August 15th, 2016

Invitation to the ‘Unknown Stories of the Great War’ on Saturday 17th September‏

To coincide with the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (1 July-18 November 1916), Oxfordshire families are urged to bring First World War photographs, letters, diaries and objects to tell their stories at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock on SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER between  10am-4.30pm. Experts from the Soldiers of Oxford­shire Museum, the Western Front […] Read more »

August 15th, 2016

New system gives easy access to council tax and benefits

A new system enabling residents to access financial information online has been launched. Through Citizen Access it is possible to view Council Tax and benefits as well as change any information when required. For example, it is now possible to view a property’s Council Tax band and annual charge, inform us of a change of […] Read more »

August 12th, 2016

Leafield Parish Council: Councillor and Meeting Updates

Parish Council Updates We are pleased to welcome 3 new Councillors to Leafield Parish Council: Sam Haines, Mandy Wood and Andy Wright, and now have the full quota of Councillors. If there is anything you would like to raise with the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance on or […] Read more »

August 12th, 2016

Thames Valley Police Cyber Crime Campaign

Have you been a victim of online fraud, phishing or scams and would you be willing to share your story to help raise awareness? Thames Valley Police is running a cyber crime campaign next month and we are looking for people who are willing to talk about their own experiences. We are particularly keen to […] Read more »

August 12th, 2016

Cash boost for group looking to save bus services

A new co-operative to commission local bus services across West Oxfordshire is to be set up after councillors agreed to fund its start-up costs. A total of £800 will be allocated to the group which will look at ways of trying to replace bus services in rural areas that are seeing existing services being withdrawn […] Read more »

August 11th, 2016

Early Announcement of Waste and Recycling Service Changes

From October next year (2017) West Oxfordshire residents will be able to put the majority of recycling items that are currently placed in black boxes, all together into a wheelie bin. Glass, however, will still need to be placed in a black box as it has to be collected separately. A new kerbside collection for […] Read more »

August 11th, 2016

Abingdon and Witney College’s September 2016 Adult Learning Prospectus

There are many low cost (sometimes free) courses at various locations across the country.  See the prospectus here: If you don’t see the training you need there is still a possibility for a bespoke training solution. Read more »

August 11th, 2016

Dance school opens in Finstock: September

A new venture of professional dance lessons at Finstock Village Hall with the Witney based Deborah Manning School of Dance – a long-established school – begins in September. To be held every Thursday in term-time, commencing 1 September 2016 with the following classes: Jazz/Commercial – 4.15 to 4.45pm – Age 5-7 Years Jazz/Commercial – 4.45 to […] Read more »

August 10th, 2016

Leafield ‘Big Camp’ Saturday 24th September

THE BIG CAMP Organised by Sustainable Leafield 24 hour camp from 12 noon Saturday 24th September On the playing fields by the Village Hall The Big Camp Leafield is an overnight camp in the village of Leafield for families to enjoy the outdoors and get that little bit closer to nature As well as camping, […] Read more »

August 2nd, 2016

Thames Valley Police Open Day: Saturday 6th August

The Thames Valley Police Open Day event promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes of policing and last year over 5,000 people attended. It takes place at the Force’s training centre in Sulhamstead and will be from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 6 […] Read more »

July 29th, 2016

Demolition plan rejected at former F1 site

The former headquarters of a Formula One team should not be demolished without planning permission, councillors have recommended. A meeting of West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet saw it confirm an Article 4 Direction for the Leafield Technical Centre at Langley to prevent the demolition of the buildings by the site’s owner, Leafield Holdings Ltd, a […] Read more »

July 25th, 2016

Ride and Stride Saturday September 10th

This Annual event for cyclists and walkers is an excellent way to raise funds for the Church of your choice – hopefully St Michael’s and All Angels Leafield, to give it it’s full title,- whilst having fun enjoying our beautiful countryside with friends and family. Sponsor forms, advice for participants and lists of Churches open […] Read more »

July 22nd, 2016

Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation

West Oxfordshire District Council is notifying residents of a second consultation being run by Oxfordshire County Council about its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC). Last year Oxfordshire County Council consulted on proposals to reduce Oxfordshire’s seven Household Waste Recycling Centres down to three. This included a proposal to close Dix Pit, Stanton Harcourt, which is […] Read more »

July 22nd, 2016

Parish Council Meeting 27th July: Agenda

The Parish Council meets on the last Wednesday of the month, 8pm in the Pavilion. All residents are welcome to attend. Please find a copy of the Agenda here: PC Meeting AGENDA 27 July 2016 Public Read more »

July 22nd, 2016

Finstock Ale Beer Festival: 9/10 September 2016

The Finstock Ale returns for a fourth year in 2016, sponsored by Howse & O’Reilly, electricians and Johns Cars of Oxford. With a great line up of beers, ciders, music and comedy – the perfect match! Friday 9 September sees the launch of the festival with Flock Comedy night from 7.30 pm, sponsored by international […] Read more »

July 6th, 2016

Leafield Art Competition: Reception

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 1.45 – 3.00pm in the Village Hall See all the pictures of Leafield by Leafield artists aged 4 – 104. You are invited to the Reception where all the pictures will be on display, to have your say in which ones should be on permanent display in the Village Hall. To […] Read more »

June 29th, 2016

Leafield Primary School: Class 4 Enterprise Event

Class 4’s Enterprise Event will be held on Tuesday 4th July 3.30pm Open to all parents and pupils of Leafield Primary School.   Enterprise Flyer Read more »

June 28th, 2016

Leafield Parish: Recruitment of Parish Path Warden

Oxfordshire Area Ramblers are recruiting for a Parish Path Warden in Leafield: could you help? Please find a copy of the Ramblers Parish Path Wardens Guidelines here: Ramblers PPW Guidelines – April 2016 v5 For more information, contact Jim Parke on or 01865 730664 Read more »

June 28th, 2016

Police and Crime Commissioner Survey: seeking views on policing and crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley would like your views on policing and crime. This Summer, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking views from the residents of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire on policing and crime.  This feedback will help inform the Police and Crime Plan which sets the […] Read more »

June 28th, 2016

Morris Dancing at The Fox Inn, Saturday 16th July

Ducklington Morris Dancers will be joined by several other Morris Groups (up to eighty individuals) as they make their way around several Cotswold villages on Saturday, 16th July 2016.  Badger, the Squire of Ducklington Morris (who many of you will know from The Skeptics A Capella Trio) has kindly invited the Oxfordshire STARS team to […] Read more »
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