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.

Explore Oakley

Oakley has a number of historical buildings, beauty spots and landmarks to visit. Explore Oakley by using the links below

Take a look around Oakley

The River Ouse, Stafford Bridge
Field with public footpath next to River Ouse

OAKLEY'S NDP

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Parish Council registered with the Borough Council to produce its own Neighbourhood Plan and set up a sub-group consisting of Parish Councillors and interested residents in 2014. The sub-group developed the Neighbourhood Plan based on responses to questionnaires from residents, exhibitions at the Village Hall, other people who had a stake in the village, technical evaluations and national/local government guidelines/policies.

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