Oxfordshire Guide

Useful Contact Numbers for Oxfordshire  and the Surrounding Areas

Dentons has been providing local information and business listings since 1967. Below is a list of useful contact details for a range of services in Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham. This includes information on council services, education, transport, recycling (Oxfordshire), recycling (Wiltshire), health & emergency services.

Council Office Services

Oxfordshire County Council

Collections for Recycling and Rubbish01865 792422 or visit websiteOxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND
Council Tax01865 792422 or visit websiteOxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND
Parking01865 792422 or visit websiteOxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND
More Informationvisit website

Wiltshire County Council

Collections for Recycling and Rubbish0300 456 0102 or visit websiteWiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Council Tax0300 456 0109 or visit websiteWiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Parking01249 706131 or visit websiteWiltshire Council, Parking Services, PO Box 3106, Chippenham SN15 9BE
More Informationvisit website


Useful links for Education Services in Wiltshire for the residents of Highworth.

Admission to Schools01225 713010 or visit websiteSchool Admissions, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Bullying at School0300 4560100 or visit websiteWiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Home to School Transport01225 713396 or visit websiteWiltshire Council, Passenger Transport Unit, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
More Informationvisit website

Register Offices

Faringdon and Shrivenham are served by Oxfordshire register offices and Highworth is served by Swindon register Office – all convenient locations to host a marriage or a civil partnership.

Abingdon Register Office0345 2412489 or visit websiteSchool House, Bridge Street, Abingdon-on-Thames, OX14 3HU
Banbury Register Office0345 2412489 or visit websiteBodicote House, Banbury, OX15 4AA
Bicester Register Office0345 2412489 or visit websiteGarth Park, Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6PS
Didcot Register Office0345 2412489 or visit website197 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RY
Henley Register Office0345 2412489 or visit website68 Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2JN
Oxfordshire Register Office0345 2412489 or visit website1 Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford OX1 1NS
Swindon Register Office01793 522738 or visit websiteSwindon Register Office, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH
Wiltshire Register Office0300 0034570 or visit websiteCounty Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8EZ
Witney Register Office0345 2412489 or visit websiteCouncil Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, OX28 1NB

Emergency Services


Emergency ServicesEmergency: 999
Non-Emergency: 101
Localised national response
Thames Valley Policevisit website
Abingdon Police StationColwell Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AU
Kidlington Police StationHeadquarters South, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NX
St Aldates Police StationSt Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1SZ
Witney Police StationWelch Way, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JN
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service01865 895999 or visit websiteSterling Road, Kidlington OX5 2DU
Abingdon Fire StationAbingdon fire station, Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5DH
Bampton fire stationBampton fire station, New Road, Bampton, OX18 2LF
Banbury fire stationBanbury fire station, Cope Road, Banbury, OX16 2EY
Bicester fire stationBicester fire station, Queens Avenue, Bicester, OX26 2NR
Burford fire stationBurford fire station, Witney Street, Burford, OX18 4SN
Carterton fire stationCarterton fire station, 1 Clare Terrace, Carterton, OX18 3ES
Charlbury fire stationCharlbury fire station, Sturt Road, Charlbury, OX7 3SX
Chipping Norton fire stationChipping Norton fire station, Burford Road. Chipping Norton, OX7 5EB
Deddington fire stationDeddington fire station, Banbury Road, Deddington, OX15 0TN
Didcot fire stationDidcot fire station, The Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RX
Eynsham fire stationEynsham fire station, Station Road, Eynsham, OX29 4HX
Faringdon fire stationFaringdon fire station, Station Road, Faringdon, SN7 7BN
Goring fire stationGoring fire station, Icknield Road, Goring, RG8 0DG
Henley fire stationHenley fire station, West Street, Henley, RG9 2ED
Hook Norton fire stationHook Norton fire station, Bourne Lane, Hook Norton, OX15 5PE
Kidlington fire station and Fire Service HQKidlington fire station, Sterling Road, Kidlington, OX5 2DU
Rewley Road fire stationRewley Road fire station, Rewley Road. Oxford, OX1 2EH
Slade Park fire stationSlade Park fire station, Horspath Driftway, Headington, OX3 7JG
Thame fire stationThame fire station, Nelson Street, Thame, OX9 2DP
Wallingford fire stationWallingford fire station, Station Road, Wallingford, OX10 0HU
Wantage fire stationWantage fire station, Ormond Road, Wantage, OX12 8DU
Watlington fire stationWatlington fire station, 1 Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QB
Wheatley fire stationWheatley fire station, 16 Old London Road, Wheatley, OX33 1YW
Witney fire stationWitney fire station, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH
Woodstock fire stationWoodstock fire station, Hensington Road, Woodstock, OX20 1JQ
South Central Ambulance Services01869 365000Northern House, 7-8 Talisman Business Centre, Bicester OX26 6HR


