Stoke Row

About our village ...

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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Forthcoming Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of Stoke Row Parish Council to be held for the business set out in the agenda below.

  • Thursday, 28th November 2019
  • 7.45pm
  • Stoke Row Village Hall

Agenda

1. Apologies

2. Confirmation of the minutes of 26th September 2019

3. Public Comment - members of the public are invited to raise issues and suggestions'

4. Actions and matters arising from minutes

  • Community Infrastructure levy meeting with representative from OCC
  • Jubilee bench
  • Condition of the roads in the village
  • Defibrilators
  • Salt bins

5. Report by District Councillors, Lorrraine Hillier and Jo Robb

 6. Report by County Councillor, Kevin Bulmer

7. Planning

  • Applications
  • Decisions

8. Finance

    • Payments made since last meeting
    • Bank account balances
    • Bank reconciliation up tp 28th November 2019
    • Approval for purchase of external memory stick to keep second record of PC documentation
    • Approval and adoption of revised Standing Orders
    • Approval and adoption of Financial Regulations
    • Approval and adoption of Risk Management documentation

9. Correspondance

  • Re-enrolment with the Pensions Regulator completed
  • Letter from SSAFA VE day celebrations
  • request from Sue Ryder for donation
  • Request from St John's Nettlebed, for donation 

10. Approval and adoption of Advertising Policy

11. identification of second polling station - request from SODC

12. Reports

  • Village Hall
  • Playground
  • Footpaths
  • Stoke Row Sports Club

13. Dates for next year's meetings

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

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 a TVP officer to visit either telephone or on-line fraud victims. Seven referrals were received this month, all visited by PCSO Smith, given advice and support. PCSO Janice Smith will be giving Fraud Awareness visits to sheltered housing in the Henley Sector,
starting with Goring.
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.


Partnership working
Rotherfield Peppard Parish Council volunteers utilised our Speed Indicator Device (SID) for two days during October. 15 vehicles identified speeding during a thirty minute period. On another day 12 vehicles speeding during a thirty minute period. Many of these vehicles travelling at a speed of up to
42mph in a 30mph residential zone.
Community Speed-Watch: If you are a parish council and would like more information about
this please contact the Neighbourhood team on 101 or by email at
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Henley Sector


What the neighbourhood team have been doing in October
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 a missing female. During October the team also took part in a week-long operation run nationally relating to County Drug Lines. PCSO Smith & Hewett contacted all B&B’s, Hotels and Taxis Companies to alert and raise their awareness.

TVP also ran a week-long Rural Crime operation during 6-13th October. This included:
 Extra rural crime reduction signage being put out across the LPA
 Attending 9 hare coursing incidents, 5 suspicious circumstances, 3 fear for welfare or wanted
persons Attended 1 possible Fox Hunting report
 Visiting 83 farms across the LPA to engage with landowners and farmers.
 Responding to 10 reports of fly tipping working with the S & V Envirocrime team
 Over 14 beauty spots visited during daylight hours – preventing vehicle crime
 Stop checks: 64 vehicles stopped and checked, some vehicles with multiple passengers.
 Six farmers/gamekeepers worked with us for two nights acting as spotters for rural patrols
 Working alongside west Berks officers for one night - 4 arrests, 1 dog seizure, 1 vehicle seizure.
West Berks seizing a second vehicle linked to above the next day.
 One stolen caravan recovered & one stolen speedboat recovered.
 Two further arrests and two dog seizures
 One cannabis search/seizure.
Overall huge amount of work carried out by TVP officers, Landowners and partnership agencies.


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 Claire Hewett - Friday 15th November between 4-5pm at Henley Sports Centre
 PCSO Chris Apps – Friday 22nd November between 1030--midday at the Christ Church
Centre, Henley
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Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency

 

 TIME FOR A CHANGE

 Hi folks! The clocks have already changed so we must be due for another timetable change! The winter schedules will start on Monday December 2nd.
Our new timetables are out now, so please do pick up a copy from the bus, Goring railway station, the Parish Council Office and Wallingford Tourist Information Centre. They'll be available at library and Community Centre next week. Details are also on the website goingforwardbuses.com. You can find the major changes below.

