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Oxhey Drive

South Oxhey, Watford, Herts, WD19 7SB





Your Local council covering:-

Carpenders Park, Hayling, South Oxhey & Oxhey Hall Wards


What is a Parish Council and what do they do?

A Parish Council is the most Local branch of Local Government and usually represents just one town or locality.  They are civil authorities and have nothing to do with the Church.

Parish Councils have a wide range of powers and manage local services, such as village halls, sports and recreation facilities, allotments, cemeteries and churchyards, commons, footpaths and public open spaces.  They can support local voluntary activities, stage local events and undertake initiatives such as transport and crime prevention.

You elect the Parish Council.  It is the only elected council where the voters are likely to know many of the people they elect.  Parish Councils are subject to the same rules as the larger authorities; their meetings are open to the public, their accounts are audited and are open to public inspection (via appointment).

What Services do W.R.P.C offer?

W.R.P.C has a range of powers to provide and manage local services, some of the services are listed below:

  • Maintains 2 play areas/parks
  • Provides and maintains dog bins
  • Provides and maintains bus shelters
  • Provides and maintains wayside seats
  • Manages a Thursday Market
  • Provides a Pensioners Lunch Club
  • Provides a Pottery Club
  • Grass cutting in specified areas
  • Liaises with the District Council in relation to planning issues
  • Provides local events such as fun days
  • Provides a community hall for hire
  • Provides and maintains notice boards
  • Provides FREE dog bags
  • Provides grants for local charities

We also sell caddy bin liners for the small brown bin and nappy sacks.

Our 2 play areas/parks can be located in Greenfield Avenue, Carpenders Park,  which has recently been refurbished with new equipment and The Mead, Carpenders Park.  We maintain the area of grass by Bramshaw Gardens off Prestwick Road and the area of grass off Murfield Road called Furze Close.

We have a Recycling Box for batteries

Full Council Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month (2nd Wednesday in May and no meeting in August).  All members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.



WATFORD RURAL PARISH COUNCIL - Christmas Fun-Day 2nd December 2017

Our Christmas Fun-Day is on 2nd December 2017 and if you are interested in having a stall please contact the office, stalls are FREE to charitable causes, if you are a business please contact for prices.

Our Fun-Day is drawing near and the results of our Poster Competition are now in:

1st Prize: Ruby Taylor of Woodhall School

2nd Prize: Lily Joyce of Woodhall School

3rd Prize: Sophia Lavrinovics of Greenfields School

WH Smith Gift vouchers are being awarded to all the children on the Fun-Day - £50 also goes to the winning school.  Well done to everyone - most of the entries are bing displayed on and around the area on "Countryside" hoardings for everyone to see - we will display as many as possible!

We also have the pleasure of "John Conteh MBE" opening our Fun-day again for us along with christmas carols from "The South Oxhey Choir" 




If you are retired & have time on your hands why not come along to our Tuesday Lunch Club - for a 2 course meal prepared by our cook, make some new friends, have a chat – and a raffle included – you can’t go wrong!  We are also looking for a new Cook, please see vacancies page.

Either pop in and see us, or call Pauline or Joanne on 020 8428 0449

We look forward to hearing from you!






Thinking of having a Children’s Party or a Get-together?  Starting an Exercise Group, arranging a Meeting or running a small Club?


Whatever, you are thinking of – why not come and have a look at our hall?


It is spacious, light and airy, there is use of the kitchen with serving hatches, tables, chairs, and full cloakroom facilities including disabled area.  Our hall is in Oxhey Drive and a FREE Car Park is availble in Henbury Way.

Our rates are extremely reasonable, so why not give us a call and come and have a look around?

There is also a smaller room available on the 1st floor for small groups.


All enquiries to either Pauline or Joanne on T: 0208 428 0449  





Why not come and have a go! All abilities very welcome




PARISH : £5.00

NON PARISH : £6.00



WEDNESDAY - CHILDREN (9-16yrs) 5pm-7pm & THURSDAY - ADULTS 6.45pm-9pm

PARISH : £4.50

NON PARISH : £5.50

CHILD : £4.00

or 6 sessions for 5



Starting Friday 16th September 10am-1pm

PARISH: £7.00


or 6 sessions for 5


CONTACT: LYDIA - 07749981894 or 020 8428 4954

LOCATION: The Centre, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, WD19 6LF



Watford Rural Parish Council are the local council serving the following Wards, within the Watford Rural Parish boundary:-


  • Hayling
  • South Oxhey
  • Oxhey Hall
  • Carpenders Park

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.

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