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

7:00 pm The Annual Town Meeting @ Thame Barns Centre
The Annual Town Meeting @ Thame Barns Centre
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Annual Town Meeting @ Thame Barns Centre
Express your views. Ask questions. Find out what the Town Council are doing for Thame. Make sure you join us to hear what the Council are doing for you! It’s your chance to ask questions and to get your views across. The agenda will be published on 4 April.
5:00 pm Thame Street Food Market @ Thame Town Hall
Thame Street Food Market @ Thame Town Hall
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thame Street Food Market @ Thame Town Hall
On Friday 19th April Thame Street Food Market will return to the Town Hall. Thame Street Meat will have South African, Burgers, Greek, Jamaican, Mexican and Edies Bakery selling all things sweet, there will be a bar selling locally sourced alcohol and also music from local artist Kiera Gabrielle. The event runs from 5pm until 9pm or the until the traders sell out. Come and have a lovely evening out, enjoy good food, good music with tables and chairs on the cobbles, we hope to see you there.
7:30 pm Octocello returns to Thame @ St. Mary’s Church, Thame
Octocello returns to Thame @ St. Mary’s Church, Thame
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Octocello returns to Thame @ St. Mary’s Church, Thame
  Following their sell-out concert in 2021, the eight-cello group Octocello is bringing the unique sound of many cellos to a concert on April 20th at 7:30 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Thame. The local group will be playing something for everyone, including arrangements of hits by Andy Williams, Mark Ronson, Charles Aznavour and Leonard Cohen, together with classical favourites and a nostalgic film medley. Octocello will be joined by The Voice Section, an a capella choir based in Ealing, singing their varied repertoire of hits. All proceeds from the concert will go to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, in memory of one of the group’s founder members who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2023. Tickets are £12, (£10 for concessions, U16 free) available from The Book House in Thame,…


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