 Back to normal on Saturdays for service 134

 We tried running one of our Goring to Wallingford buses on Saturdays through Streatley and Moulsford (route 133), but it's not proved popular, so we're going back to running all Saturday journeys on the east side of the river (route 134). This also means the pattern of service will be almost exactly the same as on Mondays to Fridays, except that the last bus in both directions will still be at 16.45 from Goring, 17.10 from Wallingford (35 minutes later on Mondays to Fridays).

The one other change is that the first bus to Wallingford on Saturdays will start from Springhill Road at 08.00, running via the Scout Hut, Elvendon Road, Milldown Avenue and Lockstile Way to the station, providing a connection with trains, and then running 'fast' along the main road to South Stoke and on to Wallingford. If you want to use this service to get to Wallingford, please board on its way to the station, or at Cleeve Crossroads (B4009 west side stop).

 More buses to Didcot

 Our service from Berinsfield and Home Park to Didcot on Wednesdays has been very popular, but not so many have been using the Monday service from Berinsfield and Home Park to Wallingford. We're hoping to spread the load a little by running a service to Didcot on Mondays. We'll still go to Wallingford but later in the morning, around lunchtime. It also means Long Wittenham and the Moretons will have a bus service on Mondays as well as Wednesdays. For details of the new service see our website. Sadly it's goodbye to Warborough but to date we haven't had a single passenger from there, so we don't think we'll be 'missed'!

 5 minutes makes all the difference

There's not much change to the 142-8 Goring to Reading service. But the 09.20 from Goring which runs via Crays Pond and Whitchurch Hill to Pangbourne and back to Goring will pop up the hill to Streatley Primary School picking up there at 09.45 on its way back to Goring station for the 09.55 departure to Reading. Hop on at Primary School and save braving the traffic coming up the hill trying to avoid the chimneys on either side of the road! Stay on the bus for Pangbourne and Reading, or jump off at the station for the trains.

Buses back from Reading will run slightly later, giving an extra five minutes in Reading. The 12.05 from Blagrave Street will drop off in Cleeve on request, and the 14.05 connects at Goring station with a 134 service towards Wallingford. If you want to be dropped off in The Coombe or Moulsford, stay on the bus at Goring station and it will go there on request.

 Staying the same

 No changes to the Goring to Henley (147/H1 & H2) service or the Wallingford to Watlington (137) service, and the only change to the 134 service on Mondays to Fridays is that the last bus from Goring station will leave at 17.20 instead of 17.15.

 Our special offers if you come by bus are still valid: 10% off food at The Village Cafe, The Catherine Wheel and The Miller of Mansfield in Goring. There's 10% off food and drink at The Perch & Pike in South Stoke - and new for this summer 10% off food and drink if you use our Thursday bus to get to The Unicorn at Peppard Common!

 Road works, road works, road works

 We're sorry that our service have been affected by the numerous road works that keep popping up all over the place with very little or sometimes no warning. We always try to serve all our stops wherever possible even if it means diversions which can cause a few minutes delay. If you're not sure what's happening, please call us on 07484 605888 and we'll try to help.

 Train times are changing too!

 Great Western Railway also introduces a new timetable from 15th December - so do check connections as most train times will be changing. Our buses will still connect with the half-hourly trains to and from Reading at Goring; there's usually around 10 minutes to get from the train to the bus. To keep things on track, on Mondays to Fridays the last bus from Goring station to Wallingford will leave at 17.20 instead of 17.15. This is to allow a connection from the 17.01 Reading to Goring (Banbury) train, which from December 15th will be running non-stop from Reading to Goring; and the 17.18 arrival from Didcot Parkway. The bus will wait until 17.30 if either of these trains are running late. Unfortunately we can't wait longer than that as it will cause too much of a delay for anyone waiting at stops along the way or in Wallingford wanting to come back.

Our buses also connect with trains at Henley-on-Thames, Didcot Parkway, Pangbourne and Reading railway stations so you can save money on parking if you hop on the bus!

 We still haven't found what we're looking for!

 We're still looking for more volunteer drivers to join our excellent dedicated team who might be able to help if one of our regular drivers is on leave or off sick - or maybe run a special trip for a local group, family or organisation - all you need is D1 entitlement on your licence - and to pass a medical if you're over 70.

