Local News 2020

A new decade will soon be upon us - how will it compare
with the current one?

During the past ten years, in addition to regular events such as the Fete and Cricket Festival, we have celebrated two Royal weddings, the Queen’s 90th birthday and Diamond Jubilee, all, as is traditional North Moreton, with good friends and good food!

The Children’s Playground has been updated, cricket
practise nets built, church bells and tower refurbished
and a new tenor bell, ringing platform, vestry, kitchen
and toilet installed. Funds for these and many other good causes have been raised by open gardens, safari suppers, book sales, concerts: and, unusually for such a small village, air shows
and opera performances.

We have seen our Southern boundary extended, eight
new houses have been or are in the process of being
built, many old friends have moved on and many new
friends moved in.

Whether you have lived in North Moreton for many years or have only just arrived, we wish you all are very good New Year!!

With thanks to Elenor Haycock for this


Cricket Club Quiz

Saturday 1st february 7.00 in the Village hall: see village email for details



8 W I New Year Dinner
14 NMPC Meeting, Village Hall 8pm Everyone welcome
19 Tea Party with Songs of Praise, All Saints’ Church 4pm

12 WI Meeting, Village Hall 7.30pm

2 Literary Event, All Saints’ Church
7 Village Verge Clean


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 Centre 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 https://bustimes.org/services/d2-didcot-wallingford.

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 Centre 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!

Click here for timetable DVGT

Click here for 94/94A timetable


Astons Toddler Group (and surrounding villages)

Fridays 9.30-11.30 (term time only) at Centre of Reflection, Spring Lane, Aston Tirrold, OX11 9EJ Tea/Coffee and snacks for the children. Lots of toys for all ages and an outdoor area. For more information contact Sonia and/or Clare at astonstoddlersgroup@gmail.com or just turn up, all welcome!

Village Quiz

If you are visiting the village and would like to do something different then the Quiz is just for you. It starts of in the recreation ground behind the Bear Pub and takes you around the village seeing places and things you would not normally visit. Download the quiz here

Village Cycle Group

Next ride TBA

Meet top of Bear Lane at 9.15am

We are now onto our 30th ride . Meeting time at Bear Lane is dependant on weather so look at your email for details.

For details of future rides please email Ian Shipton.


North Moreton Village Hall

The village hall is regularly used for activities and events...

For more details click here

If you would like to use the hall or its equipement please contact Marion Shipton by email on NMVH@hotmail.co.uk For bookings please download the booking form attached and email the completed form to Marion.



North Moreton News

A reminder that copy for the next issue of NMNews is due by 20th November.

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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