West Oxford Community Association


West Oxford Community Association (WOCA) is a small local charity concerned with the well being of people living in the community of West Oxford, and provides a wide range of recreational, welfare, and educational opportunities. It relies on volunteers to run the organisation and many of the activities that it supports.

WOCA is made up of local members (people who live in West Oxford) and associate members (people from beyond West Oxford and not for profit organisations). Becoming a member of WOCA is cheap and easy and can offer additional benefits such as reduced room hire charges.

WOCA’s main activity is running the West Oxford Community Centre, a vibrant community hub with a packed programme of activities situated on Botley Road, surrounded by parks and play areas.



1.    To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the parishes of St. Frideswide, St. Thomas and Binsey and neighbourhood without distinction of sex, race or political, religious or other opinions by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare, for recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants; and

2.    To establish, or secure the establishment of a community centre and to maintain and manage the same in furtherance of the above objects.

3.    To promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined.


Councillor Commitment

Oxford City Council appoints 2 representatives to the association.  The Council representaives are in attendance at the meetings and are not Committee members.


Updated July 2017.

Contact information

Mr Keith Birnie


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