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Welcome to the parish website for Radley in Oxfordshire. 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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Parish Council update for August

‘Take your litter home’ poster competition Parish councillors were delighted to receive many colourful and creative entries to our poster competition from primary school children in the village. We are very grateful to all the children who took the trouble to prepare and submit a poster. Five of the most striking entries have been selected …

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Radley Village Shop Association Annual General Meeting

  Thursday 19th August 2021 at 7.00pm Radley Village Hall Please come to hear what has happened, what is happening and what is going to happen. We would like you to understand decisions made for your shop. We would love to hear your comments and suggestions. Please stay after the meeting for tea/coffee and cake Radley Village Shop Association Limited is a …

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Update on pedestrian access along Church Road

Pye advise that the pavement will be open until Sunday evening 1st August. It will then be closed Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th next week when deep excavation work across the road and exposure of power cables mean that it would be unsafe to allow people to walk past.  The footpath will reopen on …

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Look out for a surprise event on Wednesday 21st July

Between 2-3pm on Wednesday 21st July, the school has organised a horse and cart to go around the village (St James’ Road, Foxborough Road, part of Church Road and Whites Lane) to say farewell to their Headteacher who is retiring. There will also be school children waving goodbye to the Headteacher along St James’ Road.  …

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Your Post Office service

The mobile Post Office van comes to Radley every Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am and parks outside the Village Shop.  As well as the usual stamps and parcel services, the Postmaster offers most of the services that a fixed branch can offer including banking and travel services.  Staffing issues meant that the van was not able to come to Radley …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter August 2021

Hello Everyone We are all ready to welcome our members back to our regular monthly meeting. Our first “get together” will be on Tuesday 10th August in the Village Hall as usual at 2pm.  This will be a cream tea afternoon with first class entertainment provided.  So do come along and enjoy the afternoon.  As you know …

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Planned temporary closure of Church Road, Radley 19th* July to 2nd September

* Updated start date Oxfordshire County Council advise that a request has been received from M&J Evans Construction Ltd for a temporary road closure to apply to a length of Church Road whilst essential deep drainage  works are carried out.  This is to enable Pye Homes to lay sewer pipes in the road and at the same time …

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Parish Council update for July

Village ‘lengthsman’ The Parish Council is hoping to employ someone with handyman skills to support the Clerk. Their role will be to keep an eye on the Council’s property and equipment, to undertake minor maintenance and repairs and to support the Clerk in overseeing the work of its contractors. The Council’s property includes the Gooseacre …

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Radley Large Wood

Many of you will have seen that, following the death of Paddy Dockar-Drysdale, Radley Large Wood has been put up for sale. After several people expressed an interest in looking at ways to purchase the wood for the community a group of residents have set up a committee to examine this. We have approached the …

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Vacancy for a Village Lengthsman

Radley Parish Council wishes to appoint a Village Lengthsman*.  This is a practical maintenance role which will contribute to ensuring that the parish is clean, safe, well-presented and parish assets are maintained to a high standard. Hours: Average of 7 hours per week to be worked flexibly. Pay: SCP 6 (10.238 per hour) The successful candidate …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter July 2021

  Oh Dear !! After the excitement of last month and telling you that we would welcome everyone back, we are still in “lockdown” and had to postpone our “welcome back/entertainment” afternoon on June 29th.  We hope to re-schedule this for August 10th, Government restrictions allowing.  We hope that everyone was notified that the meeting …

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Radley Flower Show will go ahead on Saturday 26th June

Remember to submit your entry form for the Radley Flower Show (Radley Village Shop or directly to the Secretary). Do participate – there are lots of fun and exciting categories for adults, children and teenagers to enter! If you had a hobby during lockdown (colouring, knitting, woodwork, jewellery making, gardening, etc.), you may have something which you can …

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Parish Council update for June

Launch of Radley Lakes masterplan It is heartening when projects that the Parish Council has worked on for years begin to come to fruition, and to receive support within and beyond our community. The Radley Lakes masterplan was launched on 10 May, as explained in the article elsewhere in this edition. We wish the newly …

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