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 Milcombe’s Community and Parish Council website.

Welcome to Milcombe Village Website. We hope you will find all the information you are looking for. If you wish to add any information, please contact Sarah Smith or Theresa Goss on the above contact box.


Please send your information to Sarah Smith :

Please look on ‘The Dove’ page for the PDF file of the Milcombe Newsletter.

Thank you

Parish Council Meeting 

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Remember everyone are welcome to attend the Council meeting and there is a 10 minute slot when residents can bring forward current matters for discussion at the meeting. Your support is always welcome.


The spirit of Milcombe


The spirit of Milcombe , like many villages, is disappearing rapidly, and with an expected  growth in new housing, the old values, which for generations have maintained the independence of our village communities, will disappear unless newcomers and the younger generation are prepared to support the organisations that are designed to sustain a healthy, social structure within rural communities. To keep this village socially active we need new blood to give as little as 2/3 hours per month to help in the various activities which are  part of our village.

Please contact David Charles  on 01295 721158 or 07989 408553.

Butterfly Meadows

Butterfly Meadows Children Centre

Stay ‘n’ Play  Milcombe Village Hall. 

Sadly the village has lost another service

The “Stay n Play” is no longer running each Thursday morning.

The organisers of the nursery are extremely sorry to make this decision but due to lack of interest, from the young mums, it was not economically viable to maintain this service where the attendance was often just one family.

However they have informed us that should a larger demand come from the
younger families then they will be happy to reconsider.

Contact: Amy-Lousie Cross  01295 722240. or

Hands off the Oxfordshire Countryside!

CPRE Oxfordshire has launched a joint e-petition with Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR) to ask Eric Pickles and our local MPs to end the unrestrained development in the county. It calls for a number of changes, including an end to the unfair penalties faced by local communities when a District does not have an up to date 5 Year Housing Supply.  The Parish Council would encourage as many people as possible to sign the petition.  If you would like to do so, please click on this link.

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As most of you are now aware the bi-monthly Dove has been replaced, on a temporary basis. However should we wish to return to the format of The Dove then a team of at least 3 people is required to share the necessary work involved. If you are interested ring 721158. 



Milcombe Newsletter will be produced each month and will be available at the Village Hall; Church; The Horse & Groom; and at the New Road Shop.

Contributions, by email (Microsoft Word compatible). To be received by 18th of month prior to publication.

(NO REMINDERS) to All contributions are cut and pasted and not edited.

Please click on below to see the newsletter

Milcombe Newsletter May 15


Why do we need a Parish Council?

Though the powers of the Parish Council are limited the main advantage, to us all,  is that the Councillors are LOCAL people and are KNOWN to you and are there to STAND UP for YOUR interests.  Currently your Parish Councillors are Cliff Potter (Chairman), Marlene Cowell, Susan Richardson, Sandra Potter and Peter Booth.  The Parish Council should have seven Councillors therefore there are VACANCIES FOR TWO new people.

The responsibilities are not onerous and meetings are limited to 6 per year; in addition  each councillor has a ”portfolio”, related to a particular local issue, to look after. Surely there are two such people who are interested in serving in this capacity. These vacancies are immediate but, as in other village organisations, the present members, though still full of vigour, are getting older and volunteers are NEEDED FOR THE FUTURE not just today.

If we don’t have a Parish Council we will be directly controlled by Cherwell District Council and are then only represented by two District Councillors who have responsibility for Bloxham and Bodicote,as well as us. Even where they have the interests of Milcombe at heart they are a maximum of 2 voices out of 50 covering an area from Banbury to Bicester. 

Milcombe must not let this happen.

If you are interested contact Theresa Goss (Clerk to the Parish Council) on 01295 710965,  email: or

Cliff Potter (Chairman) on 01295 721113 email:

 Or to apply to be co-opted to the vacancy, just write a brief summary about you and your skills and why you would like to be a Parish Councillor and send it to Theresa at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2GD or email to

Better Broadband for Oxfordshire


I am sure you will all have seen the BT Openreach vehicles in the village over the past month or so and we wanted to share an update from the ‘Better Broadband for Oxfordshire’ site. Work is expected to be completed by the end of June to improve the broadband infrastructure that will enable many homes and businesses in the village to order superfast broadband speeds (minimum 24Mbps) whilst others will be able to order fibre broadband speeds between 2Mbps and 24Mbps. Completion/Delivery dates are subject to change but you can check the website for regular updates:


Seniors Club

Seniors Club

PageLines- Seniors-Club-Image.png A selection of games, bingo, occasional speakers or a film with refreshments available. Click to read more  
Womens Group

Womens Group

Womens-GroupALL NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. The meetings are held on the second  Thursday of the month at 7.30pm  in the Village Hall.  Click to read  more
Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Gardening-ClubThe longest running club in the village, formed in 1983, with around 40 members.  Click to read more
Conservation Group

Conservation Group

Conservation-GroupThe Milcombe Conservation Group (MCG) was established under the auspices of the Parish Council. Click to read more


GalleryLatest Images and Historic Images of Milcombe Village  View here..
St Laurence History

St Laurence History

Milcombe-ChurchThe Church of St Laurence’s, Milcombe, is a small but well proportioned church.  Click to read more
St Laurence Church

St Laurence Church

Church-of-St-LawrenceChurch Service and Events. Click to read more
Village History

Village History

Village-HistoryLearn more about the history of Milcome Village. Click to read more

Useful Telephone Numbers

Age Concern UK - 01295 278040
Alcoholics Anonymous - 0845 769 7555
Banbury Young Homeless Project - 01295 259442
Cherwell District Council - 01295 227001
Child Line - 0800 1111
Oxfordshire County Council - 01865 792422
Narcotics Anonymous - 0300 999 1212
Samaritans - 01295 270000

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