• Parish Councillor Vacancy May 2024 - A Parish Council vacancy has arisen due to the resignation of Tessa O’Brien. The official notification of the vacancy can be viewed HERE The role is a varied one and will give you plenty of opportunities to get involved in local activities. We are looking for someone with passion, dedication and plenty of patience! If […]
  • Happy St George’s Day – 23rd April 2024 - Upper Heyford residents and other locals enjoyed a cuppa together to celebrate St George’s Day.  The Village Hall looked lovely decked out in St George’s flags, bunting and table cloths.  One local brought some home made scones with clotted cream and jam, the latter providing the white and red of the flag!  We all had […]
  • MCNP APRIL 2024 PROGRESS REPORT - PROGRESS REPORT ON THE REVISED PLAN – COMPILED BY THE MID-CHERWELL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FORUM First, many thanks once again to all those who engaged with our recent Consultation on the review of the Neighbourhood Plan. We had a great response: – 176 people submitted comments – 662 comments in total were received – 245 people […]
  • Another New Parish Councillor - Please join us in welcoming Tessa O’Brien to the Parish Council. Tessa spent most of her life living in Upper Heyford. Now bringing up her own kids in the village she thought it would be great to be a Parish Councillor, to be a part of how the village changes and evolves over time. Tessa […]
  • Camp Road Closure – April 2024 - We have received notification that Camp Road will be closed from the 8th April 2024 with an anticipated completion date of 12th April 2024. The road will be closed at Izzard Road and the usual diversion routes will be in place through Lower Heyford and Caulcott. Please see map HERE detailing the diversion routes. Thank […]
  • New Parish Councillor - Please welcome Chris O’Malley to the Parish Council, by Co-Option Chris moved to Upper Heyford with his partner, Michaela, in 2018.  Chris now works in logistics in the construction industry, after spending the majority of his career in supply chain development and innovation.   We look forward to working with Chris in his new role!
  • Further Parish Council Vacancy - Another Parish Council vacancy has arisen due to the resignation of Deborah Jones, who has served on the council for 5 years. We would like to thank Deborah for her work during this time. The official period of vacancy notification has now ended. The Parish Council are now seeking for councillors via Co-Option. The role […]
  • Thank You Jo Allen - Villagers and friends presented Jo with a bench and commemorative plaque, that was placed on her allotment this morning. Jo has been a very active member of our village community, having been part of the Amenities committee, Chair of the Parish Council for many years, and running the Healthy Heyford activity group. Jo has recently […]
  • Mid Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation Launched - Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan (MCNP) Forum wishes you a very Happy New Year. We’re pleased to inform you that we have now published the Review of the Neighbourhood Plan, and would welcome your comments and feedback on it. The Consultation remains open until Friday, 23rd February 2024. The updated Plan includes several important new planning policies, […]
  • Mid Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan - Did you know…..The Mid Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan (MCNP) has been in force since a referendum was held in 2019? A neighbourhood plan is a legal planning document that is used to guide development within the plan area, but it is formulated by local residents and volunteers, NOT planning authorities. The MCNP is bringing its policies […]
  • Parish Council Vacancy - A councillor vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council. The role is a varied one and will give you plenty of opportunities to get involved in local activities. We are looking for someone with passion, dedication and plenty of patience! If you are interested, please apply to the Parish Clerk below:- Parish Clerk: parishclerk@upperheyford.com
  • Christmas Waste Collections Timetable - The revised Christmas waste collection days for 2023 can be found at the link below. Revised Waste Collection Timetable Christmas 2023
  • 20mph Limit APPROVED for Upper Heyford village - The proposed 20mph limit that was consulted on during October was APPROVED last night at a meeting of OCC. The exact date that the new limits will come into force are yet to be announced but we understand it will be by the end of November. More details to follow. Thank you to everyone that […]
  • Christmas Craft Market 2023 - The Christmas Craft Market will be held this year at the Village Hall on the 26th November. Please visit the events section for further detail.
