Community

All Saints Church

North Moreton church is 13th Century and has been described as the most perfect medieval church in Berkshire, although after the local government county remoulding the church is now situated in South Oxfordshire.

image sampleThe church is notable for the St. Nicholas or Stapleton Chapel whose east window contains a superb series of late 13th century stained glass showing fifteen colourful scenes from the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, St. Peter, St. Paul & St. Nicholas. The window is among the earliest in the county and supposedly among the finest. The chapel itself was remodelled in the Decorated style in 1295 at the foundation of Stapleton's chantry by Sir Miles Stapleton who acquired his Berkshire lands through marriage. By misfortune Sir Miles was never laid to rest in the church as he was killed (with his two sons) at the Battle of Bannockburn whilst serving King Edward I.

Church Wardens: Patrick Greene and Vicki Squires

 

North Moreton Village Hall

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

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 Alison.

 

Bus Timetables

Route 131 - Friday service to Wallingford Market

The 131 service runs only on Fridays to Wallingford market.  Leaves from the Bus Shelter by the church in North Moreton at 11.02 and returns from Wallingford at 13.30 arriving back in North Moreton at 13.46. (June 12 is current time table) click here to view the timeable.

Bus passes accepted on all journeys click here to read the briefing note from Oxfordshire County Council regarding bus passes issuing from 1st April 2011.

 

Brightwell Post Office

Post Office in Brightwell Village Hall is open 9.30 - 12.30, Monday to Friday. Tel: 01491 834728 for further information.

Community Shop at Brightwell

There is a village shop in Brightwell – it has really nice food, bread, butcher meat, local honey, wine, etc.  Well worth a visit!   Details/pictures/opening times etc can be found on the shop blog:   http://brightwellvillagestores.blogspot.com. Initial opening times for the shop are:     Monday to Friday 8.30 to 6 pm,  Saturday 9 to 1 pm and Sunday 9 to 12 noon.

 

Neighbourhood Watch

For further information about North Moreton Neighbourhood Watch contact Nora Haycock N.W Coordinator (nora.haycock@btinternet.com).

Attached is a link to monthly updates from the Cholsey and Moulsford Neighbourhood Team: http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/yournh-tvp-pol-area-n144. This has been produced by JTAC (Joint Tasking and Co-ordination Group)  which has been formed to bring together all the community safety agencies in South Oxfordshire and it contains some interesting information and useful contact numbers/addresses.

The Little Book of Big Scams, which includes a foreword from Esther Rantzen, includes sections on identity fraud, scam mail, door to door scams and internet scams. As well as details on different types of frauds, there are a number of helpful hints, 10 golden rules to avoid becoming a victim, and case studies. The booklet also gives details on where to go to get help and how to report fraud if you do become a victim. The booklet and other useful information, is available to download from www.thamesvalley.police.uk
Thames Valley Police send out regular community messages by text, phone or email. If you would like to receive these messages direct please register at www.Thamesvalleyalert.co.uk


Email contact: WallingfordBensonCholseyNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk.

Crime Stoppers: 0800 555 111
Beat Officer: To be notified
PCSO:101


 

South Moreton School and Pre-School

Places are available for children from Didcot, Wallingford and the surrounding villages at both the pre-school and in most years of the main school. To arrange a visit phone or email: southmoretonpreschool@googlemail.com.

Sam Hall on 01235 813110 for the main school.


Volunteer Services

Below are a couple of suggestions of volunteer services available locally who need helpers with some time to spare....

Wallingford Volunteer Bureau

The Walllingford Volunteer Bureau supports the elderly and infirm by helping with weekly shopping, collecting library books and most of all by providing reasonably priced transport to local hospitals, as well as to dental and hairdressing appointments.

For further information call Wallingford Volunteer Bureau on 01491 836345 between 9.30 - 11.30 Monday - Fridays or email the Coordinator

Sylvia Wear Wallingford.volunteer.centre@gmail.com.

Sustainable Wallingford and Cycle Routes

Available now is a great new Cycling Leaflet which covers rides into the Chiltern Hills.  You can download it via the home page of Sustainable Wallingford's web site www.sustainablewallingford.org or collect a printed copy from the Wallingford Town Information Office (under the Town Hall).

Cycle Routes

Residents and visitors to Wallingford are now able to take advantage of new cycle routes around the town.

Three new cycle routes have been launched that will help people get out on two wheels and explore the areas to the west of the town including attractive villages and country pubs, Wittenham Clumps and Cholsey and Wallingford Railway.

Leaflets detailing the rides are available from Sustainable Wallingford's web site www.sustainablewallingford.org

All routes, which have been designed and tested with families in mind, start and finish at the Town Information Centre under the Town Hall and provide plenty of chances to stop for refreshments in one of South Oxfordshire's hidden delights along the way.

The new routes are between 11 and 22 miles and include:

Ride A – 11 miles taking in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Sires Hill and the Bear at Home Pub,

Ride B – 15 miles exploring Wittenham Clumps, Long Wittenham and Didcot,

Ride C – 22 miles following Sustrans Route 44 along the old railway line to Upton and then up to the Downs for spectacular views.

The cycle route scheme is a Sustainable Wallingford project and is funded by South Oxfordshire District Council, Wallingford Town Council, Oxfordshire Community Foundation, South Moreton Parish Council and East Hagbourne Parish Council.

 

Wallingford Gardening Club

Hold regular meetings in Wallingford click here for details

 

Wallingford Museum

Latest newsletter click here for details.