Oxfordshire Play Association – Play and Activity Day

July 16, 2017

Thanks to Ray for this report …
Made in Abingdon
Hundreds of people attended this event that offered a wide range of the activities all free to the public. Things started off a little damp for setting up but the weather improved making it great afternoon.
Made in Abingdon
The pictures are from the Abingdon Vineyard stand that offered the Smoothie Bike, Sumo Wrestling, Splat the Rat and other similar sideshow games. We managed to get the local PCSO’s on the Smoothie Bike but not into the Sumo suits! Many of the kids from the Youth Club that the church has run for nearly 10 years helped to set up and enjoyed the day. Another attraction was the motor cycle group who let the kids sit the bikes and have the odd rev of the engines.

This was the third successful year for the event on South Abingdon that really doesn’t see too much activity compared with the rest of the town. The event is organised and run by the Oxfordshire Play Association who do a fantastic job in Play work training and providing events like this.

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7 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Captainkaos2  |  July 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Sorry to high jack this but Radley College has just submitted a planning application for 240 houses to the west of the village which if approved will mean a whooping 1150 house all descending on the peripheral road?
    P17/V1894/OApplication Type: Outline (Show Map – opens in new window)

  • 2. davidofLuton  |  July 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    The Vineyard church and other organisations in South Abingdon have done a great job with this event over the years, and it is good to see it back on the town calendar again.

  • 3. Julian  |  July 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    CK…the EA has done an about turn as well… http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/hsabingdonnews/15415436.Environment_Agency_gives_backing_to_major_housing_development/

  • 4. Janet  |  July 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Apparently the lib dems opposed the building of the over 1000 houses in North Abingdon until the diamond interchange is built. Guese what! The Conservatives said that they would agree to 200 houses before any interchange is built adding to the traffic at the Marcham interchange and the Tesco roundabout. Developers are major contributers to the Conservative Party. Apparently according to a TV investigation Philip Hammond was allowed to buy green belt land from a developer which if the developer is given planning permission Philip Hammond could sell this land back to the developer for a couple of million profit. A nice little back hander there.

  • 5. Daniel  |  July 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    We have an MP from the yellow team now, so things will be very different.

  • 6. Julian  |  July 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I think a squadron of pink fluffy elephants just flew over Daniel

  • 7. Daniel  |  July 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Julian, i can confirm that nothing just flew over me….

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