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Welcome to our website
This is the official website of Marcham Parish Council. It aims to provide information about the role of the Council and what we have been doing on behalf of the village. Please let us know if there is anything else that you would like to see on these pages.
How to contact us
All enquiries about the work of the Council should be addressed to our Clerk, who is Mrs Linda Martin. She can be contacted by telephone/fax on 01865 391833, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 90 Howard Cornish Road, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6PU.
The planning application which has been submitted for new Community Facilities for Marcham on the Anson Field is likely to be considered by the Vale Planning Committee on 8th June, 15th June or 6th July 2016. Details of the application can be found on the Vale of White Horse DC website by clicking here
The Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor. The Council meets 11 times in the year to discuss matters relating to the village and immediate surrounds. If you are interested in joining or just want to find out more about the role, then please contact Linda Martin - contact details above.
The Annual meeting of electors will take place on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30 p.m. in Marcham Primary School hall. The guest speaker this year is the Environment Agency, who will talk about the Oxford and Abingdon Flood Relief proposals. Severe flooding has taken place in properties in the area on various occasions over the past 15 years. Information as to the plans to alleviate the risk of flood will be presented, including reference to the Abingdon scheme. Please make a note of the date in your diary.
It is with regret that we have to announce that Oxfordshire County Council have decided to withdraw all bus subsidies in the next financial year. This means that the X15 bus service will stop completely with effect from 20th July 2016. The 31 bus route will not be affected as it is entirely a commercial service.
Marcham village shop and Post Office is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. The shop and Post Office are staffed by a mixture of volunteers and employees.
Six major planning applications have now been approved for a total of 250 new houses within Marcham. In an attempt to preserve its rural character and to get the best possible outcome for Marcham, the Parish Council has produced its own guidance for new housing developments. This is primarily aimed at developers, and we are asking all current and future developers to consider this guidance when producing designs for the village. Please click here for the guidance itself.
The 31 bus service is now using buses that transmit real time information about their position. This is how the displays like those at the bus stops on Stratton Way in Abingdon are kept up to date. You can find out what time the next 31 bus is due here in Marcham by using an online system called OxonTime. Just tell it your postcode and you can then find out what time the next bus is due at any of the 8 stops here in the village. Click here if you would like to use it. As with all of our bus services, we need to use them whenever possible if we want to keep them running. Could you use the bus the next time you take a trip to Abingdon, Oxford, Wantage or Witney and leave the car in the garage? Click here for the current 31 timetable. or click here for the X15 timetable.
Oxfordshire County Council have made an emergency closure for public safety reasons of part of Bridleway 17 that crosses the bridge that spans the river Ock south of Marcham Mill. The order took effect from 5 August 2013, and it has now been extended to 2017. The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit persons and vehicles from crossing the bridge. Appropriate signs are displayed to indicate the prohibition is in force. Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works. There is no convenient alternative route. Please click here for details of the closure.
The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request information held by public authorities. Under this legislation the Parish Council has now set out where access to public information held by the Council can be found. If you would like further details, then please click in the Publications box on the left of the screen.