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Local Groups and Organisations

Below are some of the local groups, associations and organisations based in or active in the Old Marston Area. Click on the link below for more information and contact details. Please note that some of the information  may be out of date. We do our best to give the correct information but rely on the organisations concerned to contact us if the details are changed. We advise contacting the organisations  direction as the Parish Council cannot be held liable if the information is out of date.

Bell Ringers Association; Court Place Farm Allotment Association; Falcon Rowing Club; Friends of St Nicholas School; Guides, Brownies and Rainbows; Marston Community Gardening Group; Marston Saints Football Club, Marston Wives Group; Mortimer Hall Pre-school; Old Marston Area Preservation Trust; Old Marston Charities Trust; Old Marston Mill Lane Allotments Association; Oxford City Football Club; Over 50s Club; Patient Participation Group; Scouts; St John Ambulance Cadet Unit; Women’s Institute

Bell Ringers Association

For information about the bell ringers please contact Anthony Hughes, Cross Farm on OX244570 or visit website: http://www.oldmarstonbells.we.bs/

To hear the bells: http://www.odg.org.uk/history/audio/marston01.mp3

Court Place Farm Allotment Association

This allotment is owned by Oxford City Council. For more information turn up at the allotment ‘office’ (Oxford Road, Old Marston Village) on a Sunday Morning between 09:30 and 11:30. Or contact: Mr Tim Cann: OX202104

Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club

This is an Oxford not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities to row and canoe. The club has many programmes for summer activities during the day in the evenings and at weekends. Most activities are for participants from about 8 years with no upper age limit,  Falcon RCC is located at Donnington Bridge and you are welcome to pop by most any Saturday morning to look round. For more information or to book a short course: petertravis675@btinternet.com

Friends of St Nicks

“Friends of St Nicholas School” is group dedicated to fund raising for the school and supporting the school in other ways. The group is open to all parents, teachers and supporters of the school and would like to encourage others to join them. They have helped to raise the money for the adventure playground and a range of activities. They also have an active social calendar which is open to families of all backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. The Parish Council has awarded small grants to FOSNS towards providing resources. For more information please call Nicki Sullivan: 01865-248369

Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and Ranger Units

Meet throughout the week during the evenings. Adult volunteers welcome. for more information contact the District Commissioner Katy Beckhurst OX240516 or 07966597684. www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested

Marston Community Gardening Group

Marston Community Gardening – Help/encourage people to grow fruit, herbs and veg in their own gardens, Develop ‘Community Gardening Spaces’ for communally-grown fruit and veg, Share any surplus fruit, veg and herbs locally, Collect surplus from gardens to distribute throughout the village, Give practical help to increase compost making. Contact: Email: katejorobinson@gmail.com Mobile: Alistair 07804847285 Facebook: ‘Marston Community Gardening’

Marston Saints Football Club


Address: Boults Lane - Clubhouse Only, Old Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PW

Vice-Chair - Eddy Aldworth - 07778237732

All other contact details on Marston Saints website (www.msfc.org.uk)

Marston Wives Group

The Group meets alternate Wednesdays at 19.45 at St. Nicholas Church Hall in Elsfield Road and are entertained by speakers/demonstrators. New members welcome. Open to females. Contact Ann Joyce OX242329. On 6th September 1950 the Young Wives had its first meeting with a social in the Old Reading Room. (This no longer exists) Mrs. Connie Wheeler was the first chairman from 1950-1952, when Mrs. Vera Savage became the first leader from 1952-1957. Coffee and biscuits in 1964 cost 4d (old money).

Mortimer Hall Pre-school

Mortimer Hall Pre-School Meets in Mortimer Hall week days during school term times and is open to children from the age of 2 years 6 months (2 ½) until school age. Mortimer Hall can offer 3 hour or 6 hour sessions (depending on availability). Mortimer Hall Pre-school is a registered charity number 1022797 and Ofsted Registration number 134009. For more information please call 07818236348 or e-mail: mortimerhall1@btopenworld.com or view

Old Marston Area Preservation Trust

The Preservation Trust is the Old Marston section of the Oxford Preservation Trust. The Trust owns land in Oxford, including a large amount of land around Old Marston including the Victoria Arms land with the view to protecting Oxford’s green belt and prevent over-development. One of the properties owned by the Preservation Trust is the play area in Mill Lane which is maintained by the Parish Council for the benefit of the local community.

Tel: 01865 242918, info@oxfordpreservation.org.uk

Or visit their website at: http://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/land/marston.php

Land Ownership: https://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/content/oxford-places

Old Marston Charities Trust

A local registered charity which is managed by Parish Council and local trustees which provides small grants to local individuals and families in the parish who are facing financial hardship. The money is derived from rent on land in the parish and distributed by the trustees. The charity originates from the early 1600s. For more information on the history of the charity click here. To find out more about the charity please contact the parish clerk.

Old Marston Mill Lane Allotments Association

The allotments in Mill Lane are owned by the parish council and are run by an independent management committee. Contact the Parish Clerk for further information or Masha Unkovskaya on 07771702548 or 01865792951. New members pay £21.00 subscription - in return the ground is prepared prior to use. Annual subscription is £21.00 per year, payable in October. Plot holders pay £1.75 per year for insurance. Minutes of 2016 AGM. Minutes of 2015 AGM. Minutes of 2014 AGM. The allotments as mentioned in minutes. Allotment Regulations 1900. Risk Assessment 2012. Agreement with council 2002.

Oxford City Football Club

Another local football club is the Oxford City Football Club by Oxsrad in Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ - Website http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oxfordcityfc/

Over 50’s Club

The over 50’s Club is open to Old Marston Residents over fifty years of age. There is a regular raffle, talks, tea and a range of other activities. It meets on alternate Mondays at St Nicholas Church Hall, Elsfield Road. Membership costs £5 per year. For more information please contact Gill Wells on 01865-240357. View some pictures here.

Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Marston Medical Centre
This group is open to all registered patients over 16 years of age, regardless of age, gender or ethnic group. The PPG aims to involve all patients in their general meetings and is represented by a small 'core group' who work closely with the medical and non-medical staff at the Centre, with whom we meet and communicate regularly. We act as a voice for patients on general patient experiences (we do not deal with personal matters or complaints), concerns about health issues and general development of the Centre. We need your support! You can join us by completing the form under 'patient group' on the Centre website or by sending your details by email to marstonppg@gmail.com or by phone to Annie Tysom (Co-ordinator) 07849.608851. More details are on display in the Centre. Act now to join us!


43rd Oxford Scout Troop caters for boys and girls aged 10-14 and we meet at our headquarters in Boult's Lane, Old Marston on Thursday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00. Our section follows on from the Beaver Scouts (aged 6-8) and Cub Scouts (aged 8-10) who also meet at our headquarters. Scouts are split into patrols with a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader, which forms the basis of their groupings for troop evenings. Group Chairman Pete Anderton on 01865-434912

Women's Institute

The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI), the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK with 211,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands. They play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. Marston Wl was founded in May 1921. Meetings usually consist of twenty minutes for general business, a guest speaker, refreshments and a range of activities. Visitors are welcome. Membership is £43 per year

Meetings: Every second Tuesday of the month at St Nicholas Church Hall, Elsfield Road.

For more information contact Mavis Curtis tel: 01865 351325 Email: mcurtis936@gmail.com or visit their Website

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