NEWS AND INFORMATION ROUND THE PARISH
Village Day success with return of the wheelbarrows
The return of the wheelbarrow race plus good weather made for some successful fund-raising activities on Village Day last month. Village Society treasurer, Jane Girling reported income of £1,205 after all the costs were paid. Many thanks to everyone who took part and helped on the day - and especially to the Bottle and Glass team for sponsoring the wheelbarrows' return. Look out for news of next year's event, which will soon start being planned. Anyone who would like to get involved with the 2020 wheelbarrow race should contact Guy Cleall or the B&G team.
Thanks to Alan Greeley for these pictures. Village Society funds are used to run other events for residents of the parish, including the annual carols evening and to support activities such as the Monday Club.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com or write to the parish clerk, Mandy Sermon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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