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June’s edition of Milton Matters is sponsored by MICE

Tadpole Feast Saturday 29 June from 2.30 until 5.00 pm

Tea & Cake Tent - Plum Pudding Beer Tent - Barbecue - Aunt Sally - Tombola – Putting - Bowls - Hook-a-Duck - Lucky Dip - Giant Skittles – Croquet - Pony Rides - Coconut Shy - Crossbows - Crockery Chaos - Bottle Stall - Giant Quoits - Whack a Rat - Face Painting - Plant Stall - Music set courtesy of village combo – Boon, Mew & Wooster - St Blaise School Dancing Troupe - Tug-o-War & Sack Races

 

All the fun of the Fete

 

New First Team Management at Milton United

Milton United have appointed a Father and Son Team Gary and Sam Elkins alongside Marcus Brown and Sam Parish to head up the First Team Management .

 

Ex Professional Footballer Gary Elkins will be Head Coach with his son Sam Elkins moving into management alongside joint manager Marcus Brown. New coach and former Oxford United Youth player Sam Parish completes the Team.


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Saint Blaise Primary School

st blaise school milton logoWe have had a really enjoyable term. The children have been out and about on trips in the local area, we have also had school visits to classrooms from new born babies, the Rev Phil and a drumming teacher. . . . . . . .

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Hello To All From Your New District Councillors!

Andy Cooke and Janet Shelley were elected representatives for Milton and Milton Heights in the District Council elections on 02 May
Andy Cooke   Janet Shelley


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Pause For Reflection On The “Growth at all costs”?

Oxfordshire is a major contributor to the national exchequer. It is understandable, therefore, that Government wishes to capitalize on the County’s economic success. This push for further rapid economic growth has been behind the proposals for the Expressway, the Reservoir and, via the “Growth Deal”, the push for accelerated housing growth. For many, it has seemed a little desperate – a push for Growth at all costs and impossible or irresponsible to challenge.

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Litter Pickers Ramblings No 3 (I think?)

It’s been about some years since my last ‘Ramble’ and so, as it’s my 25th year as village litter picker (no applause please) I thought I would ‘Ramble Again’!

 


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Loneliness Week – 17 to 21 June

st blaise school milton logoBritain is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic.  A survey by the Jo Cox Commission in 2017 revealed that nine million of us in the UK are affected by it. 

 

So, no wonder that last year the Government even appointed the world’s first loneliness minister, Tracey Crouch. 


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Milton United

The 2018/19 football season has come to a close during which we have been extremely busy. We are now taking stock of the Club and the team’s achievements and looking at the future challenges. Much of what we are undertaking is being influence by the dramatic changes to our area. Many will know that we are being surrounded by 2 housing developments and we will also be affected by the expanding school. We have worked on positive relationships with all the stakeholders to ensure that, together with the Parish Council, we achieve the best facilities for both the community and the Football Club.

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Church News

st blaise school milton logoA DAMASCUS Parish Walk along the Thames Path  An open invitation to walk with us from Appleford (St Peter & St Paul) to Sutton Courtenay (All Saints) via Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden along the Thames Path.

St Mary’s Catholic Church, East Hendred: THE GLORIOUS weather over Easter showed off our churches and our village to visitors

 

All church news and information for June.

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Dogs in Public Places

We are reminded by the Parish Council that dogs are not allowed on the Squire Barrett playing field under any circumstances.

 

It is a legal requirement for owners to have their dogs under control at all times in public places, and the only way to do this is to have them on leads. In the last few months, dogs have entered my garden and chased my cat. The first time, she was injured and I had a large vet's bill. Last week, she was laid in my driveway when two dogs entered my property and chased her. Luckily, she was uninjured, but was missing for about an hour. If all these dogs had been on leads, they would not have entered my property and caused my cat injury and distress.

 

There are at least 5 cats who roam this area, and it is only nature for dogs to chase them. Apart from them chasing cats, I would not like a dog to run in front of a vehicle, causing an accident and being injured. Please be aware of, and abide by, the law.
Thank You
Zena Hoskins


The WI

On Saturday 18 May the Sutton Courtenay WI supported the Village Community Showcase by running the bottle stall. With thanks to our members and the villagers for their generosity, we made £283! This will go towards all the good causes in the village. We also had our WI stall which highlighted some of the crafty things we get up to! Hopefully some of the ladies we met on the day will pop along to one of our forthcoming meetings. You will be made very welcome.
Here are some dates for you diary:
18 June – Summer trip TBA
16 July – Ken Jacks from Broadway Butchers
20 August – Garden Party

We meet in Sutton Courtenay Village Hall every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.
If you would like more info please call Val on 847612


Family Fun Day at Appleford

On Saturday 15 June Appleford village will host a Country Fair to celebrate the opening of the railway to Oxford 175 years ago. This is part of special events at all stations between Didcot and Oxford. 
The Appleford 175 fair will appeal to all members of the family. The steam theme will feature steam trains passing the fair ground (courtesy of GWR) and steam traction engines on the field, and railway history displays.  There will be food stalls for all tastes, cream teas, local beers, curries and barbeques. Children’s stalls, rides, shows and competitions.  For pet lovers there is Abingdon Dog Training Club display, and an animal sanctuary corner. There will be stalls for bargain hunters, for toys, books, confectionary, cakes, plants and much else.  Exhibition displays of local activity groups and businesses.  Special interest displays, vintage tractors and cars are in planning. Village sideshows provide traditional events, tombola, raffles, bottle stall, coconuts shy and more.


Steventon & District Royal British Legion

Members of the Steventon and District Branch, their families and friends are invited to come and take tea at 27 Stocks Lane, Steventon from 3.00pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 22 June 2019.

 

We hope that the weather will be kind to us, but we do have a barn for shelter in case it rains. There is no charge for the event, but a box for donations to the RBL Branch will be available. We very much look forward to seeing you.
Nick Thompson Branch Chairman

Brigadier N H Thompson CBE FICE
27 Stocks Lane, Steventon OX13 6SS


Milton Hill Bowling Club

What a cracking start to the new season.

 

Played 4, won 4 and currently second in the Ashley Baker League. This has been despite a couple of premature finishes due to rain.
Blessed with sunshine for our Open Day we have had our best yet and are pleased to welcome seven new members.

 

If you couldn’t make it then and would like to have a go just turn up at a club night at 6.00pm any Monday for a roll up. We are at the end of the tree-lined avenue off what is now called Mitchell Way by the new Blaise Park development.

Milton Parish Council:

At the meeting on 13 May, Zena Hoskins was elected Chairman, and Councillor Smith, Vice Chairman.
The Councillors also took responsibility for various liaison groups and working parties.

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