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Sports Field – so it has begun!

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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 being cut as I took the […]

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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 – is being manicured.

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Lutyens Court is the first item on the Public Open Space programme due for completion in a year. According to the programme soft landscaping to South Field and Lutyens Court was due to start on 17 June 2019. EDIT: (25 June 2019): Front and Rear of Lutyens Court has been strimmed. EDIT: Work began today (20 […]

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Bovis site completion schedule!

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I have to thank the Parish Clerk for the latest completion schedule for the development and POS. The schedule covers the following 12 months. The Excel spreadsheet shows the schedule that needs to be read in consultation with the attached map.   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint

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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EDIT (13 June 2019): The item was withdrawn from the meeting.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

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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. […]

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Jubilee Gardens

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A few pictures of Jubilee gardens. Someone has kindly cut one of the bordering hedges, (UBICO). The water supply is FOC from Albion Water and was organised by Cllr’s Laird and M.Flint. Think we all agree it needs a little TLC, The UBICO contract on the Parish Council website states that they should do it. […]

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Dandelions on Delfin Way!

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I’m sure it won’t be long before the grass is cut and the dandelions are gone for this year. I don’t think I have ever seen Delfin Way with grass this long for a while, but I’m sure you will agree, it does look kind of pretty. What do you think? Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint

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From Aircraft Dispersal to Bunds

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This post shows how an aircraft parking/taxi area became a man made bund. The photograph sequence displays how the construction of the bunds from building detritus has occurred. As you will see most of the material used in the construction is sub soil. You will also note that drainage through the concrete area has been […]

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Allotments access – Drop Kerbs

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After the planning delay regarding vehicular access to the allotments. Avtar dropped the kerbs ready for the Hoggin Road allowing access to the allotments. Normally, allotments are managed by the Parish Council, but as we know they have to be handed over following completion for this to happen.     Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Jerry Flint