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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 – August2014

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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Best Kept Garden Competition – July 2014

              The Annual Garden Competition took place on Sat 5th July. The winners were as follows The ‘Geoffrey Blackman Cup’ for best front garden 1st        Pauline & Alan Cross of 18 St Swithun’s Road 2nd     Ruth & Roy King of 62 The Avenue 3rd      Pauline & Peter …

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History Society report – June 2014

At the Society’s May Meeting Radley College’s Archivist, Clare Sargent, gave an interesting illustrated talk entitled ‘Radley College’ : The History of the School, Grounds and Buildings. Clare Sargent told the story of this famous local school’s incredible development from its humble beginnings in 1847, when it was founded by William Sewell and Robert Corbet …

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Parish News – June 2014

You might have noticed the badly-damaged yellow salt bin on the corner of Poplar Grove and The Avenue (opposite Grundy Crescent). This seemed to have occurred during the recent works carried out in this vicinity. Oxfordshire Highways has been informed and a replacement bin will be in place before the winter.   The Council has …

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Parish News – May 2014

As the result of a perception by some residents that the speed of traffic passing through the village was increasing, the Parish Council asked Oxfordshire County Council to arrange a survey to test the validity of this. This survey, based at the northern end of the village, has recently been completed and the results show, …

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