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100 CLUB “Draw Winners”

The March 2019 100 Club draw of 2019 took place on Sunday (17 March). There are currently 64 members, so the total prize fund this month is £64 which has been split as follows:


1st (no 61) – Caroline Bradbury - £32.00

2nd (no 16) – Charlotte Browning - £19.20 

3rd (no 76) – Janet Taylor - £12.80


Prizes will be delivered to the winners shortly!


Full information is available on the website or by contacting me.


The April draw will take place on on Sunday 21 (Easter Sunday) – good luck!



Nicola Turner

35 High Street



OX14 4ER


01235 833938

Thames Valley Police Newsletter

Latest Thames Valley newsletter from Matthew Barber, Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner

  • PCC awards funding for Early Intervention Youth Project
    Rural crime week
    How Thames Valley are tackling knife crime
    Sign up for Thames Valley alerts
    Thames Valley PCC is recruiting
    Matthew Barber selected to stand as PCC in 2020


Widening of A4130 from Milton Interchange:Culham to Didcot river crossing: Bridge over the A4130

In yesterday's (13 March) spring statement, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Oxfordshire County Council will get the £218million it asked for to pay for four projects in and around Didcot. The schemes sharing the funding are the widening of the A4130 from Milton Interchange towards Didcot; a new Science Bridge over the A4130; a new Culham to Didcot river crossing between the A4130 and A415; and a Clifton Hampden bypass.

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New On Line This Month:

Saint Blaise Primary School

st blaise school milton logoAs you may be aware Oxfordshire County Council has submitted planning permission so that the school can be expanded to accommodate 210 pupils (1 Form Entry School). 


Mrs Madge Morse

We are sad to note the passing of Mrs Madge Morse, aged 98.  Her funeral service was held on Friday 22 February.

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milton mice movie nightST BLAISE, FRIDAY 29 MARCH AT 7.00pm

Spreading Joy and Marmalade PADDINGTON 2


Paddington 2 has an all-star cast and is a film for all the family. The film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community

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Dog Owners

If a dog defecates at any time on designated land and a person who is in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces from the land forthwith, that person shall be guilty of an offence.
Being unaware of the defecation (whether by reason of not being in the vicinity or otherwise), or not having a device for, or other suitable means of, removing the faeces, shall not be a reasonable excuse for failing to remove the faeces.  (Dogs (Fouling of Land Act) 1996)
As a responsible dog-walker, I frequently take my dog around the villages of the DAMASCUS group (with the exception of Appleford). I am shocked and embarrassed how often I come across abandoned dog mess in accessible places. This is unpleasant to see, never mind step in, and I wonder whether owners have noticed that their dogs have a reflex that encourages them to defecate where they catch the scent of previous deliveries.
PLEASE could dog-walkers (1) pick up the mess, (2) deliver the poo-bag to an appropriate bin (rather than dropping it or hanging it from bushes) – and (3) observe the NO DOGS notices posted on Recreation Grounds!
Those who ignore these rules bring every dog-owner into disrepute.
Martin Woodgett

Milton High Street 1963

Milton High Street 1963

This photograph on the front page was taken by the late Margaret Glazebrook when the Glazebrook's first arrived in Milton in 1963.


It shows High Street taken from just outside the gates of Millbrook House looking north.


Look how neat the hedge and verge were then!


. . . and even the road surface is devoid of pot holes!!

Report on Parish Council Meeting on 04 February 2019

We have received OCC contractors' report and quotation to repair the bus shelters on the A4130 at Milton Heights. However, the bus routes may be changed to take into account the new housing at Milton Heights so it would be wrong to spend money repairing the bus shelters if they are to be moved or become obsolete.

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Do you care about where you live? Are you passionate about your community? If so, you could make a great parish councillor. Stand for election and make a local change.
A parish council is the first tier of local government. They serve communities and are elected by residents. They can raise their own precept (a form of council tax).
Your parish council has overall responsibility for the well-being of your local community.
Their work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services
  • Improve the quality of life for residents
  • Give communities a democratic voice

As a parish councillor, you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Parish councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.
Please contact 07826 539743 to find out more.

Churches In Milton

church community in Milton VOWHServices and Events during February at St. Blaise; Milton Methodist Church; Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund.

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Ed Vaizey MP - Constituency News

Highways England and the Secretary of State for Transport have been examining options for the location of the new Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, and have narrowed it down to one broad corridor


6 February edition of the Herald titled ‘Oxfordshire physiotherapy private contract fiasco exposed in full.

Constituency Visits
It was a great pleasure to plant a tree as part of the Woodlands Trust Commonwealth Canopy Project at the Sylva Foundation


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Local Groups Of Interest

the WIThere seems to be a hint of Spring in the air and the evenings are already getting lighter. A good time to start something new.
Why not come along and see what we will be doing in the coming months.
19 March - our annual meeting (members only)
16 April - Mike Brook – Musings from the amateur stage.
21 May - TBA We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Village Hall, Sutton Courtenay at 7.30pm.
If you would like more information, please contact our Secretary, Val on 01235 847612.                                                        


Tea, Cake and Chat Afternoons in Milton Community Space:
Twice each month we have a Tea, Cake and Chat Afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.00pm in the Community Space in St Blaise Church. Why not come along and meet a few other villagers and have a sociable afternoon break in our

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Steventon Branch Of The Royal British Legion

Rather to our surprise, The Steventon & District Branch was given an award for recruiting the largest percentage increase in members in the region last year. There is clearly still life in the old dogs yet!  Well done.

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