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Welcome to the new parish website for Radley in Oxfordshire. All of the content of the old website has been retained. A great deal of effort has gone into giving the website a more modern look and into making it easier to navigate and find stuff. (The Nature pages have particularly benefited from these improvements.) The blue, gold, red and white colour scheme is largely based upon the village logo (at the bottom of each page). We hope you like the result. The site is still very new and if you come across any teething problems or other issues, please let us know.

On the site you will find information for those living in or visiting Radley, thinking of moving here, or just interested in what’s going on in the village. To find out more about the village of Radley, click on the Our Village link above, or on another link for more specific information. If you are a new visitor to the site, why not start with our photographic tour of the village? Other feature pages include Natural History of Radley,  History of the Village and History of the Railway. Please take the time to explore this site. There is lots here for everyone. It is your site. If your particular interest in Radley is not adequately covered, please let us know. New material is always welcome.

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Featured Picture for January 2015

Railway electrification works underway at Radley Station, 18th January 2015. The picture shows hollow cylindrical steel piles being loaded onto the wagon that will convey them to the installation sites along the track. The piles will be driven into the ground alongside the railway, using the two machines on the track, to form the foundations of the gantries that will eventually support the high-voltage …

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Christmas illuminations, Spinneys Close, December 2014. Photograph by B Crowley

Featured Picture for December 2014

A dazzling display of Christmas illuminations in Spinneys Close, December 2014.   [Radley in Pictures]

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Urgent: Vale of White Horse draft Local Plan public consultation. Responses due by 19th December.

  You will no doubt be acutely aware of the proposals to remove land from the Oxford Green Belt and over-run Radley with new housing that will, in a short space of time, virtually double the population of the existing parish. What you may not know is that there is a public consultation …

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Map showing the changes to the Housing Delivering Plan affecting the Parish as incorporated in the revised Draft Local Plan (Sept 2014).

New homes madness threatens Christmas turkeys

New homes threat to Radley now tops 1000. Following lengthy consultations with landowners and representatives of the local population over the Draft Local Plan, the Vale of White Horse planners appeared to have relented by agreeing to the removal, from the housing plan, of the so-called “North Radley” site, some 8.7 hectares of Green Belt land …

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View of Didcot A Power Station on morning of 27th July 2014. Photograph by B Crowley.

As dawn broke, the towers came tumbling down

Radley’s southern horizon has been irrevocably altered. At almost exactly 5.00am on the 27th of July, as dawn was breaking, three of giant cooling towers at Didcot A Power Station, the easternmost group as seen from Radley, quietly descended below the horizon (as marked by the roofline of the boilerhouse in front) … followed by silence and no emerging cloud of dust. …

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Fun at the Circus. Photogroah by B Crowley

Radley Fete and Flower Show 2014

Here are some memories of the 2014 Radley Fete and Flower Show. A very wet start to the day meant that stallholders faced difficulties setting up and that the fete itself got off to a slow start. However the weather improved during the afternoon and remained dry for the duration of the fete itself.   The …

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51 Foxborough Road - Winner of Best Garden Category. Photograph by B Crowley.

18th Radley Gardens Competition

  The Parish Council’s eighteenth annual Garden Competition was held on Saturday, 28th June 2014.  The Council is most grateful to the judges, who this year came from Abingdon and North Hinksey and also to the guides who shepherded the judges round the village.  Additional thanks go to Jenny Standen on behalf of the Parish …

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Two new books from Radley History Club: Early Modern Radley by Richard Dudding and The Changing Boundaries of Radley and Sunningwell Parishes by Stanley Baker and Peter McWhirter

Two new books from Radley History Club

  Land is the common theme of two new books from Radley History Club launched today, Saturday 17th May. The launch at Radley Village Hall gave people a chance to meet the authors, learn more about the books and buy copies.   In The Changing Boundaries of Radley and Sunningwell Parishes, Stanley Baker and Peter McWhirter …

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