Enstone is an English village and civil parish about 5 miles south east of Chipping Norton and 16 miles northwest of the city of Oxford. Enstone takes its name from a standing stone called the Giants Stone or Entastan, part of the ruins of a neolithic long barrow just off the Charlbury Road. The feature, also known as the Hoar Stone.
The parish, one of the largest in Oxfordshire consists of the villages of Church Enstone and Neat Enstone (known together as Enstone), with the hamlets of Chalford, Cleveley, Fulwell, Gagingwell, Lidstone and Radford. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 1,139, living in 453 households.
There are 3 levels of local government in Oxfordshire – County Council, District Council and Parish Council There are 54 town and parish councils in the district of West Oxfordshire and 27 parishes which do not have a council, but a ‘parish meeting’.
The Enstone Parish Council is a democratically elected body of councillors. A local rate is levied and collected by the district council as part of the council tax. The Parish Council plays an important role in the local community and is a vital link to district and county councils and other agencies on local issues.