A website for our community
Iffley is proud of its long history and varied landscapes including a weir and lock, and the ancient and magnificent St Mary’s Church in its spacious churchyard.
Its many and varied buildings, constructed over the past nine centuries, help create a village atmosphere
In 1969, Oxford City Council declared part of Iffley to be a Conservation Area. This was extended in 1985 to cover three-quarters of the village, including many historical buildings, several modern housing developments and some of the river frontage and fields. Within such an area owners must maintain buildings, trees, fields and stone walls (many made from local limestone) and any modifications are subject to special requirements.
Iffley Tapestry made by Iffley residents in 1987, which hangs in the Church Hall. More information may be gained from a booklet sold in the Community Shop.
Mathematical Bridge at Iffley Lock
This all-volunteer amenity group of around 400 members is funded from annual subscriptions and has no tax-raising powers.
Recent warning of doorstep scammers in Iffley (February 2020)
We have had recent reports of callers in Iffley village which should be treated with suspicion. Such callers tend to come in spates. In 2018 Thames Valley Police warned of a 'surge in reports of the doorstep scam artists' (Oxford Mail https://tinyurl.com/wnwad2e).
"The scam involves conmen moving from door to door under the guise of selling cleaning items, often with claims of being ex-offenders or having recently left the army.
Frequently, the knockers are simply trying to find out more about the property and homeowner – including whether they are vulnerable or could be scammed out of money.
They may also try to establish how much money is in the house or when the property may be left unoccupied." It's best to avoid getting into conversation with such callers but to express regret that you are not willing to hear their story and then politely shut the door.
The trial Friends of Iffley Twitter 'feed' (@friendsofiffley) on the bottom left of this page shows what what can be offered. Tweets are quick to produce and send. They can include images and weblinks.
Invitation to bid a final farewell to Alma Brown as her funeral cortege departs from the church at 3.20 p.m. 9 June and travels along Church Way - for details see the Twitter feed just below the Coronavirus notice to the left of this column.
NGS Open Gardens 2020 - new page under 'Events'; also sale of plants 7 June - details on the same page
Other 'tweets' include:
- Transport survey launched by Oxfordshire County Council - deadline 17 May 2020; addresses climate change and air qualty; sets out transport vision for Oxfordshire for helping to develop a zero-carbon economy for the county to benefit health and wellbeing of residents.
- A new 5g mast closeby Iffley? Application - link to explanatory document and to Oxford City webpage
- Download link for Friends of Iffley Newsletter Apr 2020
- Revised table of volunteers re. Covid-19 period
Latest Friends of Iffley Newsletter
A new 5g mast closeby Iffley? Application for approval and notes+link to Oxford City Council webs: