Major traffic incident in Milton at 1am on 16 August.

Thankfully no-one from the village was hurt.

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Sutton Courtenay Local History Society

Both gardeners and anyone interested in history will be welcome at the next meeting to be held on Tuesday September 27th at 7.30pm in Sutton Courtenay Village Hall.

Timothy Walker will give an illustrated talk on the Oxford Botanic Gardens, which you may have visited and which were founded in 1621. He was the Director for 28 years and is a popular speaker, lecturer, researcher, gardener and broadcaster.

Members free; visitors £3 sclhs.org.uk

MICE AGM On 4 September

We would like to invite all residents of the Parish to our next AGM on Sunday 4th September 2016 4.00pm in St Blaise Church.


It would be great to have as many people attending as we can, particularly the new residents in the parish.

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Where Was The Picture Taken? Milton Matters Competiton Winners

First to respond was David Cannon, followed by Andy Kimbrey, Chris Holliday, John Cannon, Andy Boon and Fiona Stone


Winner - David Cannon:
The photograph in Milton matters is School Lane, because the first house on the left is where I was born, and I still live on the same plot now.


John Cannon - Prize for the most information:
School Lane – towards Home Farm
On left hand side -2 nissen huts owned by Cannons
Next Miss Cullens plot
Next 19 School Lane, now Christmas cottage.
And it's Alfred Pitson walking down lane!

Meetings Held Relating To Proposed Linden Homes develoment

Minutes of special meetings held in concern over the proposed development. Meetings took place on 19 and 25 July 2016

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Wanted To Rent

Small house or garden flat for "downsizers" (husband & wife, mid 60,s)

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Ride & Stride Day 10 September

31st Ride and Stride to raise money to help preserve our local churches.


Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside. Money raised helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for future generations.

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Milton Matters

As reported in an earlier issue, Martin Woodgett is ‘retiring’ from his involvement in Milton Matters next year. We have a few options but the main one is – who will take over the printing from Martin, and where will it be housed? – it is currently in Martin’s garage.
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Tadpole Feast Update

The 2016 village fete was very well attended, despite the weather being somewhat variable during the afternoon. Tadpole 2017 is already being planned and new for the next event – a photographic competition!
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We have recently been finding food that has been thrown into the field in Pembroke Lane to feed the horses. Fortunately, they are checked on twice a day. We would ask that you refrain from feeding our horses. One of them is prone to get rather fat, which can lead to laminitis and under veterinary guidance, their food intake is monitored. It may also be something that they should not have. If you have food which you think the horses might like, please drop it off by the door at Millbrook House and we can give it to them in the right quantities.

Thank you Lisa Shoesmith and Helen Glazebrook

Milton Parish Council

Extract from the draft minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on Monday 04 July 2016 at Milton Methodist Church Hall, Milton. Addtional information relating to Neighbourhood Plan and Squire Barrett Play Equipment is added as a footnote.
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Your Voice In Parliament

Monthly contribution from Ed Vaizey, MP for the Didcot/Wantage. 

Details of his involvement in the area during the past month.
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Vale Unveils New Plans for Abingdon’s Outdoor Pool & Abbey Meadow

Vale of White Horse District Council has confirmed that it will immediately begin working towards securing the long-term future of Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow outdoor pool, alongside plans to improve the wider riverside area.

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Plenty Else To Focus The Mind.

Now is not the time to discuss the recent national events and how they may/may not effect local politics.


Until things have settled down a bit, the short answer is that no-one knows what the impact will be.

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News from ‘The Heights’

Now we have some hot and balmy weather our balmy footballers are starting to play football again in earnest.


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