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Dad Delivers Couple's Baby In Back Of Their Car


Standstill A34 traffic forced a first-time mum to give birth in the back of her car as her husband delivered their baby - less than a mile from the hospital. Newborn baby Henry Fowler had a dramatic welcome to the world as he surprised first-time parents Thom and Jenny on Friday 19 October.


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100 CLUB “Draw Winners”

The tenth 100 Club draw of 2018 took place Sunday 14 October. There are currently 63 members, so the total prize fund this month is £63 which has been split as follows:

1st (no 56) - Gareth Thomas - £31.50

2nd (no 23) - Patrick Gale - £18.90
3rd (no 47) - Caroline Bradbury - £12.60
Prizes will be delivered to the winners shortly!


Please do advertise to family and friends - we have 37 places remaining and it would be great if we could fill a few more of these:

The next draw will take place on Sunday 18 November – good luck!

Milton Management Reshuffle - 12 October

A busy week for Uhlsport Hellenic League Milton United has resulted in changes to the First Team Management set up.


On Monday the Chairman Andy Burchette received and accepted the resignation from First Team Coach Paul Berry. First Team Manager Tim Davies has decided to step aside from first team duties and take a new role of as Director of Football within the club


On Friday Daniel Elvestad (pictured) has been appointed the Milton United First Team Manager.

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Ed Vaizey MP - Constituency News

Michael Gove announced a landmark Agriculture Bill to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Lidl have announced that they are planning to build a new store in Grove

The Bank of England is looking for secondary schools from Wantage and Didcot to take part in their digital media competition

Kellogg’s are running the Schools Breakfast Club Awards


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Luca Joins United

milton united badgeUhlsport Hellenic League One East Milton United have completed the transfer of striker Luca Headford from Premier Division side Ardley United.

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Medieval Banquet - New Years Eve

A night of music, mirth & merriment… right on your doorstep!


▪ 31st December 2018
▪ Time: 7.30pm – 00.30am
▪ Venue: Community Space, St Blaise, Milton
▪ Arrival drinks & midnight fizz
▪ Delicious 3 course Medieval Banquet


Reserve Your Tickets Now

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Milton Parish Council

If you are wondering what we, as a Parish Council, have the powers to do and not do, then you will be welcome at a social evening we intend to hold in December. Details will follow in November's issue of Milton Matters.

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Milton Village Firework Display

Saturday 3rd November at ‘Poplars’ Blackbird Lane, off School Lane. Courtesy of Tom Robertson.




Once again there will be a prize for the BEST GUY competition. So bring your "GUY'S" along !!


The Bonfire will be lit at 5.45pm and the Firework Display will begin at 6.00pm. Hot soup and toffee apples will be on sale!



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100th Anniversary Of The Ending of WW1

Steventon & District Royal British Legion

Steventon & District Royal British Legion would like to invite you to a commemoration for the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW1 in music, poetry and readings with the theme of Peace, to be held on Saturday 10 November at 12.30pm.
The commemoration is being held at Holy Trinity, Woodgreen, Witney. Tickets are £10 and include a light lunch.

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Abingdon Marathon

This is a notice to inform local residents that road closures and traffic management will be in force on the day of the 2018 Abingdon Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, 21 October 2018. For full details please view the following online document:

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Winter Produce & Craft Market

On Friday 23 November 6.00pm - 9.00pm and Saturday 24 November 10.00am - 4.00pm, Milton is holding its first Winter Produce & Craft Market.


The Market is to be held in the Community Space at St Blaise Church, Milton and all local crafters are invited – professionals and amateurs alike.

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Milton Miscellany


Have you lost a garden ornament? One found in Old Moor.
Have you lost a key and fob? One found at High Street bus stop.
Please ring 01235 834874


A newly refurbished and spacious annexe for a single tenant is available in the old village of Milton. It is offered with or without furniture, and approval might be granted for a single dog. For further information, please ring 01235 555536.

Memory Lane

This photograph of the staff and pupils at Milton School in 1953, celebrating the Queen’s coronation, was sent in by Jeanette Cox whose parents ran the Post Office and Shop from 1953 to 1967.


Can anyone name the pupils?.

Richard Webber - Oxfordshire County Councillor

Expressway - The decision on the preferred option for the proposed Oxford – Cambridge Expressway has been announced as “Route B”

Boundary Review - Residents of Drayton, Milton, Marcham and Shippon will be interested to know that the latest Electoral Boundary Commissions.

Road Diversions - The road diversion in Sutton Courtenay has resulted in massive disruption and anxiety in the area.

Hobbyhorse Lane, Sutton Courtenay - The original application having been withdrawn, all attention now falls on a second application.

Outline Business Case for a Science Bridge – be careful what we wish for! -

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New Community Building

We are holding an Open Evening at Milton United Football Club on Thursday 04 October from 7.00pm - 9.00pm.


Please come along to give your views on the initial designs and anything you would like to see included. We also would like to know of any groups or individuals who may be likely to use the facilities along with their needs.


We are intending to progress this project with parishioners’ views being taken into consideration.
Please come along and share your ideas with us.
Zena Hoskins, Chair
Community Building Working Group

The WI

the WIThe WI is a great place to meet people and learn new things too, but it is so much more. The very first WI was formed in 1897, in Ontario, Canada. Anglesey in Wales was Great Britain’s first in 1915. Did you know the WI was involved in the Keep Britain Tidy campaign? Plastic Soup and Alleviating Loneliness are just two of our current campaigns. Come join us and help to make a difference.

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Saint Blaise Primary School

st blaise school milton logoThe new school year is well underway. Our numbers are expanding rapidly and we have welcomed 89 children and their families this September which far exceeds our expectations.

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Milton Book Group

the WIMilton Book Group meets about once a month and we are always open to new members. Our next meeting will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 09 October. We will be discussing "The Citadel" by AJ Cronin - if you're interested let us know and we will confirm the venue - and don't worry if you've not had a chance to read the book, it's not compulsory! Alternatively, or if you would like more information about the group, please contact Rebecca Thomas - 01235 833731, 07717 693724 or 

Ride & Stride

A big thank you to every-one who gave up an hour of their time on Saturday 08 September to welcome walkers and cyclists to St Blaise for Ride and Stride. It was lovely that there was someone in the Church from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Anne Brownson

Churches In Milton

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


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Ed Vaizey MP - Constituency News

Some good news over the summer for the broadband roll out in our area.

Oxfordshire hospitals are being given a major funding boost to improve care ahead of winter.

Two projects in Didcot have just been awarded a combined £19,331 from the National Lottery.

Kellogg’s are running the Schools Breakfast Club Awards


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Milton Hill Bowling Club

As predicted, our final position in the Ashley-Baker League was sixth out of ten which is about par and no mean feat considering the size of some of the opposition clubs.


As clubs with grass greens close down for the season those players wishing to continue playing full-size outdoor bowls are more than welcome to come and join in on our carpet.

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