News and Events

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Closure of Marston Road

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Oxford, Marston Road

This Order is being introduced because of installation of new cycle lane facilities for `Active Travel Quickways Project` works which are anticipated to be completed 2 October 2022.
The effect of the Order covers Marston Road between Old Marston Road and Cherwell Drive roundabout, as follows:
Southbound – 21 Sept to 2 Oct. No driving between 19:30 and 05:30hrs and
No Waiting, loading and unloading for 24 hours.
Northbound – 26 and 27 September – No driving between 19:30 and 05:30

Link to Notice of Closure

Link to Location Map

Book Club for 8s to 11s

New monthly book club for 8s to 11s at Old Marston Library starting Monday 13th June 2022 at 16:15. Email: [email protected].

Old Marston Book Club 130622

Old Marston Book Club 130622

Vacancy for Families Minister

St Nicholas Parish Church have a vacancy for a Families and Children’s Minister to build links with the community and help identify local needs. You can find out more on their vacancies page:

Emergency Planning

The parish council have put together an emergency plan. This means that should there ever be a serious emergency within the parish or nearby then the authorities managing the situation will be able to call upon and access necessary resources to meet the needs. In addition to accessing public buildings, there will be a need for qualified first aiders, people with 4X4 vehicles, use of equipment such as hedge cutters, and people who can provide assistance if required. If you are willing to become a volunteer then please contact the clerk by email or by calling 01865-203139. Your details will then be passed to the County Council Emergency Planning Team.

Choir Seeks Singers

St Nicholas Parish Church is looking for more singers to join it’s junior (aged 7 to 11) and youth (aged 11 to 18) choirs. If interested then please contact the Neil Barker the musical director: [email protected]

Download the poster here.

Closure of Marsh Lane Flyover

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Old Marston, B4150 Marsh Lane Flyover

 In the interests of public safety; it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road as detailed above in order to facilitate replacement of bridge expansion joints.

 A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 03 October 2022 up to and including 07 October 2022. This will operate between 22:00 and 06:00.

 A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the days shown above.

 Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.

 Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.

 A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative routes for traffic is attached.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Ben Dodds , Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.


Download notice of closure here

Download map of diversion here

Messy Church

St Nicholas Parish Church is hosting a fun activities Sunday morning called Messy Church on Sunday 2nd October from 10:00 to 11:30 at the church hall in Elsfield Road. It is open to all ages. There will be crafts, singing, bible stories, breakfast and prayer. You can download the poster for more information.

Oxford Half Marathon

Oxford Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 16th October 2022. This will involve some road closures and travel restrictions in Old Marston. Find out more here:

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:

Local Plan 2040

Oxford City Council is embarking on the development a new Local Plan. The Local Plan 2040 will set out the planning strategy for meeting the needs of the city. It will set out where new homes, businesses and community facilities will be built to make Oxford a better place to live, work and visit. It will also look at how we can protect the things that make Oxford special such as open space, ecological habitat and areas of heritage. It will guide how development happens, helping to support the transition towards a zero carbon city, ensuring high quality design, being conscious of health and wellbeing, and addressing inequalities. This is an early opportunity to engage in the development of the Oxford Local Plan 2040 and your opportunity to help shape Oxford’s future. To find out more just go to their website: Oxford Local Plan 2040 | Oxford Local Plan 2040 | Oxford City Council.



Bench in Cemetery Paddock

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Tim Cann


Old Marston Parish Council



Email: clerk

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