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)!!

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

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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.