Piddington is a village about 4.5 miles (7 km) south-east of Bicester, in Oxfordshire, England.
The poet and playwright John Drinkwater, who spent childhood holidays here with his relatives the Browns and is buried in St Nicholas' churchyard, described nineteenth-century Piddington as ‘a plain, grey little village, neutral in design, ambling from cottage to cottage with no apparent sense of direction, its half-dozen larger houses of red brick sitting discreetly here and there at the roadside. … In the winter, when icicles were on the thatch eaves, the village would lie for days as if it were asleep.'
Though still quiet and unassuming, Piddington today is a friendly community with a well-used Village Hall and several clubs and groups.
Keeping in touch
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On this website, the first place to look for news, announcements and notices of events is the Noticeboard. Regular activities are found here, and forthcoming events are listed here.
For public notices specifically issued by Piddington Parish Council, please see the Parish Council Noticeboard. (Some items may appear on both noticeboards.)
Other ways to keep in touch
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New residents' Welcome Letter
The Parish Council has produced a Welcome Letter for new residents that gives lots of useful information about the village. You can read the Welcome Letter here.
This website is for all residents, past and present, and those interested to learn more about the village. Just because something interesting or useful doesn't feature here, doesn't mean it shouldn't do - just that no one has told us about it! Remember, we can only include material or list events if we know about them.
If you would like to list an event or activity in the 'What's on' pages, or you have any other material that would make the website an interesting and useful resource for the village, please contact us.
Piddington Circular Walk
The Piddington Circular Walk is one of a series of guided trails to be established by Cherwell District Council. The route is an attractive country walk, starting at the Village Hall car park and taking in Muswell Hill, the highest viewpoint in the southern half of the district.