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.


  • The audit of the Council's accounts for the year 2020-2021 has now been completed. The formal Notice of Completion and the annual report and return can be viewed in the accounts section - please click in the Accounts box on the left of the screen.

  • There is currently a casual vacancy on the Parish Council. The Council meets 11 times in the year and has a wide range of powers relating to local matters. So if you are interested in making decisions about the area in which you live and supporting the community, and would like further information about the role then please contact the Clerk - details above.

  • The Parish Council has commissioned an arboricultural report on the land that it owns in Harding Way. The land includes the avenue of Norway Maples which runs north-south down to Howard Cornish Road. To see the report, please click in the Publications box on the left of the screen.

  • The children's play area on Anson Field is now open to the public. Please be careful to read the notice before entering the play area in order to minimise the risks associated with the coronavirus.

  • 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 to the right of the main door of the Village Hall. 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.

  • 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.