Perch and Pike – Asset of Community Value

We are trying to renew the registration of our fantastic pub as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), to do this we need to have detailed evidence of  activities and events that have been held there, beyond its normal function as a pub.  Examples include – hosting charity events, use as a meeting place for local clubs, venue for social events etc.  If you have any evidence to assist please let us know by using the following contact form 

    South Stoke 300 Club – November Draw

    The South Stoke 300 Club November Draw was held in the Perch and Pike on 17th November

    The Lucky Winners

    1st Prize (£117) Sue Taylor

    2nd Prize (£93) Tracey Lasan

    3rd Prize (£70) Paul Juster

    4th Prize (£47) Giles Andreae

    5th Prize (£23) Vanda Scholey

    New members (or indeed existing members wishing
    to increase their holding) are always welcome. Just
    £2 per number per month is great value, given the
    size of the prizes now on offer. Information is
    available from the Perch & Pike, the Community
    Shop, from the trustees at the email address below,
    or online here:

    South Stoke Footpath No. 11 Modification Order 2023

    Notice of Confirmation of Modification Order – Section 53 Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
    The Oxfordshire County Council Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way for Oxfordshire

    South Stoke Footpath No. 11 Modification Order 2023

    On 9 October 2023 the above Order made under section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 was confirmed. I attach a copy of the Plan, Notice of Confirmation of Order and Order as confirmed for your information. Please note that this is a legal change to the rights of way network.

    I would be grateful if you could display the Notice and Plan on your public notice board for the period Thursday 26 October 2023 to Friday 8 December 2023 inclusive.

    Parish Councils September Update

    Water Meadow QA

    Park Project – Public Information Afternoon

    Saturday 23rd Septmber  2pm- 4pm

    South Stoke Village Hall

    South Stoke Parish Council invites you to see key information about the Park Project and share your views with councillors.

    Your input is important to help finalise the Park Project planning application.

    We want to hear from people who would like to join the Implementation Working Group.  Please let us know on the day or email

    We hope you can join us. Your support is vital to make this project a success.

    If you are unable to attend, information has been posted to the South Stoke website

    and can be accessed by following this link

    Stop ragwort and other harmful weeds from spreading

    How to stop harmful weeds spreading onto land used for grazing livestock or growing crops, how to dispose of them and how to report them if they’ve spread.

    Stop ragwort and other harmful weeds from spreading – GOV.UK (


    Air Quality Survey

    SODC and Vale of White Horse invite you to have your say on the Draft Air Quality Action Plan 2023-27 for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse, which outlines the actions we will take to improve air quality in the districts.

    Our action plan includes both area wide actions, which apply to the whole of both districts, as well as actions targeted at specific Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). Currently, there are six AQMAs in South and Vale: Abingdon, Botley, Marcham, Henley-on-Thames, Wallingford and Watlington.

    This survey will ask you a few questions to find out your views on both area wide and targeted actions.

    We are carrying out a six-weeks consultation which runs from Thursday 15 June to 11.59pm on Thursday 27 July 2023.

    To take part please follow – Air Quality Survey

    What happens next
    Once the consultation has closed, we will analyse the results and comments received and present the updated Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) to our Licensing Committee; we currently expect this to happen in the Autumn of 2023. We will then send the final AQAP to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for approval. Once it’s approved we will publish full details of the final plan, together with the  consultation summary report, on our websites: South/Vale.

    Waste Services Survey

    SODC Waste Services  have recently launched a survey to find out what residents think about waste and recycling services, this includes household waste, recycling and food waste collections, bulky waste collections, street cleaning services, customer services and the councils’ waste and recycling information.


    Speeding through the Village

    After receiving reports of multiple people speeding through the village in the last few days, the council have been in touch with Thames Valley Police to arrange a Speed Camera Van to attend

    This happened earlier today (17/5/23) and will return in the near future.  The neighbourhood team will also be attending in a proactive manner with the hope that speeding through the village can be curbed before a serious accident occurs.

    In the future the speed limit will be lowered to 20mph throughout the village and to assist with this we have been provided with a contact for the Community Speedwatch initiative.

    If you do have any concerns over speeding within the village, please contact the parish council so we can take action.