Sanctuary House - Ladies' Day

Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home (Rutten Lane) is hosting a Ladies' Day and Cream Tea afternoon on Saturday 11th April from  2 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. There will be a raffle and various stalls selling affordable clothing, shoes, jewellery and bath products, as well as hand made crafts and homeware. There will be cream teas, scones and finger sandwiches available for a small donation towards the activity fund.

All are welcome and we hope to see you there. For further information, please contact Hollie on 01865 849195.


Parish Council Elections - 7th May 2015

If you are interested in standing as a candidate for one of the nine vacancies for Yarnton Parish Council, nomination papers are now available from the Parish Council office.

The nomination paper must be delivered to Cherwell District Council no later than 4pm on Thursday 9th April 2015.

Lynne Whitley, Parish Clerk, Clerk to the Council, Yarnton Village Hall, The  Paddocks, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5 1TE

tel. 01865 378476, e-mail: [email protected]



Cherwell Archaeological Group update

We decided at our meeting in January that we were a feasible group and that we could go ahead and make plans for the future. Before we can organise a group dig, research needs to be done. Each of those present last month will be looking at old maps and any archaeology digs done in their area in the past and what has been found. It was also felt that we really needed to find a professional archaeologist (about to retire) or maybe a final year student interested in community archaeology projects. If you know of anyone please ask them to get in touch through the email below.

After the meeting had closed the landlord of the Highwayman informed us that he was having an extension built towards the rear of the premises and asked if we would like to dig one or two test pits over the area where the extension would be going. We think this is a feasible project for our fledgling group and will be working towards arranging this for over the Easter weekend. All will be welcome to look, or if places are available, join in. It will be important that those wanting to join the group attend on one of the days to observe and take part in one of the archaeology based activities. Please email [email protected] or come to one of the meetings.