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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South Oxfordshire District Council is committed to supporting and encouraging more people to volunteer, so we have launched a new volunteering grant scheme to support some of the costs when volunteering.

For example;

  • Do you have volunteers who would like to help more, but the additional travel costs mean they can’t?
  • Do you have new volunteer drivers but not the means to cover the extra insurance cost?
  • Are you looking for funding to help cover some of the refreshment costs for your new volunteers?
  • Do your existing volunteers need extra training to be able to help more?
  • Is there a training course that your new volunteers need before they can start to help?

Come and take a look at our new Volunteering Grant Scheme. It could be just what you are looking for.

This scheme is open to small voluntary, community and social enterprise groups operating in South Oxfordshire and whose activities specifically benefit South Oxfordshire residents. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant from £250 to a maximum of £750.

The scheme is now open and closes January 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Suzi Wild – Volunteering Development Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01235 422171

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