Parish Council & Village Hall

Annual Assembly – Tuesday 28 May

Parishioners are invited to attend the Village Hall AGM on Tuesday 28 May at 7.00 pm in the village hall followed by the Annual Parish Assembly  at 7.30 pm.  Do come along to hear what has been happening during the past year.

The agenda for the Parish Council Annual Assembly is available on the village website in the parish council section.

Shrivenham Golf Club

Social putting club – Friday 31 May

Shrivenham now has a Social Putting Club and we would like to invite you and any of your friends to a session on our putting green between 2:00 and 4:00p.m on Friday 31 May.  Just turn up and put! 

The only requirement is flat-soled shoes must be worn (or try it in bare feet!). There will be a charge of £2 per session.  After this date it is expected to meet on the 3rd Friday of the month.  We hope you will want to join us – the charge is only £2 per session and tea, coffee, biscuits, etc are available and included in the price.  Other food and drinks are available over the bar. 

Lost tablecloths!

Do you have the village hall’s tablecloths?

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the tablecloths from the village hall? If you have them please drop them back at the hall or bring them on the morning of Sunday 26 May, for the start of the boundary walk.

As a reminder, the boundary walk starts from the pin at 09:00 on Sunday 26 May.

Spring cleaning at St James’

Church Spring Clean

Do join us this Saturday 11th May at 9.45am for a couple of hours to give our village church and churchyard a well needed Spring clean both inside and out. Bring any tools and cleaning stuffs with you. Refreshments provided!

Sarah & Amanda
(Church wardens)

Oxfordshire Artweeks in Bourton

Tara Parker-Woolway

It’s Oxfordshire Artweeks and Tara is holding her Open Studio starting on Saturday 4 May, with an opening party for her new studio. Everyone is welcome to drop in – further details below:

Roles at the election

Apply now for a job at the local elections

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have a range of roles available for those 18+ at the local elections on Thursday 2 May and overnight into Friday 3 May.

The councils are looking for people to work as:

  • Overnight count assistants – £14 per hour – at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon
  • Overnight runners – £14 per hour – at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon
  • Poll clerks – £145 / £155 total – various locations
  • Presiding officers – £200 / £225 – various locations (previous polling station experience required).

To find out more and to apply please visit

Outline planning application

Eastern expansion – 2,500 houses at Lotmead

We’ve received notification from Swindon Borough Council (SBC) of an outline planning application relating to 2,500 houses, retail, community and employment facilities, schools and road access at Lotmead – this is part of the Eastern Villages expansion of Swindon.

The notification letter is shown below and details of the application can be viewed on the SBC website here using the reference number S/OUT/19/0582 in the search box. Note that the deadline for sending comments is 14 May – contact details of the SBC Planning Dept are given below.

The contact person is Mrs Kimberly Corps

European Elections

Notice of Election from District Council

VWHDC has published the notice for the European election next month – details can be found on the Council’s website here.

In brief, polling is on Thursday 23 May with the results announced on Sunday 26 May. Those who are already registered to vote at their current address do not need to register again.  For those not currently registered the deadline for registration is 7 May – visit