These are the latest three issues of MADNews - click to read in PDF - if you want to see issues going back to 2004 see our Archive

    September 2019
  • Entire issue in PDF
    October 2019
  • Entire issue in PDF
    November 2019
  • Entire issue in PDF

    CONSULTATION – A415 Marcham Road (Marcham) - Proposed 50mph Speed Limit
  • We are seeking your views on the proposals to introduce a 50mph speed limit on the A415 Marcham Road between Marcham and the A34 Marcham/Abingdon interchange, replacing the length of existing national 60mph speed limit. The proposals are being put forward in response to road safety concerns.

    The proposed Traffic Regulation Orders is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxfordshire Herald Series on Wednesday 6 November 2019, and details (including Public Notice, Statement of Reasons, Consultation Plan and Draft Traffic Regulation Orders) are also available to view on the Councils consultation pages

    As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 6 December 2019.
    GMaD Weekend 2019
  • Thank you to everyone who helped make GMaD Weekend 2019 a huge success. Photos are in the November MADNews
    Marcham Village Shop
  • Normal Opening Hours

    Weekdays: 7.30am - 5.30pm
    every week day,
    Saturdays: 8.00am - 12 noon
    Sunday: 8.00am - 10am
    Shop 01865 391993 / PO 391940

  • 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 almost all bank accounts

    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!
    Welcome Packs
  • 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!
Village Map
Jubilee Walks
    Jubilee Walks
  • Download a map of Jubilee Walks

    With thanks to W Cumber and Son (Theale) Ltd for these lovely walks around the village!
    This is a temporary map until we have it re-drawn!

    Handel in the Vale
  • Our next Music in the Vale concert entitled 'Handel in the Vale' is on Sunday 24th November 2019 in St Denys Church, Stanford at 3.00pm
    with a Pre concert talk at 2.30pm
    Featuring The Brook Street Band:
    Rachel Harris - baroque violin,
    Tatty Theo - baroque cello
    and Carolyn Gibley - harpsichord
    performing Chamber Music by their favorite baroque composers - including Bach & Handel.

    Admission by programme £12.00 from Vogue Hairdressing, 28 High Street, Stanford in the Vale, 01367 710476, by reservation on 01367 718420, email or at the door.
    PCSO for Marcham
  • The PCSO for Marcham is C9323 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
  • Planning a night out with friends? A birthday trip with the kids? A family trip to the beach?
    Whatever your plans, why not use the Community Minibus!! 14 seats plus your driver (aged between 25 and 70) (you will need to ensure that your licence covers driving a minibus)
    A standard donation is requested for each booking to cover diesel/maintenance.

    There is a weekly run to Tesco for any residents with transport difficulties. Leaving Duffield Place at 9.45am and returning from Tesco at around 11am - voluntary contribution (minimum £2) to cover costs. Pick up from your door if required.

    Do you have a couple of hours free every few weeks to join our rota - or would you like to join the passengers?
    Contact Marion Belcher on 07507 797757 to make your booking, volunteer as a driver or for more information
    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
    MADNews Online
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