Parish News – November 2017

Remembrance Day Parade

The parish council hope you will join them for the Remembrance Sunday parade on 12th November. The procession to the War Memorial will start at The Tandem car park, followed by a service of remembrance and wreath-laying. A service at St Swithun’s Church will follow. Please assemble by the War Memorial by 10.45am.

War Memorial Repairs

Three of the bollards at the War Memorial have been badly damaged, and it has been agreed to replace these. Grant funding will be applied for to help with the cost. There are nineteen bollards at the war memorial; one for each Kennington resident who gave their life in the World Wars.

Emergency Plan

The parish council is reviewing and updating its Emergency Plan for the village, which sets out what will happen in the case of an emergency e.g. flooding, severe snow fall, utility failure. We are seeking volunteers who could be contacted in an emergency; specifically doctors, police, fire fighters, plumbers, electricians, and an owner of a portable generator. If you are willing to be added to the list, please contact me at .

Dog Fouling

Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in dog fouling, particularly at the playing fields. If you witness a dog owner failing to clear up after their pet, please contact me with details of the incident. The parish council provides dog bags at both playing fields for emergencies.

Parking Problems

Issues with parking also seem to be getting worse, and a number of cases of inconsiderate parking have been reported to me. Our PCSO, Zack Earl, has advised anyone who witnesses illegal parking, such as on zig zag lines, to call 101.

Village Repairs

A broken bench has been replaced at Playfield Road playing field, and a stile has been installed into the memorial field near the round closed goal. Three broken posts on the corner of Grundy Crescent have also been replaced.


At its October meeting, the Council granted £575 to Oxfordshire South and Vale Citizens Advice towards the cost of their service.   

The Council also agreed a grant of £3000 to go towards the cost of replacing the boilers at the village hall.

Carols Around the Tree

It does seem early to talk about Christmas but the Councillors hope you can join them on Sunday 3 December at 6pm for Carols around the tree at the War Memorial and afterwards in St Swithun’s Church for hot mince pies and mulled wine.  There will also be a non-alcoholic fruit punch.

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