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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

Upton Nature Garden

Exciting finds on the nature garden site next to the village hall last month: a pyramidal orchid, several field voles, and a slow worm! We're aiming to prepare the ground in September ahead of planting in October and November. We haven't been given the final grant figure for the garden by Trust for Oxfordshire's

St Mary’s Churchyard

Passers-by will have noticed that the churchyard has appeared in need of a trim at some times during this summer. This was the result of an experimental policy to allow the growth of grasses and wild flowers to encourage the insect population, as is being done elsewhere in the village. At its meeting in June, the PCC

Upton Village Fete

The village fete is on! Keep the date free and come along to the village hall and recreation ground at 1:00pm on 4th September to enjoy some old-fashioned fun and frolics just like we used to back in 2019! Some of the confirmed attractions include: A fun dog show. No need to pre-book, just turn up with your dog on

‘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.

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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.

Oxfordshire plan – 2050

Two free, public webinars, 8th & 9th September, are being held to give people the opportunity to learn more about the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.

Road Closure, West hagbourne

Oxfordshire County Council plan to close part of the westerly section of Main Street past Scotlands Ash Garage and Little Acorns Nursery for  a maximum of 5 days starting on 25 September 2021. The closure reason is "Provide Pole"

Upton Parish Council Minutes July 2021

Upton Parish Council Minutes of the meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Thursday 15th July 2021 in the village hall.