Stoke Row

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Stoke Row is a village of approximately 700 inhabitants and is situated 175 metres above sea level at the southern end of the Chiltern Hills. It's flint and clay soil, laid over chalk, enabled its early history of pottery making. However, there was no natural water source and it is likely that only hunter gatherers would have visited this wooded area until the Saxons came.

At that time it became know as Stoches (meaning a fenced place) Ruh (meaning a rough, outlying place). Later this long narrow village, straggling along the ridge, became Stoke Rewe (the latter from the Norman French Rue, meaning street). Administratively, the village was in the parish of Ipsden until 1952, when it formed its own Parish Council...

- Angela Spencer-Harper, March 2004
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TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, that the Oxfordshire County Council

TEMPORARILY PROHIBITS THE USE OF THE HIGHWAY
BY ALL MOTOR VEHICLES

LOCATION: Checkendon, unnamed road between Whitehall lane and Judges Road

REASON: To facilitate repair of a damaged water chamber in the carriageway

DURATION: Starting on 15 June 2020
The anticipated completion date is 17 June 2020(date included). This is a 24 hour per day closure.
(Traffic Regulation Notices cover a maximum of 5 consecutive days.)

ACCESS: Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the works

 

SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: via Main Street-Stoke Row Road-Gallowstree Road-Horsepond Road-A4074 and vice versa

Jason Russell, Director for Infrastructure Delivery
Communities

If you wish to attend the parish council meeting being held via Zoom on the 28th May 2020 please can you contact the clerk before 5.00pm on the 28th May so that I have time to send you the link.

On the evening of the meeting [please can you be ready for 7.25 so i can admit you to the meeting. once we have started i am busy taking notes and do not want to miss any information or fail to admit someone into the meeting.

Ina Chantry

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Four important messages ahead of this Bank Holiday weekend

 

  1. Help is available
  2. Friday’s waste collections moved to Saturday
  3. Stay at home – get gardening
  4. VE day celebrations at home
  1. Help is available

Our support service for people who need urgent help as a result of current government guidelines will be running over the weekend.

Our support line is open Bank Holiday Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm each day.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to call us as the bank holiday might make it more difficult to get hold of the items you need.  Our advice is to think ahead.

The first step if you need help is to check with your friends or family, or a trusted neighbour.  If they can’t help, then your local volunteer group might be able to and, if you have no success with either, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.

Call us on 01235 422 600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on how you can find more help and support, please see our Coronavirus community support pages - southoxon.gov.uk/covid19 or whitehorsedc.gov.uk/covid19

  1. Friday’s waste collection moved to Saturday

If your waste collection is usually on a Friday, then this week’s collection day will change to give our collection crews the bank holiday off.  Instead, we’ll come and empty your bins on Saturday 9 May – these collections will start at 6am so we recommend putting your bins out the night before.

To find out more head to our website  - visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/bankholiday or southoxon.gov.uk/bankholiday

  1. Extra garden waste collections

If you’re a garden waste customer, this weekend’s the time to spend getting it in shape.  As we’ll be collecting one extra bin’s worth of garden waste on your first brown bin week after the bank holiday.  A bin’s worth of waste is around three large bin bags, which you should leave next to your brown bin on your usual collection day during:

  • week commencing 11 May – Vale of White Horse
  • week commencing 18 May – South Oxfordshire
  1. VE Day celebrations at home

It’s tempting to go out and visit friends and family during a Bank Holiday weekend, but its important we remain at home and follow the national guidelines.

This weekend everybody has a great reason to stay at home to take part in the national ‘at home’ celebrations to commemorate 75th anniversary of VE Day this Friday.

We’re asking everyone in our district to ‘make it red, white and blue’ this weekend to help mark what’s an important date in our history.  Residents can get involved by baking and make red, white and blue, cakes, buns or muffins, or dress your front garden, house, car, pet or lockdown partners up in red, white and blue.  Take photos and share them on social media to show your celebrations.

