St Mary's Church in the centre of the village has regular services through-out the year and an active choir...
The village is incredibly lucky to have two vibrant pubs which offer drinks, food and regular special events...
This list of contact details is to enable you to report any problems you have with services and highways. The Parish Council uses these contacts but please report problems yourself for a prompt resolution.
Gas Emergency: 24/7 National Gas helpline 0800 111999
Power Cuts: National power cut helpline 0800 31 63 105 calls are free from mobile or landline. Alternatively call free on 105. Online via www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/ and put in your postcode for contact details. If you live West of Slade Farm ring SSE on 0800 072 72 82
Thames Water: Leaks 0800 714614 or www.thameswater.co.uk/contact-us/report-a-problem
Road closures: one.network and pop your postcode in the search location box on the right.
Potholes and other highway problems (including roadside trees, hedges and vegetation affecting the highway): fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Fly tipping: on the dedicated SODC page or calling 03000 610610
Footpath and bridleway problems: publicrightsofway.oxfordshire.gov.uk/standardmap.aspx
This guide to utility services includes information on the Priority Services Register, financial support and advice, and further advice and resources.
Sydenham Village nestles in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside enjoying picturesque views of the Chiltern Hills
Oxfordshire Highways 03453 101 111
Waste Collections (BIFFA) 03000 610 610
Oxfordshire County Council Switchboard 01865 792422
South Oxfordshire District Council Emergency Helpline 01235 422410
News and updates are shared around the village through a regular newsletter pulled together by a dedicated team...
The responsibilities of the Council are varied and ever-changing in supporting the needs and desires of this dynamic community...
Information (including road closures), advice on what to do and links to other information are at: news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/flooding-in-oxfordshire/
Oxfordshire County Council page at
Household waste, including collection days and reporting missed bins: www.southoxon.gov.uk/south-oxfordshire-district-council/recycling-rubbish-and-waste/
Garden waste collection updates: www.southoxon.gov.uk/south-oxfordshire-district-council/recycling-rubbish-and-waste/garden-waste/
Waste Recycling Centres Please see the waste and recycling pages at Oxfordshire County Council's website
The government has advice on keeping cool at home and also staying safe in hot weather.
The NHS has good information on the common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke and how to cope in hot weather.
The UKHSA's COVID-19 and summer temperatures blog post also provides advice on how to stay well in hot weather.
If you need medical help that is not life-threatening, contact NHS 111 who will give you advice and point you to the best service for your needs.
Advice from Fire and Rescue:
Extinguish cigarettes properly, don’t throw the end on the ground and never throw cigarette ends out of car window.
Don’t leave bottles or glass in woodland/grassland; sunlight shining through glass can start fires. Take them home and or put them in a waste or recycling bin.
Avoid using open fires in the countryside.
Only use barbecues in a suitable and safe area - never leave them unattended - dispose of the ash carefully when it is cold.
If you see a fire in the countryside, don’t attempt to tackle fires that can’t be put out with a bucket of water - leave the area as quickly as possible and report it to the Fire and Rescue Service immediately.