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Upton Nature Garden – October update

We’re thrilled to report exciting and momentous progress towards supporting nature in our village. This weekend just past, villagers and other volunteers have planted 2500 bulbs and laid out the paths in the nature garden. This means that next spring there’ll be nectar for the early emerging bees – generally queen

St. Mary’s Vestry Improvements Appeal – Update November 2021

The appeal to raise funds for improvements to St Mary’s church in Upton was launched in July 2019. The works include extension of the vestry to provide a disabled access WC and refurbishment of the existing vestry to include catering facilities. So far, funds raised via a combination of generous donations, grants

Kit Maunsell MC (1939-2021)

It is with sadness that we report that Kit Maunsell died on his 82nd birthday on the 6th October. He had lived at Upton Manor, Hight Street for 35 years. Kit was born in India where his father was on secondment to the Indian Political Service on October 6th 1939. He and his family returned to this country in 1944

Nature Garden update

Dear villagers and supporters, You may have seen the nature garden site is looking a little different. Now we need your skills and energy to take the transformation even further. On Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October please donate some time to plant thousands of bulbs. Please reply to if

Free Film Ticket

Churn Churches Action Group With the approach of COP26, climate change is attracting large amounts of media and public attention. As one part of our local response we are organising a free showing of a very powerful documentary film which has already won many awards throughout the world. The showing

Progress on the Nature Garden

Over the weekend of 25-26th September we started the landscaping work on the nature garden site. The grass was removed to leave earth for the woodland shrubs, perennials, and native ground cover. The massive concrete foundations from the old playground equipment were dug up and removed from site. Smaller hardcore has

Upton Village Fete

Over 300 people came from far and wide to Upton recreation ground on the first Saturday in September to enjoy all the fun of the fete. There were Morris men, gymnasts and a fun dog show in which it seemed that just about every dog in Upton got a prize. An impressive array of classic cars glinted in the occasional

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DRAFT Minutes of the Upton Parish Council Meeting held on 16.11.21

Upton Parish Council Minutes of the meeting of Upton Parish Council held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 16st November 2021 in the village hall. In attendance:- Cllrs B Shaw (Chairman/BS), P McLaughlin (PM), N Thorp (NT), B Heneghan (BH). E Cooper (Clerk/EC). Nature Garden Working Group representatives K Humphrey & K

Successful grant application

I’m pleased to be able to let you know that the grant I applied for on behalf of the village from Thames Vally Police and Crime Commissioner community funding  has been successful to the tune of £5,000

Volunteers to help with jobs around the play area this Saturday

Can you help with jobs around the play area this Saturday 20/11/2021 from 10:00am? Everyone is welcome, all ages, all abilities bring the family meet your friends!

Have your say on pharmaceutical services in Oxfordshire

People who use pharmaceutical services in Oxfordshire are being asked to give their views on whether current services are meeting the needs of the population. Residents will have until 9 January 2022 to comment on Oxfordshire County Council’s new pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).

Tree Maintenance

Please be advised that Upton Parish Council has contacted for some tree maintenance to take place around the Village with works starting on Wednesday 10th November weather permitting.

Upton Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting 07.12.21 at 7pm

Upton Parish Council You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Upton Parish Council at 7.00pm on Tuesday 7th December 2021. This meeting will be held in the function room in the George & Dragon public house. Members of the press and public are welcome to attend. Please notify the Clerk at least 48 hours

Chilton Road scheme; update from Sustrans

We are currently finalising our detailed design, which includes several modifications from the design proposed during the public consultation as a direct result of feedback received from Parish Council members and local residents:

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