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

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams

Please share the following important advice with local residents via your social media and other communication channels:

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

In Oxfordshire, County Council’s Trading Standards has received reports of scams targeting people via emails, text messages, and on the doorstep.

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

Hello

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 a briefing on our services and how we can support your communities’ resilience please email me or Tania Chrisite to book a conference call.

Thank you and please take care

Kind regards

Olivia

Olivia Johnson

Partnering Lead – Vulnerability

Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Clearwater Court

Vastern Road

Reading

RG1 8DB

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M: 07785 523624                

Visit us online www.thameswater.co.uk , follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/thameswater or find us on www.facebook.com/thameswater

Many are concerned about the ongoing Coronavirus public health issue and the way it has affected nearly every industry across the world.

We want to reassure you that, as the company responsible for distributing power to over 8.3 million properties across London, the South East and East of England, we know how important it is to keep electricity flowing to your home or business, especially during these uncertain times.

Our engineers are out as normal continuing their core role in maintaining your electricity network, and fixing any electrical faults that occur.

We have put into place a number of well-rehearsed contingency plans and precautions to ensure we maintain a good level of service, with high numbers of engineers and call centre staff available to support the ongoing situation.

With many of our customers now working from home and to support the wider UK economy through this very challenging period, from tomorrow evening (Friday 20th March), we will be cancelling most of our lower priority planned maintenance work. This is in order to avoid prolonged planned power cuts for people who are currently working from home.

If you or your constituents need information on a power cut, you can, as always, visit our Power Cut Map for live updates, tweet us at @UKPowerNetworks or telephone our customer service team, 24 hours a day, on 105 or 0800 3163 105. Calls are free from a landline or mobile phone.

Here are some of the practical steps we are taking:

  • To ensure continued resilience in months to come, we have split key teams across different locations, and hundreds of call agents are equipped to answer customer queries while working from home
  • All essential work will continue as normal, including fixing power cuts on the rare occasions they happen
  • We’re postponing lower priority work on electricity cables and substations, as we recognise many people are working from home and we want to minimise disruption to their lives
  • We are working with other network operators and trade associations to ensure we share best practice and focus on activities that safeguards power supplies
  • We have engaged with our supply chain to ensure access to the equipment and supplies we need to keep the electricity flowing

What it means for you or your residents:

  • If our engineers might need to enter your home to restore your power, we’ll ask you on the phone first if you are self-isolating so we can make the relevant arrangements
  • National guidance has been given to our engineers, who will wear protective equipment, stay in a different room from people who are infected or self-isolating, and avoid touching surfaces
  • If you live in London, the East or South East of England, then being on our Priority Services Register will ensure you will receive extra support if you experience a power cut.
  • We understand that the coronavirus outbreak is a worrying time for many, and we want to make sure you have access to local services, should you need assistance during this unprecedented time.
  • We are here for you 24/7 and there are over 20 ways to get in touch including our website, on Twitter @ukpowernetworks, or ring 105

We will continue to support those who need help the most during a power cut

We continue to offer free additional tailored support and guidance to customers on our Priority Services Register if they experience a power cut, reliant on electronic medical equipment or with young children.

For more information on our Priority Services Register, please visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority to register, or call us on 0800 169 9970.

Thank you for your support

This is a fast-changing situation, and we will continue to adapt so that the way we work ensures you, our customers, continue to receive the highest level of service.

We will keep you updated and will review the information on our website continuously to ensure you have the most up to date information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this very uncertain period.

Yours sincerely,

Michael

Michael Horwood

Public Affairs Manager

UK Power Networks

Newington House

237 Southwark Bridge Road

London   SE1 6NP

The council is gradually increasing its response to the Coronavirus situation while monitoring and following the latest government and medical advice.  We thought it might be helpful to share what we are doing:

  • We’re in regular contact with partner organisations and monitoring and following the latest government and medical advice.
  • We are reviewing our business resilience plans on a daily basis so that we can continue to deliver our front-line public services to residents. 
  • As of Monday all our staff that can work from home without affecting front line services are currently doing so. This is as a precaution and part of our plans to test our business continuity arrangements for a situation where all staff are asked to stay at home.
  • We have created a dedicated section on our public website to provide the latest information on our current response to the situation, but also to announce any changes to service delivery. 
  • We have cancelled or postponed any public event or activity that was predominantly aimed at people in high risk groups, until further notice.

From yesterday we have closed our arts and community centres to the public and are thinking through what measures we might need to put in place to make them available for other uses, if necessary. 

We are already receiving messages from community and voluntary organisations sharing urgent updates on the latest support available. Thank you and please continue to share your news with us.

So far, we’re aware that,

AgeUK Oxfordshire , has launched a new, free of charge telephone support service offering advice and assistance to older people concerned during this time. For more information visit  www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/

South Oxfordshire Food and Education Academy (SOFEA) is expanding its Community Larder network to provide free groceries to as many people as possible. This means delivering hundreds of tonnes of packets and tins, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables to those who find themselves in need.

They have set up a JustGiving page and would welcome donations. You can access this page through the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

 

As ever, the government’s website has the latest updates on the virus and the situation: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 

 

Stoke Row Parish Council

 

Notice of Vacancy (Woodcote and Rotherfield WARD of the) PARISH of Stoke Row, Oxfordshire.

