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Deciduous trees silhouetted against a salmon pink sunset

The picture above is from and is entitled 'Trees Sunset'.


The Nor'Lye News has been published in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, since 1973. Serving this historic village as well as neighbouring New Yatt, East End and parts of Wilcote, it's monthly round-up of news and events aims to keep us up to date.

For information about this website, contact details and more, see our Nor'Lye News page.

Remember, we need your input to keep both the printed Nor'Lye News and this website fresh and relevant. Contact us with letters, news or articles if you want to have your say.

Editor - Phil Skeldon


After many years delivering the Nor'Lye News, Jenny Keates is stepping down. Everyone involved with the newsletter thanks Jenny for her sterling work and wishes her all the very best for the future.

Thank you too, to the volunteers who came forward to deliver in Church Road and Kingston Heights after last issue’s appeal.

Finally, an appeal. Dianne Mortimer is finding it difficult to deliver for Wilcote at this time. Is there a volunteer to continue delivery of 20 copies? If not, then copies can be collected from North Leigh Post Office.

For more information, please call Geoff Reeve on 01993 883010. 


North Leigh Scout Group - Duck Race

On Sunday 8th July North Leigh Scout group will be holding their annual Duck Race at The River Evenlode, Combe. There will be all of the usual stalls and entertainment throughout the day including a barbecue and bar.

Ducks will be for sale on the day, but if you would like to purchase some beforehand please get in touch with Alison:

For more information please contact Alison on the email address mentioned above or visit 


Local footpaths

The Cotswold Wardens have just cleared the path alongside the River Evenlode from the crossroads near Ashford Mill to the bridleway between East End and Stonesfield. This is a lovely path with wooded sections and open glades but does get heavily overgrown. It needs using to keep the vegetation trampled.

On a similar note several paths around New Yatt have been cleared and drainage problems sorted. Specifically, the one from New Yatt to Green Lane, and the one that runs from the bridleway (to the right of the Industrial estate) to the previously mentioned path.

North Leigh has a wealth of local footpaths. It would be nice to see more people out there enjoying them.

If people find problems on the paths and bridleways in this parish, they can report them directly online to the rights of way team or they can send a message to me at and I will report it.

Andy Killingbeck


Summer Sunday Cream Teas

Combe Reading Room, Sundays 15th July – 26th August, 2.30 – 5.00pm

Delicious homemade cream teas will be served at the Reading Room on Combe Village Green for 7 consecutive Sundays, starting on 15th July, from 2.30 – 5.00pm. Combe Cream teas have been running for several years now, and have rightly become very popular! A cup of tea or coffee, home-made scone with jam and cream, and a generous serving of cake – what more could you want!  Raising funds for local Combe charities. Hope to see you there!


Major disruption to rail services around Oxford in July

In July, Network Rail will improve the track layout to the north of Oxford, and also through the station itself.

Routes to and from Oxford will be affected on various dates throughout July. Replacement buses and coaches will run on these days.

For more information, go to


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