In the 1960’s, the development of new housing that we all know now as Russet Road, Keeys Close, Orchard Road, Ploughley Close and Paddock Road meant that the developer had to provide open recreation space as a planning condition. Thus was created the Playing Field, an area that provided sports and recreation facilities for the people of Ardley with Fewcott which would eventually become a registered charity administered by a board of trustees drawn  from residents from the village.

In its early days, the field was fairly simple to maintain. There was only a basic building to serve as a meeting place, grass needed cutting and sports clubs looked after their own needs. Fast-forward to the 21st century and things have changed more than a little. We now have a dedicated village hall with many of the modern day features that users expect, a football club that out-performs most clubs in this and neighbouring counties and a play area that draws users from many miles away for much of the year and, of course, the grass continues to grow!

It is all too easy to assume that a facility like the playing field either runs itself or is the responsibility of a local council. The fact is that it belongs to all of us who live in this village, and this is where you may be able to help. The board of trustees is made up of volunteers who give a small amount of their time to run the field and the hall and who meet on a monthly basis to monitor its’ progress.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to serve as trustees.  Joining the board of trustees involves attending a monthly meeting, helping to organise both social and fund raising events as well as taking responsibility for ensuring the hall  is well run and remains at the centre of village life.

If you feel that you would like to help us please see the official notice below:


Public Notice of Village Hall & Playing Fields Annual General Meeting


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the charity known as the Ardley with Fewcott Village Hall and Recreation Grounds will take place at 7pm on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Ardely with Fewcott Village Hall. 

There will be a report on the charity’s activities over the past 12 months, presentation of accounts and election of a new board of trustees for the next 12 months. All inhabitants of the area of benefit of 18 years of age and upward shall be entitled to attend and vote in the election of trustees.

Those wishing to stand for election as a trustee must submit their details to the Chairman not later than 2 weeks from the date of the notice by emailing or in writing to the address below.

A list of those standing for election will be circulated to all households within the area of benefit 1 week prior to the AGM, highlighting those standing and inviting residents to attend.



Ian Corkin

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Ardley with Fewcott Village Hall and Recreation Ground

Ardley Road

Ardley with Fewcott


OX27 7PA