And we still need people who could help with publicity and making sure that folk know about the bus! We'd love to have 'ambassadors' in each community that we serve, someone who can spread the word - and the timetables - around the village, and maybe also help keeping the timetables at bus stops and other prominent places up to date, especially when there are any changes. At the moment it's down to one man on his bike to try to do this! If you think you might have a few spare moments to help, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Of course if you're a fare payer you'll automatically get free travel on all our services!

 Hope to see you on board soon. Remember the saying - use us, don't lose us! We are totally dependent on you to keep 'Going Forward'.

 We're still working on the final details for our new Bus Club for regular supporters - we hope to send out a special edition of the Newsletter launching it soon. Remember the saying - use us, don't lose us! Please pass the message on.

 www.goingforwardbuses.com 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME FOR A CHANGE

Hi folks! The clocks have already changed so we must be due for another timetable change!  The winter schedules will start on Monday December 2nd.
Our new timetables are out now, so please do pick up a copy from the bus, Goring railway station, the Parish Council Office and Wallingford Tourist Information Centre.  They'll be available at library and Community Centre next week.  Details are also on the website goingforwardbuses.com.  You can find the major changes below.

 
 
 

Back to normal on Saturdays for
service 134

We tried running one of our Goring to Wallingford buses on Saturdays through Streatley and Moulsford (route 133), but it's not proved popular, so we're going back to running all Saturday journeys on the east side of the river (route 134).  This also means the pattern of service will be almost exactly the same as on Mondays to Fridays, except that the last bus in both directions will still be at 16.45 from Goring, 17.10 from Wallingford (35 minutes later on Mondays to Fridays).

The one other change is that the first bus to Wallingford on Saturdays will start from Springhill Road at 08.00, running via the Scout Hut, Elvendon Road, Milldown Avenue and Lockstile Way to the station, providing a connection with trains, and then running 'fast' along the main road to South Stoke and on to Wallingford.  If you want to use this service to get to Wallingford, please board on its way to the station, or at Cleeve Crossroads (B4009 west side stop).  

 

More buses to Didcot

Our service from Berinsfield and Home Park to Didcot on Wednesdays has been very popular, but not so many have been using the Monday service from Berinsfield and Home Park to Wallingford.  We're hoping to spread the load a little by running a service to Didcot on Mondays.  We'll still go to Wallingford but later in the morning, around lunchtime.  It also means Long Wittenham and the Moretons will have a bus service on Mondays as well as Wednesdays.  For details of the new service see our website.  Sadly it's goodbye to Warborough but to date we haven't had a single passenger from there, so we don't think we'll be 'missed'!

 

5 minutes makes all the difference

There's not much change to the 142-8 Goring to Reading service.  But the 09.20 from Goring which runs via Crays Pond and Whitchurch Hill to Pangbourne and back to Goring will pop up the hill to Streatley Primary School picking up there at 09.45 on its way back to Goring station for the 09.55 departure to Reading.   Hop on at Primary School and save braving the traffic coming up the hill trying to avoid the chimneys on either side of the road!  Stay on the bus for Pangbourne and Reading, or jump off at the station for the trains. 

Buses back from Reading will run slightly later, giving an extra five minutes in Reading.  The 12.05 from Blagrave Street will drop off in Cleeve on request, and the 14.05 connects at Goring station with a 134 service towards Wallingford.  If you want to be dropped off in The Coombe or Moulsford, stay on the bus at Goring station and it will go there on request.

 

Staying the same

 

No changes to the Goring to Henley (147/H1 & H2) service or the Wallingford to Watlington (137) service, and the only change to the 134 service on Mondays to Fridays is that the last bus from Goring station will leave at 17.20 instead of 17.15.  

Our special offers if you come by bus are still valid: 10% off food at The Village Cafe, The Catherine Wheel and The Miller of Mansfield in Goring.  There's 10% off food and drink at The Perch & Pike in South Stoke - and new for this summer 10% off food and drink if you use our Thursday bus to get to The Unicorn at Peppard Common!

 

Road works, road works, road works

We're sorry that our service have been affected by the numerous road works that keep popping up all over the place with very little or sometimes no warning.  We always try to serve all our stops wherever possible even if it means diversions which can cause a few minutes delay.  If you're not sure what's happening, please call us on 07484 605888 and we'll try to help.

 

Train times are changing too!

