Events and social activities
There are regular events, including the biannual Open Gardens, and the annual Chester and Argyle Street party.
Local interest groups now meet regularly
Local interest groups
Following a survey, interest groups have been meeting.
Book Group- to join the Whats App Group, text Sue 07780 697691
Bridge Group- Text Gill 07701086950
Gardening Group:- to join email email@example.com
History group: to join email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking Group: to join the Whats App Groups text: Margie 07879 440937
If you would like to find out if any neighbours share your interests, or have suggestions for new groups, text Sue 0778069769
Chester and Argyle Street Party 2023
The annual Chester and Argyle Street Party took place September 9 2023. There were activities and games for children, a Bake Off for adults and children as well as a dog show. Also live music, food and a BBQ. As always a wonderful fun event.
Jubilee Party 4 June 2022
Samantha Robertson, who helped organise the party writes:
Weather was a bit horrid first thing but what a fantastic sunny afternoon emerged, all you cheery community make me proud of all to live in OX4.
People brought stuff for the BBQ and humongous yummy cakes and that were scrumptious, and the onion bhajis went down a storm There were games for children, and plenty of chalk for road artistry for adults & children, quizzes. Fantastic opportunity to just meet new friends and future contacts.
Huge thanks to; All the Street Support Connectors, Cllr Emily Kerr for getting the roads closed, Becky & all the wonderful staff @ The Chester for allowing us to set up outside. For music thanks go to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, in particular Douglas & the wonderful Jazz ensemble, (including Alex, David Merrill & choir.) The addition of Justin's shaker's went down a storm & and music from Douglas, including a lovely song penned by him! John May - our camera fabulous man to give up his valuable time, to name but a heart warming few, they all know who they are, you are all stars!
Many thanks All, for the mutual success of our fantastic, amazing community street party.
Open Gardens 2022
Our gardens were open on Sunday 26 June 2022. It was a sunny day and hugely enjoyable community event, Thanks to the talented gardeners and the organisers for making this so happen and be such a lovely community event after a break of 3 years.
We raised over £1100 which is being donated to the Porch, Restore and IFRA. We hope to do it again in 2024.
Jumble Trail June 2021
The Jumble Trail gave us the opportunity wander round the IFRA streets to see what’s on offer and find surprise talents, chat with neighbours, share enthusiasms and learn about our local area! Using front grdens and positioned to allow for COVID 19 safety precautions, residents sold arts and crafts, home-made jams, cakes, plants, and other items or left stuff for people to pick up for free.
The Community event was a chance to find out about some local charities: Asylum Welcome, Oxford Mutual Aid, Comper Foundation & SS Mary & John School’s amongst others.
The pandemic limited events. However, many streets organised distanced concerts and social events. Open Gardens went online. There was a safe space event in August 2021 on the Rec, with wellie throwing, music, ball games and children's competitions.