Parish and District Council elections

Notices for the election for the District and Parish Councils have now been published.

Nominations may be submitted from now, by hand only, between 10am and 4pm each day (excluding Saturdays and Sundays). The final date and time for their receipt in the elections office will be 4.00 pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. Arriving earlier in the day for submission will give the maximum time to sort out any issues. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Council Offices at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton OX14 4SB. Please note that completed nomination papers must, by law, be submitted by hand (i.e. NOT posted) to the Returning Officer. Any nomination papers that are posted will be rejected.

If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

If you have not already registered to vote in the election, applications must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to....

End of the road for Gladman in Dunsden

Gladman's oral 'permission' hearing against the Appeal Court's refusal of their claim to be given a (full) hearing has resulted in another refusal by Judge Allan Gore QC. This should finally bring the matter to and end.

An appeal from the Church

Most of us know and love old church buildings. We expect them always to be there for us when we need them – for weddings, funerals, perhaps a concert and for Christmas and Easter services. But many people are unaware of how much it costs to keep these lovely places well maintained.

Rev’d Robert Thewsey, Rector of the United Benefice of Shiplake and Dunsden with Harpsden has issued an urgent appeal for people to help fund the upkeep of these cherished places. For more information and to see how you could help please see the link on the right.

Reporting issues round the parish

Fly-tipped rubbish continues to be a problem locally and has to be collected by District Council contractors at considerable extra cost to the taxpayer. If you see fly-tipping - or the results of it - please report it online to admin.southoxford@biffa.co.uk Similarly, potholes have been a big problem this year. If you are aware of one locally please contact fixmystreet.com and tell them the area, address if possible and postcode. It's the fastest way to get results.

Village newsletter

Marina Hart would like to hear from anyone with news or information of interest to local residents, on marina.hart@virgin.net. Most of the newsletters are emailed to save printing and delivery, so do let her have your contact details if you would like to receive one. Privacy information is available from her and on this website. Marina's first newsletter has been produced and uploaded to this site. We hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful - and please do contribute to the next one if you have any news to share.

Gladman goes for oral hearing

Gladman has been granted a 30-minute oral hearing on March 26 to discuss why its claim to have the case concerning the development of 245 houses in Eye & Dunsden reviewed in the High Court was refused. See more at www.cagedunsden.org

Waste tours 2019

Ever wondered where the contents of your green food waste bin and the other bins you put out end up and what happens to them? You can find out by joining one of this year's waste tours organised by South and Vale. See the events panel, right for more details.


Do make sure your home and outbuildings are securely locked and tell your neighbours if you are going away. Report anything suspicious to Thames Valley Police on 101 or in an emergency call 999.

Keep up to date

From this page you can see diary events in the village at a glance, with a link to more information if you need it. Check which bin is going out this week and look up the bus timetable or report potholes in our roads. You can comment on planning applications direct with SODC at the click of a button, without knowing the application number. Receiving occasional news mail-outs from the Parish Council on matters that affect you is the fastest and most efficient way to find out what's going on in your parish. If you change your email address just sign up again with the new one - you don't have to delete the old one. If you no longer wish to hear news from us in this form please let us know and we will delete your email details. Visit the village Facebook page to connect with friends and neighbours and join in the chat. If you would like to contact the Parish Council direct send a mail to info@binfieldheath.org.uk or write to the parish clerk, Mandy Sermon at msermon@btinternet.com

Data protection

Regulations concerning data protection have changed. The Parish Council has prepared documents which reflect and clarify these alterations and how they affect you. Please look at the information, on the Parish Council page, which explains how the council uses and stores any information concerning you. (See also Parish Council minutes May, June and July 2018.)

Coming up

Comment on new planning applications

As SODC can no longer put up notices on site for every planning application we have decided to publish them on this website instead. You can use the link to look up the application on-line and make your own comments direct to SODC

Look at applications

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