Facilities & amenities
Here you will find the key facilties and amenities in the Parish of Evenley.
Our village is blessed with a much prized and wonderful green. The war memorial, Forge Coffee & Post Office, the village hall and The Red Lion are on or around it. It is the heart of the community and centrepiece of Evenley life. It also has the distinction of being the finest village green in Northamptonshire lying within the conservation area. It was laid out in its present form by the Pierrepoints in about 1850.
This can be found in the Red Lion pub garden and was created and funded by Evenley Residents Association in 2014.
The ERA is grateful to its major sponsors, The Red Lion, BMW PLC, Rymer Ltd, Beachborough School, Brackley Wines, Waitrose PLC and the many heroes in the village that helped with fundraising.
This fascinating collection can be found in the back room of the Red Lion pub.
Evenley Common Pocket Park is situated off Bicester Hill on the southern edge of Evenley village. It is registered common land containing scrub thickets and grassland. The grassland contains several rare species including Dark Mullein and Knapweed Broomrape. It is managed by a committee of volunteers 'Friends of EvenleyCommon', under the chairmanship of Merrick Loggin.
Evenley Village Hall is a fantastic, versatile community space, established for the benefit of the local community. The main hall has a busy schedule of regular events and activities throughout the week, but is available for hire for private functions, musical events, meetings and commercial activities. A drinks licence can be arranged on request.
THE VILLAGE HALL IS REOPENING (September update)
We are pleased to announce that the village hall is once again taking bookings, providing that hall users agree to follow strict COVID19 protocols. We have consulted with regular hall user groups and ACRE (the village halls advisory body) and have carried out a full risk assessment of the premises. We have made changes to the facilities available to hall users and have introduced strict rules and protocols for anyone using the village hall. We have also introduced changes to the cleaning regime. Many of our regular hall users from before the start of COVID19 lockdown are not yet ready to return but we have committed to keep their previous regular slots free until the New Year, when they may be able to resume their activities.
Anyone who is interested in hiring the village hall should contact the Booking Clerk (Joyce Stevens) on 01280 702861 or click on the link below.
Evenley Parish allotments are located just off Church Lane within Evenley village.
Promoting Wellbeing in our Parish
Want to spend more time outdoors?
Or fancy a brush with art?
Our wellbeing activity map is the perfect way to find a low-cost activity near you. The online resource features everything from art classes to walking groups, gardening groups to community choirs and yoga.