Eynsham Parish Council

Eynsham Parish Council represents the interests of the people of Eynsham and Barnard Gate to other public authorities, and is consulted on things like planning, public transport, road improvements, mineral policy, tourism and crime prevention.

It also contributes to local amenities such as allotments, bus-shelters and litter bins; provides recreational facilities including community buildings, playing fields and the Abbey Fishponds; makes grants in aid of many village clubs and charities; arranges grass-cutting on behalf of the County Council; and maintains an interest in churchyard provision.

At present the Council is actively involved in:

The Village AZ offers quick links to specific services. Visit our Reporting an Issue tab for advice on who to contact for any issues around the village. 

In addition to Councillors, the Parish Council has a small team of staff that are responsible for things such as financial matters, room bookings, communications and governance. Download our organsational chart to see the full team. 

General Election - 4 July 2024

Eynsham is no longer part of the Witney Constituency.  Following a review by the Boundary Commission of England, Eynsham is now in the new Bicester & Woodstock County Constituency - map

Please click here for the results of the UK Parliamentary General Election - Bicester & Woodstock Constituency


Prospective Councillors Information

Elections 2 May 2024

Results: West Oxfordshire District Councillors and Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Police Area

Click here for Statement of Persons Nominated for Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Police Area. Click here for the Notice of Poll.

Click here for Statement of Persons Nominated for West Oxfordshire District Council elections. Click here for the Notice of Poll.

If you care about where you live and are passionate about your community, we need you!

The Council is active in a range of issues and projects, including planning, playgrounds, the Fishponds, local footpaths, sports facilities and traffic. 

The Council has 15 members - there are vacancies which we are keen to fill as soon as possible.  To be eligible to join you need to be at least 18 years old and to have lived or worked in Eynsham for at least the last 12 months.  It is a voluntary position but can be very rewarding.

In addition to the main meeting - usually on the third Tuesday of the month in the Main Hall at the Village Hall - you can also serve on committees which manage current/future projects.  All Council meetings are held on Tuesday evenings.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact the Clerk or come along to one of our meetings.  See Events Diary for meeting dates.