Crowmarsh Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Our neighbourhood Plan is now four years old. It needs to be updated to bring it into line with emerging National and District Government policies. This also provides an opportunity for us to review our existing Plan and accommodate new development sites and other changes that have occurred within the Parish – we can alter or moderate our existing development policies and add new ones as we see fit.
The review starts with a request for you to share your own views and opinions to inform changes for the updated Plan. The Steering Group will hold exhibitions in April to explain the process and the options that are available.
The first exhibition will be at North Stoke Village Hall between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 6 April, and then we will be at Crowmarsh Village Hall at the monthly Community Café on Saturday 13 April between 10 am and 12-30 pm. We very much look forward to talking to you about the review at one or other of the exhibitions, so that we can learn what changes you would make in the new
We will ask you to complete a brief questionnaire for you to highlight your own preferences and concerns that you would include in the new Plan. The questionnaire is available at the below link, and paper copies will also be available at the exhibitions.

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee

Have your say here:

Riverside Pool and Splashpark 2024 Season – talk to councillors on 23rd March, 10-12

We invite you to share your views on how the wonderful Riverside Pool and Splashpark’s operation could be changed for the better in the 2024 season and beyond.  We’ll be at St Mary’s Church café from 10am – 12pm on Saturday 23rd March.  SODC and Wallingford Town Councils will be there to listen, ask questions and discuss. We imagine there may then be further conversations in the coming months.  You want to get involved practically too – to help new ideas happen – when the time comes. And to be clear; SODC has a contract with Better to operate the facility until 2026 which may mean that some suggestions may not be possible, ever, or at least until then. And, in the spirit of sharing creative ideas and having the discussion, we invite you to come along and talk about this great community asset.

James Barlow


Compost Giveaway – Sunday 17 March 9am– 11am

Sunday 17 March between 9am– 11am at the old South Oxfordshire District Council car park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED.

This March the compost give-away is back! Come along with your own box, bag or container to fill up with local compost! Residents can take a maximum of three bags.

Remember to bring a spade!

Housing and Environment  
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils 

Ipsden – Guided Bird Walk – Sat 24 Feb – 9am

Join a guided bird walk in Ipsden, led by local resident and bird enthusiast Gary Magill, and Emma Davis.
We will meet at 9am at Woodhouse Farm, Ipsden (OX10 6PT) for a 90-minute walk around the farm.
We expect to hear and see a number of different bird species, including winter-only visitors. We plan to walk past the memorial plaque recently installed in memory of the crew of the Stirling bomber, and finish with coffee/tea, cake and chat in ‘the Bistro’ at Woodhouse Farm.
Suggested donation – £12.50 (all proceeds to St Mary’s Church, Ipsden). Numbers limited to enjoy the birds. Afraid no dogs.
To join: please contact Robin Hart, 1 Crabtree Cottages, 07979 426336 or [email protected].