apologies for absence  Cllr B Heneghan was not present.   Declarations of interest in the items on the agenda   None declared.   Update on

Minutes of the meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.00pm on Thursday 26th November 2020. This meeting was held via an e-conference system.

In attendance:- Cllr Ben Shaw (Chair/BS), Miss E Cooper (Clerk/EC), Cllrs Peter McLaughlin, David Beckles & Brendan Heneghan. County Cllr Mike Fox-Davies, District Cllr Sarah Medley. One member of the public.   Apologies for absence None. Declarations of interest in the items on the

Play Areas at the Rec

Work starts this week, Monday 8th March, on the new junior play area which will be situated close to the existing adventure area and the pump track. The works are expected to take 2 weeks and as part of this work the old junior area behind the hall will be decommissioned and out of use from Monday. Also as part of this

Minutes from the Upton Parish Council Meeting held on 17th September 2020

Upton Parish Council     Minutes of the virtual meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Thursday 17th September 2020. In attendance: - Councillors Mr B Shaw (Chair/BS), P McLaughlin (PM), D Beckles (DB), B Heneghan (BH). County Councillor M Fox-Davies. Three members of the public.