The next meetings will be at 8pm on Monday 8th July and 'provisionally' Tuesday 6th August at the Stonewater Common Room. All residents welcome (but please let us know ahead of the date if you're coming)!!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Councillors News - New Contacts Details for our Local Councillors

We said we would give residents contact details for our new local Councillors.

Town Councillors are:
Jeanette Halliday - phone 01235-522642 email
David Pope - phone 07774242436 email

District Councillors are:
Monica Lovatt - phone 01235-530538 email
Chris Palmer - phone 07801062624 email

Introducing our District Councillors:

Monica Lovatt - I met my husband in Abingdon in 1970.  We spent 15 years as an Army family with our three children leaving in 1988 to settle in Abingdon.  I worked as a Theatre Nurse in Oxford and have served on the Vale Council for eight years and the Town Council for 12 years.  I was Mayor of Abingdon in 2012/13.  My main interests on the Vale are health, housing and planning and on the Town Council as Chairman of the Museum Management Committee and a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

I have been a Governor of Fitzharrys and Carswell Schools and was involved with the Abbeyfield Society for 16 years as a volunteer on the Executive Committee at Oxenford House in Cumnor rising to a place on the national board. I am a volunteer Divisional Secretary with SSAFA-FH, a military charity.

I enjoy reading, travel and history.

Chris Palmer - I am a chemist by training and work on Milton Park for a CRO involved in medicinal chemistry research.  I have lived in Abingdon since January 2003.  In my spare time I enjoy photography and walking and am a member of the National Trust.  I am also a member of and deacon at Abingdon Baptist Church and for several years have coordinated our part in the nationwide shoebox appeal working with local schools and voluntary organizations.  In November 2011 I was appointed a Governor at John Mason School, where I serve on the Finance and Audit committees.  In May this year I was elected to the District Council to represent the Abingdon Fitzharris Ward which includes the area represented by TFLRA.  Already Monica and I have secured a vote on flood prevention on council.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Plant Swap reminder

A reminder that there will be a Plant Swap on Saturday 16th May 3pm - 5pm on the driveway of 39 Masefield Crescent.  Bring your extra plants, surplus seedlings and spare cuttings and 'swap'.  But do come along and have a look even if you haven't got any spares!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Annual Accounts

The TFLRA annual accounts have been done, and should anyone wish to see them, please contact the Treasure - email at or phone 07732251334 to leave a message.

Monday, 11 May 2015


The next meeting will be held in Stonewater flats common room, Bridges Close (used to be called Jephson flats), on Tuesday 12th May at 8pm.  All residents welcome - we'd love to see you there!!!