Iffley Fields Residents Association

Iffley Fields is a great place to live. We want this to continue and to improve.  We want Iffley Fields to be a community welcoming to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and to encourage a community spirit.

IFRA was set up in 1997 and covers Argyle Street, Bedford Street, Chester Street, Daubeny Road, Eyot Place, Fairacres Road, Greyfriars Court, Jackdaw Lane, Parker Street, Stratford Street, Warwick Street. 

The IFRA Committee meets every 2 months and all are welcome. Click here for the dates for 2022.

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IFRA  Meeting

The next IFRA meeting will  be at 8 PM Monday 11 July at Greyfriars Church Hall, Jackdaw Lane.

See agenda here

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Improving the Rec - Your views

The Rec is a great asset for the local community. As IFRA we want to take steps to improve the Rec and surounding areas for the benefit of the local community and nature. Find out more about our proposals here 

The preliminary results of a survey of local peoples' views will be discussed at the IFRA meeting on 10 January.

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Press Release: Council told to make good after no-notice felling of landmark tree

The loss of the magnificent copper beech tree, which stood on Iffley Road at the junction with Howard Street, caused many to take to social media to express their dismay.

Angry residents in East Oxford are demanding a “full and transparent explanation” after Oxford City Council felled a mature tree that has been an Iffley Road landmark for over seventy-five years, 

IFRA has issued a press release asking for the tree to be replaced.

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Car sharing in Iffley Fields

By sharing cars, we  can reduce  cars on our streets and live in a nicer, cleaner environment. Following a survey, Iffley residents have signed up to a three week car sharing trial from 6th September.


Renewing Longbridges

A survey of local river-users in Oxford prompted 1140 responses. The results show that the river is widely and frequently used throughout the year for swimming and other casual use (i.e. not supported by clubs). The results indicate that yet more people would swim and paddle in the river if it was clean, clear of obstacles and had easier access in and out of the water. Current users of the river appreciate the natural state of the river, so a full swimming-pool type development (as used to be the case in the past – with changing rooms and diving boards etc) is not needed or wanted by respondents. As a result of the survey, the local group think that a focus on renewing Longbridges as a safe swimming place while maintaining its natural state and supporting wildlife would enhance the river-use.


River Art Club

Join a new East Oxford Community Art Project based around the River.  Send  a picture or poem (paintings, prints, crochet, photos, ceramics, poetry - whatever) and we will collate them and you can view them once a month  on our blog webpage starting April 2021. Next Spring we will have exhibition/party to celebrate our lovely river through the seasons.
All welcome - it's totally free and open to all - amateurs and enthusiasts alike.
Send an email to Eleanor  Blyth and she will get back to you with instructions!


Benches for the  Rec

Thanks to all those who contributed to a new bench for the Meadow Lane Recreation Ground. We now have two new benches and bins!