Welcome to Sunningwell Parish Council

Sunningwell Village from Boars Hill 2009

Sunningwell Village from Boars Hill 2009. Note Wittenham Clumps on the horizon just left of centre. Click photo for a closer look.


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Sunningwell Parish Council in session 27.04.2016 L to R: James Greenman, Andrew Veal, Colin Weyer, Paul Wooldridge (Chairman), Brian Rixon (Parish Clerk), Hilary Lynam-Smith and Elizabeth Bennett. (absent: Oliver Isaacs). Following the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 13th May 2019, the Chairman is now Colin Weyer and the Vice Chairman is Oliver Isaacs.
Sunningwell Parish Council in session 27.04.2016. L to R: James Greenman, Andrew Veal, Colin Weyer, Paul Wooldridge (Chairman), Brian Rixon (Parish Clerk), Hilary Lynam-Smith and Elizabeth Bennett. (absent: Oliver Isaacs).
Following the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 13th May 2019, the Chairman is now Colin Weyer and the Vice Chairman is Oliver Isaacs. Andrew Veal and Hilary Lynham-Smith have resigned and their places have been taken by Mike Wykes and Paul Darby.
Sunningwell Parish is located just south west of Oxford and north of Abingdon. It comprises four separate communities:
Sunningwell village, Bayworth, Boars Hill (eastern part) and Long Furlong (part of White Cross).
Sunningwell Parish Communities map 2021

Sunningwell Parish Communities map 2021

Please keep to official public footpaths (see here for details)
The number of voters on the roll for 2020, and the separate dwellings in which they reside, puts this in context.
Voters:   Boars Hill 277,    Sunningwell 182,   Bayworth 169,    Long Furlong 98, = Total 726
Dwellings:  Boars Hill 124,    Sunningwell 90,    Bayworth 86,    Long Furlong 46, = Total 346
Sunningwell Parish. Registered Voters on roll 2019/20
Sunningwell Parish. Registered Voters on the roll 2019/20
Sunningwell Parish is notably smaller than most parishes having a population of just 904 at the last census.
For example, the neighbouring parishes of Kennington, Radley and Wootton are each more than three times as large.
Sunningwell has just one part time member of staff, who is the parish clerk, contracted to work about one day per week.