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Botley Parish Council Co-option                        Botley Logo
There are TWO vacancies on Botley Parish Council following an uncontested election on 02 May 2024.
The vacancies will be filled by co-option at a Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 9 July 2024.
To obtain an application form please contact the Parish Clerk, email: .
Mrs J Morgan, Parish Clerk         Botley Parish Council,
The Botley Centre, High Street Recreation Ground, High Street,
Botley SO30 2ES      phone: 01489 787181
  The Neighbourhood Plan looks to the future of Botley Parish until 2036.
When Adopted, EBC has to take it into account in Planning Applications and other matters.
For more details click on NP Information

The Cobbett Trail

William Cobbett (1763 - 1835) was a radical politician and one of the foremost political journalists on his age. Today he is best remembered for such books as 'Cottage Economy', 'Advice to Young Men' and, his most famous work, 'Rural Rides'.   In 1805, William Cobbett moved to Botley to pursue one of his passions, farming.

Follow the Cobbett waymarkers around Botley to discover some of the places associated with him or which he would have known.

Starting at the Market Hall, built in 1848 from funding from the Warner family to hold a weekly market. Heading towards the river, visit Botley Mills and Sherecroft which was once called ‘Botley Hill’ and was rented by William Cobbett. Walk back to the Square, turning left onto Church Lane.  The walk continues along Church Lane through the countryside where you pass buildings including Steeple Court Manor, St Bartholomew’s Church, The Old Rectory, which were mentioned in Cobbett’s ‘Rural Rides’.  Church Lane becomes Brook Lane and leads back onto the Main road, where you turn right and head towards All Saints Church and back to Botley Square.

 Click on the map below to download a copy of the trail.

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