Old Marston Parish Council

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  • Finance Committee will be meeting 18:00 Monday 27th November in Mortimer Hall – download the agenda here
  • Our next main meeting will be Monday 4th December 2023 at 19:00 in Mortimer Hall 
  • Find out what events and services are happing over the Christmas period locally on church website here


Next Meeting: 19:00 Monday 4th December 2023 at Mortimer Hall

Latest Agenda: link to agenda for November meeting

Business Plan 2022-2026: download the document here

Action Plan 2022-2023: download the document here

Newsletter: link to document

Approved Minutes: October 2023 – link to document

Draft Minutes: November 2023 – link to document

Archive Agendas: link to page of previous agendas

Accessibility Statement: download the statement

Accounts: links to all account items

Annual Report: 2023 report will be published in September

Report on Playday 2023: download here

New Allotment Handbookdownload here

Right to View Accounts Document 2023download here

Calendar of Meetings

Full Calendar of Meetings 2023-2024 – download the document of meetings here

Finance Committee: 18:00 Monday 27th November 2023

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 4th December 2023 Mortimer Hall

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 8th January 2024 Mortimer Hall

Staffing and Standards Committee: 18:00 Monday 29th January 2024 Mortimer Hall (closed meeting)

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 5th February 2024 Mortimer Hall

Environment Committee: 18:00 Monday 26th February 2023 Mortimer Hall

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 4th March 2024 Mortimer Hall

Pavilion, Recreation Grounds, Allotments and Cemetery Committee: 18:00 Monday 25th March 2024 Mortimer Hall

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 1st April 2024 Mortimer Hall

Finance Committee: 18:00 Monday 29th April 2024

Contact Us

Clerk: Tim Cann – 01865-203139, clerk@oldmarston-pc.gov.uk

Chair: Duncan Hatfield 07706998224, chairman@oldmarston-pc.gov.uk

Vice-Chair: Pat Hall 01865-241 696, pathall@oldmarston-pc.gov.uk

MP: Annelise Dodds, 01865-595790, anneliesedoddsmp@gmail.com

County Cllr: Mark Lygo, 07826527047, Mark.Lygo@Oxfordshire.gov.uk

City Cllr: Mary Clarkson, 01865751493, cllrmclarkson@oxford.gov.uk

City Cllr: Alistair Morris, 01865724081, alistairmorris@oldmarston-pc.gov.uk

Other Parish Councillors: follow this link

About Us

Allotments: link to page

Cemetery: link to page

Committees: link to page

Councillors: link to page

OxClean: link to page

Pavilion: link to page

Planning Applications: link to page

Policies and Procedures: link to page

Recreational Grounds: link to page


Church Hall: link to site

Mortimer Hall: link to site

Old Marston Bell Ringers: link to site

Old Marston Charities Trust: link to information

Oxford Preservation Trust: link to site

Oxsrad: link to site

St Nicholas Parish Church: link to site

St Nicholas Primary School: link to site

Swan School: link to page

Local Council Award Scheme Quality Award
Local Council Award Scheme Foundation Award

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News, Events & Activities

Old Marston Parish Council

School Christmas Bazaar

St Nicholas School Old Marston will be holding their Christmas Bazaar on 1st December 2023 from 15:10 to 16:30.



Christmas Market

The next Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 14:30 to 16:30 outside the vicarage and in the church hall. It is free and open to all. Download the poster here.

Join Christmas Choir

St Nicholas parish church is looking for people to join their choir for the Nine Lessons and Carols service at 16:00 on Sunday 17th December 2023. There will be a practice on Thursdays 7th and 14th December at 18:30 – no audition needed. Contac Neil musicdirector@stnicholasmarston.org.uk. – for more information please download the poster here

Firewalk Challenge

Marston Saints are organising a charity fundraising event on Friday 15th December 2023 starting 18:30 at the pavilion. Please do sponsor the firewalkers or even take part. Download the poster here for more information.

Christmas Services and Events

You can find out the local services and events in Old Marston for Christmas on St Nicholas Church website here

School Places Applications

If your child was born on or between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you need to apply for a primary school place now.