  • 25 Bus Service Update - Dear All, The PC are continuing to chase updates from the OCC Transport team on the future of our bus service and have recently received the following information…. The current service will continue, with the incumbent operator Red Rose, until a new review date of 18th February 2024. We will shortly be going out to tender again […]
  • Cherwell Local Plan Consultation - The revised Cherwell Local Plan has reached its consultation phase. The consultation seeks views and comments on 65 questions relating to the draft plan on a downloadable survey form , along with the opportunity to add general comments. You can view all relevant documents and complete the survey via the link below. https://cherwell.citizenspace.com/planning-policy/cherwell-local-plan-review-2040-consultation-draft/#public-exhibition-content The consultation […]
  • 20 MPH Consultation - Oxfordshire Highways are currently consulting on a proposed 20 MPH zone throughout our village. The consultation is open until the 6th Octoberand the link can be found below. There are full documents surrounding the proposals on the web page. https://letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/upperheyford_20mph2023 The consultation is anonymous and takes a couple of minutes to complete.
  • Advance Notice of Camp Road Closures - Advance notice that Camp Road will be closed at Izzard Road from the 16th October for around 12 days. Access to shops and amenities will be via the usual diversions through Caulcott. Further details can be seen at the links below. https://upperheyford.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Camp-Road-Closure-NOTICE-T12494-.pdf https://upperheyford.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/New-Camp-Road-Upper-Heyford-Traffic-Management-Plan-B.pdf Thank you.
  • SSEN Resilience Project - After four years of working with SSEN and many local landowners in Lower and Upper Heyford to resolve our regular power cuts, the SSEN Resilience Project will commence in September. The Background – the village electricity infrastructure is decades old, and it is served by overhead cabling which crosses the flood plain from Lower Heyford […]
  • Volunteers Needed - More volunteers are needed to use the PC mower to mow the churchyard on a rota basis.  If you can offer a couple of hours once every 4-6 weeks during the growing season  we would really appreciate hearing from you. If you think you can help please contact the Parish Clerk here Thank you.
  • Parish Council AGM and Parish Meeting - The PC AGM will be taking place this Thursday (18th May) at the Village Hall from 6:45pm, followed by the Annual Parish Meeting at 7:15pm The Parish Meeting is an opportunity for everyone to hear about the PC activities over the past year and to ask any questions that may arise. Please come along and […]
  • Village Hall Booking Clerk - The booking clerk position has now been filled. We are currently looking for a new booking clerk for our village hall. The hall is a great resource for the village and without a booking clerk we are unable to continue to run the facility. Please click here for further information and contact details. Thank you.
  • Temporary Bus Timetable during Camp Road Works - There will be a new temporary bus timetable during the Camp Road closures. the service will split into 2 services, one that runs betwen Bicester and Dacey Drive and one that serves Upper and Lower Heyford, Caulcott and on to Bicester. Numbered 25A and 25B respectively, you can find the route and timetable HERE. This […]
  • NEW – Government Emergency Alert System – TEST on April 23rd 2023 - Emergency Alerts system launched – test on 23 April On Monday (19 March), the Cabinet Office launched a new system that will give the government and emergency services the capability to send an alert directly to mobile phones when there is a risk to life. The Emergency Alerts system will allow the government to get […]
  • Voter ID Requirements for Elections - Voter ID The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. Which forms of ID can I use to vote? You may […]
  • New 25 service Bus Timetable February 13th Onwards - The revised bus timetable that will run from the 13th February has been published, alongside some detail from OCC This new service, called the 25 is being run by Red Rose Travel until August. You can view the new timetable HERE ‘As some of you may be aware, there was originally no market interest in […]
  • Temporary Bus Timetable Changes from January 3rd 2023 to 12th February 2023 - The County Council have been trying to negotiate a temporary contract to run the 250 Bus Service to April 2023. They have encountered issues with this and have had to reduce the timetable temporarily in order to continue to run the service. A summary is detailed below, and a link to the revised timetables can […]
