Sports on the Village Green

As we are beginning to open up after lockdown even if it is only into Tier 2, the Village Green in Milton is preparing to start sports activities again.  Unfortunately for the organisers, the first task they have to do is to clear the pitches of unwanted items left by our four legged friends and not…

Community Bus Service

210  Bus Service We have been informed that the Community Bus Service, the 210 service, from Milton to Witney will hopefully still continue to run. Subject to driver availability and no further Government restriction.  Please check here for more details

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Pop a date in your diary!!

Milton And Shipton W.I.s Cake Stall Milton Village Green opposite the Co-op store Saturday December 12th 10am – 12noon Homemade Christmas Goodies for sale. All Proceeds to the Food Bank and Shipton Church Roof fund

Milton Village Hall is back in use.

Hiring Milton Village Hall If you were thinking of hiring Milton Village Hall, or looking for somewhere to hold a function, our Village Hall is open for business. Click on the Village Hall tab above on our website to see the conditions. There is a separate section on Covid Precautions that you need to see…

Rough Trader message from TVP

Rogue Traders Carterton Yesterday there was an incident in Carterton where an elderly householder was charged £175.00 for cleaning gutters on his property, it was a scam the work was not carried out, the males then tried to say he needed work on his roof at a cost of £4000.00, he declined there was nothing…

Can you help TVP?

Lost Property From PCSO Moulding, This is a request to reunite the owner of a silver wedding ring found in the Burford area over the weekend of the 27th/28th June. The ring has a very date specific engraving in it If you or someone knows of any person who has lost such a ring,then they…

Be Alert and Stay Safe – TVP

Coronavirus-Related Scams – How To Protect Yourself Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million. How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams: There…

Important Message from Wychwood Surgery and Pharmacy

In line with government and NHS recommendations we are now asking that all patients, members of the public and contractors entering the Wychwood Premises adhere to the following instructions.   With effect from Monday, 15th June 2020 we are asking all patients, members of the public and contractors to wear face coverings before they enter…

To all Allotment Holders – be on the lookout!

Damage To Allotments Swimbrook Road Carterton Overnight between Monday 08/06/2020 and Tuesday 09/06/2020 vandals have entered the allotments and caused damage to sheds , gates and property, stealing a kitchen knife from one of the sheds. This is just mindless vandalism which cannot be tolerated. The allotment holders put a tremendous amount of effort into…

Be aware!

  Morning All, I have just received an email from a friend in the village to say that yesterday he was approached at home by two men with a white van. He initially thought they were delivering to his house. When questioned they showed him a picture of a large house, supposedly in Milton, which…

Scam Alert from OCC

Oxfordshire residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation. Some scammers are claiming to be charity workers, offering assistance with shopping, or requesting donations. Here are some tips from our Trading Standards team on how to check charity workers are genuine (graphic attached for social media…

Email Banking Scam

Bank email scam – beware! I’ve just heard of a particularly nasty email banking scam. I cannot verify it but the information has come from a reliable source. It purports to be from your bank and the subject line is “payment not taken”, or similar. If you receive such an email DO NOT OPEN IT…

Watch out for Covid scammers!

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams I’ve been asked to share the following important advice with local residents via our social media and other communication channels: Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation. In Oxfordshire, County Council’s Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting…

From Milton Parish Council.

As a Parish Council we are following Government Directives and unfortunately this includes “closing enclosed play area” Government’s Directive:-  “Enclosed spaces in parks include playgrounds, sports courts and pitches, outdoor gyms and similar to close immediately” (23/03/2020) We have therefore closed the children’s play are and the tennis court on the Green until further notice.…

Wild Oxfordshire’s Butterfly Survey Workshop

Butterfly and Pollinators survey volunteering opportunity Due to the Covid 19 outbreak and restrictions on movement, we are sadly having to cancel the workshop planned for April 19th.   We are planning to have some training material online in preparation for when we will be able to start surveying again. So if anyone is still interested…

Bogus Callers

Apart from the “Nottingham Knockers” there seems to be a spate of people in high-vis jackets calling on houses in the village and surroundings. Be very wary of them! We have checked some stories that they are from the council and all have denied representatives in the area. Before you invite anyone in please check…

WYCHWOOD SURGERY SPECIAL NOTICE

To keep up to date with the Coronavirus outbreak and guidance as to what to do, could you please check the Wychwood Surgery Facebook page first as this is the place that will be regularly and immediately updated. There is a lot of information on there and if you can find your answer there it will…

Do you play a musical instrument?

A message from Rosie about making music. Here’s Rosies message: Last year I saw a short article in the newsletter about a wonderful friendly club for adult musicians and thought that other people might like to hear about it. If you are learning an instrument, it can be quite difficult to find occasions where you can…

The Problem with Ash Trees

is that they sometimes die, not because of ash die-back, but for other reasons. We had a group of three ash trees near the bridge across Littlestock Brook at there far end of the new Woodland Walk. In the high winds a few weeks ago one of the trio was blown down, it just snapped…

Section 106 Funding from the St Jude’s Development.

You may have heard that Milton Parish Council will be getting £118,000 to spend as a result of the new St Jude’s development. The Parish Council’s allocation is for ‘Sports and Recreation’. If you have any ideas they would like to hear from you, but read on first!   If you are a member of…

County Lines – What to look out for.

This is a message from Thames Valley Police. Most of us will be unaware of the presents of County Lines and most of us will not be affected by them but unfortunately they are everywhere. County Lines is the name given to drug dealing where organised criminal groups (OCGs) use phone lines to move and…

We’ve planted a Woodland!

With over 60 helpers planting trees it may not look much at the moment but give it a few months and when the trees start to go and the grass grows back again, the new path along Littlestock Brook will start to look pretty special. Over 350 trees were planted today from small shrubby trees…

Littlestock Brook Woodland Walk

To all of you who walk along the brook side in the allotment field you will have noticed some contractor’s vehicles parked up. Work is due to start tomorrow 4th Feb, weather permitting, on our Phase 2 of the bank development. As a safety measure while they are working there can you walk away from…

Have you ever thought of using our Village Hall?

Last year the whole kitchen area at the Village Hall was renovated and equipped with new white goods. The Village Hall committee now want to put the finishing touches to the main hall area. They are working hard to raise the funding to have the hall redecorated, this time in neutral colours so saying good…