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Casual Vacancy Notice



Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of:

Michael Crawford

one (1) vacancy exists in the Council for Pyrton Parish

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten (10) local government

electors for the said electoral area submit a written request for an

election to be held to fill the vacancy to the Returning Officer, South

Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton,

Abingdon OX14 4SB within fourteen (14) days after public notice of the

vacancy has been given. In computing these fourteen (14) days

mentioned above disregard a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve,

Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or a day appointed for

Public Thanksgiving or Mourning.

If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by Co-option by the

Pyrton Parish Council.

If anyone is interested in filling the vacancy please contact Colin Ludlow,

Chairman of the Council tel: 01491 613 565.

Dated this 15th day of April 2021

Ian J. Parker

Clerk to Pyrton Parish Council

Message from Oxfordshire County Council requesting no bonfires during Coronavirus pandemic

Please do not light garden fires during the current coronavirus pandemic. The Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed for the time being and we need you to hold material for now.

As well as the danger of the fire spreading uncontrollably, there are people in the community living with serious respiratory problems, which could be made much worse if the sufferer is exposed to smoke from bonfires.

Instead please compost your garden waste where possible, and stack or bag up rubbish for disposal when the current emergency is over.

NOTICE OF ELECTION: South Oxfordshire District Council Election of District Councillors


South Oxfordshire District Council Election of District Councillors

Number of District Councillors to be elected in each ward: Benson & Crowmarsh 2 Haseley Brook 1 Berinsfield 1 Henley-on-Thames 3 Chalgrove 1 Kidmore End & Whitchurch 1 Chinnor 2 Sandford & the Wittenhams 1 Cholsey 2 Sonning Common 2 Didcot North East 3 Thame 3 Didcot South 3 Wallingford 2 Didcot West 2 Watlington 1 Forest Hill & Holton 1 Wheatley 1 Garsington & Horspath 1 Woodcote & Rotherfield 2 Goring 1

Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB between 10 am and 4 pm on any working day from the date of publication of this notice (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. 2.

Nomination papers for District Elections may be obtained at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB from the Returning Officer during the times stated above.

If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Applications can be made online:

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB by 5 pm on Monday 15 April 2019.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB by 5 pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB by 5 pm on Thursday 2 May 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Dated Tuesday 26 March 2019

Margaret Reed Returning Officer

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB

Pyrton Daffodil Sunday 24th March

Pyrton Daffodil Sunday is scheduled for 24 March 2019.  This event is organized by St Mary’s Church and the Pyrton Village Hall committee.  Details were announced in the Watlington-Pyrton-Shirburn Parish News for February/March 2019 on pages 12-13.
The Benefice Communion Service will be St Mary’s at 10:30am.  Afternoon teas will be available in the Village Hall 2-5pm

Conservation Area Appraisal Consultation Meeting 23rd July 2018

Pyrton Parish Council, with the assistance of South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC), has produced a draft conservation area appraisal for Pyrton.  We are proposing to revise the existing conservation area boundary.

You have an opportunity to comment on the appraisal during a public consultation period running from 11 July to 5pm on 22 August 2018.

There will be a meeting regarding this in Pyrton Village Hall on Monday 23rd July at 6.30pm with Samantha Allen, Conservation Officer from South Oxfordshire District Council.

The purpose of the appraisal is to define the special architectural or historic interest of the conservation area.  It will support SODC’s duty to consider the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of Pyrton when determining planning applications.

As well as being a material consideration in planning decisions, conservation area designation also affects the following:

  • Some works need planning permission (reduced permitted development rights). This includes demolition works. For more information click here.
  • Works to trees that have a trunk diameter over 75mm when measured at 1.5m from ground level. These works require notice to be given to council at least six weeks in advance of the works. For more information click here.

Viewing the appraisal

You can view the appraisal on SODC’s website.

Hard copies of the documents are available to view at St Mary’s Church, Pyrton. The documents are also available to view at SODC’s office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB during usual opening hours.

How to submit your comments

Your views are important to SODC and will help them to prepare the final version of the appraisal, so please have your say in one of the following ways:

Please note that you must provide your name and address for your comments to be considered. All representations and related documents will be held securely by SODC for a period of six months after the appraisal is adopted.

All responses received will be available for the public to view and will be shared on SODC’s website. If you are responding as an individual we will not share your contact details, however your name may be displayed; if you are responding as an organisation we will display your name and contact details next to your response.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the consultation. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact SODC by calling their Customer Service Team on 01235 422600.



Consultation on Redevelopment of PYR1 – 16th November 2017



Beechcroft Developments Ltd are holding a public exhibition to display ideas for the potential redevelopment of the above site to provide a care related development. Representatives from Beechcroft and their consultants will be available to answer any questions regarding the redevelopment.

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Pyrton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017 – 2033 Consultation Open 5th May – 16th June 2017

Pyrton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017 – 2033

Pyrton Parish Council Planning for the future of the parish

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Consultation Open 5 May – 16 June 2017


Pyrton would like to invite all relevant statutory consultation authorities and other interested parties from the wider community to make comment on our neighbourhood plan.  The consultation period begins Friday 5 May, 2017 and will conclude on Friday 16 June.  During this period, display copies will be available in the Pyrton Village Hall and St Mary’s Church located in the heart of the village.  In addition, the neighbourhood plan can be viewed on our website by following the link to ‘Pyrton Neighbourhood Plan’.


All comments are welcome!  Provide us your feedback by:

  1. Emailing
    1. Pyrton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at  OR
    2. Pyrton Parish Council at  OR
  2. Posting a letter to
    1. John Curtis, Chairman of Pyrton Parish Council, Lothlorien, Pyrton OX49 5AP  OR
    2. Genevieve Young, Clerk for Pyrton Parish Council, Christmas Cottage, Pyrton OX49 5AP

Thank you for your time in reviewing the plan and offering comment.

SODC’s Local Plan ‘Second Preferred Options document’


South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) Local Plan sets out how development will be planned and delivered across South Oxfordshire to 2033. The recently released ‘Second Preferred Options Document’ (read it online: or see a hardcopy at Watlington Library) continues to include a proposal to build a strategic development of 3,000 homes on Chalgrove airfield, creating a town the size of Thame or Wallingford.

To cater for the traffic generated development the document provides an extensive list of suggested improvements to road infrastructure, including a bypass around Watlington.

Even if you responded to the last Local Plan consultation, we urge you to respond again by the deadline of 17th May (e-mail or write to SODC planning policy, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon OX14 4SB).

John Cotton, the leader of SODC, in his foreward to the Local Plan states that ‘your response to the consultation is crucial’ and ‘it is our desire to let more of the decisions be made by communities for themselves.’

For further information and notes on this document see ‘Local News’ / ‘Local Plan update’