Welcome to Kennington

Our village stands between the River Thames and the A34 trunk road to the south of Oxford. It is an active village of 4,000 people, who need to know what’s going on.

This website will tell you what’s going on, in the village and around it. Use the menu to find out about village activities, the services available, news from the village organisations and a whole host of other things.

If there’s something you need to know about, you’ll probably find it on this site. If you can’t, let us know – this website is BY the village and FOR the village and we want it to contain all anyone could reasonably expect to find here.

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History Society Report – November 2014

At the end of September Society Members and Friends went on their Annual Coach Visit this year to Hereford. This was the Society’s eighth trip to an historic Cathedral City and the weather was again kind. The main attraction was undoubtedly the 900 year old Cathedral with its wonderful stained glass and the world famous …

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Parish News – October 2014

At the recent Amenities Committee meeting the issue of trees overhanging alleyways in the village was brought up. The Council would like to remind residents that Under the Highways Act (1980 and as amended) residents are responsible for maintaining trees, hedges and shrubs within their own property that adjoin onto the public highway, this includes …

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History Society Report – October 2014

In September a packed hall of Society Members were treated to an excellent illustrated talk by the well known local historian and author, Julie Summers,  amusingly entitled  ‘Jambusters’ Julie’s talk told the little known story of  the activities of the WI during the Second World War. She described how members helped with food production during …

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Parish News – September 2014

The Parish Council has applied to the Vale of White Horse District Council for a grant to enable the purchase an additional two defibrillators. The laundrette in Playfield Road and Kirlena House have both very kindly agreed that a unit can be installed outside their premises on an external wall. The Parish council has hoping …

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History Society report – August 2014

The last event before the History Society’s Summer Break in June was a very enjoyable illustrated talk by Bill King entitled ‘The River at War’ : why the Thames was such an important strategic feature in the 2nd World War. Bill explained how the upper reaches of the Thames was used, during the last war, …

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Oxford southern bypass improvements

    Work on the A423 Oxford Southern Bypass Imporvements scheme began on 9 June 2014. The following documents from Oxfordshire County Council give details of the project and the temporary  arrangements whilst work continues.   Initial letter to the public 28 05 Kennington roundabout – plan Hinksey Hill roundabout – plan A423 Phase 1 …

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