  • Free Digital Training Course - Do you need help with your digital devices?  If so we may just have the right course for you. Oxfordshire College is keen to help people feel more confident with their digital appliances.  They can offer help with:  Keeping safe online, communicating digitally with friends and family (Apps like WhatsApp or sending emails), how to […]
  • Yoga & Pilates Classes - A new Yoga and Pilates class is starting at the Village Hall. Details below….. www.bwdf.co.uk Mobile – 07360 619152 Email – info@bwdf.co.uk Here is a link to one of their social media posts about the classes – https://fb.watch/fxu547lLp7/
  • Oxfordshire Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (OxSRFI) Initial Consultation Response - Please see below communication from OxSRFI regarding the initial consultations that recently took place. Thank you for your comments to the OxSRFI first public consultation. As set out in the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) document, a report has been prepared by the OxSRFI team which sets out a summary of the key themes and […]
  • Annual Picnic on the Green – Cancelled - In light of the Queen’s death the PC and USAF Croughton have decided to postpone both events. A new date will be circulated when known. Sunday 18th September 2022 Calling all village residents please bring along a picnic, drinks and chairs and let’s all celebrate getting together.  Please also bring any garden games for children […]
  • Recreation Ground Car Park Closure – Jubilee Event - In preparation for the Jubilee event being held at the Recreation Ground on Sunday 5th June, we will be closing the gates to the car park from Saturday evening, at the end of the private hire taking place that evening. Pedestrian access is still available through the car park gate and further along Somerton Road. […]
  • Heyford Park Filming – Advance Notice - Michael Grisewood here,  a location manager  from “Heart of Stone” This is a just a respectful reminder that we will be filming at Heyford Park on the 25th of May. As I wrote to you in the last letter, we would like to use blank firing weapons and SFX pyrotechnics from 1400 until 2330 that […]
  • Proposed Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Terminal (SRFI)- ARDLEY - Local residents will be aware that there is a large SRFI project being proposed near our village. You should all have received leaflets through your doors directly, and they are attached here for anyone to view. There are opportunities to attend public meetings and webinars to comment on the proposals. As this is a national […]
  • Garden and Food Waste – Cherwell District Council Changes - Cherwell District Council is changing the Brown Bin collection! From March 2022 households will be charged £36 for the first year if paid for by 28th Feb (£40 after this date) and if you haven’t registered by March they will not empty your brown bin.  If you have more than one brown bin they will […]
  • New 250 Bus Timetable and SUNDAY service - Diamond Busses have issued a new timetable and Sunday service that will be available from the 10th January 2022. The timetable can be found here
  • New Parish Councillor - We have recently welcomed Bryony Johnson onto the Parish Council. Bryony moved to Upper Heyford with her husband in August 2017.  Bryony is a qualified solicitor, currently taking a career break to look after her two young girls at home. The rest of the Parish Council members look forward to working with Bryony across the […]
  • Temporary Bus Shuttle Service During Camp Road Closure - The 250 bus service will not be stopping in Upper or Lower Heyford from the 26th of July to the 27th August 2021. Dorchester are providing a shuttle service between the villages and the Sainsburys stop on Camp Road during this period. The timetable for the shuttle service can be found here.
  • Barley Mow – Re-opening July 23rd @5pm! - The Barley Mow will be re-opening this Friday 23rd at 5pm. After extensive work both inside and out over the recent weeks, our much loved village pub will open it’s doors once more. Steve and his team will be looking forward to welcoming customers back both old and new! Initially opening for drinks only whilst […]
  • The Flower Boat – New Shop Opening - The Flower Boat is opening a new shop at The Boat Yard in Lower Heyford this Saturday 17th July. Please take time to pay a visit to the shop where they will be selling flowers and a selection of gifts produced by talented local people. You can also visit their Facebook page here .
  • Spokes Coffee Opening Soon! -   A new Coffee Shop is opening this week on Heyford Park. Paired with a Bicycle Repair Service, the shop is situated next to the Sainsbury’s on Camp Road. Stop by for a drink and a delicious snack!
  • 250 Bus Timetable (April 2021) - The new 250 bus service timetable has been updated, and can be seen and downloaded from here.  
