The old site is back! Too many people preferred the old site, so it's back up and running. Nothing has been added recently, but please remember to visit the new blog here.
Harwell Village is in the south of Oxfordshire near the pre-Roman Ridgeway trail and is elevated above the Thames valley flood plains. The area was well known for fruit farming, but in more recent times is associated with the near-by research establishments.
Harwell is a great place to live! You can find out more about the village from the Around the Village section. We also have a section for local news that covers local issues and a bit of gossip. There is a section with village interest links, as well as a Poetry section. If you are looking for something to do, we have a short section on village activities.
There are two key shops in the Village: Bob's Family Butchers (which contains our local post office), and a Newsagents. From having a large number of pubs in Harwell we are now down to just two: The White Heart, and the Crispin - both are excellent pubs with great food. You can find more information about local businesses here.
A large number of homes are being built within the Harwell Parish boundaries. The development is referred to locally as the 'Didcot West Development'. This grand title implies further development of Didcot to the North between Didcot and Appleton (as confirmed in recent newspaper reports). You can see more of this from this map of Harwell Village.
The nearest train station is Didcot Parkway which is about 3 miles away. London Heathrow and Birmingham Internation Airports are about 1 hour away on the train, and central London is only 45 minutes. The timetable is here. Harwell is 1 mile from an A34 junction which provides fast car access to the M4, M40, Oxford, Newbury and Reading.
If your interested in a bit of gossip, satire or perhaps even scandal, then please check out the blog as it discusses village issues, lists our unelected representatives and hints at local corruption? We also have a discussion page which will debate these and other village issues. Go on - have your say.
If you need to know more about the general election in our area we have a list of candidates in the news section.
The Harwell Village web site is designed and supported by people of our Parish community (the Parish of Harwell).