CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace

The CLA Game Fair is likely to cause some disruption around the village, beginning Friday 18th July and continuing over the weekend. The Parish Council has asked that the two roundabouts and A44 are monitored to ensure traffic and pedestrians can exit the village.  Both CLA organisation and the police agreed to the request.  

The following message has been received from Thames Valley Police, addressed to local residents:

The three day CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock takes place from  Friday18th July until Sunday 20th July. We are advising people to be prepared for more traffic in and around the surrounding areas of Blenheim Palace and to expect some delays. If possible, plan all journeys ahead and take alternative routes. Advice and information about the event and essential travel information can be found on the CLA Game Fair website.

This year the CLA Game Fair is expecting over 150,000 attendees from within and outside the Thames Valley. The event will run from 6 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are attending the Game Fair, pop along to the mobile police station to meet your local neighbourhood officers, offering free crime prevention advice relating to rural crime, and there will be opportunities to sign up to Country Watch and Thames Valley Alert.

If you have any queries in relation to the CLA Game Fair please visit: or alternatively if you require any specific information, you can contact the CLA office on: 0845 6122 052. 



Removal of HMS Yarnton ship's bell from the Red Lion

As many residents will be aware, following the departure of the previous landlord, it was found that the ship’s bell was missing from its secured place behind the bar.

In 1985 Yarnton Parish Council accepted responsibility for the safekeeping of the bell located at The Red Lion. Yarnton Parish Council is now in close contact with the former landlord and the owners of the pub to ensure a speedy recovery of the bell.

Further information regarding this matter will be via the village website and noticeboards.

Yarnton Parish Council

14th July 2014


Sports Activators are back in Yarnton!

Recreational and Sport Activators provided by Cherwell District Council will return to Yarnton Park for the 2014 School Summer Holidays. Following last year's great success, the Activators will be at the Park as follows;

Meet at the Multi Use Games Area, 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Friday 1st August

Friday 8th August

Friday 15th August

Friday 22nd August

Friday 29th August

Supervised activities will be provided FREE OF CHARGE each day for all children between the ages of 8 and 16 years.

If your kids are bored and under your feet bring them along and give them a treat.

Not much in life is FREE but this is.

Yarnton Parish Council.


Thank you from a grateful village resident

I am writing as I wish to thank several residents of Dashwood Avenue for the help and support they gave to my wife and daughter. Unfortunately we do not know their names but they will know who they are when they read this. 

Whilst out walking our dogs on Wednesday 4th June at about 6.30 p.m. I collapsed in the street and was unconscious. Whilst we waited for the ambulance, several residents came out and supported my wife and daughter through what was a very difficult time. 

I am now on the road to recovery, but I was heart warmed by this show of support and wanted to place on record our thanks.

It seems that the great Yarnton Village spirit is alive and well in 2014.


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