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‘Drop In’ – Back in Business

Drop In The village Drop In is up and running again on alternate Thursdays at 3.00pm The aim is to meet at people’s houses, although we are not in the village hall as in the past we very much want this to be open to all villagers. Please come along if you want to have a nice friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Progress on Upton Nature Garden

Thanks to everyone who’s shown enthusiasm for the plan to create a wildlife-friendly space beside the village hall. We’re delighted that Upton Parish Council has formally approved the nature garden project. Depending on the outcome of the grant application to the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment - news due any day

Don’t become a victim of scams

Every year, Citizens Advice runs Scams Awareness Fortnight with the Consumer Protection Partnership. 'Which' guest explains what they’ve learnt about scams over the past year.

Driverless minibus trial at Milton Park

Staff working at Milton Park near Didcot will soon benefit from an automated driving public transport service

Village Drop In Meetings

The village Drop In is restarting on Thursday May 20th at 3.00pm at Margaret Maytham’s house (Toad Hall at the junction between Church Street and Stream Road). The aim is to meet every Thursday, or possibly alternate Thursdays thereafter at people’s houses. Although we are not in the village hall as in the past we

Volunteers wanted to help with Village Fete

Upton Village Fete, Saturday 4th September With any luck, and assuming the pandemic continues its retreat, we will once more be able to hold the village fete. As usual, the date will be the first Saturday in September, the venue is the village hall and recreation ground and the time will be 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In a

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 (

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Dog Fouling, District Council Waste and Recycling

Dear parishes, Please find attached Dog fouling letter addressed to all residents.

Enhanced government support for Oxford to bring high COVID cases down

Oxford is to be given rapid additional support by central government including increased testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake given that COVID-19 cases remain at unprecedented levels in the city. People aged 18 - 29 in Oxford City will now continue to be able to access recently introduced enhanced mobile

Further call for 18 – 29 year olds to get COVID tested, cases in Oxford now highest in the south-east

From Councillor Sally Povolotsky Further call for 18 - 29 year olds to get COVID tested as cases in Oxford now highest in the south-east Additional COVID-19 testing facilities for people aged 18 - 29 in Oxford will continue to be available after cases in the city jumped from 296 to 946 this week (ending 2 July),

Vale of White Horse Email Alerts

To help you keep up to date with the latest news in your area, including about planning applications and decisions, Sign up for Vale of White Horse email alerts.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Front Door website

LABC has launched a new website called Front Door aimed at homeowners to provide useful advice on home improvements, building regulations, contracts, working with builders and designers, planning permission etc.

Power line over the old playground

Please be advised that southern electric have informed us that they need to cut the trees back by two meters from the power line over the old playground. This is because a child recently died from climbing a tree and touching the cable which is live.          Upton Parish Council

Minutes of the Upton Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting 15th April 2021

Held at 7.00pm on Thursday 15th April 2021 via an e-conference system. In attendance:- Cllrs B Shaw (Chairman/BS), P McLaughlin (PM), Neil Thorp (NT). E Cooper (Clerk/EC).   Apologies for absence Cllr D Beckles in advance of the meeting. Cllr B Heneghan was not present.   Declarations of