Neighbourhood Plan

Parish Plans have now been superseded by Neighbourhood Plans that aim to shape the development and growth of towns and villages in line with the needs and wishes of the community.

The Parish Council would like to start the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, and is looking for local residents to volunteer their time and energy. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on Neighbourhood Plans, see page 23 of the September 2015 issue of KBS News.

Waste and recycling

New waste and recycling information from White Horse District Council - what to do with all those bins...

For more information on recycling or waste visit their web site, or contact the Council's Waste Team on 01235 520202 or email them on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What's on for KidsChildrens' activities in the village

The village has lots of activities for children, and to make it easier for parents and children to know what's available for children at a glance, we've amalgamated all the village activities. Email us here if you have something you'd like to add.

 

 

Family days out in the area

Lots of ideas for family days out in the surrounding area can be found for kids and for adults. Look at both as some fall into both categories.

 

KBS 14+ Drop-in

A drop-in centre for children aged 14+ runs during school term at the Village Hall.

Village Hall

Village hall - exterior

The 'new' Village Hall is a facility of which the village can be justly proud. Opened in 1987, after a protracted period of active fund-raising and intense negotiations, it has received wide acclaim for its design and facilities.

It is a charity run by an elected Management Committee, and is available for group, society, club and personal bookings throughout the year.

For booking details and availability please ring phone Eric on 07771 539901 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VH Interior

Craft Exhibition 2013

Southmoor Baby and Toddler Group

Welcome to Southmoor Baby & Toddler group, which has been running for over 30 years. The group was based originally at the Methodist church and moved to Southmoor Village hall when it was built. It has been running regularly ever since.

 

We provide a friendly meeting place for parents, grandparents and carers. The group provides a safe, fun environment for your babies and toddlers to play and socialize. The group meets every Friday from 10 until 11.30am during term time only. We are an inclusive group and welcome new joiners from all locations. There is also plenty of free parking. Do come along and enjoy the benefits not only for your little one, but for you too! The cost is £2 per family with your first session free.

What we offer?

The group offers comfortable babies play area with lots of baby toys, play mats and play gym.

Activities for toddlers including:

• Crafts / play dough                                                                             • Lots of ride on toys
• Duplo toys and train set                                                                      • Play tents, Small slide and tunnel
• Well stocked dressing up rail encouraging role play                                  • A beautiful play kitchen with accessories
• Large and enclosed patio area to play in when the weather is nice            • Rhyme time with the musical instruments

 

The children are encouraged to sit up for a communal snack time which helps to develop their social skills. Included in the price are healthy snacks for the children, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits for the adults. We also encourage a breast feeding friendly environment.

Who runs the group?

The group is run entirely by the parents, grandparents and carers who bring their children along. Being a voluntary run group means that we are always looking for helpers. Any help, no matter how small, is always appreciated. We are run by a committee which is open to anyone and we are always looking for new members. As well as this, we have a weekly rota for helping set up and tidying away toys among other important jobs. Being involved gives you a tremendous opportunity to get to know other parents and many friendships have been forged in this way over the years.

Additional information

As stated before we are an inclusive group. If you are concerned about meeting the cost of the group please let us know as we can help with this.

Toys used at the group are available for hire with a donation of £10 which is excellent value for members. This would be great for birthday parties, christenings and other occasions!

Please note the hall does not provide any facilities for disposing of nappies therefore these must be taken with you at the end of each session.

If you would like further details about the group, or if you have toys that you no longer need and would like to donate, please contact the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      

Southmoor Village Hall, Draycott Road, Southmoor, Oxfordshire. OX13 5DU