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Appleford Parish Council

Appleford-on-Thames is a village and civil parish on the south bank of the River Thames about 2 miles (3 km) north of Didcot, Oxfordshire. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 local government boundary changes. The 2011 Census recorded the parish’s population as 350.

Evidence of Romano-British settlement has been found in a field south of the parish church plus ceramics and human burials of the same period at Manor Farm. In 1968 the Appleford Hoard of 4th-century Roman artefacts was found. It includes Roman coins, pewter ware, and ironmongery including tools, a chain and a padlock. The hoard is now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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New Relief Road & River Crossing - Village Survey Results

This site is being updated.

The Village Survey findings were approved for publication by the Parish Council on 16 November. The results are now presented to the village.
The new relief road will have a major impact on village life and it is important that you stay abreast of developments.

Please examine and consider the Survey Results which reflect the views of the local village community 

Thank you to all residents – 126 of you, who participated.
We are pleased with the response which represents over 40% of the adult population of the village.

Where do we go from here?

The Survey provides a mandate to the Parish Council to address village concerns to Oxfordshire Co Co (OCC).  The Working Group (WG) will engage at all levels with OCC decision makers, and elected Councillors to reduce (and eliminate) the risk of damage to the character of the Village and to the health of its residents (both physical & mental from noise pollution and emissions etc.).

The WG will press for changes to the current road position and alignment, particularly removal or reduction in height of the propposed flyover and raised embankment along the entire length of the village

Your continued support for this on-going effort is vital to the future of Appleford as a rural village.

To join Appleford Parish Council Working Group to receive updates of meetings and important developments that will affect you and the future of the Village community, please email  applefordpcworkinggroup@gmail.com.

Parish Council Vacancies:  Better still why not offer your services to your Village and join the Parish Council.   We have two vacancies to bring numbers up to the maximum level permitted.  We need your help so please email applefordpc@googlemail.com if you would like to serve your community.

Book the Village Hall here

We will soon be able to offer online booking for village hall hire.

All bookings will be confirmed by the administrator.