Parish News April 2012

Kennington logoMost of you will have noticed the water on Kennington Road between Best One and the roundabout at the beginning of Kennington. The leak’s progress is given on Thames Water Live however, hopefully by the time this goes to print Thames Water will have sorted it and no more wet road!

It has been brought to the attention of the Council that a ‘poo’ bag containing dog mess was found in someone’s front garden! The Council would remind dog owners to use the poo bins within the village for their dog’s mess. Responsible dog owners would never dream of not taking bags when walking their dog – the Council would remind all dog owners not to forget bags as reports of dog mess have been recently made. Many thanks.

The Council received the following information regarding the Jubilee weekend from the Vale of White Horse:- ‘To help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it has been decided that parking will be free for the entire Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend (from Saturday 2 June until Tuesday 5 June inclusive) in all Vale of White Horse District Council car parks. This will allow people to attend events in the towns to enjoy the celebrations with friends without having to worry about the cost of parking’.

A further topic the Parish Council felt it would like to share is that after months of planning and consultation, Carers Oxfordshire is happy to announce the launch of its new website The Website offers valuable information to carers for various aspects of their caring role, and is much easier to navigation so that relevant information can be found.

The Council agreed five grants during April being:

  • St John Ambulance Kidlington – £120 to help in keeping St John Ambulance volunteers going for another year.
  • Kennington Good Neighbours – £400 to help produce the Village List brochure for the whole village.
  • Kennington Women’s Institute – £250 towards the cost of hiring the Village centre each month.
  • Kennington Festival Group – £250 towards the cost of hiring the Village centre.
  • The Royal British Legion – £15 to help ensure the Legion can keep providing help and support to many service men who sustained life-changing injuries when they served in the Falklands.

Finally, on 24 May it is the Kennington Annual Parish meeting. Please come along, enjoy a cup of tea and cake and learn more about what goes on in your village. Please note – This meeting is being held in the Youth Club, behind the Village Centre.

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