Old Marston Parish Council

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Our next main meeting will be Monday 2nd October 2023 at 19:00 in Mortimer Hall

We have a vacancy for a parish councillor. If you are interested then please contact the clerk in the first instance. Download the notice here.

Community Market – 11:00 to 15:00 Saturday 7th October 2023 at Mortimer Hall – free – all welcome.


Next Meeting: 19:00 Monday 2nd October 2023 at Mortimer Hall

Latest Agenda: link to agenda for September meeting

Business Plan 2022-2026: download the document here

Action Plan 2022-2023: download the document here

Newsletter: link to document

Approved Minutes: July 2023 – link to document

Draft Minutes: September 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

Pavilion, Recreation Grounds, Allotments and Cemetery Committee: 18:00 Monday 25th September 2023 Mortimer Hall

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 2nd October 2023 Mortimer Hall

Environment Committee: 18:00 Monday 30th October 2023 Mortimer Hall

Main Meeting: 19:00 Monday 6th November 2023 Mortimer Hall

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 Foundation Award

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News, Events & Activities

Old Marston Parish Council

Diversion of Footpath

Informal Consultation

 Download document here

Proposed Diversion Under the Highways Act 1980 s.119

Part of Old Marston FP10, New Marston Meadows


This consultation relates to an application by The University of Oxford who wish to divert part of the above footpath. Comments received regarding the proposal will be considered when OCC decides whether to make a diversion Order.


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.


Comments you wish to make are welcomed and I would be grateful for receipt of these by 11th October 2023. If you require longer than this period, please contact me.


Yours faithfully,


Andy Sylvester

Rights of Way Officer


Direct line: 01865 815302

Email: andy.sylvester@oxfordshire.gov.uk  

Repair Café

The repair café returns to Old Marston on Saturday 30th September 2023 running from 14:00 to 17:00 at the church hall in Elsfield Road. You are all welcome to come along – it is free to attend. If you have anything that needs to be fixed then one of the team of volunteers will fix it for free – you just need to book in advance. Download the poster here for more information.

Cycle Path Closed

The cycle path is currently closed for ten weeks for urgent repairs on the bridges. More information here: https://urchin.earth.li/~ganesh/cyclepath-closure-2023-08.html

Community Market

There will be a community market on Saturday 7th October 2023 from 11:00 to 15:00 at Mortimer Hall. This is a free community event open to all. There will be various stalls, refreshments and activities. This will be our first event and we hope will be a regular event. More information to come. Bring card and cash. We look forward to seeing you there.

Oxford Half Marathon

The next Oxford Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 15th October 2023.  As in previous years a number of roads around Old Marston will be closed in the morning until the runners have all passed through. More details to follow.

Messy Church

Messy Church returns on Sunday 15th October 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/

Hill View Farm/Almonds Farm latest

Hill View Farm and Almonds Farm developments: both developments have been approved by they judicial review. However a local resident has appealed the decision so another judge will have 21 days to either confirm the approval or reverse the decision.

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/

Cow Grazing at Marston Hamm

Cow grazing will return to the OPT fields at Marston Hamm from September. Rights of way not affected. Stuart the farmer can be contacted on 07786 931481 if there are any problems.

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.