Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Carol Concert

Our vicar Eric, informs us that this year's Carol Concert will take place at 4:30pm on Sunday 22nd December in the Church. All the participants are under 18 and they have decided to send the proceeds of the retiring collection to Christian Aid's Philippines Fund. Click on the image for full details.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Parish News - December 2013

Councillors had a very informative site meeting with and engineer from County Council regarding the closure of Ovingham Bridge. As the date for closure nears, more information will become available but it is anticipated work will begin in February when scaffolding is erected, although the road bridge will not close to traffic until April. The pedestrian bridge will close for a week for refurbishment, but the road bridge will be pedestrian only during this period.

Following their recent inspection of the village, a request has been submitted to the County Council asking them to cut back overgrowth etc. and also to inform them of uneven pavements, potholes and the like. The Councillors will continue to monitor the village on a regular basis.

A fence has been installed in the gap in the hedge between the playing field and the cemetery. Repairs have been carried out to the shutters at the Pavilion and also to some play equipment.

The Horse chestnut tree in the Churchyard should have been removed by the time you read this – a Horse Chestnut has also been felled at the entrance to Piper Road. The Parish Council had been informed by County Council’s tree officer, that they were diseased.

The First meeting of the year will be on Thursday, 16th January at 7.15 in the Reading Room.

Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council