The next meeting will be at 8pm on Monday 21st January at the Stonewater Common Room. All residents welcome (but please let us know ahead of the date if you're coming)!!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Planning Application for the Poplars

The long-empty house by the pedestrian crossing on the Drayton Road is the subject of a planning application to the Vale of White Horse District Council.  A developer proposes to demolish it and build a three storey property, divided into 8 flats, with 11 parking spaces.  You can see full details on the Vale’s Planning Register website.  Search for P18/V3012/FUL

If you want to comment on this to the Vale - do hurry, as the consultation period ends on 25th January.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Christmas Competition Winners

CHILDREN'S COLOURING COMPETITION - Thank you to all the budding artists who sent in their entries - we had lots of super pictures and each design was a masterpiece which made selecting a winner very hard.  Our independent judge finally chose one from each category and the winners were Alice from Masefield for the under 6’s who won some gel colouring pens and Imogen of Tithe Farm for the 6 and over category who won a modelling box.

The entries are displayed in the Stonewater Common Room window.

ADULTS QUIZ - Again many thanks for all the entries!!  Our independent judge selected  Jill from Longfellow, who won a box of chocolates.  The answers to the quiz are (1) I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas, (2) Walking in a Winter Wonderland, (3) Santa Claus is Coming to Town, (4) Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, (5) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, (6) I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus, (7) When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney, (8) Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, (9) Mistletoe and Wine, (10) Do They Know its Christmas.

Well done to all who entered!!!!

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Drayton Road Robbery

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Abingdon.

At around 12.40am on Thursday 11th October a man was hurt in a struggle with another man who tried to snatch his phone as he walked along the footpath near the river Ock between Drayton Road and Hermitage Road.  The victim was punched in the face and stuck with an object and sustained a slash wound to his face and arm from a sharp implement.  He didn't require hospital treatment and nothing was taken during the incident.

The offender is described as being 5ft 9 ins tall, slim build and wearing a dark coloured hooded top.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Whitcombe, of Local CID based at Abingdon police station, said: “We are appealing for information following this incident in which a man received injuries.  We are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry but would ask anyone who may have seen this incident or has any other information to please come forward.  We would ask anyone with information to please call 101 quoting the reference 43180310475 or you can go online to provide information on our website.”

Sunday, 7 October 2018


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Abingdon Oxfordshire

On 03.10.18 between 18:30 and 20:45 a property in Orpwood Way was burgled.  Entry was gained via a front door.

Jewellery has been stolen.   

If you have seen any suspicious looking vehicles or people in the area or have any information relating to this message, please call the police via the 24 hour non- emergency telephone number 101.

Alternatively, if you have any information but wish to remain anonymous, please call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online @  No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Fund Raiser Charity

Two years ago, a resident of Medlicott Drive had life-saving surgery on his oesophagus.  The success of this operation was due to the great skill of the surgeon Mr Bruno Sgromo, and to the fact that there was an Intensive Care Bed available for him at the Churchill.  Our resident has circulated an appeal from the Oxfordshire Oesophageal and Stomach Organisation - great efforts are being made to raise enough money to fund another Intensive Care Bed for the Churchill and, to that end, Mr Sgromo is running two marathons.  If you would like to contribute please look at :

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Lost Cat - Longfellow Drive area - UPDATE - NOW FOUND

UPDATE - Lily returned home after missing for a week, thin, extremely thirsty and hungry.  Her owners express their thanks to all that helped and are very happy she's now home and safe.


Lily has been missing since Friday evening 3rd August from Longfellow Drive area, Tithe Farm. She is long haired, white all over except for a black smudge on one ear and and around her tail, is 2 years old and is very timid.  Lily is microchipped.

Please check your shed, garage and all outhouses for her - its very hot weather and her owner is extremely worried for her.

Please contact the TFLRA via our Contact Page if you've seen her.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Attempted Murder Investigation

After a woman was stabbed in Abingdon on Thursday 19th July, Thames Valley Police are re-appealing for information from anyone who was in woodlands near Clifton Drive between 8am and midday to make contact, whether they feel they saw anything significant or otherwise.

They will continue their high-visibility presence in the area, and you can approach and speak to any of the officers should you have any concerns.

Incidents such as these are rare, and the police are keeping an open mind about the motive for the assault.

A 17-year-old boy from Abingdon arrested in connection with the incident was released under investigation on Friday. Following further investigation, he has subsequently been released without further action today (23/7).

For a description of the offender and further details, please read our press release by visiting the News section of the Thames Valley Police website or by following this link or you can watch our appeal from Detective Inspector Ali Driver at

You can contact the Police online at quoting URN 434 (19/7), or you can call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Found - ginger cat!!

Lovely friendly ginger cat found on Tithe Farm.  No microchip found and unsure if a male or female.  'He' has been around for a couple of months and currently being looked after by a family.

Please get in touch with us via our Contact Page if you know 'him'.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Neighbourhood Policing priorities

Burglary - The Abingdon neighbourhood team are undertaking crime prevention activity and utilising Automatic Number-plate Recognition (ANPR) systems to disrupt offenders.  All reports of burglary are investigated.

TVP Stronghold - are committed in protecting vulnerable people who are targeted by organised crime groups.

Holidays - don’t advertise on Social Media you’re going away.  Wait until you’re home to upload photo’s.  Check your home insurance policy, as some may pay out less or none at all if you’ve advertised you’re going away on Social Media.  Use a timer switch to make your look occupied.  Ask someone you trust to keep an eye on your house.

Home security advice - Lock all front and rear doors and windows at night and when you’re out, keep all valuables and all keys out of sight and reach of windows and letterboxes, lock side gates and move bins away from side walls and fences.

Have your say at meetings - contact the Neighbourhood Team via the Police non-emergency number 101 or email

For further information follow on Facebook.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Stonehill Community Garden - July News

Goodbye to Rachel - This month we say goodbye to Rachel, our Project Coordinator for the last two years.  Rachel says: "I've had a wonderful time over the last two years helping the garden develop and meeting all the visitors.  The garden has come on such a long way and I am grateful to all those who have supported the project.  Here are some of my favourite photos from the last two years at Stonehill"

Hello to Naomi - We are lucky enough to welcome Naomi to the team as Fundraiser for Stonehill. Naomi says: "I'm so excited about the project and the potential for it, I can't wait to get going".  You will catch Naomi at the garden on some Wednesdays.

Supporting the garden - All support to the garden is appreciated, and that doesn't have to be always attending and gardening on Wednesdays.  Our produce is sold for donations from the garden on Wednesdays, we always welcome unwanted garden tools or plants and seeds, and if you can help spread the word about Stonehill, take a leaflet or like us on Facebook.  We are a Charity which relies on donations and grant funding to stay open, and any support is welcome.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Polytunnel update - Polytunnel number two has recently become a tropical forest garden, planted on one of our courses, incorporating plants such as Medlar, Quince and Almond trees, among others.  The planting will be interspersed with tropical annuals such as aubergines, tomatoes and chillies.  Please feel free to visit any Wednesday.

Support - There are many ways in which you can support us, both at the garden and away from it, get in touch if you would like to get involved.

Our produce is sold every Wednesday from the garden - we're there between 10am - 4pm.