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.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Oxford Kitchens & Bathrooms

One of our residents is a director of Oxford Kitchens and Bathrooms, based locally in Wootton. They are entering the 42nd year of trading in 2021, with the same management that started the business in 1979.  Their website is at www.oxfordkitchens.co.uk if you would like to know more about them.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

New Planning Application - Tennyson Drive

There is new concern re new Planning Application for 2 Tennyson Drive for the extension and conversion of existing house into 4 dwellings (3 x 1 bedroom flats and 1 x 2 bedroom flat) with associated parking.

For further details please go to the Vale of the White Horse website Planning Application P20/V3179/FUL.

Comments by 16th January 2021.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Appeal for Witnesses following a Burglary

The incident occurred between 9.30am and 5pm on Friday 11th December where offenders gained access a property in Masefield Crescent via the rear garden.  Offenders cut the wire to the security light and forced open a rear window.

Nothing is believed to have been stolen.

If you have any information, CCTV or doorbell camera footage from around the time of the incident, please contact the Police using their online form or by calling 101, quoting Reference Number 43200419989.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800-555-111.

A little oops!!!

Please note on the winter 2020 newsletter distributed recently, the link for both the Quiz and Children's Colouring Competition are slightly wrong.  The Quiz should say https://tflra.weebly.com/quiz.html and the Colouring Comp should say https://tflra.weebly.com/colour-comp.html - both links of course can be found here on our site.

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Pavement resurfacing begins ....

The long awaited pavement work has begun on Tithe Farm / Ladygrove with workmen currently in Francis Little Drive.  They are starting with a month of preparation work and planning on doing the main resurfacing from early December.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Covid Girls Charity Calendar 2021


Finally ... the long awaited, eagerly sought after


in aid of The Abingdon Bridge and Abingdon Foodbank

This unique and (soon to be) highly collectable purveyor of dates is available NOW from participating shops in the town centre, or contact Diane Livesley (Miss August) on 07798877882

Makes the ideal 'support your local charities' Christmas gift for £9.99

100% of all sale proceeds go directly to these charities

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Resurfacing the Pavements

Prep works in Abingdon are currently scheduled to start 4th November with the main surfacing following on from 4th December. A further letter/leaflet will be delivered a few days in advance of the slurry surfacing.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Repair - Inspection Chamber

It only took two years…..   After three complaints on FixMyStreet over the years, the grid has finally been replaced on the open inspection chamber in the alley way between Mill Road and Tennyson Drive.  The landmark cone over the hole has gone.  This may have been done, of course, as part of the planned pavement repairs by Oxfordshire County Council or it might have been as a result of our complaints.  Pleased it has been done, just wish it hadn’t taken so long.

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Current Crime Trends

Over the past few months there has been an increase in Courier frauds in South Oxfordshire and The Vale of White horse areas.

What is Courier Fraud?

A courier fraud is where a fraudster telephones a potential victim, claiming to be from their bank, the police or another law enforcement authority.  They then trick the person into revealing their PIN and agreeing to hand over their debit or credit card or ask the person to withdraw money from their account.

What should I look for?

Calls where someone claims to be from your bank or the police.  They may say that a fraudulent payment has been spotted on your card, or that someone has been arrested using your details and cards.

They may then ask you to ring back using the phone number on the back of your card.  This is to make you believe that the call is genuine. But the fraudster keeps the line open at their end, so you are actually connected straight back to them or an accomplice.

They will ask for your PIN, or sometimes ask you to key it into your phone’s handset.

The scammer then sends a courier or taxi to pick up your card from your home.  It is possible the driver does not know they are being used as part of the scam.

Once they have your card and PIN, the scammer can spend your money and will withdraw large amounts from your account.

Key Facts

• Your bank will never send a courier to your home
• Your bank and the police will never collect your bank card
• Your bank and the police will never ask for your PIN
• The police will never call you to inform you of being a victim of a fraud
• If you receive one of these calls, end it immediately

If you think you have been scammed or you’ve found something which looks like a fraud or a scam contact Action Fraud online or call 0300 123 2040 or call Thames Valley Police on 101.

Friday, 21 August 2020

Abingdon Heritage Weekend 2020

European Heritage Days were set up in 1991 - the principle was to throw open the doors to historic monuments and buildings, in particular those normally closed to the public, in order to raise appreciation of Europe’s rich and diverse cultural assets and the need to care for them.  Heritage Days are now held annually in September in 50 European states.

Abingdon’s first big Heritage Open Day was in 2003 and since 2007 they have been run by volunteers, mainly from the Friends of Abingdon Civic Society and the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society.

During the early years Abingdon Heritage Open Days (HODs) mainly involved giving people the opportunity to see inside buildings not normally open to the public - in some cases private householders bravely opened up their homes to visitors.  Since then the event has expanded to include heritage-themed guided walks, and often an exhibition, usually running for a full week.  In some years we have had a mini-festival with family activities as well as the regular elements. 

This year’s event will of necessity be rather different.  Plans include: 

•     Short Videos of aspects of Abingdon’s heritage
•     Video tours of properties which would otherwise be open
•     Live-streamed events from the County Hall Museum
•     Information in windows of historic properties
•     Self-guided walks using either leaflets or mobile phone technology
•     A Market Place stall with information and leaflets

Full details of the event held on 19th and 20th September can be found at: https://abingdonheritage.org.uk