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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 email@example.com or by post to 90 Howard Cornish Road, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6PU.
The annual parish meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 May 2013 in Marcham Primary School. Any member of the public is most welcome to attend the meeting, and there is an opportunity to raise any issue of concern within the village. If you would like further details, then please click in the Annual parish meeting box on the left of the screen.
Carter Jonas have lodged an outline planning application to build 48 houses on the field to the north of Kings Avenue. Details can be found on the Vale of White Horse District Council website. The Parish Council discussed its response on Wednesday 8 May 2013 and voted to object to the application.
Work is continuing on the Community Led Plan for Marcham. The data has now been analysed, and there was a public meeting on 20 February where ideas were put forward for the Plan itself. The Parish Council considered an early draft of the Plan at its meeting on 10 April. If you would like more details then please click here for the Marcham Forward website.
Oxfordshire County Council, with the support of the Parish Council, are installing a zebra crossing on Packhorse Lane next to The Crown, to make crossing the A415 between North Street and Mill Road easier and safer. Please click here for the layout.
Good news! The Post Office has now re-opened inside Marcham village shop. It is open for the same hours as the shop itself - seven days a week from 7.30am to 1.00pm, and also from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Monday to Friday. It has a wide range of services - why not call in to see if it offers what you want? Like the shop itself, it is staffed by a mixture of volunteers and employees of the village shop.
The application by Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire to build 51 houses on half of the Anson field and a new Community Hub on the field behind Longfields / Hyde Copse (see below) was discussed by the Vale of White Horse District Council Planning Committee on Wednesday 15 August 2012. There were about 20 people attending from Marcham. David Walton spoke on behalf of the Parish Council, Bob Anderson spoke on behalf of the objectors, and Jim Asher (Marcham Community Group) and Andy Cattermole (Taylor Wimpey) spoke on behalf of the supporters. After some discussion, the Committee voted by 11 to 1 to grant planning permission. The main factor in their decision was that if they rejected the application, the Committee believed that permission would still be granted at appeal and, in a similar situation earlier this year in Wantage, the costs of the appeal (£30,000) were awarded against the Vale of White Horse. There are still some details to be ironed out and these have been delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with four District Councillors, including Jane Hanna.
The Parish Council met on 6 June 2012 to discuss the application by Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire to build 51 houses on half of the Anson field and a new Community Hub on the field behind Longfields / Hyde Copse. The Council considered the results of the village-wide consultation (see below), and the comments made by residents. After much discussion it was clear that members of the Council were equally divided in their views so it was agreed that we would neither support nor object to the application. The Council has written to the Vale of White Horse District Council to highlight the main issues which were raised during the consultation. Of particular concern is the need to ensure that if more houses are built in the village then there needs to be provision of sufficient places in Marcham Primary School. Please click here to see the complete letter that was sent to VWHDC.
The Parish Council and Jane Hanna, our District Councillor, organised a village-wide consultation about Taylor Wimpey's planning application to build 51 houses on half of the Anson field and a new Community Hub on the field behind Longfields / Hyde Copse. A questionnaire was delivered to everyone aged 16 and over in the parish. The consultation has been completed and the result is
Please click on any of the following for more details:
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.
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.