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The news website serving North Leigh, New Yatt, East End and Wilcote

A salmon-pink sunset over the silhouetted skyline of New Yatt

The picture above is © Jake De Buriatte and is entitled 'New Yatt Sunset (February 2013)'.


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


Check whether your waste and recycling collection day has changed

With the introduction of a new, improved recycling collection service from 2nd October, some households across West Oxfordshire will see a change to their collection day. 

A recycling guide and a calendar have been posted to residents telling them which days their rubbish, recycling, garden and food waste will be collected.

If anyone has not received their new guide and calendar or require a large print version, they should call 01993 861025 or email

For more information about the new service see


Barking Mad Dog Care Oxfordshire

If you’re a dog lover with a ‘dog shaped’ gap in your home, read on!    Owning a dog is a long-term commitment, but if you’d like to enjoy all the benefits without owning one of your own, perhaps we can help.

Looking after a dog will get you out and about, keeping you healthy and meeting other people.  As Mary Smith said in her letter last month, you will meet a wonderful selection of other dogwalkers and will be able to explore the lovely footpaths in the area.

At Barking Mad, we have a network of fantastic doggy carers or ‘hosts’ who look after our customers’ dogs while the customers are away themselves.  Our hosts tell us what type and size dogs they want and we get in touch when we have a dog we think they might like.  Once it’s all agreed, we deliver the dog to the host and collect it at the end of the holiday.  It’s as simple as that.

If you would like to know more about becoming a host for us, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Jeannie and Amanda     01865 922004  07985 766868

Barking Mad advert


Happening in the next 7 days...

  • Gardening Society: “Growing a healthy Garden (or Allotment) without using pesticides”- Pauline Pears
    Tuesday 24th - 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall

See our Calendar page for further events.