Local Information

Current Transport Options for Residents:-

The Parish Council are keen to compile an up to date list of transport options for residents. If you have used the services of volunteer drivers, OCC Comet minibuses, shared taxis or other methods of transport that you would recommend to other residents, please could you let The Clerk know.

clerkfritwellparishcouncil@gmail.com      01869 345930

Thank you.

The current list of possibilities can be accessed via the link below:-

Community Transport options


Cala Homes Development

Cherwell District Council website 


Fritwell Conservation Plan

This appraisal was the subject of public consultation. A public exhibition and meeting were held on 29th October in Fritwell Village Hall. These events were attended by over 30 people and the appraisal amended as a result. The Conservation Area boundary has been extended as indicated in section 13. It was approved by the Council’s Executive on 7th January 2007 and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications within the conservation area and its setting. Download the plan

Cherwell Valley Benefice & The Three ParishesAccess them here

Bus Services

The decision has been made by Oxfordshire County Council for all bus subsidies to end on 20 July 2016.  However, although the Tuesday 81A service will cease with effect from that time, an amended service 81 will operate on Fridays starting on 21st July 2016.

Oxfordshire Comet Transport Service is a new scheme whereby mini-buses owned by OCC can be booked for a range of one-off or regular journeys by groups or individuals without access to other suitable public transport. Please see link for further details.

Comet Services leaflet


Medical Facilities

Deddington Health Centre, Earls Lane Deddington, Tel: 338611 is the designated Health Centre for Fritwell. A free bus service is available on Tuesday and Thursday morning. To book a seat, ring the Health Centre. Fritwell residents may also register at the Bicester Health Centre, Coker Close, Tel: 249333 or Montgomery House, Coker Close Tel: 249222. The nearest hospital is the Horton Hospital, Oxford Road, Banbury.



Wheelie bins are emptied on Tuesdays. Green (household waste) are emptied on the 1st and 3rd weeks and Blue(recycling) and Brown (garden waste) on the 2nd and 4th weeks. The Parish Council also provides bags for the disposal of dog faeces and these are available from holders around the village or the village shop.



Mrs Deb McLeod is the Headteacher of Fritwell Church of England Primary School.  For further information contact the school on 01869 345283 or go to www.fritwellschool.co.uk

St Olaves Church

The incumbent is Stephen Griffiths, assisted by Geoff Price. The Church Wardens are Mike Dockrey and Jane White. A warm welcome is extended to everyone at all services. Family services are held on the 2nd and last Sundays of the month. Further details can be obtained from the Church Notice Board or the Three Parishes Newsletter http://www.cherwellvalleybenefice.org.uk


Wesleyan Reform Chapel

The Chapel is situated on North Street and welcomes you to join their worship each Sunday at 10.30am. Further details can be obtained from the Chapel notice board or the Three Parishes Newsletter. A copy of this is also availble on the Cherwell Benefices website. http://www.cherwellvalleybenefice.org.uk/


The Three Parishes Newsletter

This contains news and events from Fritwell, Ardley, and Souldern as well as church news from these parishes.
Subscriptions: For subscription or delivery problems, and to arrange a new subscription please contact the editor: Vicky Hibberd. editor@3parishesnews.co.uk  Tel: 345830  / Mob: 07788 560174

Letters, comments, articles, drawings, pictures, contributions, opinions etc. are very welcome. Whilst the editors do not necessarily agree with the content of contributions and reserve the right to edit for space, all are considered equally. There is a 400 word limit on all contributions please. If your item is not time-sensitive, it will not necessarily be included in the first issue after you submit it, but you will be informed when it will appear. All contributions by email will be acknowledged.

For contributions and subscriptions, e-mail is the best way to contact us: editor@3parishesnews.co.uk. You can leave typed articles at any of the collection points below. Please include your name & contact details and deliver your article, or your £3 subscription money to:

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Thames Valley Police: Information on crime prevention and local issues:


Support for Victims of Crime

Victims First’ launches to support victims of crime


The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has today launched his ‘Victims First’ brand and website.


Victims First is the new overarching title for the PCCs work in providing support, increasing accessibility and improving services for victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.


The first initiative under ‘Victims First’ is a new online resource which has advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime, including information on what you should expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if you report the crime.


The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. Members of the public will be able to use the website to refer themselves directly to the PCCs own support services, using the online form, or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the victim has reported the crime to the police.


The website has information and advice to help people to recognise hidden crimes such as modern slavery, domestic abuse, including coercive control, and hate crime. Victims First also provides a third party reporting mechanism for hate crime so that those who don’t want to report directly to the police can either complete a reporting form on the website or call 0300 1234 148.


The PCC has undertaken extensive work to improve support for victims of crime, including commissioning new services for young victims, victims of sexual violence, a victim-led restorative justice service and a local support service to assist other victims.


Victims First encompasses all of this work and will expand over the coming year, with the PCC reviewing his services to ensure that victims continue to have appropriate support in place, are able to easily access it and that agencies, including the police, are victim-focussed.


Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I recently launched my new Police and Crime Plan which reaffirmed my commitment to making sure that victims have access to the support they need to cope and recover from the impact of crime. The launch of Victims First and the website is a key milestone in my work in this area and will allow victims to easily find information and support in one place.


“I believe it will be a valuable resource not just for victims but also for people and organisations that come into contact with victims of crime who can now use the website to find and refer people to an appropriate service.


“Victims First will continue to develop over the next year with plans to create a single referral doorway, a specialist counselling service and community signposting points with the aim of simplifying access and improving support for victims.”


Editors Notes


The website is www.victims-first.org.uk


The Police and Crime Commissioner will be available for interview. If you would like to arrange an interview please email opcc.comms@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or call 01865 541950

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