The VE Day website has heaps of information on how you and your household can get involved at home.  It has dedicated educational packs that you can use to teach your children all about why we’re celebrating, and there’s a party toolkit that includes print off bunting and posters to display in your home and windows.  They’ve set up a few special events that people can join in from home including an afternoon tea with recipe ideas from celebrity bakers such as Bake-Off host Prue Leith and previous winner Nadiya Hussain, and a 1940s musical play list. 

Head to the VE Day website to download your educational packs and a toolkit.

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse district council, said, “It is a shame that plans for the bank holiday have had to change, but there are lots of events on TV and online to help us mark commemorate Victory in Europe Day. I look forward to spotting some red, white and blue bunting and other decorations while on my daily exercise"

Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire district council, said, "This is the perfect weekend to get out in your garden and deal with your unwanted weeds and hedge clippings. For residents who are signed up to our brown bin collections, our extra-large garden waste collections start from 18 May for South residents."

Thames Water Communication: supporting customers and communities in light of Covid 19:

 

“These are difficult times for all of us, and now it’s even more important we do what we can to support the most vulnerable.

We would like to inform people in your communities about our free priority services register. We invite our customers to share their individual needs with us, so we can tailor our communications with them, improve their resilience and prioritise how we help them if their water stops. You can find out more about our service, here.

Of course, we work hard to try and ensure water never stops flowing but from time to time, things can go wrong. In these events, we try to deliver bottled water to people with water-dependent medical conditions (i.e. at-home dialysis) and to those with mobility issues, first of all.

We understand a huge number of people are self-isolating because of the coronavirus at the moment, and although we’d love to be able to deliver water to every home, it’s sadly not possible. We recommend that anyone at-risk and/or self-isolating who needs water supplying to them reaches out to friends, family members or neighbours to help.

If they have a pre-existing health condition or mobility issue, or nobody can deliver water along with their groceries, they should join our register and we’ll always try to help.

If you would like more details on the priority services and how we can support your communities’ resilience please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you and please take care.

Thames Water Communication: supporting customers and communities in light of Covid 19:

 

“These are difficult times for all of us, and now it’s even more important we do what we can to support the most vulnerable.

We would like to inform people in your communities about our free priority services register. We invite our customers to share their individual needs with us, so we can tailor our communications with them, improve their resilience and prioritise how we help them if their water stops. You can find out more about our service, here.

Of course, we work hard to try and ensure water never stops flowing but from time to time, things can go wrong. In these events, we try to deliver bottled water to people with water-dependent medical conditions (i.e. at-home dialysis) and to those with mobility issues, first of all.

We understand a huge number of people are self-isolating because of the coronavirus at the moment, and although we’d love to be able to deliver water to every home, it’s sadly not possible. We recommend that anyone at-risk and/or self-isolating who needs water supplying to them reaches out to friends, family members or neighbours to help.

If they have a pre-existing health condition or mobility issue, or nobody can deliver water along with their groceries, they should join our register and we’ll always try to help.

If you would like more details on the priority services and how we can support your communities’ resilience please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you and please take care.

Please see below for stories and information that we would like to share with you and your residents regarding health and adult social care:

New coronavirus clinics to help patients across Oxfordshire:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/new-coronavirus-clinics-to-help-patients-across-oxfordshire/

Praise for Oxfordshire's inspirational care teams:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/praise-for-oxfordshires-inspirational-care-teams/

New hotline for diabetes patients during COVID-19

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1225

Health and well-being services affected during the coronavirus:

There are a range of well-being and health services that are affected during this period. If you need to find out about services such as: support to quit smoking, sexual health clinics and weight management sessions, please click here.

