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Watlington stands between the Vale of Oxford and the steep slopes of the Chilterns. The town is steeped in history and was first recorded as a Saxon settlement in the 8th Century, but the discoveries of a Bronze Age Axe and Roman Coins suggest an earlier past.

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Hare Coursing

Save our hares. Local police are conducting a campaign against the crime of hare coursing, and would like our help to report suspect behaviours. For more information see .  For more details see here.

Tour of Britain comes to Watlington

On 12th September the Stage Six of the Tour of Britain will pass through Christmas Common.   About 120 riders will come from Nettlebed and turn off at the top of Howe Hill through Greenfield and Christmas Common on their way to Chinnor.  If you want to cheer them on and see the sight of a Tour de France style peloton flying by, they are scheduled to reach us between 13:45 and 14:30.   If you are more concerned about driving through that area, a rolling road closure will be operated along the route with access closed for about 25 minutes as the riders and their accompanying support vehicles pass through.  For more details see http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/files/documents/Stage_6_Bath_-_Hemel_Hempstead_ETA_v2.0.pdf

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