What's happening in sydenham?

thame & wheatley ramblers

the inn at emmington

charity tractor run

Thame & Wheatley Ramblers have a programme of walks, details can be found at walking (ramblers-oxon.org.uk).  At present there is no restriction on the number permitted on walks and for most walks there is no need to book.  However, please check the website regularly as walks are subject to change.

Planning Application for 150 dwellings, Thame Road, Chinnor
We are delighted to report that the Planning Inspector overseeing the appeal against SODC’s decision to reject P22/S4643/O (150 houses off Thame Road, Chinnor) has decided to dismiss the developer’s appeal.
The grounds for his decision were largely due to the harm that the proposed development would have on the character of the landscape, marked adverse visual impact and the loss of best and most versatile agricultural land, in addition to the conflict with development plans (i.e. Local and Neighbourhood plans). 
Massive thanks to everyone who contributed signatures, or objection letters, attended the hearing or answered questionnaires - it all helped!

Our Sydenham Neighbourhood Plan (SNP) was “made” in May 2021. As it is now over two years old, it is not considered “current”. The SNP working group is investigating ways to update the plan to keep it current and will keep the village updated on progress.

sydenham neighbourhood plan

St Mary's Christmas Fayre, 12 pm - 2 pm, The Old School Room

Join us for soup and crusty bread, puddings, mulled wine and all sorts of stalls to help tick that Christmas list off or find a treat for yourself. A great start to the Christmas season for all the family!

🎂Calling all our young bakers! 🍰
Are you crackers for cake? Brilliant with biscuits? Mad about muffins? Join our children’s Christmas Baking Competition!
Please bring your entries to the food emporium stall on the day of the Fayre by 10:30 am, labelled with your name, age and contact number. Prizes for the winning entries. 
🤶Donations and help still requested 🎅
We are still looking for donations for all of our stalls so please have a last-minute look...

Christmas Gift Stall: Never or barely used unwanted gifts, something from your ‘present draw’, an item bought along with your weekly shop to suit children and adults... Please drop them off at Gilly and Roy’s FRONT DOOR of Fuschia Cottage (opposite the playing field).

Christmas Food Emporium: donations please of cakes, mince pies, chocolates, Christmassy biscuits, pickles, sausage rolls, Christmas cakes and puds etc. Please drop them off at Vanessa’s in the box provided outside  4, Sydenham Grove (preferable) or bring them along to the OSR by 10.30 am on the day.

 Christmas Sparkle: can we encourage you to look through your jewellery box and re-purpose any pieces? The sparklier the better. Please drop them off at Musgrave Cottage (either in the letter box on the fence or through the cat flap in the back door) or call 01844 351203 to arrange collection.

Bottle Tombola: We need bottles of all kinds (wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, squash, ginger beer, bubble bath...please drop them off at The Old Bakery (next to the pub) in the plastic box provided just inside the front door or email tonyblakely1958@gmail.com.  

Raffle: We are looking for some rather special prizes. If you can provide anything, please e-mail Fi (see below).

Help: If you can offer even just half an hour, please contact Fi Kermack: 07785 220621 or e-mail fiona.patrick1@btinternet.com


The Charity Tractor Run on Sunday 17 December starts at the Thame Showground at 11am.  The route can be seen here, and the Sydenham Santa Sleigh will be leading the procession!

new brookstones bench

Live music this Saturday 3rd December at 20:00 with local band Rockpool

St Mary's Christmas Fayre on the 2nd December between 12 and 2pm in the OSR. 

christmas fayre - 2nd december

planning appeal dismissed

Our Parish Council Chair testing out the new bench on Brookstones