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Marcham Village Shop
and Post Office

Normal Opening Hours

07.30 - 17.30
every week day,
08.00 - 12 noon on Saturday & Sunday

August Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Monday 27th August - Closed

If you are shopping online have your parcels sent to the PO for collection. No more trekking in to Abingdon to get them plus you are supporting the shop as we get a few pennies for every parcel you collect from us ... and when you send them back too!

Last acceptance of post is 16.45 during the week and 10.15 on Saturday. There is NO post collection on Sunday.
Free cash withdrawals and deposits on most bank accounts

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Be Water Aware this summer

With the weather warming up, long sunny days and the summer holidays in sight, there is a temptation to cool off in one of Oxfordshire's many rivers and inland waterways. And while there may not be any river monsters waiting down there, unfortunately rivers and waterways can be very dangerous places - 255 people accidentally drowned in 2017 in the UK.
That’s why, at this time of year, Oxfordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service is reminding all residents to Be Water Aware to help everyone stay safe this summer.

Would you know what to do?

Knowing what to do when someone gets into trouble in the water could help save someone’s life: Call: 999 Float: tell them to float on their back Throw: something that floats ... and don’t jump in yourself
Find out more at

365 Alive could SAVE YOUR LIFE!

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Anyone who is new to the village of Marcham and has NOT received a Welcome Pack please contact David or Grace on 01865 392092 or 07807707925 to find out about how much Marcham has to offer you!

Download a map of Marcham here

Now showing the location of all the bins as well as bus stops and most of the alleys!

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Jubilee Walks

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

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Stuart 'The Wildman' Mabbutt

You can listen to all of Stuart's 10 radio shows made in 10 days here:
Sponsored by MADNews

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Dog Poo Posters

You can download poster to print here
dogpoofairy-Round JPG
dogpoofairy Poster JPG
dogpoofairy Poster PDF

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PCSO for Marcham

The PCSO for Marcham is 9323 Rich Osborn. You can call him 07980 924693 or you can phone 101 and follow instructions using his badge number 9323 you can leave a message for him.
The Neighbourhood Team page

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Anson Accounts

The accounts for the Anson Trust 2015 - 2016 are available to download HERE

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It is with regret the W Cumber & Son (Theale) Ltd have been advised that an “open door” approach is no longer possible primarily due to health and safety and bio-security concerns. Therefore we are no longer able to allow visitors into the Beef Unit.
We ask that all members of the public, whether residents of Marcham or visitors, respect this change which is effective immediately. People are still welcome to walk along the permissive paths but please be aware that access may be restricted at certain times due to livestock movements.
The Farm Shop has now also closed.

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FixMyStreet - report, view or discuss local problems

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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Marcham Cricket (not in the printed or online issue)

The season is now well under way with both Saturday teams enjoying the sun, if not the results!
The first team have played three league matches in the past month.
2 June – A low scoring game at Marcham, saw Dorchester post 113 as a total. The spin wizardry of `Geordie` Armstrong (4 wickets for 19 runs) and youngster Ethan Davie ( 3 for 38) skittling the opposition. Unfortunately the home side also struggled, being bowled out for 92, losing by 21 runs.
9 June – A visit to Bampton saw the home side set 169 for 8 wickets, with newcomer Harsh Amin taking 4 for 26. We replied with a total of 130-8, with Ed Warwick top scoring with 31.
16 June – A run feast developed on a rain interrupted day at home to Kidlington. The visitors totalled 241, and we replied with 200 for 9, with season debutants Tom Mooring scoring a typical bludgeoning 62 and Neil Patel 31 not out. Another defeat, but some positives for the rest of the season.

The second team also played three league games.
26 May – We entertained Faringdon seconds. Though the `entertainment` was with the visitors! They bowled us out for 74 and then `knocked off` the runs required for the loss of just two wickets.
2 June – A trip to Bampton resulted in another defeat, with the home seconds team scoring 130. Good accurate bowling by youngster Ollie Armstrong taking four wickets for 28 runs and veteran Deepak Patel four wickets for 18 placed us in a good position at the half way stage. However, the continuing problem of poor batting saw us only achieve 98-9 at the end of our innings.
9 June – A win! We welcomed Kennington seconds in a bottom of the table clash. The visitors were dismissed for 81. Deepak Patel bowling, what is now his slow-medium seamers, taking 3 wickets for 33 runs and Neil (Nellie) Cotterell taking 3 for 8, proved that there is still `life in the old uns`! We won the match by scoring the 82 runs required for the loss of five wickets. Ollie Armstrong scoring 21 not out along with Harry Phipps` not out innings ensured the youths did their part in the win.

As usual, any potential new player can have a chat with the club's secretary Trevor Hill on 07748696733.

Village Diary is online - click on the event for more details - if you want to get your event included Email the Editor
(or if your event is on but has the wrong or incomplete details!)

Safe and Well visits from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Did you know that Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service offer free Safe and Well Visits? Our firefighters will visit you at home to see what they can do to help you reduce the risk of fire. What does a visit cover? It combines a Home Safety Check to help reduce the risk of fire in your home, such as checking and fitting smoke alarms and helping you make a fire escape plan. We can also offer you advice and support to help your health and wellbeing.

During the visit firefighters are able to provide advice and support to reduce any immediate risk from falls, fire, flood or power cuts, along with advice to help protect you from scams and doorstep crime.

You can request a visit online at or call our Community Safety Helpline on 08000 325 999. If a loved one or friend would benefit from a visit please let them know about our Safe and Well visits. Do you have a fire safety concern or question? There’s lots of great tips and advice to help keep you and your family safer at home on Or you can call our Community Safety Helpline on 08000 325 999. Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service

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Our Council

Anything else on your mind? Go to the Vale of White Horse District Council website

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