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East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

Tel: 01235 867403

  • Image: The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse Public House, Main Street, East Hanney.

  • Image: St James the Less (former)

    St James the Less (former)

    The deconsecrated St James the Less, Main Street. East Hanney.

  • Image: Dandridge Mill

    Dandridge Mill

    A former silk mill now private dwellings in East Hanney.

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Latest News

The Rifles to parade through Faringdon town centre

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:37 by Guy Langton

An Army Regiment will exercise a prestigious honour and parade through the streets of Faringdon at midday on Sunday 25 June.

In 2016 the Rifles was granted The Freedom of the Vale of White Horse, which allows it to enter and parade through the towns and villages within the Vale. It will exercise the honour in Faringdon to mark the granting of this privilege to the regiment.

The Regiment will march into the Market Square at around midday. An inspection and speeches by the Vice Lord Lieutenant, Mr John Harwood, the Chairman of the Vale of White Horse Councillor Reg Waite and the Rifles Colonel Greater London & Home Counties Brigadier Rob Thomson DSO OBE will then take place. More »

The Rifles officer commanding the parade will officially ask permission to exercise the Freedom before the parade marches up Church St before returning for the Vice Lord Lieutenant to take the salute.

About 140 members of the Regiment are expected to take part in the parade.

The Chairman of the Vale of White Horse Cllr Reg Waite said: "The Rifles were awarded The Freedom of the Vale to mark the wonderful contribution it makes to our community and the wider society. I look forward to seeing many residents join us on Sunday 25 June to celebrate the regiment as it parades through Faringdon town centre."

Lt Col Graham Cox, the Commanding Officer of 7 RIFLES, said:"The Rifles are honoured to have the opportunity to exercise the Freedom of the Vale of White Horse in Faringdon. Our bonds with the town have a long and distinguished history; the honour of parading is a significant one and one which our local Riflemen are deeply proud of."



The Freedom of the Vale of White Horse was conferred on the Rifles at the District Council meeting held on 11 May 2016.

It was given as a mark of the town's respect and appreciation for the regiment's service to the country.

It had not previously been granted to any of the Rifles forming or antecedent regiments, although historically it holds the Freedom of Abingdon within the Vale.

The Rifles came into existence on 1 February 2007, after the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment– the successor to the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, which in turn had absorbed the Royal Berkshire Regiment – amalgamated with the Light Infantry, the Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry and the Royal Green Jackets.

The Rifles' five regular battalions are based in Aldershot, Bulford, Chepstow, Edinburgh & Lisburn in Northern Ireland.

Its two reserve battalions have headquarters in Exeter and Reading. Locally companies in Abingdon & Reading are supported by platoons in Aylesbury, High Wycombe & Swindon.

A free talk entitled "Redcoats to Riflemen" on the history of the regiment and its' relationship to Faringdon is being given in the Corn Exchange at 7.30pm on Friday 23 June. Tickets obtainable from the TIC.

The following roads will be subject to closure on the day:

  • Market Place
  • Gloucester Street - from its junction with Gravel Walk to Market Place
  • Gloucester Street car park - including the access road
  • Marlborough Street - from its junction with Bromsgrove to Market Place
  • Church Street - from its junction with Coach Lane to Market Place
  • Radcot Road -from its junction with Faringdon House to Church Street
  • London Street - from its junction with Swan Lane and Skinners Lane to Market Place
  • Southampton Street - from its junction with Southampton Street car park to Market Place

Road closures will be in place from 7am until 3pm on the day of the event.

Gloucester Street car park will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 24 June until after the event.

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RAF Badge found on Kings Leases

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:55 by Guy Langton

RAF Badge found on Kings Leases.

A local metal detectorist has found a historic badge on the field known as Kings Leases. Details are attached.

Halls Lane Bridge to close

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:52 by Guy Langton

East Hanney PC has received the following from OCC on the 30th May 2017:


Dear East Hanney Parish Council,

The stone bridge over Letcombe Brook, east of Poughley Farm, at the junction of Halls Lane and Cow Lane has been deemed by Oxfordshire County Council's Bridge Engineers as being no longer in a suitable condition to carry the weight of a vehicle.

From the morning of Wednesday 31st May the bridge will be closed to vehicles by the introduction of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO). This is being done primarily in order to maintain public safety, but also to avoid downstream flooding of properties should the bridge fail and obstruct the brook. The width available for public use will be restricted to 5 feet to allow continued access for pedestrians, cyclists and horses. This will be enforced by the installation of concrete blocks on the Halls Lane side of the bridge and signage on both sides. More »

A great deal of work has been done to find suitable alternative vehicular access to and from Poughley Farm. Regrettably all avenues have been discounted due to factors relating to cost and/or practicality. Unfortunately with the bridge having been assessed as being in danger of collapse we have no alternative but to restrict access with immediate effect.

This is a temporary measure whilst consultation and design work to fully reopen the crossing can be pursued. No firm timescales for this are currently available. In the meantime, the bridge will be regularly inspected; any deterioration to its condition may inevitably result in a total closure.

James Blockley

Countryside Access Team Leader