Parish Council


09.12.21; As Covid-19 restrictions are in place, we ask all residents and councilors to wear a face mask in public meetings and abide to social distancing.  Please use the hand sanitizers provided.


  • PLAY AREA OPEN,  OUTDOOR GYM EQUIPMENT OPEN. NEW MUGA OPEN (limited opening times; week days only, please contact the clerk for further details)

The play area and Fitness equipment is open for use.

The equipment is not disinfected and is used at your own risk.

Please maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene.

Do not use if you or a member of your family has coronavirus symptoms.

Use hand sanitiser before and after use. Wash your hands as soon as possible.

Children should be encouraged not to touch their face.

If area is busy come back at a quieter time.

Do not consume food or drink in the area.


All meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 19:30hrs in the Village Hall.  Streaming of meetings are no longer allowed under the current government legislation.


Offers of help:
If you able to help your neighbours – great! Some people may not be receptive to offers of help and their wishes must be respected. Another avenue to register your offers of help is to supply your contact details (name, phone number and your road name so we can match those nearest to you requiring help) to the Parish Council contact below.
To register your offers of help, please contact Sue Nodder on 01793 780329 / 07899 300496 or email

Requests for help:
Please don't be shy if you would like some help. This could be collecting shopping for you, picking up prescriptions or urgent supplies, or posting mail. This would all be done via doorstep deliveries to minimise contact. If you are in isolation for a prolonged period maybe you would just like someone to talk with on the phone!
To request assistance, please contact Sue Nodder on 01793 780329 / 07899 300496 or email

Age UK Oxfordshire are providing advice & information for anyone worried about Coronavirus and have set up a new, free telephone support service including a friendly, regular weekly call to see how people are and offer advice if needed. The number is 01865 411 288 -leave a message and an advisor will call you back ASAP. Please note this is not an emergency medical service, please ring 111 for medical advice and 999 in a medical emergency. More information is on their website

Waste Services
Waste collections are currently running as normal. To help protect the crews and stop the virus spreading we are asking people to follow guidelines from Public Health England about how to dispose of their waste if they suspect they may have the virus. This guidance states:

St Thomas’ Church
The church remains open during the day for private contemplation.. The Rev Norma Fergusson is available on 01793 784338

The official government website with advice in multiple areas can be found here

Please share with anyone who might need this information. Keep safe!
Watchfield Parish Council


Where and when are the meetings?
Normal Parish Council meetings are held in Watchfield Village Hall at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (except August).  Agendas and minutes are displayed on the noticeboards in the Village.  Any additional meetings will be advertised on the noticeboards.  You are welcome to attend.
At present, there is no Parish Council office.

Meeting Minutes and Agendas
These can be found here - WPC meetings

Register of Interests
Link to Vale of White Horse District Council page for Parish Councils

Who are your councillors?
Chairman: Stacey Coombs,

Vice Chairman, Dawn Griffiths, 01793 784478,

Vice Chairman, Carrie Parker, 01793 784409,

Joao Valadas ,

Sue Nodder, 01793 780329,

Aaron Biggs,

There are two vacancies on the parish council.  If you would like further information please contact the clerk or VWHDC elections team,

All councillors have signed the Vale of White Horse District Council's Code of Conduct and Standing Orders.

Parish Clerk: Claire Arnold

Watchfield Village Hall, Chapel Hill, Watchfield SN6 8TA
e-mail: clerk(at)
The Clerk works part-time. In an emergency please call the Clerk (07769293392) or the Chairman rather than email.
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