Swalcliffe, is a small village in the north of Oxfordshire, England on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is one of several small villages (including Tadmarton and Broughton) on the B4035 road between Banbury and Shipston-on-Stour. The village has a parish church dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, a village hall, a pub (The Stag’s Head), several cottages and houses, and a large area of woodland and fields. There is also a boarding school, Swalcliffe Park School, for boys with special educational needs. Just to the north of the village lie the site of an Iron Age hill fort, Roman villa at Swalcliffe Lea (site only), and line of the old Roman Road, now a bridleway.
Your Parish Councillors are:
- Ryan Smith
- Victoria Taylor
- Neil Urquhart (Chairperson)
- Ken Hodkinson
- Lee McCallum
Christine Coles – Parish Clerk
The Woodland Play and Picnic Area was opened on the March 12 2019, by the Chair of Swalcliffe Parish Council, Neil Urquhart, in less than ideal weather conditions.
The result of a four-year community-driven project which started with Swalcliffe Park School generously leasing some of their land for the park, followed by the process of gaining planning permission and securing funding from local stakeholders including Cherwell District Council’s Community Infrastructure Capital Funding programme which provided a grant for £14,200. Located in the heart of the village it provides a unique opportunity for children to play, learn and enjoy the rich biodiversity of native woodland. It has also been designed to arouse curiosity in the natural environment and encourage kids to explore the wildlife all around them. The woodland park also provides a quiet space for older members of the community to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.
For more on the project CLICK HERE
Is Superfast Broadband is in the village?
Well the answer is yes!
As well as the microwave version offered by www.voneus.com (formally Sugarnet) BT openreach look like they have finally got their act together to get fibre to the cabinet. So at the moment there are two options. You can choose your provider to use the openreach network, there are a number of suppliers for the fibre options.
So watch out for the emails shortly to your device. Assuming you have signed up to their GDPR compliant notifications. If not then please click here to get a quote. As with all items the choice is yours.