Thank you everyone!

Status

Now that the Community Centre has reopened we’d like to give our very special thanks to Manor Flooring, Mike Pearse Carpentry and Bicester Boiler Services for all their hard work in getting the Hall looking so great again and achieving the very tight timescales involved.

Carole Hetherington, Chairman Langford Village Community Association

The Hall is now reopen to regular activity groups

We’re back! The Hall has reopened with a fresh new look.

Regular activity groups are now able to return – providing they follow all the detailed rules necessary to ensure Covid-19 safely compliance.

Langford Village Community Centre

Covid-19 Rules for Hall Users

The Hall has been fully risk assessed and special rules are now in place which must be followed by all regular user groups and attendees within each user group when Langford Village Community Centre reopens on Monday 21st September 2020.

Please ensure that if you are organising an approved activity you are aware in advance of all that is required in order to safely hold your own sessions and to protect the safety of others.

For full details of how your activity sessions must work and the rules to follow CLICK HERE

Committee members of Langford Community Association will visit the Hall regularly during activity sessions to check and ensure everyone is observing all the measures necessary.

Welcome back and a big thank you to all our Hall bookers for your co-operation and support.

Langford Village Community Association Committee

The Hall will reopen soon

LATEST BOOKING NEWS (PUBLISHED 12 SEPT 2020)


We’re busy preparing to reopen the Hall to regular activity groups from Monday 21st September in a Covid secure environment. Only regular activity groups who can pledge to follow all the necessary Covid rules and conditions will be able to operate.

Casual bookings (for parties and one-off events) are being accepted for 1st Jan 2021 onwards, but the event will only be allowed to go ahead if there has been a significant easing of Government guidelines.

News about the Hall


We’re very sorry to announce that Langford Village Community Hall is to remain closed until sometime in September.

This is due to the premises suffering flood damage from a leak that developed suddenly during the lockdown.

Although the leak was soon discovered, the damage is extensive and the remedial work includes a drying out period, then replacement of some flooring and doors and finally, redecorating.

We’ll post news of a reopening date just as soon as we can. CLICK HERE FOR OUR LATEST UPDATE.

Four Langford Village Walks

We’ve recently mapped out four Langford circular walking routes, all easily accessible and – for most people – usually walkable in around an hour or just under.

You may have seen them on our facebook page, but now we’re making them available here with links that enable you to print out any of the routes as a map to follow. In distance they’re between two and three miles – the longest is the Langford Blue Line.

We call them the Langford from-your-front-door walks, especially suitable for residents who’re taking daily exercise during the lockdown. Remember to keep to the social distancing rules and to be prepared to wait on some of the narrower paths if others are coming in the opposite direction. Also please be aware that runners and cyclists may be using these routes too.

Click a walk to download and print out a map:-


If you’d like a route file to load into in a GPS device then click on the links here


We hope you enjoy trying these Langford community walks and welcome comments.

Langford Village Community Centre is closed until further notice

All activities in the hall have been suspended during the Covid-19 emergency. If you have a question about a future booking you may still email bookings@langfordlife.org.uk

We have already contacted everyone who has made a private booking of the hall during April and May 2020. We’ll inform everyone here when and how service will resume.

No alternative to London Road level crossing

There will be no alternative crossing for road traffic using the London Road level crossing. In giving the go-ahead for the phase of the East/West Rail project between Bicester and Bedford, the Transport Secretary has agreed that there is insufficient need for a new crossing. Because the barrier will be closed for up to 45 minutes an hour, there had been talk of either a bridge or a tunnel at the site but there is no mention of this in the document that green lights the next stage of the line. There is expectation that changes in signalling will help keep road traffic flowing and comment that another solution would mean undue costs and delays to the railway.

The Langford Village Community Association Chairman has said that the LVCA is disappointed that a better solution to the issues at London Road is not being found.

Sign-up for the Cherwell Lottery to support Langford Community

Your Langford Village Community Association is now joined with the Cherwell Lottery. The top prize is £25,000 and for every £1 ticket purchased we get 50p of that £1. It’s an easy and cheap way for residents to support Langford Village Hall and help us continue with the improvements. Please do click here to learn more and sign up online now.

Best wishes and Good Luck!

Carole, LVCA Chairman