Church Illumination

The church floodlighting has been repaired. There is an opportunity for anyone to sponsor the illumination to celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary or to remember a loved one. A donation of £10 will light the church for a week. 

Please let me have your dedications before 1st of each month. Each month’s dedications will be displayed on the noticeboard, the website and will be circulated to the village email list.

You can pay by bank transfer to Sort Code 40 09 02, Account Number 31812556 or in cash to Gill Brounger (Newton Cottage, Green Lane).

Thank you to those who have kindly made dedications in the last quarter.

 Paula Staples

Harvest Thanksgiving – Decoration

Poster for Harvest thanksgiving, September 2017

We are planning to decorate the church at 10.30 am this Saturday the 23rd for the harvest service.  Would you be kind enough to bring any gifts of fresh produce or dry goods, tins etc.on  Saturday morning. After the Service the  fresh produce will be sold at the McMillan coffee morning, and the dry goods, tins etc which will  be given to the homeless via the Salvation Army.

We do hope you will all come to celebrate this years harvest at the  Service on Sunday 24th at 11.15.

New Pictures In the Gallery

We have added some new pictures to the gallery for you enjoyment.  The pictures have been kindly provided by Rob Lawrence from the Clarion Concert and Singing for Syria which took place earlier in the year.  We have also added pictures from the South Newington Flower Show, which was held last month.

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On Wednesday 6th Sept 2017 the South Newington Parish Council convened an extraordinary PC meeting to discuss the proposed introduction of a weight limit for traffic travelling through Burford, with new signage being introduced to divert traffic along alternate routes.  At the meeting a representative from Burford Town Council spoke and presented output from traffic surveys which have been conducted, to encourage us to support this endeavour.   

The statistics presented did suggest a reduction in HGV traffic coming through our village would result from this change, but it was unclear by what extent.

The South Newington PC will be supporting the Burford weight limit initiative and are seeking extra time to compile a full response.  

Details of this consultation with OCC can be found by following the link attached.  Please review the OCC page where you have an opportunity to make your own comments on the matter.

Response from South Newington Parish Council:-

“South Newington Parish Council (SNPC) would like to respond to the consultation for the proposed above changes.  SNPC strongly supports the proposals, as the reduction in HGV traffic through Burford will not only protect the historic streets of this medieval town, but should reduce the traffic flows of HGVs to surrounding towns and villages, including South Newington, a Conservation Area.  We would ask that new signage directing HGVs to Banbury on the A40 are placed on the A361/A40 roundabout to the south of the town centre.  This would ensure that HGV traffic use the recommended route on the Oxfordshire Freight Gateway website, which is via the A40, A34 and M40.”

South Newington Parish Council

Reporting Potholes

We have added a link to the website under the Parish Council Menu which will take you to the Cherwell FixMyStreet webpage.  At this site you are able to easily report potholes and other items to Cherwell District Council.

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 A photograph of hard-back books on a bookshelf.


A selection from the books that were unsold at the Flower Show book stall have been placed at the back of the church.

Please help yourself to the books and kindly put a donation in the box in the wall to the left of the door on your way out.

The books will be changed periodically.  Please feel free to add others that you may have finished with.

Thank you