Although the news came during the summer, Oxton has now received the official notice (pictured) and £50 as the award for achieving Runner-Up status in the Best Kept Village competition 2014 in the category of villages with a population of 300-700. Again, congratulations to all those whose efforts helped Oxton to gain this award.
Please note that we are not crime-free in Oxton. Early on Monday afternoon of this week, offenders attempted to break in to a garage on Main Street. A window was smashed but nothing was stolen, perhaps because those involved were disturbed. Please be vigilant and make sure all houses, sheds and other premises are secured.
You may have seen this on the local news but it happened only yesterday (13 June 2013) and very close to home. Police are looking for a white BMW. Please report any suspicious behaviour by calling 101. If it’s a real emergency or a live event then use 999. Thanks. Ian Kilpatrick.