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that

__________Catherine Hale___________

formerly a Member of the above Parish Council has ceased to be a Member and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish. On receipt of a request in writing from any ten local government electors for the said Parish/Parish Ward, an election to fill the vacancy will be held not later than 27th March 2020

If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.

Requests for such an election should be addressed to The Returning Officer, (at the office of the local district or unitary council ) to arrive not later than 6th March 2020. Ina Chantry, 6 Chestnut Close, Middle Assendon, Henley on Thames. RG9 6AY or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DATE 26th February 2020

SIGNED I. M. Chantry        DESIGNATION (Clerk to the Council, the Proper Officer for this purpose)

Original document displayed at PC Noticeboard

What does a Parish Council do?

They are volunteers who represent the interests of the community and work to improve the local environment and quality of life.

On a practical level in Stoke Row the Parish Council works to improve the facilities available to the community. They are involved with reducing litter, aspects of planning and highways,  and maintaining the assets within the village. Often we are the link between the many elements that make up the community. They are a vital link with South Oxfordshire County Council.

Parish Councils cannot function without these volunteers.

Why not come along to our next meeting on 26th March 2020 and see what we do?

Stoke Row Annual Pancake Race

Tuesday February 25th

Village Green

2pm start

Bring your running shoes and a frying pan and come and join in  the races

Or   just come and spectate. 

Refreshments available. 

Here is the latest update from the Henley Neighbourhood Policing team.     

Henley Sector comprises of Henley Town and the parishes of Goring, Woodcote, Goring Heath, South

Stoke, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Nettlebed, Swyncombe, Pishill with Stonor, Bix & Assendon, Stoke Row, Highmoor, Checkendon, Rotherfield Greys, Sonning Common, Rotherfield Peppard, Kidmore End, Mapledurham, Harpsden, Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Eye & Dunsden. 

Priorities

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) around the Henley Area

Working with the local town council, community groups, schools and housing officers to ASB. We have been focusing our response to ASB by increasing engagement with the local community to raise awareness of the effects that drugs and alcohol have on individuals, their families and the local community. We are working with local charity outreach services to engage with and support young offenders who find themselves in a position of vulnerability where they could be exploited.  

We are working closely with the local schools in Henley and surrounding areas to reassure and support them with education, information and positive intervention with the youths and their families. 

 Vulnerable Victims of Fraud

The Henley neighbourhood policing team have adopted a single point of contact within the team who manages the risk and vulnerability assessments of victims of fraud within Henley police area. This process has been embedded into the team’s structure in order to prevent further offences and avoid repeat victims of exploitation and fraud. We have built a good relationship with the financial business sector in the community and have been arranging fraud awareness, crime prevention events and talks. Generally victims of Fraud are elderly and therefore we have been able to sign post victims to support networks and charities who can provide ongoing services.

Action Fraud referrals: This is where a victim has contacted Action Fraud and they in turn refer the victim’s details to TVP for a vulnerability assessment visit. Numerous reports continue to get referred and all are contacted by PCSO Janice Smith, to receive advice and support.

In December PCSO Janice Smith presented a Fraud Awareness visit to residents at Bowling Court in Henley, this was well attended and enthusiastically received.

Partnership working

TVP working together with SOHA enabling them to repossess a property in Henley; this was necessary to stop and remove unwelcome males who had moved into the house and were using it for criminal activity.

Crime Reduction

We continue to experience reports of theft from vehicle and vehicle interference.  Offenders are accessing parked cars without causing damage which leads us to believe vehicles are left insecure by their owners.

Please remember not to leave valuables in your car and ensure you always lock the vehicle, even when leaving it for a short time. 

 If you have any information about this please contact the Neighbourhood team on 101 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 What the neighbourhood team have been doing in January 

During the busy Christmas period, the team were out on foot patrol in the town centre.  Due to a number of purse thefts high visibility of officers seemed to do the trick.  Two arrests were made and the males are currently on remand.

Whilst predominately a neighbourhood team, we are still deployable to serious incidents; this month we have also been busy searching and conducting re-assurance patrols for several missing persons.

We have had two tragedies involving persons entering the river at Henley in recent months.  The neighbourhood team were involved in searches and reassurance patrols. 

Rural Crime continues to keep the team busy, the hare coursing season being in full swing now.

In the lead up to Christmas, a number of males were in Henley town centre posing as homeless and begging.  These same males had been seen in other towns on the South and Vale.  By working together over the whole area officers stop checking and moving them on, a picture became apparent and it was clear this was a large organised gang none of whom were homeless. 

Following complaints from the public, three females aggressively collecting on behalf of a charity for the deaf were stopped checked in Henley town centre.  These females have not been seen in the area since.

Have Your Say Meetings

‘Have Your Says’ are held by PCSOs in the Henley Sector every month – these are an opportunity for the public to meet a member of the neighbourhood team and raise any Police related concerns. 

 

  • PCSO Tom Rudd – 10-11am Thursday 6th February o/s Post Office Shiplake
  • PCSO Tom Rudd – 1130-1230pm Thursday 6thFebruary o/s Village Hall Sonning Common
  • PCSO Tom Rudd – 2-3pm Thursday 6 February o/s The Arcade Goring
  • PCSO Claire Hewett - 6-7pm Friday 7th February o/s Tesco Henley
  • PCSO Janice Smith - 12–1pm Friday 7th February o/s the Village Club Nettlebed
  • PCSO Chris Apps - 4-5pm Saturday 8th February in Market Place Henley

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale

Phone: 101

Always phone 999 in an emergency

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