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.


  • Notice is hereby given that the unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ending 31st March 2022 has been published on the Council’s website - please click in the Accounts box on the left of the screen to see the accounts. The statement of accounts is unaudited at this stage and may be subject to change. Upon completion of the audit, the final audited statement of accounts will be published.

  • The Parish Council has updated the charges for Marcham and Frilford Cemetery with effect from 1 April 2022 - please click in the Publications box on the left of the screen for full details.

  • Since 2nd January 2022 the Stagecoach bus service S8 has ceased to serve Marcham, and has been replaced by a Thames Travel service X1. There are some variations in the route - for example, from Oxford some services will continue on to Headington to serve Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital. Also the S9 Wantage to Oxford via Frilford, whilst remaining with Stagecoach, has timetable changes. Please check the website of both bus companies for the new timetables.

  • 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.

  • 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.