The Maples play area is coming along really well. The equipment is in place and the new fence has been installed. The planting is done and new turf has been laid and now just needs bedding in and watering regularly. Flora from PlayLink has done a tremendous job as the lndscape architect for this project, it has been a joy working with her to design out the issues that existed previously and provide a beautiful space for children and families to enjoy.
We are currently considering an official opening and BBQ to celebrate the new space and 27th May has been the suggested date for this to happen, I will post further on this once the date has been confirmed.
Police issue warnings to West Oxfordshire about burglaries
Thames Valley Police are issuing a warning to residents of West Oxfordshire after two burglaries in Carterton.
At approximately 2.30am on Sunday morning (11/4), a man entered a property on Orchard Way though an unlocked door while the occupants were sleeping. An 18-year-old-girl was woken up by the noise and saw the man. She screamed and he ran off. He is described as about 5ft 10ins tall, and of medium build. He was wearing a thick, padded black jacket with the hood up. He also had a red bandana with a white pattern on tied around his face. Nothing was stolen.
The second incident was at Glenmore Road at around 3.20am on Monday (12/4) morning. It is believed that burglars entered the property through an insecure front door and took a number of items including a silver and black Nokia 2630 mobile phone, perfume, credit and debit cards, a purse, a handbag and keys.
Det Sgt Dick White of the Priority Crime Team, who is investigating the burglaries, issued this warning: “In both of these offences, burglars have taken advantage of unlocked doors. I’d like to remind residents of West Oxfordshire to be on their guard and remain vigilant.
“Always lock your doors and windows, whatever time of day. Thieves are opportunistic – don’t give them that opportunity. If you see any suspicious activity, give us a call and we will follow it up.
“I am also appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and help with our enquiries.”
If you have any information regarding these incidents, then please contact Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police or give your name, please call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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EXPLORATION OF THE HAZEL COPSE
The Hazel Copse is a small patch of woodland near Lords Close.
This year, the RAF is working with local residents and young people from Carterton to carefully improve this pocket of green.
The vision is to understand together what is already there in terms of the existing trees, wildlife and places for people to rest and play.
Once we have a sense of what is at hand, we will be able to map out any small changes that might help the wood thrive as a place for nature and for people.
If you would like to join the Exploration, please come along to the Hazel Copse on Wednesday 21st April at 4.30 pm.
A group will be meeting beforehand at 4 pm at the Town Hall and walking there together.
There will also be cameras, paper and drawing materials to help us record what we find and what visions we have of how the wood could be best looked after.
For further information, please contact:
Adrian – email@example.com
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