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North Leigh CE Primary School

North Leigh Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Summer Fayre: Saturday 30th June

The year so far has gone quickly and the Summer Fayre is almost upon us; we are currently busy organising events for the day.  

The Fayre will take place on Saturday 30th June from 11.30pm to 2.00pm on the school playing field and everyone is welcome.  

There will be plenty to see and do for all including face painting, raffle, tombola, adopt a teddy, children’s games and lots more.  

There will also be drinks, cakes and burgers available to purchase to keep you fully refreshed.  

Please come along and joins us!  

The PTA runs a 100 Club and we have some numbers available. If you would like a chance to win a prize each month please contact the PTA via North Leigh Primary School:  

Registered Charity Number:  1106532 


Updated : June 2018

North Leigh Library

The library is open:

Monday           2.00 - 4.30pm
Wednesday     3.00 - 7.00pm
Friday              2.00 - 4.30pm
Saturday          10.00am - 12.00noon

We also have a children’s bed time story session kindly led by Vanessa Collet every other Wednesday at 6.15-6.45pm.

We also have a home library service where those who are housebound can have a book delivery service from our volunteer Linda Gibbons.

The library is happy to host reading groups, knitting groups, creative writing groups etc.

North Leigh Library is starting up a free monthly ‘nit and natter group.

When? Every first Wednesday in the month 10.00-11.30am.
Just bring your knitting/crochet  along and don’t worry there are no prizes for the best or indeed worst samples. A warm welcome will be given to all levels of skill.

Please contact Carol or Judith to find out more. Tel: 01993 882935

Carol-Amy and Judith the librarians


The Friends of North Leigh Library

We are starting up a Friends of North Leigh Library group because we want to support our excellent Library and help to ensure that it stays open for the benefit of everyone in North Leigh and Library users in neighbouring villages.  We know that there are other Friends groups successfully supporting other county libraries and we want to do what they do.

We will set up as a charity and will raise funds for the Library; we will encourage more people to use the Library; we will support the use of the Library by pupils of North Leigh Primary School and all local children; and we will help to develop the role of the Library as a community hub for all sections of the population.

If you think you would enjoy working with a small group of like-minded people trying to fulfil those aims, then please call into the Library and leave your name and contact details with our lovely Librarian, Carol, and we’ll get back to you with details of our next meeting.

Many thanks,

Phil Bloomfield

Updated : July 2018

From Harry St John (District Councillor)

Councillor surgery

My next Surgery will be in the committee room of the Memorial Hall on Friday 20th July from 2.00pm till 3.00pm.

There will be no August surgery. 

Harry St John

Telephone 01993 881529 or email 

Updated : July 2018

North Leigh Parish Council

Meets every second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Youth Centre of the Memorial Hall, North Leigh.

Neighbourhood Plan

The council has resolved to not move forward with a Neighbourhood Plan at this time, but will re-address the topic in 6 months' time. 


Speedwatch activities had been halted for a period of time due to discussions with TVP.  The Parish Council has taken the decision to continue with the surveys.  Although it will no longer be able to report the errant drivers to TVP it will still be able to collect data on traffic speeds in the village.  Hopefully the information gathered will prove to be useful in future discussions with OCC Highways, TVP, WODC planners and suchlike.

Planning Applications

North Leigh Parish Council has received the following planning applications since the last issue:

  • 18/01592/FUL, The Bungalow, Wilcote

The next meeting will be on Thursday, 12th July, at 7.30pm in the Youth Centre, Memorial Hall. All Council meetings are open to the public and we welcome your participation.  Full minutes will be available on

Parish Clerk, Allison Leigh, 26 Eaton Village, Eaton, Oxfordshire  OX13 5PR                          E-mail address:

Updated : July 2018

Have your say on the new Garden Village

Residents, businesses and organisations are being offered the chance to have their say on a proposed garden village set to be built to the north of the A40 near Eynsham.

A consultation has been launched focusing on key issues such as transport, housing, jobs and the environment which will form part of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village Area Action Plan.

The proposals were initially discussed last summer as part of the Local Plan examination. The Planning Inspector has since informed the Council that, subject to some further changes, the Local Plan is likely to be approved. The Garden Village Area Action Plan is the next step in the process.

The consultation will run for six weeks from 22 June until 3 August and will be taken into account as the proposals are worked up in more detail ahead of further consultation in the autumn.

As part of the process, council officers will be on hand to answer questions and provide further information at the following exhibitions in Eynsham:

  • Monday 9 July 2 - 8pm at St. Leonard’s Church Hall, OX29 4HF

To access the consultation material and for further information on how to respond, see

Updated : July 2018