Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Village hall and shop may go in one building

SOUTH Stoke’s community shop and village hall could be demolished and rebuilt under the same roof. The parish council is seeking ...

 

Garden birds don’t only eat seeds

Garden birds don’t only eat seeds

I took this image of a blue tit feeding on a caterpillar in the countryside just outside South Stoke. I was hoping to capture some ...

 

Clerk needed

SOUTH Stoke Parish Council is seeking a part-time clerk. The role involves working 35 hours a month, including evening meetings, and ...

 

Bee lecture

SOUTH STOKE’S new wildlife and conservation group is to host its inaugural talk on Wednesday. Expert Roselle Chapman will give a ...

 

Road shuts

A SECTION of Woodcote Road, South Stoke, will be closed for up to 11 days from May 24. Contractors from Thames Water are shutting the ...

 

Wildlife enthusiasts

A WILDLIFE and conservation group has been formed in South Stoke. Members will be tasked with spotting and recording the flora and ...

 

History book

A BOOK on the history of South Stoke has been published. South Stoke’s Past: A Miscellany is an updated version of a book first ...

 

Parents bid to raise £10,000

PARENTS of children at South Stoke Primary School hope to raise £10,000. Key fundraising events, such as the annual May Fayre and ...

 

Landlady reunited with chefs as she takes over pub

Landlady reunited with chefs as she takes over pub

THREE old friends who met while working at a village pub have been reunited after two decades. Linda Till has taken over at the Perch ...

 

Regulars mark departure with impromptu celebration

Regulars mark departure with impromptu celebration

REGULARS at a village pub wore Union flag T-shirts to mark Britain’s departure from the European Union. The customers at the Perch and ...

 

Gardens to open

AN open gardens event will be held in South Stoke on bank holiday Monday (August 26), from 1pm to 5pm. Other attractions include tea ...

 

Open gardens

AN open gardens event will be held in South Stoke on August 26, from 1pm to 5pm.   Other attractions include tea and cakes provided by ...

 

Miller’s talk

THE miller of Mapledurham Mill is to give a talk about his craft at South Stoke village hall on April 25 at at 8pm The talk has been ...

 

Landlord helps deliver baby with phone tips

Landlord helps deliver baby with phone tips

A PUB landlord helped deliver his baby daughter while on the phone to the ambulance service. Simon Duffy, who runs the Perch and Pike ...

 

New village shop plan

PLANS have been submitted to allow South Stoke’s Community Shop to continue trading while it seeks a permanent home. The current ...

 

Community shop honoured twice at volunteer awards

Community shop honoured twice at volunteer awards

SOUTH Stoke Community Shop has been honoured for its use of volunteers. It won best group in South Oxfordshire at the Oxfordshire ...

 

Scotsman makes flying visit

Scotsman makes flying visit

THIS is the moment that the iconic steam engine Flying Scotsman thundered through the South Oxfordshire countryside. She was passing ...

 

Chainsaw theft

A CHAINSAW and strimmer were stolen in a shed burglary at South Stoke during the night of May 15, police said.

 

Bank Holiday fair in South Stoke

A FAIR will be held in South Stoke in aid of the village primary school on bank holiday Monday, May 7 from noon. There will be a ...

 

Villagers open gardens in aid of hand-wound church clock

Villagers open gardens in aid of hand-wound church clock

A FLOWER festival and open gardens event in South Stoke raised £3,500 towards electrifying the clock-winding mechanism at the village ...

 

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