History of Nettlebed

Early history The origin of the name Nettlebed is unknown. There are various theories. One is that Roman soldiers in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD rubbed nettles on their limbs to keep warm on marches. Another well known fact is that nettles yield a thread which can be made into a linen cloth. Many homes at the end of the 18th century had sheets and table cloths made from nettles which grow in abundance around the area. Nettlebed remained part of the manor of Benson until the late 13th century hence it was not mentioned in the  Domesday Book which was a record of the ownership of manorial land. Nettlebed has been an inhabited area for centuries and many middle Stone age implements found in earthworks in a Highmoor trench are now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. At Digberry farm there are little-known remains of a Roman encampment with squared ramparts reaching as high as fifteen feet in places. Grimm's...
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Annual Parish Meeting – Tuesday, 14th May at 7pm

Please come along to the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday, 14th May at 7pm - Village Club (Small Hall) The following groups/organisations will be providing informal updates: The Creamery, Beechcroft Developments, Nettlebed District Commons Conservators, Nettlebed District Good Neighbour Scheme, Citizens Advice, St Bartholomew's Church, Nettlebed Sports Association, Nettlebed Art Society, Nettlebed Royal British Legion, Nettlebed Music and Dancing Club, Quiz League and possibly a few more. The Chairman of the Parish Council will also provide an update on what your Council have been doing for the village. This is a free event - wine, soft drinks and nibbles free on entry. Hope to see you there! ...
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Asian Hornets – please help protect our honeybee population

The British Beekeeping Association have asked if we could all watch and share this video widely, to help protect our honeybee population as Asian Hornet numbers grow just across the Channel. You may see traps in the countryside, which are all part of creating a national grid of trackers. It will take less than two minutes to view. Thank you. Video Link ...
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Temporary Road Closure at Nuffield, Kit Lane at RG9 5TD from 29th April – 7th May 2024 9.30am – 3.30pm

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Road Closure at Nuffield, Kit Lane at RG9 5TD A request has been received from Sunbelt Rentals for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Road between Whitcalls Lane and English Lane whilst essential civils works to be undertaken, duct lay and 4 new boxes  works are carried out. A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 29 April 2024 up to and including 07 May 2024. This will operate between 09:30 and 15:30 weekdays. TM is removed and highway returned to full use by 15.30 every day and over the weekend (The maximum duration of a TTRO on a road is 18 months and on a footpath is 6 months, or until completion of the works, whichever is the earlier.) Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press. A copy of the drawing showing...
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Opportunities to get involved and make a difference!

Would you like to make a difference in your community? We need you! At the moment, Nettlebed Parish Council have five members (out of a possible eight) making decisions on behalf of all Nettlebed residents. That’s a lot of responsibility resting on the shoulders of just five people! We are calling out to the community for three new co-opted members – in particular, people who are: interested in the school and playarea or have a head for finances, or are passionate about the environment, or are interested in planning, or are simply interested in making Nettlebed an even better place to live! Whether you’re a seasoned resident, or relatively new to Nettlebed, if you have a couple of  spare hours a week, we would welcome your enthusiasm and fresh perspective. Interested? Contact the Clerk for a chat on 01491 614815 or email parish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk for an application form, or download APPLICATION FORM. To hear about what’s going on in our community from local groups and organisations, please come along to the...
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Great turn out for the Annual Litter Pick

Once again, we had an amazing group of volunteers turn out for the Annual Litter Pick - and at least three more joined in the effort! It's heartwarming to see our community coming together to make a difference. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to keep our village clean and beautiful. Let's keep up the fantastic work! #CommunitySpirit#LitterFreeVillage If you spot any fly tipping, you can report it on FixMyStreet.com SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Parish Meeting (not a Parish Council meeting) is being held on 14th May at 7pm in the Village Club (Small Hall). This is an informal event, and your chance to hear updates from some village clubs and groups, the Citizens Advice Bureau, local businesses, and an update from the Parish Council. Plus, enjoy some wine and nibbles while you catch up with fellow members of the community. Look forward to seeing you! If you would you, or your group/organisation would like to speak, or to submit a...
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Temporary Road Closure – B4009 Britwell Road / B480 Brook Street / B480 Inghams Lane & B4009 Couching Street – 24th May – 7th June (8pm-6am)

Advance Warning Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Road Closure, “No Waiting” and One Way Suspension Restriction at Watlington, B4009 Britwell Road / B480 Brook Street / B480 Inghams Lane & B4009 Couching Street Advance notice - overnight road closure for resurfacing and line marking works. 24th May - 7th June 8pm-6am. Watlington: This will be from Ingham Lane through Brook Street and to Britwell Road. Spring Lane will be temporarily 2 way so residents can gain access. Nettlebed will be a diversion route.Drawing showing Diversion Route. Red is closure, yellow is closure without works and green and blue are the diversion routes In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close a section of / the length of B4009 Britwell Road / B480 Brook Street / B480 Inghams Lane & B4009 Couching Street to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway and the subsequent reinstatement of all road markings and lines works /...
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Digital Clinics for Patients at the Nettlebed Surgery

Age UK Oxfordshire will be holding four Digital Clinics for patients of the Nettlebed Surgery. The aim is to support patients to get online safely, develop their online skills and build their confidence. An Age Uk Oxfordshire Scams Awareness adviser will also be available to speak to at each session. These sessions are free of charge and are being held at the Fish Centre, 83 Lea Road, Sonning Common, RG4 9LJ on the below dates. Tuesday 13th & Thursday 22nd February 2 - 4pm Tuesday 12th & Thursday 21st March, 12pm - 2pm Contact us for more information and to book your space:01235 849 434community@ageukoxfordshire.org.ukwww.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire ...
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Have you ever thought about joining the Parish Council?

Nettlebed Parish Council has THREE Parish Councillor vacancies Your Parish Council really does need you! Nettlebed Parish Council has eight seats, but only five members - this puts a lot of responsibility on just five people. If you have a couple of hours a week spare, and are interested in making Nettlebed an even better place to live, please do get in touch with the Parish Clerk either by phone 07307 641077, email: parish.clerk@nettlebed-pc.org.uk or come along to a meeting – the next one is at 7.30pm on Tuesday,  9th January at the Village Club (small hall).       Would you like to make a positive difference in our village? Would you like to influence decisions that affect your community? You need to be willing to give up some of your time. How much depends on you and your commitment to work for your community without being paid. The Parish Council meets once a month (except August & December) usually on the first Tuesday of the month...
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Nettlebed Good Neighbours Scheme – Lunch and Coffee Morning Dates

Nettlebed Good Neighbours Scheme - Lunch and Coffee Morning Dates Held at Nettlebed Club, High Street, Nettlebed JANUARY2nd - cancelled16th Lunch - (no Coffee Morning in January)FEBRUARY6th Lunch20th Coffee MorningMARCH5th Lunch19th Coffee MorningAPRIL2nd Lunch16th Coffee MorningMAY7th Lunch21st Coffee MorningJUNE4th Lunch18th Coffee MorningJULY2nd Lunch18th Coffee Morning DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE VERSION HERE ...
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