News and Events

Below is a list of local news and events in a text only format to make it more accessible for keyboard only users. If you have any trouble accessing any information then please let us know. If you would like to view any archived news and information then follow this link to the Archive News Page.

Cycle Path Closed

The cycle path is currently closed for ten weeks for urgent repairs on the bridges. More information here:

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.

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.

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.

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:

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:

Bench in Cemetery Paddock

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Tim Cann


Old Marston Parish Council



Email: clerk

Tel: 01865 203 139

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