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Upton Village Fête

Upton Village Fête will be held on the village recreation ground on Saturday 3rd September between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. In the central arena there’ll be a gymnastic display and a not-too-serious dog show. All sizes and shapes of dogs are welcome! - please call Gloria Hancock on 850683. Wantage Silver Band will be

Upton Photo Competition

For all residents of Upton a free to enter photography competition. Rules -  Residents of Upton Parish only  Two age groups: under 16 and over 16  All photographs submitted should be in JPG format  Photographs should be emailed to There are two themes: 1. Upton and surrounding area -

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party June 2022

We had well over 100 people from the village attending the event, the sun shone and we enjoyed an amazing spread of food with everyone contributing and with some eye catching red white and blue cup cakes. The tables were decorated with flowers from the garden, the bunting was up and it was an excellent occasion to

Christian Aid Week

An update on the money raised this year. With some late envelopes and further plant sales, the final total was £650 – the highest ever. Our helpers have agreed the Tea Party will be repeated next year. Elisabeth and Malcolm Wright

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.

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New guides on energy-saving homes

As chair of Low Carbon Oxford North I would like to let you know about our new Housewarming Guides. Housewarming Guides are written by an expert in home energy and are designed for people considering upgrading their homes to use less energy, to be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer,

Climate Action Oxfordshire

Climate Action Oxfordshire lists measures people can take and rates them according to effort, impact, and cost. It also gives people an idea of what financial savings they can make and includes

Amber / Red warning of extreme heat

Met Office warnings issued for Oxfordshire. Starts: 00:00 BST on Mon 18 JulyEnds: 23:59 BST on Tue 19 July An exceptional hot spell on Monday and Tuesday leading to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.

Upton Parish Council Meeting Agenda Tuesday 19th July 2022 7pm – Meeting Room in the Village Hall

To: All Members of the Council You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Parish Council to be held in the meeting room at the Upton village hall on Tuesday 19th July 2022 at 7.00 pm. Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. Please inform the Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the start of the

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

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