Welcome to our website

This is the official website of Marcham Parish Council. It aims to provide information about the role of the Council and what we have been doing on behalf of the village. Please let us know if there is anything else that you would like to see on these pages.

How to contact us

All enquiries about the work of the Council should be addressed to our Clerk, who is Mrs Linda Martin. She can be contacted by telephone/fax on 01865 391833, by email to clerk@marchamparishcouncil.gov.uk or by post to 90 Howard Cornish Road, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6PU.


  • Our next meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020 as an online session using Zoom. Any member of the public is most welcome to connect to the meeting. Please see the agenda for details of the Zoom sessions. Please click here for the agenda.

  • The Parish Council would like to thank Malcolm Denton who has resigned as a Councillor. Malcolm made an enormous contribution to the work of the Council over many years. We are very sorry to see him go and wish him all the best for his retirement.

  • There is now a casual vacancy on the Parish Council. Please click here for further details.

  • During the Covid-19 emergency the children's play area on Anson Field is closed to the public.

  • The Parish Council has funded a heart defibrillator for the village, which has been installed on the front wall of the Primary School. There are two other defibrillators in the village - one is on the front wall of the village shop, and the other is in the main building of Denman College. Hopefully we won't ever have to use any of them. However, if you witness any incident which looks like it might be needed, ring 999 as soon as possible and, if appropriate, the operator will talk you through what to do.

  • During the Covid-19 emergency Marcham village shop and Post Office is open from 8.00am to 10.00am Monday to Saturday. During this period the shop and Post Office are staffed by employees.

  • Oxfordshire County Council have made an emergency closure for public safety reasons of part of Bridleway 17 that crosses the bridge that spans the river Ock south of Marcham Mill. The order took effect from 5 August 2013, and it has now been extended to 2020. The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit persons and vehicles from crossing the bridge. Appropriate signs are displayed to indicate the prohibition is in force. Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works. There is no convenient alternative route. Please click here for details of the closure.