Yarnton Band

Yarnton Band and the Brize Singers are in concert on Friday 28th September, 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Witney. Tickets are £6 for adults and £2 for children. If tickets are bought from the band then the profit goes to the band. They are available from Peter Hewis at 1 Little Blenheim, Yarnton, email [email protected] – or from the Village Hall during our rehearsals on Monday and Thursday from 7pm to 8.45pm.



Be Water Aware this summer

With the weather warming up, long sunny days and the summer holidays in sight, there is a temptation to cool off in one of Oxfordshire’s many rivers and inland waterways. And while there may not be any river monsters waiting down there, unfortunately rivers and waterways can be very dangerous places - 255 people accidentally drowned in 2017 in the UK.

That’s why, at this time of year, Oxfordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service is reminding all residents to Be Water Aware to help everyone stay safe this summer.

 Would you know what to do?

 Knowing what to do when someone gets into trouble in the water could help save someone’s life:

Call: 999

Float: tell them to float on their back

Throw: something that floats


… and don’t jump in yourself

Find out more at  


Rogue Trade warning from Thames Valley Police

Today there has been a report of a suspicious male and vehicle in the Yarnton area in Kidlington. This male was driving around in a white truck with equipment in the back handing out leaflets advertising his company. His company is called Oakland's Tree Services and also known as Oakland's Tree Care. The male was recognised by a resident for being on Watchdog. There was a case on him by Watchdog who followed him around and found out he was preying on vulnerable and elderly people by offering his services to them. In the report he had given false advice, over charged by four times the normal amount, not finishing jobs and scamming innocent people for their money. This happened in 2013 however it seems like there is intelligence that he has returned. Please be wary and pass this information on to other neighbours. He matches the same description as a Jason Butcher, he is a 35 year old white male, stocky build, short black hair, no glasses, no facial hair and was wearing jean and a t-shirt. If you see this male please contact police via 101 straight away. 

Hayley Keeping (Police, PCSO, Kidlington)