Due to the current situation, the next few meetings have been temporarily suspended until further notice and will post future dates here again once all is clear.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Advanced Notification of Surfacing Work - Cut-back of Vegetation

Advance notification letters were delivered to properties informing residents Oxfordshire County Council will be undertaking surfacing work on footway with removal of vegetation outside properties scheduled for August / September.

The advance notice allows residents to cut back their own garden vegetation themselves, or the contactor will carry this out as sympathetically as possible prior to the surfacing work.

The back of the footway needs to be accessible to a height of no less than .5 metres from the footway surface and any overhanging vegetation should be no less than 2.1 metres above the footway surface.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

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 are some simple steps you can take that will protect you from the most common Coronavirus-related scams.  Here’s what need to do:
  • Watch out for scam messages - Your bank, or other official organisations, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text.  If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): report@phishing.gov.uk
  • Shopping online - If you're making a purchase from a company or person you don't know and trust, carry out some research first, for example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was.  If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, other payment providers may not provide the same protection.
  • Unsolicited calls and browser pop-ups offering tech support - Never install any software, or grant remote access to your computer, as a result of a cold call.  Remember, legitimate organisations would never contact you out of the blue to ask for financial details such as your PIN or full banking password.
NHS Test and Trace scams:

The NHS Test and Trace service plays an important role in the fight against coronavirus and it’s vital the public have confidence and trust in the service.  However, we understand the concerns people have about the opportunity for criminals to commit scams.

What you need to know:

Contact tracers will only call you from the number 0300 013 5000. Anyone who does not wish to talk over the phone can request the NHS Test and Trace service to send an email or text instead, inviting them to log into the web-based service.

All text or emails sent by NHS Test and Trace will ask people to sign into the contact tracing website and will provide you with a unique reference number.  We would advise people to type the web address https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk directly into their browser, followed by the unique reference number given to you, rather than clicking on any link provided in the message.

The NHS Test and Trace service will never:
  • ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind
  • ask for any details about your bank account
  • ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone 
  • ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS
If you think you have been a victim of fraud, please report it to Action Fraud at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Upgraded Pedestrian Crossing - Drayton Road

On Tuesday the 26th May Oxfordshire County Council will upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing on Drayton Road.  They will replace the poles, install a new signal controller and new extra low voltage equipment with LED signal heads which will greatly reduce the power consumption and carbon footprint of the site which will reduce hazards in the event of an accident.

The existing Pelican installation will be upgraded to include on-crossing detectors which will allow for a variable crossing time dependant on walking speed and number of pedestrians.

A temporary pedestrian facility will be in place whilst work is carried out and all work is estimated to be completed by Friday 5th June.

Monday, 4 May 2020


A resident asked if we could post this on the Blog:



Monday, 27 April 2020

Citizens Advice still available

Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale are still available to help. They are no longer able to offer face to face appointments from their Advice Centres, but you will be able to talk to their Advisers on the telephone.

Advice Line:  0300 330 9042
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
For general advice please visit our website citizensadvice.org.uk

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Jeanette Halliday

We’re very sad to report that Abingdon Town Councillor Jeanette Halliday passed away on Friday 17th April who’d been unwell since Christmas.

Our thoughts are with her family at this very diffcult time.

An obituary can be found on the Abingdon Town Council site here: 

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Motorcycles for Mikayla - Charity Bike Day


Granting wishes for children fighting cancer

11:00AM - 4:30AM

Abingdon Rugby Club
Lambrick Way
OX14 5TJ

Classic, On/Off Road, Superbikes and Classic Cars
Everybody Welcome!

Fully licensed bar - refreshments available
Live Music and DJ

Please all to arrange to display new bikes, accessories or trade stands

Alan Hutt

Supported by the VJMC

Due to the current virus situation this event may / may not happen

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Teacher Help offered during Coronavirus

One of the Abingdon Coronavirus Volunteers on the estate is a teacher, and though is in school on a rota basis and running a virtual classroom, is happy to help anyone who specifically needs help with home school stuff.  Contact the Committee HERE and we'll pass on your details.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Sewing Jobs

If anyone has any little mending jobs (hems turned up etc) that need doing during the current virus situation, there's a lady on the estate who is willing to do this for you.  Get in touch with us HERE and we'll pass messages on.