Welcome to Woodcote

Woodcote Correspondent

The latest issue of the Woodcote Correspondent is available to download here.

Village Sign

Selected photographs on this website courtesy of Alan Copeland.


The village of Woodcote, winner of the Oxfordshire Best Village Competition 2008, lies between Reading and Oxford in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ surrounded by the scenic countryside of the Chilterns, with extensive beech woodlands, undulating fields and numerous footpaths and bridleways.

More about Woodcote Village.

Townlands Hospital Consultation

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been discussing the need to change the original service offer for the new Townlands Hospital in Henley-on-Thames with local NHS service providers, local GPs and the Townlands Steering Group. As part of this work, they want to understand the public%s views on the proposed changes to services in the hospital.

The consultation document and questionnaire can be downloaded below.

Consultation Document

Fix my Street

In March the County Council launched ‘Fix my Street’, a way of reporting pot holes on line. Oxfordshire County Council said it had fixed 15,349 defects since the start of March which was well above its target of an average 3,000 repairs a month.

An extra £250,000 was earmarked for road repairs as part of the scheme.

People can take photographs of potholes and upload them online with location details at fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk.

The council's contractor pledges to fix potholes within 28 days, 24 hours in an emergency or four hours for the most severe category once reports have been verified.

Council Notices

Parish Council Meetings - Public Welcome
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held in the Function Room at the Village Hall.

Forthcoming meetings will be on -

Wed 05 Aug 2015

Wed 19 Aug 2015

Wed 02 Sep 2015

A full list of meeting dates is available here and minutes from previous meetings are available here.

Events - full calendar here.

Thu 27 Aug 2015 - 9.30am to 10.30am

Tai Chi

On the Village Green as part Get Oxfordshire Active Campaign. We will run as long as its not pouring with rain! Everyone is welcome to join in the cost is a 1. Ideally people will have registered on line at www.getoxfordshireactive.org but it will be ok for people to turn up and pay on the day.

Mon 31 Aug 2015 - 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Open Gardens and Flower Festival in South Stoke

Come and enjoy many of the gardens in this pretty Thames side village. Teas in the Village Hall. St Andrew's Church Flower Festival (also open Sunday 30th August 2-5pm). Plant Stalls. Lovely Village Pub. Bouncy Castle. Pimms Tent. Tickets £5 per adult (children free). Purchase on the day at the Recreation Ground or Church Lych Gate. All car parking is free and available at the Recreation Ground. Disabled parking is available outside St Andrew's Church. Please leave your dogs at home.

Sat 12 Sep 2015

Woodcote Festival 2015

This is a 'not for profit' village event, run by the village, for the village. We welcome your participation or involvement at any level. Together lets make this a fun event for the whole family!

More details.

Fri 18 Sep 2015 - 8.00am to Noon

Windmill Sale

A nearly new sale in aid of local causes. Woodcote Village Hall.

More details.

Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 10.00am to 11.00am

Swap Shop

In Woodcote Village Hall. Anyone may bring and swap but if you have nothing to swap come along anyway and take whatever you find to be useful to you.

More details.

Fri 04 Dec 2015 - 8.00am to Noon

Windmill Sale

A nearly new sale in aid of local causes. Woodcote Village Hall.

More details.

Full event calendar here.

More about Woodcote Village

At 500 feet (160 metres) above sea level, there are glorious far-reaching views from several parts of the village.

Originally a small community based on farming and the countryside, Woodcote is a thriving village with a good range of local amenities including a Post Office, mini-market, nursery/garden centre, popular New World bistro restaurant, two public houses, modern health centre (recently enlarged and upgraded) and excellent education facilities with two toddler playgroups, primary and secondary schools - the secondary school is rated in the OFSTED report of March 2009 as ‘providing an outstanding quality of education’ - and an excellent library.

Also, the Oratory School (the UK's only All Boys' Independent Catholic Senior Boarding and Day School), stands in extensive park-like grounds to the east of the main village. The Preparatory School for the Oratory is situated nearby at Crays Pond.

Near the centre of the village is the Parish Church, rebuilt in 1846 in a Norman style on the site of the original Norman structure; there are traces of original walling still surviving.

Activities appealing to young and old are based in the Village Hall and nearby Community Centre and are well publicised in the monthly village newspaper, the Woodcote Correspondent, circulated to all local residents.

Woodcote has good road communications with easy access for Reading, Henley, Oxford and the M40 and M4 networks.� For rail commuters there are mainline stations locally at Pangbourne and Goring on Thames, as well as Reading, all providing fast services up to London (Paddington).

Are you new to the village ?
A free ‘Welcome Pack’ compiled by Barbara Penniall on behalf of St Leonards Church is available to all newcomers to Woodcote. The pack, which is funded by Windmill Sales, contains a wide selection of useful information and is available from the library and the health centre. More details.

Village Hall

Village Hall


Chilterns Countryside

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