About OIRA

Residents of Osney Island automatically become members of the residents’ association by living on the island. All residents are welcome to attend the AGM (usually in April) and can attend OIRA committee meetings (by invitation).

OIRA committee

Andrew Boag andrew@boag.org.uk
Jane Buekett janebuekett@yahoo.co.uk
Alison Burdett alison.burdett@gmail.com
Alistair Butchers alistairbutchers@gmail.com
Claire Dalton (secretary) claire.dalton@hotmail.co.uk
Maureen Ergeneli
Alan Goodwin (chair) alan@alangoodwin.co.uk
Eli Harriss gekh2@yahoo.co.uk
Karen Schoenemann
Jula Turner (treasurer)


The OIRA newsletter is published every quarter and delivered door to door for a small annual subscription. Pdfs of past newsletters can be downloaded here. The editor is Jane Buekett: janebuekett@yahoo.co.uk

Email list

The email list is a Google group for message sharing by islanders — local issues, selling or giving away items, asking or giving information. To join, send an email to Alison Burdett at: osiramanager@gmail.com


The OIRA noticeboard is at the south end of Bridge Street, near the post box.  To display items contact Julia Marsh, 26 Bridge Street: 01865 247001, julia.marsh@btconnect.com

Social activities

OIRA organises several events per year, which are publicised in the newsletter and on the News page of the website. They usually include an open gardens afternoon, tea on the towpath, and a children’s Christmas lantern parade. You don’t need to be a member to come to events.

One gazebo (3 m × 3 m) is available for hire at £10 per day. Contact Alan Goodwin.