Risinghurst & Sandhills
Parish Council

Risinghurst and Sandhills Parish Council lies to the north east of Oxford City and includes the Risinghurst estate, the Sandhills estate, part of Wood Farm and part of the Quarry area including the Stansfeld site. The Parish Clerk is the main contact for any parish queries.

Risinghurst and Sandhills Parish Council is part of the local government system. It is consulted by the City Council for comments on planning applications and by the County Council on highway issues. Representatives of the City and County Councils usually attend the parish meetings.

The Parish Council owns and maintains three play areas: Downside Dip, Richard's Way teenage play area and the Dr Olive Jacks' field. In addition, the Council has a long lease on the playing field area located between Grovelands Road and the Neilsens' site. This playing field area includes a well maintained cricket pitch, rough field area, woodland and sports pavilion. The Council also lease out the allotments site in Richards Way. Small grants are awarded to local groups and organisations.

The Councillors meet once a month, on the first Tuesday of the month (excluding August). Meetings are usually held in the Risinghurst Community Centre starting at 7.30pm (see the contact page for map). Public sessions are available during the months of January, April, July and October, starting at 7.00pm. Please contact the Parish Clerk for details (s.hill15gotcha@btinternet.com). Agendas and minutes are posted on the parish noticeboards.

News & Events

Catch up with what's happening in and around the parish.

Financial Information

Forms, policies and expenditure are covered in this area.

Minutes / Agendas

All meetings will have an agenda and their minutes published on this page.

Latest Photos by Our Residents & Friends


A Trip Down Memory Lane

Send us your photos

We would love to show the residents of Risinghurst and Sandhills parish the way the villages used to look. If you have any photos you can share with us we will post them on the website as a reminder of how the area has changed!

Email to s.hill15gotcha@btinternet.com