Welcome to Woodcote

Woodcote Correspondent

The latest issue of the Woodcote Correspondent is available to download here.

Village Sign

Selected photographs on this website courtesy of Alan Copeland.


The village of Woodcote, winner of the Oxfordshire Best Village Competition 2008, lies between Reading and Oxford in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ surrounded by the scenic countryside of the Chilterns, with extensive beech woodlands, undulating fields and numerous footpaths and bridleways.

More about Woodcote Village.

South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034

Publicity period: 7th January to 18th February 2019.
Download details here.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017/2018

Publication of the Conclusion Notice, Audited Statement of Accounts, Annual Governance Statement, External Audit Report & Certificate, can be downloaded below:
Conclusion Notice
Audited Statement of Accounts
Annual Governance Statement, External Audit Report & Certificate .

Mobile Post Office coming to Woodcote Monday 21st May 2018

The mobile Post Office will visit weekly on Mondays and Thursdays 1pm to 3pm and Fridays 11.15am to 12.15am, located in Whitehouse Road opposite the old post office store.

Council Notices

Parish Council Vacancy

The Parish Council have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor, this is a voluntary role. To find out more about how you can get involved and how you can help contact The Parish Clerk 01491 681861 email pc@woodcote-online.co.uk.

Parish Council Meetings - Public Welcome

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held in the Function Room at the Village Hall.

Forthcoming meetings will be on -

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Wed 06 Mar 2019

Wed 20 Mar 2019

A full list of meeting dates is available here and minutes from previous meetings are available here.

Events - full calendar here.

Fri 10 May 2019 - 8.00am

Windmill Sale

A nearly new sale in aid of local causes. Woodcote Village Hall.

More details.

Fri 20 Sep 2019 - 8.00am

Windmill Sale

A nearly new sale in aid of local causes. Woodcote Village Hall.

More details.

Fri 06 Dec 2019 - 8.00am

Windmill Sale

A nearly new sale in aid of local causes. Woodcote Village Hall.

More details.

Full event calendar here.

More about Woodcote Village

At 500 feet (160 metres) above sea level, there are glorious far-reaching views from several parts of the village.

Originally a small community based on farming and the countryside, Woodcote is a thriving village with a good range of local amenities including a mobile Post Office, mini-market, nursery/garden centre, two public houses, modern health centre (recently enlarged and upgraded) and excellent education facilities with two toddler playgroups, primary and secondary schools - the secondary school is rated in the OFSTED report of March 2009 as ‘providing an outstanding quality of education’ - and an excellent library.

Also, the Oratory School (the UK's only All Boys' Independent Catholic Senior Boarding and Day School), stands in extensive park-like grounds to the east of the main village. The Preparatory School for the Oratory is situated nearby at Crays Pond.

Near the centre of the village is the Parish Church, rebuilt in 1846 in a Norman style on the site of the original Norman structure; there are traces of original walling still surviving.

Activities appealing to young and old are based in the Village Hall and nearby Community Centre and are well publicised in the monthly village newspaper, the Woodcote Correspondent, circulated to all local residents.

Woodcote has good road communications with easy access for Reading, Henley, Oxford and the M40 and M4 networks. For rail commuters there are mainline stations locally at Pangbourne and Goring on Thames, as well as Reading, all providing fast services up to London (Paddington).

Are you new to the village ?
A free ‘Welcome Pack’ compiled by Barbara Penniall on behalf of St Leonards Church is available to all newcomers to Woodcote. The pack, which is funded by Windmill Sales, contains a wide selection of useful information and is available from the library and the health centre. More details.

Village Hall

Village Hall


Chilterns Countryside

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