Welcome to the Beckley and Stowood website!

The Beckley website is designed to:

  • help keep villagers informed of local activities
  • help ex villagers in touch with their old village
  • inform visitors of local services
  • help new arrivals get to know our community quickly
  • provide villagers with the ability to contribute directly to the site


Please click here to see how you can contribute to our site.

We look forward to seeing your contribuitions! If you have any feedback about the site, please email the Content Manager.

The Beckley Village website team.

Discovering Our Medieval Past: Beckley and its hinterland in later Middle Ages

Talk by Dr. Elizabeth Gemmill, Beckley resident and Fellow of Kellog College and Department for Continuing Education, Oxford, on Sunday 10 February 7-8:30pm at The Abingdon Arms.   All are invited - from those who want to learn how to gtrace the history of their house or family - to those who want to be able to offer as much as they can to the data to be presented to both the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway proposal - and the proposal of SODC to take the lower part of Beckley and Stowood Parish out of the Green Belt and buld houses and another road.    

SODC Local Plan

South Oxfordshire District Council has opened its public consultation on the Local Plan until 18th February at 5 p.m.

This plan has added 4 new Strategic Development Sites in the Green Belt around Oxford, including Wick Farm and Lower Elsfield in our Parish. As well as taking this land out of the Green Belt and building 1,100 houses on it a bypass road is to be built across this site from the junction of the Elsfield Road with the ring road to the A40 between Sandhills and Forest Hill.

Please respond to the consultation – there are 5 documents (listed below) with more information and how to respond together with a link to the SODC Plan. Please open this article (by clicking on the article's title SODC Local Plan) then either click on the document name in the list below or click on the attached documents listed at the end of the article.