The Oxton Society

The Past, the Present & the Future

Our Aims Are:

  • To preserve and enhance the Conservation Area
  • To raise awareness of our history and architecture
  • To encourage involvement in community and civic pride
  • To maintain our finances in order to support our activities

Benefits of Membership:

  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Quarterly local history supplement
  • Regular updates on Oxton News and Society activities
  • Members’ emails, Facebook and Twitter notifications
  • Advice on planning and tree work
  • AGM, Annual Report and Accounts

Main Activities:

  • Comments to Council on Planning Policy and Applications for Planning and Tree work
  • Heritage Walks, Local History Research and Publications
  • Blue Plaques for Historic Oxton people
  • Secret Gardens
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Christmas Lights and Celebrations

Latest News

Secret Gardens, Sunday, May 12, Advance Notice

Secret Gardens, Sunday, May 12, Advance Notice

Advance (discounted) Tickets, for £8.00, available online from March 1st.  All the usual Attractions A selection of wonderful gardens – some old, some new, some with their own artistes Entertainments, kids' activities, the Friends of the Arno Plant Stall and street...

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Christmas Lights switch-on, Sat, 25 Nov

Christmas Lights switch-on, Sat, 25 Nov

We are inviting you to make a small donation to help us cover our costs via Just Giving. Click here or go to   to make a donation. Any surplus will be donated to the Mayor's Charity and the Salvation Army. The lights...

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Solar Panels – latest guidelines

Solar panels for domestic buildings in Conservation Areas.  Placing solar panels on the roof of your house or flat, or a building within the grounds of your house or flat, is usually ‘Permitted Development’ and does not require planning permission provided they meet...

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Dave Barden

Dave Barden

The Oxton Society is deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of our friend and our Membership Secretary, Dave Barden, who has died in the Moroccan earthquake whilst on the latest leg of a round-the-world cycle trip raising funds for the Red Cross. Dave gave his all to...

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