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.
New development - planning application REFUSED
David Wilson Homes have submitted a new planning application for 76 new homes, after the previous application was rejected at the end of last year.
Although the planning officer recommended that the application be granted, the planning committee voted to refuse the application on the 22nd May.
View the application
Discuss on the Stanford Chat forum
Better broadband for Stanford
Oxfordshire County Council is investing £13.86 million to significantly improve broadband across the county by 2015.
The residents and many businesses of Stanford would all benefit from improved broadband access. It will help us to stay connected and allow our businesses to more easily tap into the county’s rapidly-growing, high-tech economy.
Find out more
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.