Spaces across Oxfordshire to gather and keep warm

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‘WARM spaces’ have been opened across the county for the public in need of a safe, warm space over the winter.

Across Oxfordshire, community organizations and councils have organized places for people to gather and stay warm.

A full list of warm spaces can be found blow:

Oxford

libraries

  • Oxfordshire County Library, Oxford
  • Summertown
  • blackird leys
  • Museum of Oxford, Tea and Talk events on December 9, January 13 and February 10
  • Barton
  • Cowley
  • Headington
  • littlemore
  • Old Marston

churches

  • Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am – 4pm
  • St Michael’s at the North Gate Church, Oxford, Mondays, 12.30pm – 2pm
  • Collinwood Road Church, Oxford, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 10am-2pm
  • Headington Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 12pm-6pm
  • Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford, Mondays to Fridays, 10am-4pm, Sundays: 10.30am-12pm
  • Barton Community Church, Mondays, 2pm-6pm
  • Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford, Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am-4pm

Community Centers

  • Oxford City Community Larder, West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford, Fridays, 4pm-7pm
  • Friends Leys, Blackbird Leys Centre, Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm
  • Northway Youth Club (for ages 11 to 19), Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm
  • Winter hub at New Marston Pastoral Centre, Mondays and Fridays: 7.45am-09.30am, Thursdays, 3.30pm-6pm, Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm
  • Ark-T community days, first Mondays of every month, events from 09.30am-3pm
  • Donnington Doorstep, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10am-2pm, Wednesdays: 10am-12pm

Cafes and pubs

  • Old Fire Station Cafe, Oxford, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-4pm
  • Ampleforth Arms Warm Space, Oxford, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm-4pm
  • The White Hart, Lower Wolvercote, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm
  • East Oxford Community Larder Cafe, Mondays, 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • Barton Community Larder Cafe, Tuesdays, 10am-12pm and 2pm-7pm
  • Talking Cafe for Community Connections at Flo’s cafe in the Park, Rymers Lane, second Monday of the month, 11am-1pm
  • Talking cafe for Community Connections in OX4, The Venue, 242B Barns Road, Oxford, first Monday of the month, 10am-12pm
  • Talking cafe for community connections in Blackbird Leys, Blackbird Leys Library, third Monday of the month, 2pm-4pm

Cherwell

libraries

  • Adderbury
  • banbury
  • Bicester
  • Deddington
  • Hook Norton
  • Kidlington

South Oxfordshire

libraries

  • besson
  • Berinsfield
  • Chinnor
  • Didcot
  • Göring
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Sonning Common
  • Thame
  • wallingford
  • Watlington
  • Wheatley
  • Woodcote

churches

  • The Living Room at Wallingford Baptist Church, Mondays, 09.30am-4pm
  • The Coffee Lounge at Didcot Baptist Church – Starting December 14 on Mondays 10am – 3pm, Wednesdays 10am – 3pm and Thursday’s from 10am – 3pm, offering free hot drinks, snacks, internet access, newspapers, and hobby areas.

Community Halls

  • The Harwellian, Westfield, Harwell – Thursdays 1pm -4pm

Vale of White Horse

libraries

  • Abingdon
  • Bottomley
  • faringdon
  • grove
  • Kennington
  • Wantage

Community Centers

  • The Open Kitchen, Faringdon, Fridays, 10am-4pm
  • The Pump House Project, Faringdon, Tuesdays, 09.30am-5pm

Charities

  • The Salvation Army, Abingdon, Wednesdays, 10am-2pm

East Oxfordshire

libraries

  • Bampton
  • Burford
  • Carterton
  • Charlbury
  • Chipping Norton
  • Eynsham
  • north leigh
  • Stonesfield
  • Whitney
  • wood green
  • Woodstock
  • Wychwood

churches

  • The Sanctuary, Carterton Methodist Church, Mondays, 9am-12pm, Tuesdays, 9am-5pm

Community Centers

  • Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre, Mondays to Fridays (except 23 and 26 December and 2 January), 10am-4pm

Businesses

  • The Windrush Club, Witney, Mondays and Fridays, 12pm-3pm
  • The Red Lion at Northmoor, Wednesdays to Fridays, 3pm-5pm

Oxfordshire County Council said community groups would be able to apply for further funding ‘to keep their buildings open and help the most vulnerable this winter’ with a new scheme.

For more information on this, visit: oxfordshire.org/ocf_grants/community-building-energy-support-scheme/

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @GeeHarland

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