You must still apply even if your child already attends a nursery attached to the school.
Deadline for applications is 15 January 2024.

For help and information:
Web: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/primaryadmissions
Email: admissions.schools@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Tel: 0345 241 2487

Download the poster here

Diversion of Footpath Consultation

The  county council have enacted an order to divert the route of footpath 10 beside River Cherwell. You can have your say on this until 1st December 2023. Download the following documents to find out more:

Notice of order

Sealed order

Map of footpath with proposed changes

The Proposed Diversion


The legal line of FP10 runs along the eastern bank of the River Cherwell opposite Park Town in Oxford. Erosion of the riverbank has created an inlet and has been caused both by people and dogs accessing the water and punts etc. grounding themselves in the inlet. This is causing damage to the land which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI New Marston Meadows). The University wish to install a wooden post and rail fence between the footpath and the river to prevent further erosion to the riverbank. This measure has been discussed with Natural England. The diversion of the path is shown on plan HA1980s119/766/03734.


The length of footpath to be diverted is approximately 43m long whereas the new footpath is approximately 54m long. The new path is 3m wide. No structures (gates) will be installed along the path. Please note that the plan does not show the erosion as it is based on Ordnance Survey mapping and so shows what appears to be an uneroded riverbank.


Messy Church

Messy Church returns on Sunday 17th December 2023 at 10:00 at St Nicholas Church Hall Elsfield Road. Free and all ages welcome. There will be crafts, bible stories, singing, prayer and breakfast. Find out more at their website: https://stnicholasmarston.org.uk/messy-church/

Suspension of Parking

Two parking bays on Church Lane close to Ponds Lane will be suspended from 6th November 2023 until December 2025. This is to allow for large vehicle access to Marston Paddock. You can download the traffic order here and the map here.

Road Works Haynes Road

Reason: To facilitate Potable water mains renewals an disconnection/abandonment of the existing 4″ CI water main. Starting on 02 January 2024 The anticipated completion date is 05 January 2024 (date included). This will operate between 08:00 and 18:00.

Download the notice here

Download the map here

Road Works Cotswold Crescent

Reason: To facilitate Potable water mains renewals an disconnection/abandonment of the existing 4″ CI water main. Starting on 23 January 2024. The anticipated completion date is 23rd February 2024 (date included). This will operate between 08:00 and 18:00.

Download the notice here

Download the map here

Council Wins Award

Old Marston Parish Council has been awarded the Quality Award by the Local Council Award Scheme which is run by the National Association of Local Councils to encourage standards in local councils. Special thanks to our clerk Tim Cann for all his hard work in helping to make this happen.

Hill View Farm/Almonds Farm latest

Hill View Farm development is still undergoing judicial review due to an appeal. Almonds Farm developments has now been approved by judicial review and work is expected to start soon although date not confirmed yet.

Reporting a Street Fault

To find and report road or street problems – please contact the county highways department. You can easily do this on-line by following this link: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/

Any official notices, land transactions, financial matters, planning notifications, correspondence for the Parish Council and requests to see documents under the Freedom of Information Act, including archived documents, or if you would like to speak at our meeting, be added to our email alerts list, or would like to advertise on site, then contact the Parish Clerk Tim Cann.

You can contact him on 01865203139 09:00-13:00 Monday to Wednesday: at other times leave a message. Correspondence to be sent to Clerk Old Marston Parish Council, 8 Nicholas Avenue, Old Marston, Oxford, OX3 0RN or send an email. You can download a copy of our Accessibilty Statement here. 

Any information contained in this site is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but neither Old Marston Parish Council or the webmaster can be held liable for any inaccuracies contained in this site. The Parish Council is not responsible for external websites. Please let us know if you notice any errors or links not working, or any other issues.

Contact Us

Tim Cann


Old Marston Parish Council



Email: clerk

Tel: 01865 203 139

About Us

Your local Parish Council, fighting for and serving the community of Old Marston in Oxford.