Council adds Mount Place in Jericho to its event spaces

Published: Friday, 23rd September 2022

Oxford City Council has added a new outdoor city location to its list of event spaces for hire.

Mount Place in Jericho provides a paved area next to the canal for both community and commercial events by organisers. It has been recently redeveloped to provide a welcoming communal space, and volunteers from Greening Jericho worked with the council on the landscaping and now do all the gardening work.

Just a short distance from the city centre, the site is tucked away down side streets and open to the canal, providing an intimate space that feels both urban and full of nature.

The new space gives residents and businesses a place to hold events in a previously under-used area of Oxford. It also offers communities a chance to come together for celebrations and other occasions in this popular neighbourhood.

Greening Jericho won the 2021 Oxford Preservation Trust award for Landscape and Public Realm for their work on the square.

“This is a unique event space by the canal in the city’s first industrial suburb. Local people and groups like Greening Jericho have been making full use of the space. We hope to see a wide variety of people apply to hold their own event in Jericho”.

Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities and Culture

If you are interested in applying to use this space, or any of the Council’s other City Centre or green spaces, please visit the council's events web page or contact the Events team on 01865 252 805 or events@oxford.gov.uk