What’s new in the Botley & North Hinksey area?

Botley Community Fridge

Monday 13 March marks the start of the Botley Community Fridge: A fridge into which anyone can put food, and from which anyone can take food

Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 81 West Way, Botley OX2 9JY

The fridge will be open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm except Sundays 11am-5pm.  Priority for people in need Saturday and Monday 9-10am.

Help to reduce food waste and support your neighbours by putting food in the fridge and taking food from it.

If you would like to volunteer to help stock and clean the fridge, please contact Riki Therivel at riki@phonecoop.coop or 01865 243488.  Find out more at https://foodforcharities.wordpress.com/botley/

Casual vacancy – Parish Councillor:

A vacancy now exists for a Parish Councillor for the Parish of North Hinksey. The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local electors  submit within 14 days after 1st March, written requests for an election to be held to fill the vacancy to:the Returning Officer at the Vale of White Horse District Council. If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council. For full details go to: http://www.northhinksey-pc.gov.uk/…/…/Pages/Elections_2.aspx

Tap Social – craft brewery opens bar in February

Tap Social Movement is a craft brewery based in Curtis Industrial Estate and open as a bar Friday and Saturday evenings in February. The premises houses the brewery, bottle shop and tap room and provides training and employment opportunities to people serving prison sentences. Find out more on their website www.tapsocialmovement.com.

Organisation of the month

The Organisation of the Month for March is West Oxford U3A:

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Mace’s proposals for West Way and the planning application

Mace has gained approval for their planning application (documents still available on the Vale’s website). Work on the site is expected to start in mid 2017 converting units in the shopping precinct for temporary use by the Library, Baptist Church and Community Hall, followed by the main demolition and building works. More updates about parking and access during these works to follow when details have been passed on to us.

Neighbourhood Plan - public feedback event on draft policies 

A second public feedback event on the Neighbourhood Plan took place in Seacourt Hall on Saturday 9 July last year where the draft policies on Transport, Housing, Commercial Developments, Infrastructure, Green Spaces were presented and feedback obtained from parishioners. For information on the North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan, FAQs, the vision, details of working groups and how you can get involved, visit the website.

Free Wifi in West Way shopping centre

Wifi provided by the Vale of White Horse District Council is now up and running in the West Way Shopping Centre. It can also be accessed in Seacourt Hall, which is very useful if you are booking or attending a meeting or event.

Allotments Available

There are some vacant allotments available,  If you are a budding gardener, have a look at our Allotments page to find out more or contact Ag MacKeith.

Coming up soon (important dates for your diary):

See our Events Calendar for more details of local events

Latest News:

  • All change at West Way as organisations look to move to temporary homes ahead of redevelopment - Oxford Mail Thur 12 Jan
  • Community organisation plans to take over Botley children’s centre services in the new year  -  Oxford Mail Thur 18 Nov
  • New Premier Inn confirmed for Oxford - Oxford Mail Mon 14 Nov

More on our News Page


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Organisation of the Month

The Organisation of the Month for March is the West Oxford University of the Third Age (U3A) and this is what they have to say about themselves: West Oxford U3A is here to promote friendship and learning amongst retired and semi-retired people through talks and activities.  We are affiliated to The Third Age Trust.  Members …

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