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 clerk@southstoke.org.uk

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 (www.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.

South Oxfordshire election results

Following the election on Thursday 4th May, we are pleased to welcome back Cllr Filipova-Rivers as our representative on the South Oxfordshire District Council.

We would also like to invite them to attend our Parish Council meetings, dates of which can be found on our calendar

For a full list of all elected councillors please see the South Oxfordshire election results page here

Vacancy for Councillor

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

South Stoke Parish Council invites you to apply to become a councillor

Being a councillor is all about giving back to your community by bringing your energy, passion, and hard-working attitude. You can make a real difference to the local community and wider society in many ways as a councillor. For example, you could be representing the views of local people to ensure the community gets the right services, supporting a resident with an issue, or helping to shape the community by driving new ideas

The Parish Council meets once a month on average, usually on the second Monday at 7.30pm @ the Village Hall

Please click on the link above for more details on how to apply


May – A busy Month for the community

May is shaping up to be a busy month for the community, 6 events in the planner ranging from the ever popular May Fayre, elections, council meetings and a fund raising Ceilidh for the Village Shop.  Not to mention the events surrounding the Coronation of His Majesty Charles III.

Take a look at the calendar for details on when and where the events are happening – https://www.southstoke.org.uk/events

If you do have any events planned for the community please let us know so we can include them in the calendar

Railway Works

Network Rail are upgrading the tracks which pass through South Stoke.

Table below shows details of when works will be taking place

For further details you can contact Network Rail by calling the dedicated National Helpline  on 03457 11 41 41 or by visiting www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus