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24 & 29 July 2019 – Topical Pictures

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Various topical subjects in UR: Trim Trail off Delfin Wright Close Clean-Up by URPC Delfin Way – Dropped Kerbs Lutyens Court Landscaping Tennis Courts – waiting for the weeds to die Resurfaced Bleriot Road Folland Park – pathway Updated: Bovis site completion schedule! Dated: 29 July 2019 Date: 24 July 2019 Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint

Planning

The Trim Trail is complete.

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Update: 21 August 2019 Bovis Homes have clearly invested some serious money on the Trim Trail and it is something that UR should be immensely proud of. I look forward to the Heras fencing being removed ready for a work out on the elements on Proctor and Mitchell Way. There is a rider, I wouldn’t […]

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Final June Walkabout

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Photographs taken on 28 June 2019. No particular subject. Just pictures of Jubilee Gardens and the fantastic Play park facility in Folland park. Don’t forget that there are 4 picnic tables as well as a Table Tennis table.     Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint

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Sports Field – so it has begun!

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Update: 11 July 2019     Today (26 June 2019) the old village hall foundations are being broken up by EMG’s jack hammer. I can only guess that the next stage is the concrete waste will be removed and the construction of the football pitches as per the S106 will begin. The grass was also […]

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The Wildflower “Fashion”

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Maybe fashion is the incorrect word, but I have never known so much interest in wild flowers in our village and there is no doubt they do look beautiful. Take a look at the Poppies after the rain. The water droplets forming on the buds. I note that a patch of wild flowers have been […]

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Lutyens Court – UPDATE!

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UPDATE: 24 July 2019 The positive is that the rear of Lutyens Court is being laid out as per the landscaping plans and looks as though it will be a very nice area to sit on balmy Summer days such as today. However, I am disappointed to write that while not all the weeds from […]

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Bees in our Garden

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Friends of the Earth discuss bees here. A few pictures below. Not brilliant but pleased to see a few bees in the garden on this flower and others. An extract from the link above: You can make a huge difference where you live by doing a few simple things. Planting flowers rich in nectar will […]

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Parish Council to agree in Principle to adopt VF POS?

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EDIT (13 June 2019): The item was withdrawn from the meeting. At the next Parish Council Meeting – the council are discussing the following: Item 10 Public Open Spaces: To discuss and reach agreement in principle that Upper Rissington Parish Council will adopt the public open spaces when offered and work towards this outcome.   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint

Parish Council & Town

A very slight delay in POS completion!

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In December 2018, the following works programme was published on the planning portal (see attachment). The planned start of the Tennis Courts was in January and allotments in May. Much of the POS was due to be planted and seeded in March & May, clearly this has not happened. Work on the tennis courts restarted […]

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Update: Tennis Courts

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Update: 6 June 2019 Nothing to report since the last update. 26 May 2019 The tennis courts are progressing well. Clearly the next stage is the top coat of tarmac and the court fencing. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint

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Eden Enterprises (Litter)

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Eden is an initiative started in Little Rissington to clear their streets of litter. I only discovered Eden Enterprises today by accident and their initiative matches mine in Upper Rissington. Personally, I have collected bags of rubbish on the Upper Rissington access roads and therefore understand why those in Little Rissington have adopted the Eden […]

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Grass Cutting?

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The above picture is of Lutyens Court. The grass areas in the village are cut by WODC and the Linden and Bovis contractor. Over the years, the majority of the areas have always been cut. This year is quite different. The old village is managed by the Parish Council and their contractor West Oxfordshire District […]

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The Delfin Way wildflower meadow….

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The planned area for 24 houses off Delfin Way is looking rather unkept, in comparison to previous years. It’s clearly been left like this intentionally, for the wild flowers. My only comment is that it would be nice for the edges to be cut as a minimum. What do you think, should it be cut […]

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The Weeds of Lutyens Court

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EDIT: 16 June 2019. We believe that the weeds will be cut back soon and hopefully they are killed before grass is sown to achieve the frontage the owners of homes in Lutyens Court expect. Bovis site completion schedule! The beautiful conversion of the old Officers Mess into brilliant new three story town houses is […]

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Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 5th – 11th May 2019

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Picture:  (Photo: Mirko Graul/Shutterstock) Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 5th – 11th May 2019 and hedgehoggy events are being organised all around the country! Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them. […]