 

Great Western Railway also introduces a new timetable from 15th December - so do check connections as most train times will be changing.  Our buses will still connect with the half-hourly trains to and from Reading at Goring; there's usually around 10 minutes to get from the train to the bus.  To keep things on track, on Mondays to Fridays the last bus from Goring station to Wallingford will leave at 17.20 instead of 17.15.  This is to allow a connection from the 17.01 Reading to Goring (Banbury) train, which from December 15th will be running non-stop from Reading to Goring; and the 17.18 arrival from Didcot Parkway.  The bus will wait until 17.30 if either of these trains are running late.  Unfortunately we can't wait longer than that as it will cause too much of a delay for anyone waiting at stops along the way or in Wallingford wanting to come back.

Our buses also connect with trains at Henley-on-Thames, Didcot Parkway, Pangbourne and Reading railway stations so you can save money on parking if you hop on the bus!

 
 

We still haven't found what
we're looking for!

We're still looking for more volunteer drivers to join our excellent dedicated team who might be able to help if one of our regular drivers is on leave or off sick - or maybe run a special trip for a local group, family or organisation - all you need is D1 entitlement on your licence - and to pass a medical if you're over 70.  

And we still need people who could help with publicity and making sure that folk know about the bus!  We'd love to have 'ambassadors' in each community that we serve, someone who can spread the word - and the timetables - around the village, and maybe also help keeping the timetables at bus stops and other prominent places up to date, especially when there are any changes.  At the moment it's down to one man on his bike to try to do this!  If you think you might have a few spare moments to help, please let us know at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Of course if you're a fare payer you'll automatically get free travel on all our services!

Hope to see you on board soon.  Remember the saying - use us, don't lose us!  We are totally dependent on you to keep 'Going Forward'.

We're still working on the final details for our new Bus Club for regular supporters - we hope to send out a special edition of the Newsletter launching it soon.  Remember the saying - use us, don't lose us!  Please pass the message on.

 

www.goingforwardbuses.com

 
 

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: Henley on Thames, Stoke Row, Newlands Lane

REASON: To facilitate BT access to overhead cables to install a new customer connection

DURATION: 21 January 2020 between 09:30 and 15:30
(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 Nottwood Lane- unnamed road through Stoke Row, Newlands Lane and vice versa

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, Uxmore Road

                    REASON:            To facilitate clearing of blocked road ducts for BT

 DURATION:         Starting on 17 January 2020

                                        The anticipated completion date is 19 January 2020 (date included). Road Closure between 8:30 to 17:00

                                       (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 Uxmore Road-A4074-Horsepond Road-Stoke Road- Stoke Row-Uxmore Road-vice versa

 

 

        

         

On the 27th-29th of November between the hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm parts of Stoke Row will undergo a deepclean.  This is being carrried out by SODC and one of the target areas is the pavement running opposite Stoke Row Stores and Cafe. 

To enable this to be effective we need the road to be clear of parked cars and are requesting that cars are not parked along this stretch of road on either side to allow traffic to pass while SODC workers are completing their work.

Signs reminding people will go up in advance.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

Ina Chantry (Parish Clerk) 

My name is Ina Chantry and I have been Parish Clerk since September. I previously worked as a teacher in the secondary sector. I am  involved with a charity working with autistic children and I am also a parish councillor for my parish of Bix and Assendon.

I go to the Stoke Row Stores and cafe on a Monday afternoon between 2-3pm. If for any reason I cannot make that time I will let Nikki at the cafe know and usually arrange a different day.

I look forward to getting to know the parish, the people and working with you all. if you would like to raise a concern please come along to the cafe.

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

Priority 1 - Violent Crime, Drug dealing and ASB around the Henley Area

PCSOs Hewett, Smith, Wyatt and Apps all attended Makins Playarea after a member of the public was subjected to abuse whilst there with his young child. Three young males were spoken to and they voluntarily had their bags searched and strong words of advice were given.

PCSO Apps found a hidden BB gun in the undergrowth at Makins Playarea whilst on routine patrol.

The neighbourhood team continue to conduct pro-active patrols. We will respond to intelligence provided by partners and the community. Please continue to tell us what you know and we will act upon it.

Priority 2 – Burglary Dwellings

Overnight 22nd/ 23rd September Penelope’s Doggy Boutique in Goring was burgled and their cash register taken from the premises – on-going investigation.

