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7th June, 2021.    Please contact the clerk on Clerk@berinsfield-pc.gov.uk for details.


Please see below information from Gigaclear regarding works that will be carried out in Berinsfield.

My name is Dom Hones and I am the Community Engagement Manager for your area.


Since 2010, Gigaclear have been working closely with rural communities across England to bring fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband to where it is needed most and as part of our broadband rollout programme Gigaclear are planning our network build to include Berinsfield.  Just like other utilities, building our network involves digging trenches in private land (with permission), the carriageway, verges, and paths.  I have attached a copy of our Stakeholder Brochure which explains more about Gigaclear and the work that we do, I have also included a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions document.


In the next couple of weeks, you may see our contractors in the area validating our plans.  Validation is when we walk the mapped-out route, identifying details within the plans that may need adjusting to make sure that we can build as planned. We are also in the process of confirming whether Berinsfield residents and businesses are eligible for the Government’s UK Gigabit Voucher (UKGV) Scheme.  Once this has been determined I will provide you with further details.


I currently do not have a timeline for when works may commence, but I will keep you updated on our progress.  Before we commence excavations, we will write to all residents included in the build programme informing them of the works that are taking place and what to expect during this period.  If residents would like to get in touch with us, please ask them to contact our dedicated Network Build Care team on the details below:


Email: networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com

Phone: 01865 591137


If you have any questions or if there is anything I can help with, please let me know.



The outdoor gym equipment is now open for use.   If you use the outdoor gym equipment, please comply with social distancing and clean the equipment before use.   Used wipes should be deposited in the bins located on the recreation ground.


The play areas remain open and children and supervising adults should comply with social distancing.  No food or drink should be taken into the play areas.   If possible, wipes should be used to clean equipment before use and disposed of in the bin in the play area.   Children should wash their hands as soon as  they get home to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.



Thames Water.   Please see the link below if you are experiencing problems with water supply or sewers. 





The following information has been issued by South Oxfordshire District Council.


High-risk “shielded” residents with no support network around them

Residents not considered high-risk but without a support network around them and in need of help– either:

Operating hours

The phone lines will be open:

  • 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday


 The Parish Council would encourage all residents to abide by the advice issued by the Government with regard to social distancing and handwashing.

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are to:

  1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
  2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
  3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
  4. Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
  5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:

  • are over 70
  • have an underlying health condition
  • are pregnant

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

Handwashing and respiratory hygiene

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands more often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

Please see  the following link to South Oxfordshire District Council's website for up to date information issued by that authority.




 Berinsfield Parish Councillors for the period 2019 - 2023 are :- 

Councillors P. Bridge,

Councillor I. Bunyan,

Councillor K. Chrisp 

Councillor S. Crawford,

Councillor E. Croft,

Councillor B. Fearneyhough,

Councillor S. Henry  

Councillor Mrs. A. Jones,

Councillor S. Perkins,

Councillor S. Scott-Ely,  

Councillor D. Smith,

Councillor Mrs. R. Stockford.

At the Parish Council meeting held on 4th May, 2021 Councillor Stuart Scott-Ely was elected as Chairman and Councillor Phil Bridge was elected as Vice-Chairman for the year 2021-22 

If you wish to contact the Chairman or any Members of the Parish Council, please either ring the Clerk on 01869 354135 or email Clerk@berinsfield-pc.gov.uk


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.


There is guidance with regard to high hedges on the South Oxfordshire District Council's website, http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-enforcement/high-hedges 



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