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The next meeting of Berinsfield Parish Council will be held on Monday 4th February 2019 at 7.15 p.m. in the Church Hall, Wimblestraw Road, Berinsfield



A consultation meeting will be held in the Church Hall, Wimblestraw Road, Berinsfield on Tuesday 29th January at 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. when you can have the opportunity to speak to Officers from South Oxfordshire District Council about the Local Plan 2034.  The SODC Local Plan is available to view on line at www.southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan.   


 South Oxfordshire District Council Press Release.

South Oxfordshire District Council has published its draft local plan and is inviting the public and organisations to make formal responses that will be submitted with the plan to the government for inspection.

The formal public consultation began on 7 January and will run for six weeks until Monday 18 February at 5pm. This is the final chance for residents, businesses and organisations to have their say on the plan – their comments will be submitted with the plan to the government by the end of March 2019. The examination of the plan by an independent government inspector is expected to follow in the summer.

Cllr Felix Bloomfield, cabinet member for Planning at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “This is an important moment for our district and indeed for Oxfordshire. With a robust and sound plan, we can protect South Oxfordshire from unsuitable developments. It also means we are on track to submit our plan on time to unlock hundreds of millions of pounds of vital infrastructure funding for the whole county.

“This is a plan that will help South Oxfordshire continue to thrive and prosper – it's not just about housing although it will bring many much-needed affordable homes, it is also about high-quality, well-paid jobs; it’s about shops, leisure and local green spaces; it’s about all the facilities needed to support thriving communities. It will help us deliver the infrastructure our district and Oxfordshire badly need – it's a plan that will enable residents to continue enjoying living and working in South Oxfordshire."

The plan, supporting evidence documents and copies of the comment form and guidance note are available to view at www.southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan and the locations listed below during their usual opening hours:

·     South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB

·     all public libraries in South Oxfordshire

·     Abbey House Abingdon, Abbey Sports Centre Berinsfield, Barton Leisure Centre, Chalgrove Post Office (contact Councillor Gibbs on 01235 523679 or email grgibbs@btinternet.com)¸ Clifton Hampden Post Office, Cornerstone Didcot, via Culham Parish Council¸ Didcot Wave Leisure Centre, Leys Pools and Leisure Centre (Blackbird Leys), the Holiday Inn Grenoble Road, Oxford City Council St Aldate’s and the Talking Shop Café Sandford on Thames.

Comments can be submitted by:

·     visiting www.southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan and following links to the online form;

·     downloading a comment form from the council’s website and emailing the completed version toplanning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk

·     collecting a comment form from one of the locations listed above and posting the completed form to Planning Policy, SODC, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB; or

·     attending one of the council’s drop-in events.

Public drop-in events are being held at:


Didcot, Cornerstone Arts Centre

Thursday 17 January, 3pm–7pm

Henley Town Hall

Saturday 19 January, 10am-2pm

Wheatley, The Merry Bells Village Hall

Monday 21 January, 3pm-7pm

Culham Parochial School

Wednesday 23 January, 4pm-8pm

Sandford-on-Thames Village Hall

Thursday 24 January, 3pm-7pm

Berinsfield Church Hall

Tuesday 29 January, 3pm-7pm

Wallingford, Ridgeway Community Church

Saturday 2 February, 10am-2pm

Thame Town Hall

Tuesday 5 February, 10am-2pm

Chalgrove Village Hall

Thursday 7 February, 4pm-8pm

Horspath Community Hub

Saturday 9 February, 10am-2pm

Oxsrad Sports and Leisure Centre, Marston

Monday 11 February, 4pm-8pm




Red Kites.  The Parish Council would like to urge residents not to feed the Red Kites in the village.   The birds should be left to feed naturally in the wider countryside.  As well as being much better for the welfare of the birds to eat a natural diet, concerns have been expressed about the birds picking up chicken and other meat and then dropping pieces of food and bones into other gardens where children and dogs or cats could pick it up and cause themselves injury.


BERINSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT 2018-19.   By following  the link below  you will find a brief report explaining how the Berinsfield Parish Council portion of your Council Tax is calculated and used in the village.   If you require further information, please contact the Clerk on 01869 354135 or email Berinsfieldpc@aol.com

Berinsfield-Parish-Council/UserFiles/Files/Precept 2018-19.docx









THIS IS A MESSAGE TO ALL DOG OWNERS.    Dogs fouling in public open spaces and on footpaths in Berinsfield.   Unfortunately despite constant requests by way of articles on Your Village Voice, requests on this website and posters in the village for dog owners to act responsibly and pick up their dog’s litter and dispose of it in one of the many dog litter bins located around the village, there are still a few dog owners who are allowing their dogs to foul on public footpaths and green open spaces and are not picking up their dog’s litter.   This action will not be tolerated and action will be taken.    

IT IS AN OFFENCE  not to clear up the mess if your dog fouls in a public place, including the recreation ground, pavements, grass verges and small green spaces and fines of up to £1000.00 are being imposed on offenders.   Not only is dog mess unpleasant it causes serious health problems, particularly in children who are more likely to ingest it while they are playing.   The result of this can be very unpleasant and lead to loss of eyesight.  

 There is a supply of free dog litter bags in the dispenser by the pavilion to be used if anyone forgets to take bags out with them.




The Parish Council is receiving numerous complaints about hedges that are overhanging pavements in Berinsfield,    If you have a hedge planted in the garden of your property it is your responsibility to keep it cut back from the public highway, which includes pavements.  If you have difficulty doing this yourself, Your Village Voice contains details of local contractors who you could engage to carry out the work for you.    If  the hedges are not cut back, Oxfordshire County Council will, after notifying you, arrange for them to be cut and you will be charged for the work.



This is the official website of Berinsfield Parish Council which has been designed and constructed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information to all residents, employers or visitors to the village.

We see it as a vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Berinsfield community.

We wish for the site to be proactive as possible
and to be a two way channel of advice assistance and information between its residents and the Parish Council.

It will be achieved by:

  1. Involving local people more in what is happening in the village
  2. Improving communication
  3. Engaging everyone in local issues
  4. Providing a platform for the Village and its Organisations