Welcome to Oakley, Bedfordshire
Oakley is a village and civil parish located in northern Bedfordshire, England, about four miles north west of the county town of Bedford and lies by the River Great Ouse. It has a population of approximately 2,500 and is near the villages of Bromham, Milton Ernest, Clapham, Radwell, and Felmersham.
This picturesque, rural village encapsulates community spirit. This is evident in what Oakley offers its residents and nearby communities. Whether you wish to go for a quiet walk around our many, unspoilt fields, a picnic by the River Ouse, take the kids to our local park, enjoy a fine meal at the Bedford Arms restaurant, or relax with a refreshing drink at Oakley Sports & Social Club - we offer something for everyone.
Oakley is a beautiful, thriving village, which you'll undoubtedly realise as you browse this website.
Use our interactive map to explore Oakley and discover what it has to offer. Click on the markers on the map to find out more information or use the links below:
Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Parish Council has registered with the Borough Council to produce its own Neighbourhood Plan and has set up a sub-group consisting of Parish Councillors and interested residents. The sub-group will develop the Neighbourhood Plan based on responses to questionnaires received from residents, other people who have a stake in the village and technical evaluations. It has to meet guidelines set down by national government and conform to Borough-wide policies.
Read Oakley's Latest News & Events
Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG
Discuss Concerns with Officers from the North Rural Community Team on Friday 10th May.
The SpectaculArts Street Arts Festival is taking place on the 7th September
OAKLEY Village Newsletter
Oakley Parish Council provides a quarterly publication to all Oakley residents. The newsletter provides updates, news and articles relating the the village.
You can read the newsletter online or review our archive.