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Thame Town Hall

About Thame

Welcome to the Thame edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Thame is a market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, about 13 miles east of the city of Oxford. It derives its toponym from the River Thame which flows along the north side of the town. In its distant past, it was a fortified town in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex.

Thame was granted a market charter in 1215, and markets have been held there since that time. Be here on Tuesdays for what may arguably be Oxfordshire’s best outdoor market, likened to an outdoor delicatessen, with local fruit and vegetables, cakes, chutneys and a host of other home-made delights.

The town is one of the most frequently used filming locations for Midsomer Murders, the popular ITV series. And today, traditional market town amenities like butchers, bakers, tea rooms and pubs sit alongside posher boutiques and eateries – making it a very comfortable place to pass a few hours.


Local news & stories

Sarah Brown, a NHS worker and local resident, came up with the winning name, ‘Cuttlebrook Hall, for the new Care UK home on Stock Road in Thame, which will open in December 2023.
/ Real Estate

Local resident names a new Care UK home in Thame

Sarah Brown, a NHS worker and local resident, came up with the winning name, ‘Cuttlebrook Hall’, for the new Care UK home on Stock Road in Thame, which will open in December 2023.
Adactus launches customer service software for independent hospitality and small business
/ Business Services

Adactus launches customer service software for independent hospitality and small business

The Thame based technology specialist has adapted and developed its tried and tested software for smaller businesses, launching a range of easy-to-use products on a fixed monthly fee.
Swish Fibre enters Oxfordshire with first residents in Thame
/ Infrastructure

Swish Fibre enters Oxfordshire with first residents in Thame

Stephen Horwood and wife Shabana Kausar are the first residents in Thame to connect to the UK’s Fastest Broadband as Swish Fibre break new ground in Oxfordshire.
Gigaclear connects its first customers in Haddenham
/ Infrastructure

Gigaclear connects its first customers in Haddenham

The broadband provider started expanding its network on a commercial basis to Haddenham and Thame in June to connect underserved market towns in the county.
South Oxfordshire Council launches grant funding for local community groups
/ Community

South Oxon Council launches grant funding for local community groups

Organisations delivering key services for residents and maintaining the natural environment, can apply for funding to help them continue to make a difference in South Oxfordshire.
Council leaders issue statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October
/ Housing

Council leaders issue statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October

Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, Councillors Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, have issued a joint statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October.
Cllr Sue Cooper to stand down as South Oxfordshire District Council Leader
/ Government

Cllr Sue Cooper to stand down as South Oxfordshire District Council Leader

Councillor Cooper has been a district councillor in South Oxfordshire for over 23 years and has been the Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council since May 2019.
Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022
/ Transport

Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022

Oxfordshire County Council will use £275k of its existing Local Authority Bus Subsidy Grant (LABSG) to support the services which would otherwise have faced withdrawal in August 2021.
Councillors welcome proposals to protect and enhance the Chilterns AONB
/ Environment

Councillors welcome proposals to protect and enhance the Chilterns AONB

South Oxfordshire District Councillors have welcomed plans which could see the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) extended and better protected.
Gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband coming to Oxfordshire
/ Infrastructure

Gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband coming to Oxfordshire

Residents are set to benefit from faster internet with a significant number of Oxfordshire towns being confirmed for an upgrade to gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband.