Grove, Oxfordshire

Welcome to the website of Grove Parish Council.  The website is here to help you find information about the village, the Parish Council and the wider Parish area.

The Local Information section details the history of Grove, Old Mill Hall, Volunteer Litter Picking, useful links to outside bodies and agencies, Twinning, Community News, Neighbourhood policing and the Thames Valley Police ‘Neighbourhood Alert Messages’, Neighbourhood Watch, Street Pastors, Letcombe Brook Project, Fairtrade and Public Rights of Way.

The Council Info section you can find details About the Council, Council history, Council information, Council staff, Council responsibilities, Cemetery services and Allotment Gardens.

Under the Agenda, Minutes and Reports section you can find the current years agenda, minutes and reports. If you want to go back further please use the Archive tab under this section to view older agenda, minutes and reports.

Under the Your Councillors section you can find out who your Councillors are, including: Parish Councillors, County and District Councillors and your local Member of Parliament.

Under the Financial Reports section you can view the latest Annual Return, Accounts for Payment and the Council and Committee budgets. For older reports please click on the Financial reports archive tab under this section.

The Documents section contains the Core documents (standing orders etc) and other useful documents used by the Council and for reference by members of the public.

The Housing Developments section gives details of the major housing developments in the local area including: the Grove Airfield Development (yet to start), Monks Farm (Phase 1 has started), Stockham Farm (Phase 1 and 2 have started), and the Crab Hill development (due to start in April 2018).

Feedback on this website is most welcome, please contact the Parish Council office with your views.

About Grove.

The village of Grove lies 13 miles south-west of Oxford where the Thames Valley meets the Berkshire Downs.  At first glance it is much the same as many other dormitory villages all over the country, but a closer look reveals its true nature, which is very special indeed.

Its favoured position, tens of miles from any major industry, gives the village a peaceful and unpolluted aspect and it stands amid traditional farming areas.  Despite this, the village has grown, in post-war years, from a small, self-sufficient hamlet to a thriving modern community that has benefited from its past in a very unique way, preserving, accidentally perhaps, many of its advantages and making a blessing of its past scars.

From a hamlet of about 500 souls, it has grown to almost 10,000 inhabitants with shops and schools to meet the needs of its newcomers.  The extensive acreages given over to housing are designed for ease of access to the modern schools in comparative safety along a network of safe walkways, only seldom needing to cross roads or encounter traffic.  Old Mill Hall, in School Lane opposite Millbrook School, is the centre for numerous activities from weight-watching to photography.  The hall also houses the Parish Council offices and nearby is the Grove Day Centre for the Elderly and an up to date hard play area for teenagers.

Grove map

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