September 22nd, 2016

Food Waste Tour – Cassington

West Oxfordshire District  Council are running a free food tour to Agrivert Food Waste Plant in Cassington for residents can find out what happens to their food waste once it has been collected from their kerbside. More information about the tour can be found on our website- Read more »

September 16th, 2016

Three Councils are best for Oxfordshire

City and District council statement on the future of local government in Oxfordshire Speaking on behalf of the City and District councils in Oxfordshire, Councillor James Mills, Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council said: “We believe that local government should be for local people and that a three unitary authority model is the one that […] Read more »

September 16th, 2016

2 weeks left to complete the PCC’s online survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Anthony Stansfeld, is seeking your views on policing and crime to help inform his next Police and Crime Plan. The Police and Crime Plan sets out the PCCs priorities and objectives for the Thames Valley. From this plan, the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police and other partners will […] Read more »

September 16th, 2016

Second Defibrillator in Leafield

A second Defibrillator has now been installed in Leafield – this has been positioned on the wall of the Pavilion, next to the Village Hall.  This has been purchased with funding available from WODC and the remaining being split between the Parish Council and Village Hall. South Central Ambulance Service have offered some more CPR/Defibrillator […] Read more »

September 8th, 2016

Leafield Chillifest: Sunday 25th September

LEAFIELD CHILLIFEST SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th, 2016 LEAFIELD VILLAGE GREEN A Fun Afternoon For All the Family! Chilli products stalls Chilli dog stall and BBQ Bar run by “The Fox” Soft drinks and crisps Children’s games Chilli Margaritas ‘Chilli Cook Off’ Competition (adult & children classes) Pre-Entry Forms required – contact Brian: 01993 868 343 Events […] Read more »

August 26th, 2016

Parish Council Meeting 31st August: 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 31 August 2016 Read more »

August 25th, 2016

Views wanted on proposed changes to Council Tax Support

West Oxfordshire District Council is consulting with residents about amendments to its Council Tax Reduction Scheme which, if agreed, would come into effect from April 2017. The scheme supports working age people on low incomes by reducing their council tax payments. The proposed changes would bring the scheme in line with Universal Credit and Housing […] Read more »

August 25th, 2016

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum: Dad’s Army exhibition opens August

Dad’s Armies: The Amateur Military Tradition Starting from Sunday 21st August and ending in December , a new exhibition is arriving at SOFO. The exhibition has been developed in conjunction with the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. Ian Beckett, secretary of the BMMT, explains what can be expected from this forthcoming exhibition: “We all associate Dad’s […] Read more »

August 23rd, 2016

Leafield Pictures by Leafield residents

The move to decorate Leafield village hall with “Leafield pictures by Leafield residents” culminated in a fine display on July 13. Adults submitted eight photographs, seven paintings and even a ceramic plaque made from Leafield clay. The children of Leafield school brought twenty beautiful paintings and drawings. They came to view all the entries and proved […] Read more »

August 18th, 2016

Scam Warning from Thames Valley Policy – Cherwell & West Oxfordshire

Thames Valley Police is warning residents in Cherwell & West Oxfordshire to be wary of unexpected telephone calls, claiming to be from banks or the police. Recent calls have been received by residents in the area, claiming to be from a bank, or a police officer, asking for cash payments. Please be vigilant and make […] Read more »

August 15th, 2016

Sustainable Leafield: Meeting Minutes

Sustainable Leafield meet around once a month: Please find copies of their recent minutes below Sus Leaf minutes 27th June 2016 Sus Leaf minutes 18th July 2016 (1) The next meeting is on 5th September. Read more »

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 »
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