Local Information

Useful Thame Telephone Numbers

  • OCC Street Light faults – 0800 317802
  • OCC Highways issues – pot holes etc 0845 3101111
  • Thame Citizens Advice Bureau -  08444 111 444
  • Thame Town Council -  01844 212833
  • Oxfordshire County Council - 01865 792422
  • South Oxfordshire Distric Council - 01491 823000

Who Looks After What - Local Authority Structure

Oxfordshire County Council

  • • Education and Schools
  •  Fire Service
  •  Highways, including potholes,
    tourism signs, gritting
  •  Libraries, recreation, arts and
  •  Public rights of way
  •  Social Services and Youth Service
  •  Strategic planning and some
    planning applications
  • Trading Standards
  •  Transport
  • Waste Recycling Centres

South Oxfordshire District Council

  •  Community Advice and Support
  • Council Tax and Government
    Benefits, e.g. Travel Tokens
  •  Electoral Services
  •  Environmental Services, e.g.
    noise, pest control
  • Help and support for businesses
  • Housing Services
  •  Information about local services
  •  Planning Services
  •  Recycling, food waste and
    residual waste collections
  •  Restaurant and takeaway
  •  Sports, and Leisure
  •  Street cleaning and dealing with
    fly tipping
  •  Tourist Information

Thame Town Council

  • Allotments
  • Annual Events, e.g. Christmas
    Event, Remembrance, Civic Ball,
    and ad hoc events
  •  Burial Grounds
  •  Bus Shelters and Street Furniture
  • Planning Application
  • Recommendations
  •  Management of Fairs
  • Grants to local organisations
  • Hire of Upper Chamber and
    Meeting Room at the Town Hall
  •  Markets (including Tuesday Street
    market, Farmers' markets and
    continental markets)
  •  On-street parking outside Town
    Hall and in Upper High Street
  •  Publications, including quarterly
    Residents' newsletter and Town
  •  Recreation areas, e.g. Skate Park,
    Play Areas, and Open Spaces, e.g.
    Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve
  • War Memorials and garden


  • Brita water filters – Cargo Homeshop
  • Household batteries – Thame Town Hall
  • Household batteries & Brita Filters – Robert Dyas
  • Mobile phones & Printer cartridges – Glynswood
  • Mixed recycling – Cattle Market
  • Old medicine – Chemists (Boots)
  • Old glasses – Opticians
  • Shoes – Cattlemarket; Shoecare, Upper High St.; Topsport, Buttermarket
  • Stamps and coins – Oxfam
  • Textiles – Cattlemarket, Thame, Waitrose car park entrance
  • Videos – Helen House Charity Shop
  • Green waste – SODC Brown bin scheme, see: here
  • Bledlow Ridge Recycling Centre, see
  • Electrical and electronic items, electron waste etc – Cattlemarket
  • Audio and books Audio bank at Waitrose car park entrance
  • Any good items:


Please download and complete the appropriate form and return to the Town Hall, High Street, Thame, or email to

Town Hall Upper Chamber

To hire the Town Hall Upper Chamber, please download the Application Form.

Hire of Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall - £27 per hour , £14 per hour (Charity Rate)

Please see the Hiring Conditions and Hirer's Responsibility.

Town Hall Floor Plan

For details of other halls to hire in Thame, click here.

Football Pitch

To hire the football pitch at the Southern Road Recreation Ground, download the Application Form.

Pitch and changing room hire -
Thame Clubs - £32.00 
Local Clubs - £35.00

Please see the Conditions of Hire, Hirer's Responsibility and Floor Plan

Town Hall External Electrical Points

To hire an external electical point at the Town Hall, download the Application Form.
Please see the Terms and Conditions

Thame Town Council Land

To hire Thame Town Council land, download the Application form here.
Please see Terms & Conditions.

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Upcoming Events

8:00 pm Burns Night Quiz @ John Hampden Primary School
Burns Night Quiz @ John Hampden Primary School
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Burns Night Quiz @ John Hampden Primary School
Join us for our first fundraising event of 2020 – our fabulous Burns Night Quiz! It’s being held on Friday 24th January 2020 at 8.15pm in the Jackson Hall, featuring Mr Haigh as your quizmaster (sadly Mr Hankey can no longer make it). We will be running a card and cash bar at the event for all drinks, but please bring your own snacks. We will also have our usual Heads & Tails round, so don’t forget to bring a couple of extra pounds. Tickets cost £4 per person, max 8 people per table
8:30 am Tetsworth Jumble Sale @ Tetsworth Village Hall
Tetsworth Jumble Sale @ Tetsworth Village Hall
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tetsworth Jumble Sale @ Tetsworth Village Hall
Tetsworth Village Hall are holding a Jumble sale on Saturday 25th January 2pm, Jumble donations can be left at the hall 8.30 – 12.30 on the day. Their will be home baked refreshments & a raffle. For more information  or contact   Judy 01844 281388 or 07851926069. The event is being held at Tetsworth Village Hall, High Street Tetsworth, Thame, OX9 7AB. Tetsworth Village Hall is a registered charity & we are at present raising money for our new kitchen.
3:00 pm Thame United v Welwyn Garden City @ ASM Stadium
Thame United v Welwyn Garden City @ ASM Stadium
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm
Thame United v Welwyn Garden City @ ASM Stadium
£8 Adults £5 Concessionbs £1 Children
2:00 pm Thame Children’s Cinema @ The Players Theatre
Thame Children’s Cinema @ The Players Theatre
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Thame Children's Cinema @ The Players Theatre
The next film being shown at The Players Theatre is the amazing Lion King! This will be shown on Sunday 26 January at 2.30pm and tickets are just £5.00 each available from the Red Kite Family Centre’s website To make sure you don’t miss out on future cinema showings please email and ask to be added to Thame Children’s Cinema mailing list.
all-day Holocaust Memorial Day event -St... @ Christchurch, Thame
Holocaust Memorial Day event -St... @ Christchurch, Thame
Jan 27 all-day
Holocaust Memorial Day event -Standing Together @ Christchurch, Thame
Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday 27 January is being marked at Christchurch, Thame.   On this day of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of  Auschwitz a quiet space is offered to people of all faiths for personal reflection on the inhumanity of the Holocaust and other recent genocides in the light of the identity based hostility and hatred that feed into the divisions of our times. Leaflets and a display will be available to aid reflection.  People are invited drop in for as long as they wish at any time between 10am to 12noon and 5pm to 7pm.

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