On 10th September it was reported that a Sonning Common a residential property had an intruder in the early hours of the morning – nothing taken.

Station News in Henley – offenders broke into the property on 3rd September and alcohol and cigarettes were taken – on-going investigation.

If you have any information about any of these 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.

Anti-social behaviour

The neighbourhood team continue to routinely patrol Freeman’s Meadow, Henley skate-park and Makins play area to combat anti-social behaviour, drug use and supply.

What the neighbourhood team have been doing in September (twenty shifts each officer)

  • Action fraud referrals - this is where a victim has contacted Action Fraud and they in turn refer the victim’s details to a TVP officer to visit either telephone or on-line fraud victims. Six Action Referrals were received this month, all received advice and support.
  • 10TH September there was an arson attack on the Scouts Hut on Greys Road, Henley, fire attended and police informed – on-going investigation.
  • 10th September PCs Taylor and Betts attended an address on the Reading Road, Henley and a local male was arrested for Public Order offences.
  • 11th September PC Taylor. PCSOs Hewett and Smith, a dog handler, the police helicopter and officers from nearby areas, were involved in an area search for a young suicidal male in Sonning Common. Male was located and taken to a place of safety.
  • 23RD September PCSOs Smith & Hewett stop-checked a silver Honda Rav on the Stonor Estate parked suspiciously; the vehicle had been reported earlier for shooting at birds near Swyncombe
  • September The ‘hare coursing’ season has started. The last two weekends of September Police have received calls from landowners/farmers regarding vehicles driving on their land, males seen with dogs and an incident of illegal pheasant shoot.
  • The Henley area has had two incidents of Travellers setting up camp; one on the Peppard Common village green and a second on private land at Crays Pond. Court proceedings succeeded in moving on the Travelling Communities.
  • September – a number of vehicles parked on the highway between Wallingford, North Stoke, South Stoke, Goring, Crays Pond and Whitchurch have suffered rear and front windscreen damage. A golf club is thought to be used to break the glass- nothing removed from the vehicles.   On-going investigation.  
  • 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.
  • Staff news

    We are pleased to welcome PC Hailey Goodwin and PCSO Tom Rudd to the Henley Neighbourhood Policing Team. Hailey has worked for TVP for 15 years and worked in neighbourhood policing when she was with Chiltern and South Bucks. Tom has just finished his training as is now being tutored on area by PCSO Chris Wyatt. You will get a chance to meet both Tom and Hailey at Have Your Say meeting soon that will be advertised.

    Crime reduction 

    Autumn is here and the days are shorter; we urge the public to check their windows and doors when leaving their property. It’s easy to forget that open window!  Even if you are just popping out, please remember to secure your home. Make your property look as if someone is at home with light timers.  

    Community Speed-Watch

    If you are a parish council and would like more 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.

    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. 

    • Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
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    • Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
    • Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale
    • Phone: 101
    • Always phone 999 in an emergency

Higher value vouchers now available:

There is a new, higher value full fibre broadband voucher scheme available to residents and business in rural areas. This is known as the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme and offers voucher values of £3,500 for SME’s and £1,500 for residential premises. Please see the link below to access the full details and conditions.

In summary, these vouchers can be used when the location is rural and the existing available speed is below 30Mb/s. The online tool automatically determines if the postcode entered qualifies for the rural voucher scheme. An application may only be made when there is more than one premise listed in the application. If the online tool evaluates that the rural voucher is not applicable, then the standard Gigabit Voucher Scheme will currently remain in place and the website will direct you to the details of that scheme.

Both of these options are funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and will operate until funds are exhausted.

Find out if you are eligible by using the postcode search, which will also list suppliers that are active in your area and be able to advise of your eligibility and guide you through the process. Full fibre broadband is a fibre-optic cable directly to your premise from the telephone exchange that is future proof and will offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available of 1 gigabit, which is the same as 1,000 megabits.

For further information regarding the Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme, please visit: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/rural

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions about the scheme.

You may have seen bus timetables appearing at stops and/or notice boards in the village advertising a new bus service to Henley operating on Thursdays from 25th April.

Services are timed to connect with trains at Henley (and Goring), buses to Reading at Peppard Common (Unicorn) or at Woodcote so passengers are not restricted to just going to Henley or Goring, where the service starts.

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