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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

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What’s going on in UR today?

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Very pleased to be able to report that the Tennis Courts have started. The guys were removing the waste vegetation and preparing the surface by scrapping a layer of tarmac off. Lutyens Court has scaffolding erected as windows are being systematically replaced. Godfrey Place is still being prepared for tarmac on the 29th (scheduled for […]

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Song Birds in UR

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We all know that Upper Rissington is privileged to have a huge bird population, whether pigeons, rooks or starlings (even loads of Kites). The dawn chorus is getting louder at this time of the years as they go about increasing their population, with mating calls. Here are some in our garden, the starlings are nesting […]

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Remediation or Contamination?

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I like that word remediation. Much of what is known as Victory Fields was built on a RAF technical site (which means, work shops, stores, hangars etc). During the last 10 years, my wife and I must have taken over 4000 – 5000 photographs of the transition process from military base to housing estate. Some […]

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Miniature Castle – protection?

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Three years ago, we thought that this castle was going to be demolished. It was highlighted by various residents and the BBC even came out to interview those very same residents. I will upload the article and the photos when I find them. Consequently, Jason Corban who was on the Parish Council (PC) at the […]

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Freehold Houses: Estate Charges

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The document below deserves some of your time. It was supplied by our Ward Councillor and discusses Estate Charges. Here is Para 6 as an example. It is up to developers and the local planning authority to agree appropriate funding arrangements as part of those commitments. Conditions and planning obligations cannot, however, currently be used […]