Ickford village is a small parish of just over 300 mixed properties and has approximately 550 electors. It is situated in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire and is on the boundary with Oxfordshire, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the market town of Thame. The River Thame forms both the southern boundary of the parish and Ickford’s part of the county boundary with Oxfordshire. For the last 60 years this river boundary has been the location for the annual Tug o’ War between Ickford and the local rivals of Tiddington (Oxon).
Ickford village has a church, Saint Nicholas, which dates from the late 12th or early 13th century, a primary school, a village hall, just one pub, The Rising Sun, and still has a village shop. A playing field and allotments are provided by the Parish Council.
Records for the Parish Council meetings go as far back as September 1927. The first item on the agenda was to appoint a Parish Clerk on a salary of £3/annum. A great deal has changed in the intervening 88 years, including the invention of the internet, which has greatly impacted on the way we can communicate news and information to the residents of Ickford.
We hope the information this website provides will be a valuable resource for all things connected with Ickford Village. Whether you are a resident of the village, seeking to move into the area, or just visiting the area we hope you’ll find something on this website to interest you.
We’ve included articles on how the Parish Council operates and the dates of our meetings, some of the village history and also events that we know are happening in Ickford in the coming months. We also provide details of a number of organisations that operate within the village. However, if there is something you think we’ve missed, do please let us know by using the feedback form and we’ll consider updating the site.
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