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Parish Council

Clerk: David Bevan 01865 300779


Chairman: Chris Naylor 01865 303063



Emergency   999

Other          101

Village Hall Bookings

01865 300916

Post Office and Stores

01865 300201

The Black Horse

01865 300307

Standlake Garage

01865 300281

Standlake is a village and civil parish situated on the A415 approximately 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the market town of Witney in the County of Oxfordshire. The city of Oxford lies some 10 (16 km) miles to the east. As of January 2013, the population of Standlake was approximately 1400 and there are some 560 dwellings.The River Windrush flows through the village and joins the River Thames at Newbridge, 2 miles (3 km) to the south. more


The Next Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at 7.30 in the Youth Club

(entrance opposite the phone box at the Primary School)
Draft Minutes of meeting on 13 March 2018

There are two Village Notice Boards, both located at the Post Office and Stores. The main information board is located by the bench and a publicly accessible board adjacent to the post box.  The Village Blog can be found on the Community page.

   Village Mail - Standlake News  

Keeping the village informed of everything from lost cats to gravel objections - over 250 contacts so far and counting…..if you have information to share or would just like to be on the distribution list please email: standlakenews@gmail.com

The Village Notice Board

The Village Information Sheet contains contacts for many village groups, small businesses and local government organisations. The sheet relies for its accuracy mainly on the input of individuals. Please advise errors and requests for inclusion to clerk@standlakepc.org.uk

infosheet 16 July 15.pdf

Bus Services are provided by Stagecoach (phone 01865 772250)
Carterton, Clanfield, Bampton, Aston, Standlake, Witney with connections to Oxford. (Routes via Aston Road, Abingdon Road, High Street, The Downs)
No.15 Witney to Abingdon and return via Abingdon Road, High Street, The Downs

Last Update:  13 April 2018

What’s On ?

There are many events happening in Standlake but not all are notified to the website - those that are are placed below. For more event information please check the organisation of your choice in the on the Community page.

If you have a notice, announcement or function to advertise: phone 01865 300779 or e mail info@standlakepc.org.uk

 Development Proposal on The Downs  

At the lowlands Planning Committee meeting on 15 January the outline application for 100 houses on land at The Downs was unanimously refused. Our Chairman, Chris Naylor was there and he made this report to parish councillors

I'm just back from the Lowlands Planning Committee meeting where, I'm pleased to report, the application for 100 + houses was refused. It was a unanimous decision and very interesting as there was much discussion on the amount of weight that could / should be attached to the local plan. It seems that a decision on the plan is imminent, to the point where one of the members suggested a deferment might be sensible. Phil Shaw's view was that the proposal was so poor that it couldn't even get over the lowest hurdle and there were many valid grounds for refusal. He felt that too much reliance on the local plan could be counter productive should the outcome (that there is  demonstrable adequate housing supply in evidence in West Oxfordshire) be other than as expected. Again, WODC seem confident that they have more than adequate grounds to contest any appeal, so it will be interesting to see if the developers decide it's something worth throwing more money at.

Andy Bateson, the STAND committee consultant, and I both spoke in favour of refusal, there was no input from the developers, although I recognised at least one of their people there.

 Spitfire Homes Development
Spitfire Homes have now lodged an appeal against the WODC decision not to grant permission. The appeal details can be read here The appeal will be heard in April.


Only 3 nominations were received for the 7 seats on the Parish Council and therefore those three are elected unopposed (click here for official notice).

After the 3rd May the council will have the power to co-opt volunteers onto the council to make up the total of 7 seats.  Residents on the electoral roll, and who would be willing to consider becoming councillors, are asked to contact either the clerk (clerk@standlakepc.org.uk) or the chairman (chris.naylor@standlakepc.org.uk)