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 OIRA committee meetings (by appointment with the secretary).

OIRA committee

Alison Burdett alison.burdett@gmail.com
Joyce Chalmers joycechalmers@shaw.ca
Maureen Ergeneli
Alan Goodwin (chair)
Ellie Harris gekh2@yahoo.co.uk
Paul Hunter paul.hunter@gmail.com
Robert Lawrence robert.lawrence@uclmail.net
Jennifer and Nick Meakin jennifermeakin@gmail.com
Elizabeth Newbery elizabeth@newberyandengland.com
Karen Schoenemann
Gareth Strange
Anna Truelove
Jula Turner (treasurer)


The OIRA newsletter is published every other month and delivered door to door for an annual subscription of £2. Pdfs of past newsletters can be downloaded here. The editor is Elizabeth Newbery: elizabeth@newberyandengland.com

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: 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.

Five gazebos are available for short loan and cost £5 to borrow.  Contact Jude Carroll.