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

Coming up soon (important dates for your diary):

See our Events Calendar for more details of local events

West Way redevelopment update:

Mace produced a newsletter in March, which they sent to all local households.   If you have lost yours, then you can find it on their consultation website and copies can also be found in the Library and on local noticeboards. The newsletter outlines the work they are starting and their working hours.  This work is to provide the temporary accommodation for the Co-op, Tesco, Lloyds chemist, Seacourt Hall and the Baptist Church.

The shopping precinct has also been brightened up temporarily thanks to artwork produced by Botley schoolchildren and a group of street artists. Examples of their artworks are shown here and on the Photo Gallery page, but go and have a look yourselves to see them all.



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 is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and 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/

Botley Bridges

Botley Bridges Family Support Service – a charitable company- is now up and running. Charity status was awarded in March and sessions and services have now started. The trustees and the steering group for Botley Bridges have worked really hard to get to this point- a lot of forms have been filled in! Both North Hinksey Parish Council and Cumnor Parish Council have supported the venture with financial support and advice and the trustees are extremely grateful for this help. Read more in their April 2017 update.

Tap Social – craft brewery

Tap Social Movement is a craft brewery based in Curtis Industrial Estate and open as a bar Friday and Saturday evenings. 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 April is Botley & North Hinksey Over 60s Lunch Club:

Nov 17 Lunch Club 1 web

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.

Latest News:

  • Developers plead for Botley graffiti to stop as ‘community art’ project begins at West Way
    Oxford Mail Tue 10 Apr
  • Work begins on West Way redevelopment but residents angered by tree felling – Oxford Mail Tue 27 Mar
  • Tools worth thousands stolen from van on Finmore Road –  Oxford Mail Wed 21 Mar
  • Oxford activist on trial for attempting to stop deportation flight –  Oxford Mail Sat 17 Mar
  • Work begins on second phase of Seacourt shopping centre redevelopment –  Oxford Mail Thur 15 Mar
  • Community fridge celebrates its first birhtday –  Facebook Wed 14 Mar
  • Matthew Arnold School in Botley is on its way to ‘outstanding’ Ofsted –  Oxford Mail Sat 3 Mar
  • IT WAS ME: Botley vandal speaks out over graffiti campaign against council – Oxford Mail Thur 15 Feb

More on our News Page


Organisation of the Month

The Organisation of the Month for April is Botley & North Hinksey Over 60s Lunch Club and this is what they have to say about themselves:             Our local lunch club for the over 60s meets on alternate Thursdays in the Seacourt Hall.  A two-course meal is served by volunteers at 12.30 promptly and diners …