Wiltshire Policevisit websiteLondon Rd, Devizes SN10 2DN
Swindon Police StationGablecross, Shrivenham Road, South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4RB
Dorset & Wiltshire fire & Rescue01722 691000 or visit websiteFive Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, SP1 3NR
Stratton St Margaret Fire Station01722 691054 or visit websiteHighworth Road, Stratton St Margaret, SN3 4TF
Swindon Fire Station01722 691051 or visit websiteDrove Road, Swindon SN1 3AD
Westlea Fire Station01722 691057 or visit websiteThe Chesters, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DB
South West Ambulance Service01392 261500Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY


Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham are served by Swindon’s main hospital which provides most of the acute care needed by the community. It also offers a full 24-hour Urgent Care Centre service.

Great Western Hospital01793 604020 or visit websiteMarlborough Road, Swindon SN3 6BB
Wantage Community Hospital01865 904030 or visit websiteGarston Lane, Wantage OX12 7AS
John Radcliffe Hospital0300 3047777 or visit websiteHeadley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU
More Informationvisit website

NHS Services

There is a fantastic range of NHS services available to residents of Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham.

Child Healthvisit website
Complementary Medicinesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Dentistsvisit websiteSearch on Dentons.net
Diabetes Servicesvisit website
Doctors Surgeriesvisit websiteSearch on Dentons.net
Mental Health Servicesvisit website Mental Health Helplines
Optical Servicesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Pharmacy Servicesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Sexual Health Servicesvisit websiteLocal Sexual Health Services

Social Services – Children, Young People, Adults and Families

Social care services in Faringdon and Shrivenham are provided by Oxfordshire County Council.

Adoption and Fostering01865 897050 or visit website
Adult and Older People Social Carevisit website
Children’s Safety and Social Carevisit website
Support for People with a Disabilityvisit website
Further Informationvisit website

Social care services for the residents of Highworth are provided by Wiltshire Council.

Adoption and Fostering01225 716510 or visit websiteWiltshire Council Adoption Team, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Adult Social Care0300 4560111 or visit websiteWiltshire Council Adult Social Care, Court Street, Trowbridge BA14 8BR
Children’s Safety and Social Care01380 826200 or visit websiteChildren’s Safety and Social Care, The Cedars, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 2AP
Support for People with a Disabilityvisit websiteWiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Further informationvisit website

Post Offices

There are many post offices to buy a stamp, send a letter, purchase a rod fishing license or exchange money for a trip abroad, in and around Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham.

