Update Good News

North Moreton Green Shoots webpage is now active: have a look and find out what it is all about!


Very pleased with the sunflowers bought from Greenshoots table. We bought two and they currently both have a diameter of 14 cm. The taller one is 236 cm and the other is 177 cm. Chris and Nick

The Bear: Is open and serving food and drinks after a refurbishment.

Ride and Stride Saturday 12th September

OHCT (Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust) are delighted that the Ride + Stride event IS taking place this year and we hope you will consider taking part. Collect donations/sponsors for your ride/stride trip round historic churches in Oxfordshire. (Have you seen the new window in Blewbury’s church or taken a look at Eric Blair aka George Orwell’s grave in Sutton Courteney?) Nominate All Saints Church, North Moreton on your form for your local historic church to directly receive half the funds raised. The other half is used by OHCT to support specific vital maintenance and repair projects in the county’s historic church buildings. All Saints North Moreton has been a grateful recipient of these monies. Everyone is welcome to take part – as an individual, as a family or as a group of friends – trips large or small. Please register using the Sign up for Ride + Stride or just let us know and we can drop the paperwork through your letterbox. Lots of information including churches open, route planner and special events in Oxfordshire appear on the website but let us know if you are cycling for North Moreton, if you would like to join a group of cyclists or have any other questions. Ride-Stride Co-ordinators: Bob & Clare Price (

Coming soon: The village community polytunnel has now arrived and is being built on the allotments. For more details and how to get involved contact: North Moreton Green Shoots

The Children’s Playground: Is now open for use but please follow the safety recommendations.

Bus Services: Both the Friday bus to Wallingford and the ‘Going Forward’ service to Didcot and the Tesco have stopped operating until further notice.

Waste Collections: At the moment all collections are continuing as normal. If your bin is not collected on the usual day, leave it out for 3 days (including weekends); if still not emptied, bring it in until next collection day. Biffa recommend washing your hands before and after moving bins to protect yourself and their workforce.

Village Cricket: The cricket is now up and running so why not walk up to the recreation ground on a Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon to watch.

Transport News

Bus services

As mentioned in a village email in July, one of the D2 Wednesday minibus services has been discontinued, and the minibus now stops opposite the bus shelter (or anywhere that it can safely stop if you hail it) at 09.37 and 12.32 en route to Didcot, with just one return journey from Didcot Orchard Centrex at 11.20, which stops at the village hall at 11.40 and continues to Wallingford. There are various other stops in Didcot (the station, Aldi, Tesco), and the full timetable is available at Didcot - Wallingford bus times. There are also free buses to Tesco on Mondays and Wednesdays leaving from the bus shelter at 9.53 and returning at 11.37.

During Didcot school term times, the 94S, which is a school bus that can be used by the general public, stops at the bus shelter at 8.10, reaching Didcot Parkway at 8.38. There are two afternoon services from Didcot (Parkway and Orchard Centrex at 14.42/14.46 and 15.42/15.46) which reach the village at 15.31 and 16.31, and can then be used to travel into Didcot.

The Friday 131 bus to Wallingford leaves from the bus shelter at 11.02 and returns from Wallingford at 13.30, arriving back in North Moreton at 13.46. Not a complete service, by any means, but hopefully of use to some!


North Moreton News

A reminder that copy for the next issue of NMNews is due by 24th August

The North Moreton News summarises what has been happening in and around North Moreton and any up coming events. Click on the corresponding attachment to launch a pdf version of the news delivered quarterly to the residents of North Moreton.

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