  • The Return of the Easter Bunny! - The village awoke on Easter Sunday to the news that the Easter Bunny had once again visited! With the assistance of two of his village helpers the bench and tree on the Spit (High Street) have been transformed into a lovely Easter scene. Take a stroll around the village and you are sure to find […]
  • Football Returns to the Recreation Ground - We are pleased to announce that over the last few weeks, the Parish Council have been working with Chesterton Football club to secure the use of our recreation ground for their extended season (their usual grounds are being used for cricket). This will encompass both training and match-day games for the veterans and Under 10’s […]
  • Potholes.. reporting them and other things - On behalf of the Parish Council As we venture through the Winter months and emerge into Spring there are the inevitable issues with our local streets, drains and other such municipal services that we see each year. Frequently the Parish Council is made aware of these issues by villagers who notice the problems whilst out on […]
  • Weekly Post Office reopens at the Village Hall - Thurs morning Post Office reopens at the Village Hall from 15th Oct Although the Village Hall remains closed for any bookings due to Covid-19, Fritwell Post Office will resume their Thursday morning sessions in Upper Heyford Village Hall, providing a needed service to our village. Thursdays 11.15 am – 12 noon from 15th October.  They […]
  • Parish Council message concerning dogs in the children’s play areas - Upper Heyford Parish Council would like to remind everyone that the children’s play areas on the recreation field and Village Green are strictly NO DOG areas. It is also policy that dogs being exercised in and around the village (including the recreation field) are kept on leads. We have received complaints regarding dogs in the […]
  • Village play areas reopened - Upper Heyford Parish Council is pleased to announce that the village play areas have now reopened. Please note that there are new rules in place, which are detailed in the attached document, as well as displayed in both areas.  Main Play Area Rules The main recreation field play area is restricted to 4 families or bubbles […]
  • 24/7 Mental Health Helpline launched for people in Oxfordshire -   Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline The Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline is being launched by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs local mental health services. The trust is part of Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP), which is also behind the helpline. Adults: 01865 904997. Children and young people: 01865 904998. Please view/download attached Press Release: […]
  • Coronavirus scams warning - Oxfordshire residents warned against Coronavirus scams Please share the following important advice with your family, friends, neighbours; and residents via your social media channels: Residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation. In Oxfordshire, County Council’s Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting people via […]
  • New Parish Clerk - Mr Jack Goodman has retired as the Upper Heyford Parish Clerk. He has been replaced by Mrs Sarah Morgan-Harris. Her contact details are as follows: Appledaune, Orchard Lane, Upper Heyford, OX25 5LD Tel: 07809 612175 email: parishclerk@upperheyford.com
  • Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan referendum - REFERENDUM ANNOUNCED The Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan referendum, has now been confirmed for Thursday March 21st 2019. A majority vote in favour of adopting the Plan is legally binding, and will mean that all planning applications in our eleven parishes until 2031 will have to be weighed against the sixteen policies that have been approved by […]
  • Camp Road roadworks 30th Nov-3rd Dec ’18 - TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF  THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES LOCATION:  Upper Heyford, Camp Road REASON:  To facilitate the connection of previously installed gullies in the middle of the road, reconstruction of the tie-in of the eastern end of the works. DURATION:  Starting on 30 November 2018, the anticipated completion date is 4 December […]
  • Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan consultation – responses invited - Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Oxfordshire’s latest neighbourhood plan – for the Mid-Cherwell area – has been launched after three years of preparation. Unique in the UK because of its scale, the Mid-Cherwell area comprises eleven rural parishes in the Cherwell District of North Oxfordshire. At the heart of the neighbourhood area is the former RAF Upper […]
  • Upper Heyford Parish Council, Agenda 25 April 2017 Meeting - Agenda for 25 May 2017 PC Mtg
  • Camp Road junction closed from 24th April - Camp Road will be closed  – at the village end –  from Monday 24th to Friday 28 April. Effectively, there will be no direct Camp Road – Somerton Road access. Access will be via the Kirtlington Road. See: Traffic Notice 0417
  • Parish Split notice - Re-organising Upper Heyford and Heyford Park into two Parishes Upper Heyford Parish Council has asked Cherwell District Council to consider reorganising the parish in order to reflect the very different needs of both Heyford Park and Upper Heyford Village.  Heyford Park is a rapidly expanding development and Upper Heyford Village remains a small rural village.  The […]
  • Village Networks on tour - Village Networks Your link to advice and support Village Networks is now expanding! The success of new funding from The Big Lottery allows us to expand our outreach into Daventry District and Cherwell District, as well as South Northamptonshire, but also to work with more organisations to broaden the range of face-to-face advice and support: […]
  • Dorchester Living, Priority Open Day & Community Consultation Drop-In Sessions - 2 notices from Dorchester Living: 1. Dorchester Living, the principal developers at Heyford Park, would like to invite all residents within the Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan area to a special Priority Open Day on Saturday the 15th October. One of the main pieces of feedback that has resulted from the Neighbourhood Plan process is that there […]
  • The Oxfordshire Comet – Transport from your door to destination - The Oxfordshire Comet – Transport from your door to destination The Oxfordshire Comet is the new bookable transport service from Oxfordshire County Council, available for people in Upper Heyford Parish that do not have access to suitable public transport. – Wherever you need to be in Oxfordshire, the Comet can get you there. – The Comet can […]
  • Fibre broadband is here… at last! - BT is now taking orders for Infinity, its fibre optic broadband service. It’s offering FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) but not FTTP (to the premises), so still employs the local copper network for the final leg from the cabinet. However FTTC is still is able to supply significant speeds and shouldn’t be a concern. If there […]
  • Paul Smith co-opted as new Parish Councillor - Paul Smith of New College Square in Upper Heyford Village accepted the invitation to join the Upper Heyford Parish Council, filling the seat vacated by Chris Scarrott, effective 14 July 2016.
