Category Archives: News

Pilgrimage 90 (GP90)

Faringdon Town Council are proud to have given a grant to enable two Faringdon & District Royal British Legion Representatives to attend the Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) at the Menin Gate Ypres, last week. Tom Scrivens, standard bearer and Bill Murray, wreath Layer are pictured here as well as the Faringdon wreath with the Menin Gate in the back ground.

Community Group Mailing List

As part of the work we do as a Town Council we are trying to set up a mailing list for local community groups in the town. This will enable us to send out updates and share information on Town Council news, events and opportunities such as funding and S106/ CIL opportunities. We would be delighted if your community group would join this list


Vehicle Breaks near Faringdon

Vehicle Breaks Near Faringdon

On Saturday 27th July, we received several reports of vehicles being broken into at Badbury Clump, Great Coxwell, Faringdon.

Between 11.30am- 2pm the rear passenger window of a black Vauxhall Corsa was smashed. Nothing was stolen.

Between 11.40am-1.30pm  the rear windscreen of a White Skoda was smashed. Nothing was stolen.

Between 10am- 1.30pm the rear windscreen of a black BMW was smashed and property was stolen from inside.

Between 10.30am- 1.30pm the front window of a Black BMW was smashed. Nothing was stolen.

Please remember to remove valuables from your vehicle when leaving it unattended.

If you have any information relating to this message please call the Police via the 24 hour non-emergency telephone number 101.

Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting  No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Message Sent By
Susannah Shepherd (Police, C 8859, South Oxon and Vale )

Folly Fest Road Closures and Parking

Folly Fest is almost upon us and Faringdon Town Council hopes that everyone will have a fabulous weekend! We are delighted to annouce that festival goers will be able to park without restrictions on Saturday in both Southampton Street and Gloucester Street Car Park. Big thanks to the VWHDC for arranging this for us.

Please remember there will be road closures across the weekend.

Friday 27th July Road Closure Details

Saturday 28th July  Road Closure Details

Sunday 29th July Closure Details


All Saints’ Church Commemorates WW1


On Bank Holiday weekend, 25th, 26th & 27th August 2018, All Saints’ church Flower Guild will be commemorating the 96 men of Faringdon and the surrounding district from WW1 whose names are on Faringdon War Memorial, under the title of ‘There but not there’. The idea first came to me following Faringdon Dramatic Society’s production ‘Reflections’ in November 2014, and was inspired by the poppies at the Tower and the ‘There but not there’ installation in Penshurst church near Tonbridge in Kent in 2016. 96 individual commemorative poppies have been made by a group from the Pump House Project and we will also have books of the men’s names with details of regiments or other military units (researched and compiled by former Mayor Mike Wise, and Mark Stone) for people to look at and find out more about these brave men. In addition, All Saint’s bell ringers, who have rung the bells to commemorate every person listed on the 100th anniversary of their death, will be holding an open Tower day on the Saturday for anyone who would like to see what they do, and members of FDS will be reading poetry and letters of the time on the Sunday afternoon. Refreshments will be available in the Barber Rooms behind the church and we will have a commemorative programme available for those who would like a small memento.


This event is being organised in conjunction with the Town Council and the exhibition that they are staging of Faringdon’s WW1 Hospital, with assistance from Buscot Park Estate.