A successful plant sale

Stonesfield Gardening Club held their plant sale on Saturday 27th April. It was a very cold and windy morning… thanks Storm Hannah! In spite of that we had a huge turnout of residents who came prepared for both the weather and to take away their purchases. Thanks to...

Volunteer for Bird Aid and help our local farmland birds

Bird Aid, a West Oxfordshire based charity, and part of The Wychwood Project, helps to feed our declining farmland birds during the ‘hunger gap’ from January to early May. Farmland bird populations have declined by almost half since 1970, due to a variety of factors,...

Theft of car number plates

A message was received about a theft of car number plates on 28th March as follows. “I parked at Stonesfield common, which I do on a regular basis, to walk my dog. I live in Freeland. On return to the car after about an hour I discovered that both plates had been...

Stonesfield cleans up

Sunday morning and the sun shone over Stonesfield. About 40 Stonesfield residents turned out for the Great British Spring Clean, assembling at the Sports & Social Club. After a short Health and Safety briefing from Jess Hubard we divided ourselves into five...

Over one million

A large number of Stonesfield residents travelled to London on Saturday morning to join over one million other people on the ‘People’s Vote’ march on 23rd March. Trains from Oxford were packed with Oxfordshire residents who wanted to make their voices heard in London....

Reduce your plastic ‘footprint’!

Plastics are valuable materials and for most people becoming “plastic free” is not completely realistic. Therefore the aim has to be to move towards a circular economy, where materials are used sparingly, over and over again without losing their value. At the same...

Oxfordshire Plan 2050 public consultation

There’s still time to comment on the Introducing the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 public consultation. The Plan is part of the £215m Housing & Growth Deal agreed by the Oxfordshire Growth Board with the Government, and is being formed by all Oxfordshire’s authorities. It...

Oxfordshire Matters Feb 2019

February 2019 Welcome to our latest newsletter We hope you enjoyed reading last month’s edition of Oxfordshire Matters, thecounty council’s newsletter for our stakeholders. In this edition: LGA Peer Review for Oxfordshire Council sets budget Parliamentary...

Water coming to Churchfield Allotment

After raising over £3000 in pledges from allotment holders and a donation from the Parish Council works started last weekend to bring water to Churchfield Allotments. While the trench was being dug, allotment holders and their families toiled all day getting in the...

Rural county house prices up to 10 times annual earnings

House prices in rural counties are 10 times higher than average annual earnings, according to analysis by the County Councils Network (CCN). Based on the UK Housing Price Index for December 2018, the analysis suggests that in some shire counties house prices are 14.5...