Welcome to Wheatley Parish Council’s official website
THERE IS A VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR – CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE.
Wheatley is a large village of about 3500 people six miles south east of Oxford, near Shotover. Wheatley grew substantially in the 20th century, and is fortunate to have retained its shops in the village centre. It also offers a post office, many other services and a health centre. There are a number of pre-school groups, a nursery school, a primary school, and a school for pupils with learning disabilities, while the comprehensive school (on an exceptionally scenic site) and part of Brookes University Campus are both in neighbouring Holton. There is an excellent bus service to Aylesbury, Oxford and Thame. The 280 bus service connects with both Haddenham and Oxford stations.
There are fifteen councillors serving on the Parish Council which meets every two months, January, March, May, July, September and November (on the first Monday – except May, when it is the second Monday), a Finance and General Purposes Committee which meets on the third Monday of each month (except August), a Planning Committee which meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss planning applications within the village and a Traffic and Roads Advisory Committee which considers traffic and pedestrian safety issues within the village.
The Council produces a newsletter six times a year, which volunteers deliver to households in Wheatley and Holton. It also provides seats and dog waste bins in the parish and employs two part time outdoor workers. The clerk’s office is normally open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9.30am and 11.30am.