Parish News – April 2017

At its March meeting, the Council granted £300 to the Kennington Baby and Toddler Group in support of their group that meets twice a week in the Village Centre.

The Council also granted £250 to the Oxford Preservation Trust as a contribution towards an information notice board for the Memorial field off Playfield Road playing field.

The Council has employed a new contractor to carry out the grass cutting and maintenance contracts this year. 

The flagpole at the War Memorial has been cleaned and serviced as there had been a few issues with the winding up/down of flags.

A speed and vehicle counter was in place for a week, either end of the village earlier last month – the data from which is still to be analysed.  Figures should be in next month’s edition of the Chronicle.

This month the Council is ‘testing the water’ around how residents feel about a ‘Paint Amnesty’ – Cllr. Feather has written an article explaining this suggested initiative – details on page xx.  If you would be interested in disposing of your unwanted paint this way please let the Clerk or Cllr. Feather know.

The Council would like to thank the Horticultural Society for the lovely splashes of colour throughout the village where they have planted purple crocuses in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Oxford Isis, to protect children and rid the world of polio.

It has been suggested that Neighbourhood Watches need to be updated and modernised.  If any residents are interested in volunteering to help the village, details can be found on the Thames Valley Police website. Neighbourhood Watch is all about people getting together with their neighbours to take action to cut crime.

Finally, the Council looks forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Parish meeting on Wednesday 26 April at 7:30pm.

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