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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 (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

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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

DRAFT Minutes of the Upton Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting

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

DRAFT Minutes of the Upton Parish Council meeting held at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th March 2021. This meeting was held via an e-conference system.

In attendance: - Cllr Ben Shaw (Chair/BS), Miss E Cooper (Clerk/EC), Cllrs David Beckles (DB), Neil Thorp (NT) & Brendan Heneghan (BH). County Cllr Mike Fox-Davies, District Cllr Sarah Medley. Four members of the public.   Apologies for absence Cllr Peter McLaughlin   Declarations of

Parish Council response re: Chilton Road

  Council Response re: Chilton Road click to read PDF

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