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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 1 play area in Greenfield Avenue
  • Maintains 1 Wildlife Garden/Park - The Mead
  • Provides and maintains dog bins
  • Provides and maintains bus shelters
  • Provides and maintains wayside seats
  • Manages a Thursday Market
  • Provides a Parish Lunch on Tuesdays (Retirees)
  • 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/schools
  • Taxi voucher scheme
  • Hearing Aid Clinic monthly

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

Our childrens play area can be located in Greenfield Avenue, Carpenders Park,  which is a great are for all ages of children and a great place to have a picnic . We have a Park in The Mead, Carpenders Park, which we have turned into a wonderfull wildlife area and walk.   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.

We also have a donations Red Box in our reception area for personal sanitary items and a Food Bank collection box, please feel free to come in and donate to two very worthy causes!




The new venue for the Christmas Fun-Day was a great success and we raised over £900 for the South Oxhey Food Bank.

Contact: 0208 428 0449 - between 9am - 4pm and ask for Pauline or Jo.



If you are retired & have time on your hands why not come along to our Tuesday Parish Lunch - 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!

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

We look forward to hearing from you



We are once again running our Community Travel Scheme for members of the Parish Area, that qualify, if you have a :

Permanent disability or are

over 65 years of age and

Do not have access to a private car

you are entitled to receive FREE local taxi vouchers!


Call in and collect an application form Terms & Conditions apply






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 



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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