Facilities & Recreation

Shop & Cafe

In the Community Centre, Brice Road

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Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 06.45 to 17.00; Saturday 08.00 to 13.00; Sunday 10.00 to 12.00.

Telephone – 01869 233976

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Cafe Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 07.00 to 14.15; Wednesday 09.15 to 14.15; Saturday 08.00 to 11.00; Sunday – closed.

Telephone – 01869 233976

Community Centre

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Many local groups are based here and the centre can be booked for private functions. There are rooms of different sizes suitable for many kinds of events.

To book rooms in the centre see Ian Ridley, the Caretaker, in his office at the centre most mornings or leave a note for him. You can also contact Ian via facebook message or ask the folk in the Community Shop to ask Ian to phone you.

Chapel               

The Chapel, in Brice Road, can be booked for functions as can a smaller room for up to 12 people

Barbara MacGarry 01869 233687 (note the telephone is not manned all the time)

Community Garden

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A place to rest, to meet with friends, have picnics, take the family.

The garden is in Brice Road opposite the Chapel

Sharon Keen 01869 232880

Website – http://hpcommgarden.wix.com/garden

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/heyfordparkcommunitygarden?fref=ts

e-mail – hpcommgarden@gmail.com

Sports Centre & Playing Fields

Details of the gym and sports facilities, including available times and hire charges are available on the following three links to their leaflet:

Leaflet Page 1  Leaflet Page 2  Schedule of Charges

You can contact the Sports Centre and Gym on 01869 232203

E-mail is lettings@heyfordparkfreeschool.org or  gym@heyfordparkfreeschool.org

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 Post Boxes

The main post box is hidden away behind the building to the left of the security barrier at the Main Gate to the former Airfield – if you can’t find it ask the security guard!

There is also one in the Heyford Leys Mobile Home Park at the east end of the village .

A little further afield, there are boxes at Middleton Stoney and two in Upper Heyford village.

Public Houses

The nearest is the Barley Mow at Upper Heyford. From the centre of Heyford Park it is about 15 minutes walk. It is a friendly local selling Fullers beer and home-cooked meals using local produce. For opening times and contact details see http://barley-mow-upper-heyford.co.uk/

The Horse & Groom at Caulcott is about half an hour’s walk (by footpath across the fields) and has a fine restaurant specialising in French cooking. For full details see http://www.horseandgroomcaulcott.co.uk/

A little further afield is the Bell at Lower Heyford at 21 Market Square, OX25 5NY. Telephone 01869 347176

Also in Lower Heyford is Kizzie’s Bistro – see http://www.oxfordshire-narrowboats.co.uk/kizzies-bistro.html for details

Food Vans

Kebabs & Burgers – currently most evenings in Chilgrove Drive at the east end of Camp Road (by the woods)

Telephone orders – 07747 725938

Wood Fired Pizza Van – Tuesday evenings at Upper Heyford Village (by the postbox on Somerton Road)

For details see – http://www.ricospizzashack.com/

Dog Walking

Apart from the footpaths (see below) we have a fenced and gated dog walking area in the angle between Camp Road and Izzard Road

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PLEASE pick up your dog’s mess and put in the bin by the gate.

Footpaths

Because of the area’s former role as a military base local footpaths are in short supply, the only route close by crosses the fields to the south of Heyford Park, running from Upper Heyford village to Caulcott.

However at the bottom of the hill in Upper Heyford village Allens Lane leads to a small car park by the Oxford Canal along which there are pleasant walks and connecting footpaths which cross the valley of the River Cherwell. These provide a longer circular walk to Steeple Aston returning via Lower Heyford and the Oxford Canal towpath.  From Lower Heyford station the towpath can also be used for longer walks – to King’s Sutton to the north and to Tackley to the south returning by train back to the start.

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As development at Heyford Park moves forward it is the Dorchester Group’s intention to provide new and reopened footpaths and bridleways closer to the settlement.

About 10 minutes’ drive away (across the M40 at Ardley) is Stoke Wood. This is owned by the Woodland Trust and is always open for the public to wander. There is a car park on the edge of the woods.

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At the eastern end of Heyford Park village is another decent walk. Turn into the field just past the mobile site. Follow the hedge along side the road, turn right at the woods and follow right through until you meet the Lower Heyford road B4030. Turn right and then right at the footpath sign just before the bungalow. Up through the coppice, over the brook and then left across the fields and stay on footpath at the back of the Bovis site to the Kirtlington Road (Port Way).

At Lower Heyford there’s a walk which is always nice and dry on the path towards Cold Harbour Farm. Park up on the left on the 40mph bit as you come into Lower Heyford The path takes you all the way to Kirtlington if feeling very energetic