Before the end of March all the Royal Mail post boxes should be refurbished, as you can see they are extremely tired and in need of freshening up!
Many thanks to the parishioner who made a special trip to last month’s Saturday office to thank the Parish Council for what they do – comments like these are so very much appreciated.
Those of you who use or walk through Forest Side Playing Field will have noticed a new litter bin, placed near the BMX Track. It has been sited there especially for all the youngsters to use as they enjoy their new facility.
There are plans for more conservation work to be carried out at Kennington Pools later in the year – a request for volunteers will be placed in the Chronicle nearer the time.
Unfortunately, some shrubs were ripped up and thrown over a fence at the Playfield Road Field. Luckily half have been recovered and re-planted. More shrubs, less inviting to pull up, are planned to be planted in their place.
The grass cutting season is now upon us again, and this year to stop any confusion over number of times which verges are cut – it was decided that all verges would be cut 12 times during the coming year. This should keep the village looking tidy and well-kept for all visitors and those travelling through the village.
Two grants were agreed at the meeting. The first was £350 for the 1st Kennington Guides to go towards an exciting adventure trip to Switzerland. The activities they are planning whilst away sound wonderful. We hope they have a great time.
The second grant was £25 to the Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers Oxfordshire, which is a charity run for the benefit of physically disabled people in Oxfordshire. They are changing their name from April to ENRYCH Oxfordshire, which is a blend of ENRICH and RYDER CHESHIRE. The enrichment of lives for those with a disability is what they are all about.
New flags are on order to replace our rather tatty and ripped ones.
Finally, the meeting could not have been complete without talk about June’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.