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 The Parish Council is still open for business.  The Clerk can be contacted on 01869 354135 or Clerk@Berinsfield-pc.gov.uk


The Parish Council will be holding a virtual Parish Council meeting on Monday 1st June, 2020 at 7.15 p.m.    

If you would like to join the virtual meeting, please email the Clerk on Clerk@Berinsfield-pc.gov.uk  and a link will be forwarded to you in order that you can join and participate in the public section of the meeting at 7.15 p.m.

If you have any matters you would like to raise with the Parish Council but cannot join the virtual meeting, please contact the Clerk on 01869354135 or email Clerk@Berinsfield-pc.gov.uk with the details, and the matter will be raised on your behalf.

The agenda can be found under  the Parish Council section of the website.


South Oxfordshire District Council has resumed its paid collection service of bulky items.  For further information, please visit their  website   http://www.southoxon.gov.uk to book a collection 


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


At the request of the Government,  the Parish Council has had to close the play areas at Lay Avenue and on the recreation ground.   Notices will be put on the gates in the morning, but in the meantime please ask your children to keep away from the play areas.   They will not be safety checked until the Government announces that it is safe for them to be opened. 

It has been done to keep you safe. 




 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.







On the basis of advice received we are unfortunately postponing the village litter picking event planned for Saturday 4th April to later in the year (hopefully September). As always if you are fit, able and have all appropriate equipment, anything you can do to keep the village tidy in the meantime will, I’m sure, be appreciated by all.


During this difficult time let us all look out for each other and do whatever we can to reduce the impact of this virus on those least able to cope.

Take care, be safe.





 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 K. Hall,

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, 2020 Councillor Stuart Scott-Ely was elected as Chairman and Councillor Phil Bridge was elected as Vice-Chairman for the year 2020-21 

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.


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