SODC Applications open for Storm Henk flooding financial support

Residents whose homes were internally flooded and businesses that were affected by flooding caused by Storm Henk in January can now formally apply for financial support.

 

Eligibility for support also includes if the flooding meant they had to leave their home or close their business for a period of 48 hours or more.

 

The money comes from government funding schemes, which we are administering.

 

There are a range of possible options, ranging from grants to discounts on council tax or business rates.  There is more information on our websites, where affected residents and businesses will also find a link to the relevant application forms:

 

Eligibility criteria apply to all of these support options, so anybody who believes they are entitled to funding should read the details carefully before applying.

 

The deadline for all applications is 1pm on Monday 18 March, and any flooding events also need to have been reported via the Oxfordshire Flooding Report form.

 

Anybody who wants to receive support must apply using the links above. If they do not do so before the deadline, the councils will not be able to provide them with financial support.

 

Anybody having difficulty applying or who requires support to do so, should contact communityconnectors@southandvale.gov.uk or 01235 422600 (option 3) during office hours.  Any queries about the business support should go to business.support@southandvale.gov.uk

 

 

Rearranged Community Planting Morning: Sunday 21 January 2024

An update to say that the Community Planting Morning has been rearranged for Sunday 21 January 2024 (weather permitting) when we’ll be planting the fruit trees for the orchard as part of the community park.  We’ll be in the park, access behind the Village Hall, from 10.30am for a couple of hours, and we’ll be offering tea and coffee, cake, and maybe even a sausage sandwich, in the village hall from around 11.15am.  Please bring a spade and gloves.

 

If you can join us on the day to help plant a few trees, or even for a coffee, that would be great. Please can you let Judith Clark know so we have an idea on numbers for refreshments (judith.clark@southstoke.org.uk)

Hope to see you there

Flooding Update

Local flood warnings and weather alerts

There are reports of properties flooding and road closures in some locations. Here is some useful information so you can monitor the situation near you.

Flood warnings and alerts

There are Flood Warnings in place in our district, meaning flooding is likely or expected. Check the government’s live flood map to see if your area is affected, but anybody living in an area usually at risk of flooding should take action to protect their property now.

Preparing for flooding

Oxfordshire County Council’s flood toolkit website gives advice to homeowners, businesses, landowners and the community on flood prevention and recovery, and what to do in an emergency.

Avoid driving through flood water and avoid towpaths. Flood water is not clean and not suitable for children to play in. There might be hidden hazards under the water such as manhole covers that have lifted. Anyone who has been in flood water should wash their hands at the soonest opportunity.

What to do if you’re flooding

Take a look at the Oxfordshire County Council  flood toolkit website for advice and information for what to do in an emergency.

If it’s a flooding emergency you should focus on the safety of yourself and your family. Dial 999 if it is an emergency and you or someone else is in danger. If there is flooding to your property, make sure you stay safe and see the Help I’m Flooding page for more information on what to do.

The County Council also have a live news page with flooding information, which also includes any information about possible school closures and power outages.

The Environment Agency’s flooding helpline (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

  • Telephone: 0345 988 1188
  • Textphone: 0345 602 6340

Community Planting Morning

Community Planting Morning: Sunday 17 December 2023

 

The SSPC is delighted to say that planning permission for the Park Project was granted yesterday.  However, there is a planning condition that needs to be met before any formal planting work can be done so we have to defer our Community Planting morning until this is done. We expect this to be in the New Year so watch this space for further updates.

Community Planting Morning – Sunday 17 December

Join us for a Community Planting Morning on Sunday 17 December 2023 when we’ll be planting the fruit trees for the orchard as part of the community park.  We’ll be in the park, access behind the Village Hall, from 10.30am for a couple of hours, and we’ll be offering tea and coffee in the village hall from around 11.15am.  Please bring a spade and gloves.

 

If you can join us on the day to help plant a few trees, or for a coffee, that would be great.

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:
    https://www.southstoke.org.uk/village-hall-and-recreation-ground/amenities-charity/south-stoke-300-club

    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