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Two tree trunks with identical branch patterns set against a leafy green background

The picture above is from and is entitled 'Twin Branches'.


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


NorLye Music Festival celebrates 10 years in style

Come down to the football club on the 16th and 17th June for West Oxfordshire’s coolest small music and beer festival. We have an amazing range of local artists covering a multitude of musical tastes, including North Leigh’s very own The Dirty Earth Band and Rock Revolution. See our posters for the full line-up.

Aside from the music we have plenty for everyone. There are fairground rides, a great range of beers and plenty of food, including from North Leigh’s ‘Spice Indira’ the marvellous curry cone and from the Cotswold Pizza Co their stone-baked, wood-fired pizzas.

The event is free and all are welcome. Gates open at 5.30pm on Friday and 12.00noon on Saturday. Come along, you will be glad you did.

NorLye Festival June 2017


North Leigh Windmill

The mill in North Leigh is a local landmark and held in great affection by many of the local residents. Unfortunately, it is falling into disrepair and is in danger of becoming too derelict to save. The windmill as one of only three tower mills remaining in the county with most of the internal workings intact, the others being at Wheatley and Great Haseley, is of particular importance. Emergency repairs, including the fitting of a new roof, in the 1980s mean that it remains more or less sound and weatherproof, but it really deserves a proper restoration, the more so since it was formerly preserved, unfortunately falling into disrepair again after being knocked about a bit by troops stationed on the site during the Second World War.

The best solution may be to form a trust to raise money to buy the mill for the village. Much has been achieved, admittedly over many years, by preservation societies elsewhere; these have usually owned or at any rate leased the mill although sometimes consortiums have been formed to purchase it when it has gone on the market. The Mills Section of SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), who in fact were instrumental in the first restoration of North Leigh in 1932, could advise. If you would like to get involved with starting a group that could campaign and raise funds to help preserve the windmill, please contact the Parish Clerk at in the first instance.

Greg Matthews


Village Spring Clean and Litter Pick on 14th May

The North Leigh Cubs, Beavers, their four leaders and two parent helpers along with five local people all met at the Memorial Hall for our litter pick.

The morning was a great success with eight assorted bags of rubbish and a range of larger items being collected.

A very big ‘thank you’ to all those who gave of their time to be involved in our village ‘Spring Clean’.

Councillor Carol Frost


Village Garage Sale

Many thanks to everyone who took part in this year's event, either as a seller or a buyer, we hope you had a successful afternoon.

We plan to repeat the garage sale next year, please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving the event.

Wendy Goddard - President North Leigh WI


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