 Local information about services affected during the Coronavirus:

Updates about critical frontline services such as fire and rescue, waste collections, highways and children’s social care:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-from-the-government/

For information and updates about other services, please go to: https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/?h=1&all=1

Best wishes

Louise Chandler

Media & Communications Officer

Oxfordshire County Council | 2nd Floor | County Hall | New Road | Oxford OX1 1ND

Phone number: 07776388154

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Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Press Release: 

Domestic abuse advice is being shared by Oxfordshire County Council and its partners, in recognition that Coronavirus movement restrictions will be having a direct impact on many individuals and families.

Existing abuse can escalate because of stress, anxiety, and other challenges, whilst widespread health concerns and job losses may mean some people experience or use domestic abuse for the first time.

The Home Secretary has confirmed that anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse can leave and seek refuge, despite restrictions on movement. Refuges remain open, and the police will provide support to all individuals who are being abused - whether physically or emotionally.

Oxfordshire’s domestic abuse services continue to offer support and can help people at risk by finding safe alternative accommodation or by increasing safety measures to enable them to remain at home.

The County Council is working closely with partners to ensure those at risk of domestic abuse are able to access the help they need to be safe. 

Sarah Carter, Strategic lead for Domestic Abuse, from Oxfordshire County Council, said:

“It is more important than ever that Oxfordshire residents have access to information and support.

“Social distancing, isolation and shielding measures mean people suffering domestic abuse are less able to reach out for help. This means we all have a role to play in protecting those at risk; looking and listening out for our neighbours, friends, family and others in the community.”

How and where to get help and support:

  • Anyone in immediate danger should phone 999.
  • Or if in danger and unable to talk on the phone, dial 999 and then press 55. This will transfer the call to police, who will assist without the caller having to speak.
  • Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Services offers free advice: 0800 731 0055 (Mon-Fri 10am-7pm). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alternatively, call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247.

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This story has been published on Oxfordshire County Council’s website here,

… and we’ve also shared advice on Twitter (please RT and share via your local communication channels)

Many thanks

Chris Dyson

Press Officer

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

Some scammers are claiming to be charity workers, offering assistance with shopping, or requesting donations.

Here are some tips from our Trading Standards team on how to check charity workers are genuine (graphic attached for social media and websites):

How to check if they are genuine:

  • Check the charity’s name and registration number at gov.uk/checkcharity. Most charities with an annual income of £5,000 or more must be registered.
  • Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information – it’s ok to decide not to give on the spot. Be wary of unsolicited emails from charities you have never heard of and be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them.
  • Exercise the same caution as with any other internet transaction, for example, to donate online. Visit the charity’s own website and always type the website address into the browser yourself.
  • Contact or find out more online about the charity that you’re seeking to donate to or work with, to find out more about their spending. Ask a trusted friend, neighbour or relative if you are unable to research this or need a second opinion.
  • Ignore requests to donate through a money transfer company.

Full details and advice from our Trading Standards team here:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshire-residents-warned-against-coronavirus-scams/

Many thanks

Chris Dyson

Press Officer

Oxfordshire County Council

Stoke Row Parish Council has become aware of fly tipping taking place in Newlands Lane, close to The Crooked Billet. This is a problem that has increased in recent months across the country.

Please can we ask you to keep a look out for any evidence of fly tipping in Newlands Lane and across the whole parish and report it either to SODC via REPORTIT-Flytipping or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please do not approach anybody who you see fly tipping as this might put yourself at risk however, a note of the location and any photographs you can take will help with the form filling.

Thank you

 

Ina Chantry

Parish Clerk, Stoke Row

Stoke Row Parish Council has become aware of fly tipping taking place in Newlands Lane, close to The Crooked Billet. This is a problem that has increased in recent months across the country.

Please can we ask you to keep a look out for any evidence of fly tipping in Newlands lane and across the wole parish and report it either to SODC via REPORTIT-Flytipping or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please do not approach anybody who you see fly tipping as this might put yourself at risk however, a note of the location and any photographs you can take will help with the form filling.

Thank you

 

Ina Chantry

Parish Clerk, Stoke Row

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