Join Stonesfield Environment Group

You may remember the article in The Slate a few months back about Riverfly. Looking at the numbers of Riverfly in the Evenlode is a key indicator of the health of the ecosystem. Monitoring the Riverfly population and reporting any changes to the Riverfly population is...

SUSTO report

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY IN ITS ENTIRETY. WE THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT AND HOPE YOU WILL AGREE. The Stonesfield Annual Parish Meeting is on Wednesday 8 May 2024 at 7 p.m.in Stonesfield Primary School. For the reasons this sets out, it is of crucial importance that...

An update on our Madagascar trees

It brings us great pleasure to share with you the most recent updates from the Garo Hills in India and the Ankarabolava-Agnakatrika forests in Madagascar. In 2022, we worked with our partner Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to raise funds for its Garo Green Spine project...

Planting trees in Madagascar

The Stonesfield Tree Planters have been planting native trees around our village of Stonesfield. Our aim is to plant a tree for everyone in the village – 1575 trees. We are community led and the trees have to add value to the environment in its widest sense. We...

Sewage discharges into our rivers

Treated and untreated sewage is released into inland waters and the sea. This is permitted in specified circumstances and is regulated by the Environment Agency (EA), the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and by statute. There has been increasing concern...

Campaign reports

Whilst it might appear all quiet on the planning front as far as Stonesfield is concerned, in the wider context of Oxfordshire there are really important campaigns taking place. Here are reports on two of them. The first shows the results of the alternative survey...

Proposed boundary changes

SUSTO’s opinion about the proposed Constituency Boundary changes What’s an MP for? I’m sure there are many answers, some of which might not be complimentary and certainly not printable. One of the main responsibilities of an MP is to represent the interests and...

Oxford-Cambridge Arc presentation – 22 June

If you missed David Rogers’ fascinating talk, you can still see it at https://www.noexpressway.org/news-updates/2021/6/23/neg-talk-to-the-stonesfield-climate-emergency-group-amp-sustainable-stonesfield-220621 The Ox-Cam Arc is a scandal. One third of the houses the...

Stockey Woods

Oxfordshire County Council has finally granted Stockey Woods ‘Village Green’ status. In 2016 Tricia Astle and others collected voluminous evidence from village residents and groups, including the Scouts and Primary School, showing how they had enjoyed the woods ‘as of...

Climate Emergency Group update

During the last few months, we have had three zoom meetings at which we have learnt about ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and help to protect the planet. Individual actions may not seem to add up to much, but they are nonetheless valid contributions...