We meet at the

West Oxford Community Centre
Botley Road
Oxford OX2 0BT
01865 245761

Meetings are usually in the Main Hall, but sometimes we use the Mary Town Room.

You can find directions to the Centre on their website at woca.org.uk and there is a map here.

The Centre is at the Oxford end of the Botley Road, opposite St Frideswide’s Church

If you are coming from South of Oxford, we advise travelling by train if possible, because of the traffic problems detailed below.

West Oxford Community Centre

Botley Road Closure

If you are travelling by bus or car,  please note that until the end of October 2024 Botley Road is temporarily closed at the point the rail bridge crosses the road near Oxford station .  If you are driving you will need to come along Botley Road from the west where it joins the A420 and the ring road. You will also pass a “soft closure” at Osney Mead, which you are allowed to pass to visit the centre. For more details including changes to bus services, see  the latest information from Oxford City Council.

Botley Interchange Delays

In addition there are currently roadworks at the interchange between the A34 and the A420 Botley Road. There are causing severe delays if you are travelling from the south into Oxford. However it is possible to bypass the delays by one of two methods, shown on this map .

  1. The Westminster Way route, shown in red, is the shortest route. Leave the A34 nearly a mile before the Botley Interchange, onto Westminster Way initially signposted “College”. Turn right immediately after leaving the A34 and then turn right at the junction with Botley Road.
  2. The Botley Interchange route, shown in blue, involves turning left at the Botley interchange, going West along the A 420  rather than going round the roundabout into Oxford. You then exit the A420 onto the Eynsham Road which leads to the B4044 and Botley Road.

Buses

 The following buses from the City Centre or Botley pass the front door: ask for Osney Island / St Frideswide’s Church

4 4A 4B 4C

Rose Hill – Botley Road – Botley

Every 10 mins daytime Mon – Sat daytimes
see Oxford Bus Company webpage

S1

George St – Botley Road – Witney

Frequent – see Stagecoach timetable

U1

Harcourt Hill – Botley Road – Headington Hill – Wheatley. Get off at Osney Island

About every 30 mins in term time
see Brookes Bus webpage

Park & Ride

Seacourt Park and Ride(A34/A420 – Oxford Western Bypass

About every 15 mins
see the Park and Ride webpage

Car

Although the WOCA website discourages car travel, there should be adequate parking at the centre on Saturday afternoons. The Centre itself has a small car park and there is an overflow car park which we can use provided there is no meeting of the local bowls club. In addition up to two parking spaces are available at the church opposite.

There is almost no street parking (except for cars with West Oxford Residents parking permits or Visitor permits). If there is no parking left at the Centre, the best thing to do is use the Seacourt Park and Ride (see above).

Train

 The centre is 10 minutes’ walk from the station. Follow the main Botley Road west out of town. Cross the river and we are right opposite the church.

Accessibility

The building is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a blue badge parking space.

Last updated 13 January 2024