This site is a resource for all those living in and around Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, with lists of local clubs and societies,
businesses and an interactive chat facility.
This non-profit site has been maintained on an entirely voluntary basis by residents of the village since 2003.
Horse and Jockey reopens
The newly refurbished Horse and Jockey has reopened following the fire last year.
on Stanford Chat
New planning application for 18 homes - Horsecroft
Blue Cedar Homes (BCH) have submitted a planning application to the Vale of White Horse to build 18 homes on the land at Penstones Farm, just off Horsecroft.
The proposed housing consists of 8 retirement cottages, 7 affordable dwellings (3 x 2 bed, 3 x 3 bed, 1 x 4 bed)
and 3 open market (3 x 4 bed).
Please note: send your comments / objections / support to the District Council and not the Parish Council.
Read the application
Discuss on the Stanford Chat forum
Faster broadband for Stanford
BT have now upgraded the exchange to 21CN meaning speeds of up to 24Mbit/s are now possible in the village.
The discussion forum allows you to share your views with other village residents. Make new friends, tell others
about your club or society, ask a question!
Visit the Stanford Chat Forum
About the village
Stanford in the Vale is a large village with approximately 2000 residents situated in
south west Oxfordshire. It lies on the A417, four miles from Faringdon and six from Wantage (see map).
It is a thriving modern community with many active clubs and societies,
two churches, two public houses, shops and numerous businesses.
Stanford in the Vale is thought to be named after a stone ford in the area. It may have been a crossing of the River Ock, some say where the bridge now spans the river before Stanford Mill, however others speculate it was actually a crossing of Frogmore Brook. Read more village history in our new history section.