Kidlington Library – temporary closure

Kidlington library will be closed from 15th September until 8th November inclusive due to essential building works at Ron Groves House. The works will affect the front of the whole building on the ground floor, including Day services, as well as the library. The library will reopen on Monday 10th November. Customers will be able to use neighbouring libraries, but we are also providing a weekly mobile library service on Fridays from 26th September to 31st October inclusive. The mobile library will be parked in Exeter Hall car park, and we are very grateful to the Parish Council for giving us permission to do this, thus enabling us to provide a limited service locally. Some temporary amendments will need to be made to the mobile library’s timetable to allow this. Details of the visit times will be on the Kidlington library page of the County Council website and on posters within the library. The mobile will visit 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on 26th Sept and 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on 3rd October. It will then alternate between half-day and full-day visits through until 31st October.



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

To date the bell has not been returned to the Parish Council or the Red Lion, and has now been reported to Thames Valley Police as a theft.

Yarnton Parish Council

28th 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.