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Useful Contacts

Local Contacts and Information

Below are a selection of contact details or links which may prove helpful.


County and District Councils

Oxfordshire County Council

Cherwell District Council


Emergency Services


Finmere is in the Bicester Rural area of Thames Valley Police – your area police station is Banbury Police Station, Warwick Rd, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 2AE.  For non-emergency contact with the Police please telephone 101.

Some police advice on home security and the protection of your property whilst on holiday is in the documents below.


Finmere is in the Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service area.  For non-emergency contact with the Fire Service please telephone 01865 895999.

Fire Service advice on the safe storage of refuse bins is in the document below.

Health and Well Being

The nearest GP surgery is The Swan Practice, Buckingham

Visit NHS 111 Online - to save pressure on GP's and the 111 call service it is now possible to use NHS 111 Online.  Any resulting prescriptions can be collected from your local pharmacy.  

To find a local Dentist call 08000 113 824 or visit NHS Dental

Find your nearest Job Centre. 

West Oxfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau are offering a free service to support older people in West Oxfordshire and Cherwell.  For more information and to find out about volunteering for the service please see the documents below.

Village Life

Finmere is a ‘No Cold Calling Zone.’  The PC puts notices up around the village.  If you are ‘cold called’ please contact Trading Standards on 0845 051 0845.

The nearest post office is at Main Street, Tingewick, Buckingham, MK18 4NN, telephone 0345 611 2970.

For advice on dealing with junk mail please see the document below.

For the Church visit Shelswell group parishes or telephone the Rectory Office (Tues, Thurs and Fri mornings) on 848192.

For the School visit Finmere C of E Primary School or telephone 848459

For the Village Hall visit

For the pub visit Red Lion public house or telephone 848970

For the village social media page visit​

For the Poor’s Plot, a local charity, visit

For the nearest Freecycle site visit Freecycle (Buckingham).  


Local History

The history of Finmere is included on the site

For the village Wikipedia entry visit Finmere

For the village British History Online entry visit Finmere



For information on HS2 environmental funding visit HS2 Groundwork 

For information on HS2 woodlands funding visit HS2 Woodland Fund