If you want to find out the latest going's on in the village, then here is an electronic version of the most recent newsletter:

The newsletter captures the very essence of Sydenham.  It is produced by a small, dedicated team and is carefully designed to convey both essential information and the fun events that go on. It is delivered free in hard-copy direct to each house in the village, every couple of months.

The team welcomes contributions, so if you would like to add anything, share pictures or just say something then look for the details at the beginning of the newsletter as to when and how to do this.

If you wish to receive it electronically you can request this from paulstancliffe@lineone.net.


Oxfordshire Libraries  are still here and working hard to provide you with a wide choice of digital library services from the comfort of people’s homes. We are working hard on plans to adjust our libraries for when we are able to welcome our customers back. Rest assured we will not open libraries until it is safe to do so based on the Government and Public Health England advice.

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NEWS and information :

Recycling centres update
All recycling centres across Oxfordshire are now open again, and opening hours have been extended.  However, the advice is still to check before travelling to a site as they’re operating at a reduced capacity with new site rules in place and some changes to opening times.  You can find out more details on the
county councils website.

The NFU are highlighting the need to Respect, Protect, Enjoy – use the Countryside Code.  Please see the CPRE article at www.cpreoxon.org.uk/news and the government website for the Country Code 'Covid 19' version.

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This guide to utility services includes information on the Priority Services Register, financial support and advice, and further advice and resources.

In between newsletters there is also the opportunity to receive news and information by email. To join the list email the Parish Clerk on parishcouncil@sydenhamvillage.co.uk  

During the current restrictions this is the best way for information to be shared.

The Chilterns Walking Festival (CWF) will take place between 17th October and 1st November.  Please see  www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest for full details.  It is a really impressive programme with over 60 walks and events throughout the Chilterns.  You’ll be pleased to know guided walks are excluded from the ‘rule of six’ as risk assessments and mitigation are in place (further guidance on the CWF web page).  

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Have your say - Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan 

Proposed Main Modifications Consultation  

The consultation will run from 21 September until 2 November 2020.  Find out more about this consultation and how to view the documents at: www.southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan  

If you know anyone who does not have access to the internet or is shielding and who may wish to take part in this consultation:
please contact us on 01235 422600 or email planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk and our team will be happy to help.