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Kidlington

Kidlington Village Oxfordshire

About Kidlington

Welcome to the Kidlington edition of The Oxford Magazine

Kidlington is a very large village 5 miles (8 km) north of Oxford with the appearance and many of the facilities of a town. With a population of nearly 14,000 people, it is one of the largest villages in England.

The original village lies around the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, which is on the northern edge of the village, close to the River Cherwell.

Kidlington has a modern shopping centre, library, a large village hall, market and many modern houses. There are a good number of pubs, cafes and restaurants in or the village centre as well as surrounding areas like Islip, Bletchingdon, Kirtlington, Weston-on-Green and Oddington.


Local news & stories

Kidlington roundabout revamp welcomed, but speed reduction should have happened sooner. Image: Oxford Road in Kidlington
/ Transport

Kidlington roundabout revamp welcomed, but speed reduction should have happened sooner

The Kidlington roundabout revamp will see lower speed limits introduced, alongside other improvements, to a major route into Oxford – but a campaigner argues they should have been introduced sooner.
Oxford United Football Club new stadium work streams to begin.
/ Culture

Oxford United Football Club new stadium work streams to begin on ‘The Triangle’ site

OUFC has announced that a series of new stadium work streams will be starting immediately, following the decision by the County Council to proceed with negotiations on ‘The Triangle’ site.
New battery plant in Oxfordshire to create around 300 jobs
/ Technology

New battery plant in Oxfordshire to create around 300 jobs

According to ITV news, the technology and engineering business is building a large factory in Kidlington, which it plans to open in April.
“Plan B is critical” for Oxford United FC despite stadium talks progress
/ Culture

“Plan B is critical” for Oxford United FC despite stadium talks progress

Oxford United FC has been told that “a plan B is critical” over its 2026 stadium deadline despite Oxfordshire County Council agreeing to progress talks.
Oxfordshire County cabinet approves continued stadium discussions with Oxford United FC
/ Culture

County cabinet approves continued stadium discussions with Oxford United FC

Any final decision regarding leasing of the land will be taken in public by a future cabinet meeting based on whether the council’s objectives have been met.
Oxford United publishes statement and two reports in support of club’s new stadium
/ Culture

Oxford United publishes statement and two reports in support of club’s new stadium

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet is set to discuss whether to progress plans for the club’s move to a site at Frieze Way (the triangular parcel, south of Kidlington roundabout) at its 24 January meeting.
Bellway launches final consultation on Water Eaton development plans
/ Housing

Bellway launches final consultation on Water Eaton development plans

The consultation is a chance to see how the project has evolved since the design development consultation this summer and the initial consultation held in Autumn 2021. 
New site proposed for new Oxford United Football Club stadium
/ Culture

New site proposed for new Oxford United Football Club stadium

Oxfordshire County Council has proposed a new site for Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) to develp its new stadium. The alternative site is located south of Kidlington roundabout, west of Banbury Road and east of Frieze Way.
KITE reveals lineup for second festival of ideas and music in 2023
/ Culture

KITE reveals lineup for second festival of ideas and music in 2023

the festival will feature a curated journey of cutting-edge debate and a rich programme of ideas with spectacular musical performances for audiences seeking an alternative festival experience.
Lab-enabled building at Oxford Technology Park officially opened
/ Real Estate

Lab-enabled building at Oxford Technology Park officially opened

This building, now known as Building One at Oxford Technology Park, offers 34,125 sq ft of Grade A flexible space, available to let in suites from 4,140 sq ft for office, laboratory and R&D use.