Abingdon Airfield. The MOD owns the airfield and as such it is out of bounds without authorisation. However, Dalton Barracks have kindly recognised that local residents appreciate the large open space for dog walking and exercise. Sadly some people are not cooperating by going on the main runway. This is strictly off limits as at any time there can be activity which would be a hazard to non-authorised individual(s) on the runway and a risk to legitimate users. If the misuse of the runway continues then there is a concern that the army will close the whole of the airfield which would be a great shame and a loss to those who obey the rules.
Noise from Events at Abingdon Airfield
Scam Charity Collectors. There are reports of two women posing as charity collectors. One incident was on the 3rd floor of the Charter multi-storey car park in Abingdon. They approached someone and were carrying legitimate looking clipboards. They asked for a cash donation. It has been suggested that they can distract the individual approached to take the contents of their wallet or purse. Incidents have also been reported in other towns in the area. During the lockdown no such collections are allowed and even during normal times not in car parks.
Consideration in the Community. The Parish Council continues to receive complaints by residents about speeding in the village, blocking pavements by parked cars, dog waste and bonfires. We can all help by encouraging a climate of consideration for our neighbours as we go about our daily lives. It is illegal to block pavements by parking on them as this makes it difficult and often dangerous for disabled people and people with young children. Whilst it is not illegal to burn garden waste this should be kept within reasonable levels and should not cause a nuisance to neighbours or endanger traffic. More detailed guidance from the Vale of White Horse DC Environmental Health Officer will be published on this website.
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VWHDC Recycling note. The Vale of White Horse District Council has informed us that items for recycling in the green bins must be loose or in a transparent bag. If the green bin contains black or coloured bags it will not be emptied.