Very Little Public Information About Oxfordshire Health Transformation Plans.

ed vaisey wantage health protestsEd Vaizey has said he is ‘very unhappy’ with the secrecy surrounding an overhaul of health services in Oxfordshire.


The Oxford Mail reports, Mr Vaizey said there was ‘very little information being given to the public’, and complained that even he, as MP, was being excluded from decisions.

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Christmas Travel Disruption

There will be a six day closure of Paddington station over Christmas to allow for electrification and Crossrail works to be undertaken. This will start on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, and run through to Thursday 29th December. Trains will start and finish at Ealing Broadway during the closure, allowing users to continue their journey via the underground network.

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Brexit Public Meetings

Before the end of March next year, Theresa May will formally invoke Article 50 and our negotiations to leave the European Union will begin.


These negotiations will impact us all, and with that in mind, early in the New Year Ed Vaisey will be holding two public meetings to hear constituent’s views and concerns.

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Milton Conservation Area Appraisal

The boundary extension and accompanying appraisal document were adopted by Cabinet on December 2nd 2016.


Milton conservation area was designated on 9 July 1969, reviewed in April 1990 and a further review and boundary extension adopted in December 2016.

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Wantage Constituency Should Be Renamed 'Didcot' Say Didcot Councillors

wantage or didcot name for constituencyFights will break out over plans to change the name of Wantage constituency to Didcot, one councillor has warned!

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Vale Local Plan (Part One) Adopted By Council

matthew barber leader vowh councilWith just over a week to go until the big day I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous new year.


The Vale of White Horse District Council has adopted the Local Plan: 2031 (Part 1), ensuring communities are better protected from speculative development.

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Your Voice In Parliament

First of all, although it may seem early, as this will be my last newsletter before Christmas, may I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


I was extremely angry at the news this month that the consultation that will directly affect the future of Wantage Community Hospital

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Community Space Project

st blaise church miltonThe contractor has been appointed and work is scheduled to commence on 20 February 2017. Funding has risen through generous donations but we still need over £40000.00 to complete the project.


Why not join our 100 Club to help us reach this target and in turn you may benefit from a monthly cash prize.



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What's On In Milton ?

Dates for your diary on community activities in Milton in both December and January - As a printed version of Milton is not being published in January (resumes February. * Although if you have an event or article that is not featured it is still possible to include it on this site. Just click on the top heading on the right hand menu on this page to submit anything you wish to be considered for inclusion. *

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Milton Roving Carol Singers

To ‘Cheer In’ Christmas 2016, there will be a ‘roving’ troupe of residents singing carols around the village on the evening of Friday 16 December from 6:15pm.


If there is anyone out there who would like to join us on our village tour, then either please let us know community.space@stblaise.org.uk (as we may rehearse once before the event) or simply join in on the spur of the moment!

Sax Appeal!!

Sax, our postman for Milton village is growing his beard from now until the end of November 2017 and in October 2017 his niece is going to dye it pink!!

He is raising money for two charities, Deaf Children and Children with Cancer.


To sponsor Sax (real name Ian Saxton) either ask him for a sponsor form or go to the justgiving.com links - click either of these National Deaf Children's Society or Children With Cancer UK

News from ‘The Heights’

We are now nearing our mid-season and it is a good time to reflect on what is happening at Milton United FC.


Looking ahead to the festive season we have a local derby on the Christmas Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December, 3.00pm KO against Abingdon United FC.

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The village of Milton has lost two of it's long standing parishioners in the past month, who have sadly passed away.

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Milton Parish Council

Extract from the Draft Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 07 November 2016 at The Methodist Hall, Milton
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A34 Solutions?

The gridlock which inconvenienced the village on the first Monday of November was a stark reminder of Milton's vulnerability to any disruption in the flow of the A34.


The hours of near standstill are not an uncommon experience and will have severely interrupted the economic and social activity of the village on that day.

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Milton Fireworks Display

“Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot! We see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot”

This year’s display was exceptionally well attended, with something over 300 spectators who were treated to an excellent display.

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Neighbourhood Policing

gary kiby pcso miltonWhen Christmas shopping, be aware of how much you are carrying with you. I Pads, digital cameras, mobile phones, and extra cash to buy present’s means you could be the ideal target for thieves.


How easily can the Emergency services find your house? It can sometimes be very hard for the emergency services to find properties that we are called to.

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Saint Blaise Primary School

The new term has begun well. Fireworks and Divali featured during our first week back, pupils tasted food, created art work and retold stories using IT programmes.

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Milton Wildlife

The Old Moor circuit has been the place to see interesting birds during this Autumn. Reports have reached me (thanks to the reporters!).

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Litter Pickers Ramblings

Residents of the old village may have noticed a spanking new hooded bin by the bus shelter?


This is a great improvement on its predecessor, which mysteriously disappeared some months ago.

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Churches In Milton - Dates December & January

Information on services, plus news and monthly updates, from St Blaise Church, Milton Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

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Milton Book Group

Our next meeting will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 17 January. We will be discussing "My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises" by Fredrik Backman

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