Oakley, Wootton St Lawrence and Newfound
About four miles West of Basingstoke, Oakley village has seen rapid growth in recent years and today has a population of around seven thousand, but the original village centre retains an atmosphere of considerable character. There's an active village website - see links below.

My picture - courtesy of David Sadler - is of the Village Centre.

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18 Dec 2013 Super Switch-On Day in Oakley
3 May 2013 Oakley holds Farwell Party for Retiring Clerk
8 Sep 2012 Bishop dedicates Garden of Remembrance
4 Aug 2012 Oakley holds Village Show
16 Mar 2012 Sport England give £50,000 to Oakley Bowling Club
30 Jul 2011 Oakley Village holds Flower Show and Fete
3 Dec 2009 Allergy Campaigners lobby MP's
14 Aug 2009 Celebration of 25 years service on Oakley & Deane Parish Council
3 Jul 2009 Wessex Housing Partnership says Goodbye to Brian Hutchison
21 Feb 2009 Oakley Parish Council launches Oakley History Project
2 Dec 2007 Sir George speaks on Party Funding
22 Feb 2006 Public Meeting held in Oakley to discuss future of Surgery
11 Jun 2005 Oakley Then and Now
28 Apr 2005 The team meets in Oakley, but not everyone wants to be canvassed
21 Apr 2005 Local NFU put questions to candidates
18 Apr 2005 The team move on to Oakley
22 Oct 2004 Sir George opens Newfound Sports Pavilion
21 Feb 2004 Sir George visits Traffic Improvement Scheme at Southwood Corner
19 Sep 2003 Sir George launches National Blood Pressure Testing Week
11 Jul 2003 Broadband - Good News for Dummer and Monk Sherborne
15 Jun 2003 Oakley Football Club hold Presentation Day at Malshanger
24 May 2003 Oakley Football Club hold 12th Annual Tournament
22 May 2003 Sir George queries consultation on "Oakleystoke"
23 Apr 2003 Broadband: Progress in North West Hampshire
15 Feb 2003 Sir George meets SOVAG
25 Oct 2002 Early Bird Appeal launched at North Hampshire Hospital
21 Sep 2002 Sir George backs campaign for new Sports Pavilion at Newfound
26 Jul 2002 Campaign for better road safety at Newfound is launched
5 Jul 2002 Sir George attacks Government planning proposals
2 Jul 2002 Two cheers for BT on Broadband Initiative
28 May 2002 Oakley Preschool Playgroup campaign against Telecommunications Mast
26 May 2002 Oakley host two day Football Tournament
14 Apr 2002 Sir George launches ARK
12 Apr 2002 Sir George talks about NHS at Oakley AGM
11 Apr 2002 Opposition Leader visits Basingstoke
10 Apr 2002 Basingstoke and Deane - Time for a Better Deal
6 Jul 2001 Can I use material from your site in our local village website?
9 Jun 2001 How do I get a link to my site from your site?
Local Links
Oakley Village Website
An active site with lots of useful information about the village and an online "tour" with a map and pictures.
Oakley and Deane Parish Council
This is a fairly new site, with less content than the "Oakley Village" site and (when last looked at, early June 2004) no email or contact form and no links. The 'next event' was still shown as one that had already taken place, the annual meeting in May.
Oakley Infants School
"Oakley is a very good school where the pupils do well", says the most recent OFSTED report (Summer 2000).
Oakley Church of England Junior School
"Teaching of this quality makes a significant impact upon the good progress made by the pupils", reported OFSTED at their most recent inspection (1998).
Oakley with Wootton Parish Churches
The site lists services at St John's (Wootton) and St Leonard's churches.
Oakley Methodist Church
Methodists have held meetings in Oakley since before 1866. The website gives a flavour of those early days as well as today's services and church activities.
LINK - the magazine for Oakley, Newfound and Wootton St Lawrence
You can order the magazine from this site, which also has selected articles from the magazine.
SOVAG - Save Oakley Village Action Group
Campaigning against the Manydown proposal to extend Basingstoke to the edge of Oakley village and other potential overdevelopment locally.
Oakley Football Club
For all ages from "Under 7s" through to "Under 17s", the club was founded in 1967 by Chelsea player Peter Houseman, after whom the Basingstoke area Youth League is now named.
Oakley and Deane WI
The web page gives details of this year's meetings and the contact details for the WI president. Oakley and Deane WI has been going strong for no less than 84 years!

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