  • Heyford Park Facebook Group - Heyford Park has a succesful Facebook Group which can be found at <https://www.facebook.com/groups/245053330884/>. There are currently over 650 members. The Group is for: sharing local news & events, selling personal goods or advertising local services, asking questions about local issues and suggesting solutions to local problems. We are a closed group for RESIDENTS & WORKERS […]
  • District Council Elections 2016 - Just a reminder folks… of the forthcoming elections for District Councillors on 5th May. Full details available at: http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/  
  • Dog Control Order - The Parish Council proposes to extend the existing dog control order requiring dogs to be kept on leads in the Upper Heyford Village Recreation Ground. Comments on this proposal should be sent to the Parish Clerk: uhparishclerk@gmail.com or by post to Hillside Cottage, Upper Heyford OX25 5LE by May 7th 2016. Reminder concerning the Control of […]
  • Working Party Job Well Done -       A BIG thank you to all who participated in the Camp Road path working party on 13th March 2016 in Upper Heyford Village.  13 residents alongside 3 Parish Councillors armed with spades and brooms tackled the overgrown path.  It now looks splendid – free of rubbish and at least 12 inches wider. After the task was completed the workers went for […]
  • Heyford Park Development Engagement Meeting, Saturday 20 February - MORE BIG CHANGES ARE COMING Cherwell District Council’s recently-adopted Local Plan requires a significant increase in numbers of new dwellings in the District. So, there will be big changes at Heyford Park. Your Parish Council and your Residents Association have joined forces with 10 other local parishes and the Dorchester Group to form the Mid-Cherwell […]
  • The Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan - Much more housing is going to be built in Cherwell over the next few years, and with it will come the impact of increased traffic and other travel issues, and a need for more community facilities of all kinds. Our parish council is participating in the development of a new community-based Neighbourhood Plan for the […]
  • Volunteer Connect - Volunteer Connect, which is supported by Cherwell District Council, runs a volunteer transport scheme that helps people with problems accessing public transport and who cannot get to important appointments. If you need help getting to the doctor, hospitals, dentist, other medical appointments, etc. we will endeavour to find a local, vetted volunteer driver to get […]
  • Cherwell Local Plan – Inspectors Report - The Inspectors report into the Cherwell Local plan has recently been published. You may recall that there was a consultation on the report that culminated in an Inspectors Review last year, the findings of this review have now been published. On the whole the report has supported the councils plans to increase the housing numbers […]
  • PC response to the Local Plan - Please see attached response from the Parish Council to the revised Local Plan. More on the Heyford Park development can be found on the Upper Heyford Village Residents Group page. PC Response Document
  • Church Electoral Roll - There is a need to compile a new church electoral roll, so for those who are interested in registering, the form below can downloaded. Please return completed forms to: Andrew Gotch, Chapel House, High St, Upper Heyford. Download the church electoral roll application form here.
  • Warning to Dog Owners - Police have warned dog owners to keep their pets on leads when walking on farmland after six lambs were mauled to death. Lancashire Police released this shocking image showing the aftermath of a vicious dog attack on sheep in Burnley. Officers were called to a farm on the border between Burnley and Bacup after reports […]