Parish Council

Parish Council News


The local elections are due to take place on 4 May 2023, if you would like to nominate yourself to stand as a councillors, please contact the parish clerk,

Please see the notice of election for the district council elections and the parish elections.

NoE - Vale Parishes

NoE - Vale District

Nominations may be submitted from 20 March from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day including Saturdays (but not on Sundays) to Meeting Room 2, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE.   The final date and time for their receipt will be 4.00 pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023. Earlier submission will give the maximum time to sort any issues out.


The works to both ends of footpath 2 start at the end of March.  It is expected the work will take 3 weeks – Fri 24th March to Fri 14th April.  The path will not be legally closed and the contractors will work to allow people past if needed.


If you would like to hire the facilities privately, please contact the clerk,


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.

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,

Emma Markham,

Richard Lee,

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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