Parish News February 2013

Kennington logoTemporary EMERGENCY Road Closure – Kennington – Oxford Road

On the Oxfordshire County Council website it states that this road will be closed until 31 July 2013.


Oxfordshire County Council has decided to resurface The Avenue, from the roundabout with Kennington Road and Bagley Wood Road to the roundabout with St Swithun’s Road – this is being listed as a capital scheme which will involve a greater structural repair.  The Council has been given no date as to when this work will commence.


The Parish Council will continue to report pot holes and other issues within the village to the Highways Department for repair.


The Parish Council has considered three grant requests over the past two months:  The Abingdon and District Citizens Advice Bureau was awarded £425, ENRYCH, formerly known as Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers) was awarded £25 and the Oxfordshire Playbus was also awarded £25.


  • The Abingdon and District CAB is a registered charity established since 1968 and is funded entirely by grants and donations.  During 2011/12 it handled over 6,975 issues from 3,355 clients. Abingdon Adviceline dealt with 1693 issues from 1055 clients in the Vale of White Horse – an increase of 8% on the previous year.  Of these enquiries 33% were benefit problems; 27% debt problems and 16% employment problems.


  • ENRYCH is also a registered charity and runs a thriving project for the benefit of adults with a physical disability who live in Oxfordshire.


  • The Oxfordshire Playbus is a registered charity established in 1979.  It now has four vehicles serving the youth, children and families in Oxfordshire.  The various buses are well known to children and young people.  The Play Ability Sensory Bus supports children with disabilities, with the Play Back Stage Bus being used for performing arts events.


You may remember, last year the Chairman and Clerk visited the Practice Manager at the Kennington Health Centre.  The meeting was to work on forming a relationship between the village and the health centre.


The Council has been asked that people direct their complaints about the Health Centre directly to Dave Dixon, the Practice Manager, or your doctor depending on the nature of your complaint.


Anne Feather, Clerk to the Council

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