Beckley and Stowood, Oxfordshire

Parish Councils are local authorities as defined in the Local Government Act 1972, section 270. They are corporate bodies, and membership is by election for four years. The number of Councillors is determined by the size of the electoral roll of the parish. Councillors are unpaid volunteers and members of the local community. The Council has the power to co-opt members of the public on to the Council, in which case they may serve until the next Council elections.

Parish Councils are also able to appoint a Clerk who is an employed member of the Council. Clerks may not take decisions..........Click to read full article

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the Main Modifications consultation for the SODC Local Plan.

The responses have now been published on the SODC web site, although this has recently been updated and many links don’t work, but you should find them here - to read full article

Dear All,


The proposed Main Modifications for the SODC Local Plan have been published.  These are changes Inspector Jonathan Bore wants to make to the Local Plan as a result of the submissions and evidence presented at the hearings in order to make the Plan ‘Sound’

Here is the Main Modifications document -


Our concerns remain –

South Oxfordshire District Council has opened its public consultation on the Local Plan until 18th February at 5 p.m.

This plan has added 4 new Strategic Development Sites in the Green Belt around Oxford, including Wick Farm and Lower Elsfield in our Parish. As well as taking this land out of the Green Belt and building 1,100 houses on it a bypass road is to be built across this site from the junction of the Elsfield Road with the ring road to the A40 between Sandhills and Forest Hill.

Please respond to the..........Click to read full article

Parish Councillors in South Oxfordshire are required to register their interests in accordance with their code of conduct, effective from 1 July 2012.

Our parish councillors’ registers of interest, can be viewed..........Click to read full article