The Post Office 0345 611 2970 or visit websiteLocalised national response
Barnards Way Post Office01235 76321612 Barnards Way, Wantage, OX12 7EB
Clanfield Post Office01367 810201Royston House, Main Street, Clanfield OX18 2SH
East Hanney Post Office01235 868320Brookside, East Hanney, Wantage OX12 0JL
East Hendred Post Office01235 833123Wisteria House, High Street, East Hendred OX12 8JY
Faringdon Post Office01367 24337922 Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HU
Highworth Post Office01793 762201Midcounties Co-op, Brewery St, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7AJ
Shrivenham Post Office01793 782260 32 High Street, Shrivenham SN6 8AA
Stanford in the Vale Post Office01367 71022927 High Street, Stanford in the Vale SN7 8LH
Uffington Post Office01367 820221Adjacent to Village Hall, Broad Street, Uffington SN7 7RA
Wantage Post Office 01235 76313418 Wallingford Street, Wantage, OX12 8AX
Watchfield Post Office01793 782236110 High Street, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8SW

Leisure Centres and Sports Facilities

Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham have leisure and sports facilities and all open to the public so if you fancy a workout or taking up a new sport, pop over any of the sports centres located around the town.

Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool01235 529321 or visit websiteAbbey Close, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JE
Bartholomew Sports Centre01865 731090 or visit websiteWitney Road, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, OX29 4AP
Carterton Leisure Centre01993 840933 or visit websiteBroadshires Way, Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18 1AA
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre01608 644412 or visit websiteBurford Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5DY
Didcot Leisure Centre01235 819888 or visit websiteNewlands Ave, Didcot OX11 8NX
Didcot Wave Leisure Centre01235 811250 or visit websiteMereland Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 8AY
Faringdon Leisure Centre01367 241755 or visit websiteFernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7LB
The Lido at Chipping Norton01608 643188 or visit websiteFox Close, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5BZ
Wantage Leisure Centre01235 766201 or visit websitePortway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BY
White Horse Leisure And Tennis Centre01235 540700 or visit websiteAudlett Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PJ
Willowbrook Leisure Centre01235 812058 or visit websiteBowmont Water, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7AF
Windrush Leisure Centre01993 202020 or visit websiteWitan Way, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4YA
Woodstock Outdoor Pool01993 811785 or visit websiteShipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1LW

Public Transport

Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham are served by Swindon railway station, a main line railway station operated by First Great Western with services to London Paddington, Bristol and Cardiff.

Rail Enquiriesvisit websiteSearch national network
Swindon Railway Station0845 700 0125 or visit websiteStation Road, Swindon SN1 1EE
Didcot Parkway Railway Stationvisit website Didcot OX11 7NR
Public Transportvisit websiteOxfordshire
Public Transportvisit websiteWiltshire

Housing for Homeless People

Homeless Oxfordshire provides housing advice and support services for those facing homeless in Faringdon and Shriveham.

Homeless Oxfordshirevisit website
Vale of White Horse01235 520202 or visit websiteAbbey House,Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE

Housing advice those currently homeless or facing homelessness in Highworth is offered by Wiltshire Council and other organisations.

Housing Department01225 770316 or visit websiteWiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Citizens Advice

For anyone facing money, legal, housing or benefit issues the Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential and impartial advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau0844 3752775 or visit websiteNationwide
Oxford Bureau0344 4111444 or visit website95, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DA

Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce represents, promotes and supports the whole spectrum of business in the Faringdon, Highworth and Shrivenham area; no matter how big, or how small; no matter if established or just starting out and no matter what type.

Faringdon Chamber of Commerce 01367 244794 or visit websitec/o Wicklesham Lodge, Faringdon SN7 7PN
Wantage & District Chamber of Commercevisit website6 Newbury St, Wantage OX12 8BS


A coroner’s role is to establish, normally by post-mortem, whether a death is natural or unnatural in the eyes of the law. If the death is unnatural, further investigations might be undertaken with a view to presenting a case to be heard before a coroner at an inquest.

Oxfordshire Coroner01865 815020 or visit website2nd Floor, 1 Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford OX1 1NS
Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner Service01722 438900 or visit website26 Endless Street, Salisbury SP1 1DR

Directory Information

Our Faringdon/Highworth/Shrivenham dentons directory (15th edition) is currently distributed to over 13,500 business and residential addresses in the Faringdon/Highworth/Shrivenham area. For more information on our directories, please click here.