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Neighbourhood Information


For Divinity Road, Southfield Road, Minster Road, Warneford Road, Stone Street and Hill Top Road.


Where’s the nearest …….


Post box:  Corner of Minster Road/Divinity Road.  Collections 9 am (Sat 7 am), Corner of Divinity Road/Hill Top Road, Collections 7 pm 


Post office:  Iffley Road Coop Corner of Howard Street/Iffley Road.  St Clements Post Office, St Clements, Central Post Office, St Aldates.


Library.  Cowley (OX4 2EZ) Oxfordshire Country Library (OX1 1DJ) Free to join, open for all.

Schools:  See

Sports facilities:  Oxford University Sports (Iffley Road) offers community memberships including swimming, gym and classes.  Also search “Oxford city leisure and sports”

Park/playground:  Warneford Meadow, Manzil Way (0X4 1TL), South Parks, Florence Park (OX4 2PW), Aston Eyot off Meadow Lane.  


Rubbish and recycling


Bin collection day is  Thursday.  Put bins out the night before or by 7 am on the day.  The blue bin (or clear bags) takes recycling including paper, bottles, cans and some plastics.  The Green bin (or lilac bags) is for general waste that cannot be recycled. Blue and Green bins are collected on alternate weeks.

Additional recycling will be collected if it is in a clear bag or cardboard box.  Additional general waste or black bin bags will NOT be taken.  The small green bin is for food waste – collected weekly.  The brown bin (extra charge) is for garden waste. Check the timetable and what goes in each bin: where you can also get a weekly reminder via email or text.


Please take bins in a soon as you can after collection.  Bins that obstruct pavements make life difficult for anyone with mobility problems or with a pushchair.


There are recycling banks in the Union Street car park behind Tesco’s on the Cowley Road and the nearest tip is at Redbridge (bottom of Abingdon Road).


Emergencies and Crime:  Call 999 for serious/life threatening illness or injury or a fire or crime in progress.  Otherwise, for police matters call 101, or report it online at


Medical: For medical advice when not a life- threatening emergency, call 111.  The nearest Accident and Emergency Dept (24hrs) is at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington.  There are several GP surgeries at the East Oxford Health Centre on Manzil Way, Cowley Road and St Clement’s Surgery is on Temple Street.  The closest pharmacy is on Cowley Road and at the East Oxford Health Centre.  Dental …….


Transport:  There is a good bus service into town from Cowley Road.  For bus, train and taxi information within the city or to London, airports, etc search Oxford Public transport.


There are cycle shops on the Cowley Road and at the bottom of Southfield Road.


Local venues


Shops and cafes:  Excellent cafes, food and other shops along Cowley Road.

Cinema: Ultimate Picture Palace (UPP), Jeune Street.

Pubs: Several along Cowley Road, Iffley Road and the roads between.

Other venues:  East Oxford Community Centre, O2 Academy (Cowley Road), SJE ( Iffley Road) for Classical music.


Reporting issues:  For one stop guidance on reporting issues from noise to crime to rubbish and potholes:



Local councillors and MP

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