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The quaint and peaceful rural village of Forest Hill is located just two miles east of the famous university city of Oxford. As you walk around the village you will see a diverse mix of old and new, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside.

Forest Hill’s 12th-century church of St Nicholas is where the poet John Milton married Marie Powell. The marriage was not a happy affair and forms the core of Robert Graves’ novel Wife to Mr Milton.

The literary links don’t stop there. Poet and translator William Mickle lived at Manor Farm and is buried in the village churchyard.

The village also boasts a fantastic pub. At the White Horse  you are guaranteed a warm welcome and can enjoy well-kept real ales and authentic Thai food.

The recreation ground, located on the edge of the village, features a children’s play area, five-a-side football pitch and basketball net.

With easy links to the Oxfordshire Way and many other public footpaths, Forest Hill is the perfect place to start or end your country walk, be it short or long.

Our bus service is at risk

Oxfordshire County Council would like your views on its service change proposals for subsidised bus services and Dial-a-Ride.

The council needs to save more than £6 million on supported transport services. We can save money by running existing services more efficiently, however that is not enough. Savings will also have to come from reducing the current £4 million a year the council pays in bus subsidies and to run the Dial-a-Ride service.

Currently Oxfordshire County Council subsidises over 100 bus services in Oxfordshire, which makes up around 9% of the bus network.

This means that more than nine out of ten services run without any public subsidy.

The proposals in this consultation will affect some bus users and all Dial-a-Ride users.

Complete the online feedback form to register your views.

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