March 11th, 2016

Photographers invited to capture the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

With Spring almost upon us and the focus on tourism, the Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Council tourism team are on the lookout for some iconic images of our glorious rural landscape, lively events and wonderful local towns. A newly launched 2016 competition is offering keen amateur photographers of all ages the opportunity to capture […] Read more »

March 11th, 2016

Open weekend set for lift-off

The countdown has begun to a special event offering residents discounted entry to a host of visitor attractions across West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. The Welcome Open Weekend (WOW) is being held from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April and covers a total of 23 attractions in both districts. They include: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Crocodiles […] Read more »

March 1st, 2016

Finstock Village Hall reopens after ten months

The newly rebuilt Finstock Village Hall is due to open on Saturday 9 April with an open day between 10.00am and 4.00pm for anyone to visit and view the facilities on offer. The hall has been built with extensive help by way of £160,000 of grants from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd and West Oxfordshire District […] Read more »

February 29th, 2016

Dog owners urged to heed the microchip message

Dog owners are being reminded that it will soon be compulsory to have their four legged friend microchipped. From April 6, any dog that is found not to have been microchipped could see the owner facing a fine of £500. West Oxfordshire District Council picks up about 100 stray dogs every year, many of which […] Read more »

February 26th, 2016

Lady Reade Charity Invites Student Grant Applications

The Lady Reade Charity is a small local charity that gives modest grants towards the cost of books or equipment specific to their course of study to students leaving school and going on to tertiary education. Currently Brian Ford of Ramsden is their village representative for the Charity and is also covering Leafield. The Trustees […] Read more »

February 15th, 2016

WODC Parking Survey Revs Up Huge Response

A survey of car parking in West Oxfordshire has generated a massive response from residents and businesses.   Within the first few days of its launch, more than 1,000 forms were submitted and the number is continuing to steadily increase.   Interest in the initiative which covers West Oxfordshire District Council car parks across the […] Read more »

February 1st, 2016

Join the drive and register to vote today

Anyone in West Oxfordshire not registered to vote is being urged to sign up in time for key elections this year. Next week the National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) will be encouraging people to register to vote ahead of West Oxfordshire District Council elections, parish and town council elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections […] Read more »

January 25th, 2016

Planting of Service Tree

A Service Tree (Sorbus Torminalis) was planted by members of the Parish Council, Chairman Juli King and Councillor Jackie Hitchman and volunteers from the village on Saturday 23rd January. The tree is to replace the horse chestnut which was removed and it is hoped that this will be an attractive addition to the trees in the […] Read more »

January 20th, 2016

District Council Update on Local Plan

Please click on the link for an update on the West Oxfordshire Local Plan and other related matters.  LDF Update January 2016 Read more »

January 11th, 2016

District Council Recycling advisors take to the streets

Two recycling advisors from West Oxfordshire District Council are taking to the streets to raise awareness of recycling by letting residents know what items can be picked up through the weekly household collection service. Both Liam Morley and Tess Evans are carrying out a district-wide door-to-door campaign visiting as many households as they can over […] Read more »

January 6th, 2016

Village Hall Car Park Public Consultation Meeting – Wed 20th Jan, 7.30pm in the Village Hall

There will be a Public Consultation evening with an opportunity to view draft proposals and drawings. Landscape architect for the project, Charlie Clews, will be available to answers questions. The Parish Council are seeking feedback and comments from residents to guide the project in order to finalise plans. There will be a further opportunity for consultation […] Read more »

December 23rd, 2015

Council Emergecy Contact Numbers for the Christmas & New Year Period

Emergency contact details for the Parish Council over the holiday period are as follows: Sharon Henley, Clerk to the Council 07926 499772 Juli King, Chairman 01993 878171 (Answerphone)   West Oxfordshire District Council holiday arrangements: On Christmas Eve our offices will all close at 1pm. All council offices will also be closed on 25, 26, […] Read more »

December 23rd, 2015

Christmas tree recycling

West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to put their real Christmas trees out for recycling from Monday 18 January. Householders simply need to put their Christmas tree – and any other greenery such as holly, ivy and wreaths – in their garden waste bin or leave it at the kerbside alongside their food waste […] Read more »

December 21st, 2015

Planning inspector’s initial findings published

West Oxfordshire District Council has received the initial findings of the Planning Inspector following the Local Plan examination held in November. The Planning Inspector, Simon Emerson, was appointed by the Secretary of State to determine whether or not the emerging West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 was ‘sound’ in light of the representations received and national […] Read more »

December 20th, 2015

Resubmitted Application for Leafield Technical Centre Langley Witney Oxfordshire OX29 9EF

An application for Change of use from office to 159 Apartments has been resubmitted under reference number 15/04168/PN56. Comments can be submitted on-line to West Oxfordshire District Council at . The deadline for comments is Thursday 24th December. Read more »

December 16th, 2015

New West Oxfordshire Design Guide SPD – Second External Consultation

A new West Oxfordshire Design Guide has been drafted, and was subject to initial 6-week external consultation fromMonday 17 August to Wednesday 30 September 2015. Following this, a number of amendments were made to the draft Design Guide. The District Council is now inviting comments on any aspect of the amended draft Design Guide, which […] Read more »

December 11th, 2015

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

Please click on the link to view the notice Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor Please email the Clerk, Sharon Henley on if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor.   Read more »

December 11th, 2015

Festive waste and recycling information

As we head into the festive season, West Oxfordshire District Council is reminding residents to recycle as much as possible and look out for changes to bin collection dates. It’s one of the most wasteful times of year and the Council is encouraging everyone to recycle all of their extra waste, from cards and wrapping […] Read more »

December 11th, 2015

Green light for pioneering rural broadband project

West Oxfordshire is set to become one of the first districts in the country to have full coverage of superfast broadband across all rural areas, as details of an investment programme are formally announced today. The pioneering project, managed by Cotswolds Broadband, will cover the most rural and hard-to-reach areas enabling all homes and businesses […] Read more »

December 7th, 2015

Do you recognise anyone in this photo of Leafield from the 1930s?

Mrs Maycock has sent us the photo below which was taken in Leafield around the 1930’s.  She is researching her Ancestors and would be interested to know if anyone has any ideas or recognises anyone in the photo who could be from the Ferriman, Baker or Shayler families.  If you can help please email Mrs Maycock at Read more »
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