The custom of residents volunteering their services for the benefit of others in Yarnton has long been maintained, and envied by surrounding villages. Our village has a number of organisations that rely solely on voluntary participation for their organisation and management to ensure continuity for the future. Many existing volunteers are themselves elderly and finding it difficult to maintain their involvement. Unfortunately a number of these organisations are experiencing difficulty in attracting volunteers, to the point where their future is in grave doubt. Below is a list of Yarnton organisations with contact details that are looking to recruit new volunteers:

Surgery/Hospital transport - Mick Teeling - 01865  376801

Fortnightly Shopping Bus - Fred Jones - 01865  373871

Yarnton Lunch Club - David Poulton - 01865  374158

Yarnton Seniors Club - Jose Green  - 01865  375644

Yarnton Village News Delivery - Frances Peck - 01865 374708

Yarnton Women's Institute - Ruth Astall - 01865 372637

Yarnton Gardening Club - Ruth Astall - 01865 372637

Yarnton Care Committee - Bernie Connors - 01865 372944

All of these organisations exist for the benefit of Yarnton residents and contribute enormously to the well-being of our more elderly in particular. Some voluntary involvement can be for as little as perhaps one hour per month but is vital to the bigger picture. Time is precious to us all but spending just a small amount of time for our community cannot be better spent.

Please consider how you could possibly help to maintain these vital services.

Any time that you could contribute would be greatly appreciated by your community.

Further information can be obtained from the contact details above.


Yarnton Parish Council



Dog mess and other litter

Could you once again remind people not to let their dogs dump in Frogwelldown Lane in front of our property or leave poo bags for us to pick up and dispose of, which is not very nice to have to do!!
We accept after many many years that we have to pick up cans, cigarette packets, chip wrappers, crisp bags every week and other unsavoury items thrown in the Lane. but dog poo bags really are not nice.
I do wish people in the village would be more considerate of their unwanted rubbish!!! Would they like it if I disposed of my dog poo bags in the front of their homes??  I guess not!


Missing sign - see earlier article below

We have received this from someone who lives close-by, solving the mystery of the missing sign at the end of Frogwelldown Lane.

Unfortunately in July a very old gentleman approached the road  from the Red Lion area quite fast, and instead of heading towards Cassington he took a slight right and smashed straight in to the lane, trees and sign. He was quite badly injured, and we did all we could to help him out of the mangled mess of his car; he had a very badly cut head and we were worried his car might catch on fire. Luckily it did not!
I believe he made a full recovery but did not drive again!!  Needless to say the said 'missing sign post' was mangled around his car and removed along with the car, which incidentally was a right off.
The police cordoned off the whole area and stopped the traffic each way until the injured man was taken away and the recovery truck removed all the mangled mess - as I said, including the sign.
So no mystery just an unfortunate accident!


Footpaths - signs and access

We have received the following from a village resident:

Has anybody noticed that the footpath sign at the bottom of Frogwelldown lane footpath , where it meets Cassington Road, seems to have gone missing? At one time it was quite prominent. Look for it in summer and it might be covered by bushes but now winter is here, there's still no sign of it .

Is it another attempt to stop people walking around the village?

I have lived in Yarnton for the last 30 years but now signs and access to paths seem to be more difficult to find unless you already know about them.