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Marcham Village Shop
and Post Office

We will be closed on both Bank Holiday Mondays in May!

Hot drinks - only £1.20!

Cold drinks and ice cream - at a table or take-away

Normal Opening Hours

07.30 - 17.30
every week day,
Last acceptance of post is 16.45 during the week
08.00 - 12 noon on Saturday & Sunday
Free cash withdrawals on most bank accounts

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Village Plans

see the proposed plans for the new community facilities

Click to see the plans

The application will probably go before the planning committee on 18 May.

Download a map of the villge here

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Jubilee Walks

Download the map for the Jubilee Walks around Marcham from the Marcham Society website

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Village Diary

The online village diary is here
If you have an event that you would like included please email with the title, date, time, contact details and a short description

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Marcham Mini Bus

To hire the mini bus, contact Marion Belcher 07507 797757

Have you got things you want to get rid of but don't want to throw away? Are you looking for something that you'd rather have for nothing? Try FREEGLE - you'll be amazed at what you can find!

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365 Alive could SAVE YOUR LIFE!

High Court Apology
Debbie Prichard

Local Chartered Engineer Debbie Prichard has been given an apology from her former business partner. Read the full press release here.

Anson Trust

Click for the 2013 Accounts

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Marcham Mill Bridleway 17 bridge over the River Ock

Oxfordshire County Council understands that local people are concerned about the delay for works to reopen Marcham Mill bridleway bridge and this has caused some of them to attempt to use the bridge and cause damage to the barriers and potential harm to themselves. Please be assured that the County Council is doing everything we can to work with the landowner to find a way forward and get the bridge repaired and open as soon as possible.
This bridleway is closed because the bridge is unsafe for all public and private users there is a big hole in it and unsafe stonework all around it that could mean one or both stone arches may collapse without warning at any time.
Unfortunately there is no ability to install a temporary bypass structure to keep the route open. The fencing is there to ensure public safety as we do not want you or your children/pets getting killed or seriously injured. The council is taking all reasonable steps which is why the fencing has recently been reinforced as adults and children have attempted to gain access to the bridge and have caused damage to the fencing meaning the money available to spend on repairs is having to be spent on improved barriers. Note that by attempting access you are endangering your safety and compromising the safety of others.
The bridge is a grade 2 listed structure so has complicated the extensive works required to repair the bridge and make it fit for all public and pedestrian, cycle and equestrian use. OCC has commissioned detailed engineers survey and report about repair and strengthening options and is working hard behind the scenes to take these forward with the district council's conservation officer and the landowner.
Oxfordshire County Council is seeking a safe and open crossing as soon as is reasonably possible and it is hoped that some solution will be possible in 2016/17 financial year.
A special message to local parents is for you to speak to your children and discourage them from trying to access the site. There are many hazards that are not visible and could endanger their lives.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Oxfordshire County Council Countryside Access Team

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