Coronavirus — COVID-19
Local Information on Coronavirus
- Government Advice
- Local Help
- Local Activities
- Local Suppliers
National Lockdown (from 5th January)
Tier 4 Rules (from 26th December)
Rules for Christmas (23–27 December)
Tier 2 Rules
New Government rules for November 2020 Lockdown
Oxfordshire County Council Press office Warning about Cororonvirus scams
Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)
Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
Community Support Network
If you need to self-isolate and need help with accessing supplies, several villagers have offered to help. If you contact us via the Form to contact the website or via email, we will put you in touch.
SSSC are running weekly bake-off challenges for households to post their creations.
See the announcement page for entry details and recent winners
Online general knowledge quizzes with a Souldern local interest. Some suitable for all ages.
Bike Loan: three bikes are available for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency to borrow. 1 large, 2 medium, Contact Nick Oakhill, The Barn House.
There is a milkman delivering to Souldern three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. He not only delivers milk but you can order a whole range of groceries including bread, cheese, eggs, juice, fruit and veg, vegan, dairy free, household and garden items. Set up an account online and you can order online or on their app up until 9pm the night before for delivery by 7am. Delivery is free. Go to milkandmore.co.uk
The Fox Inn is now open for drinks, eating in, and also takeway meals.
The Opening times and Menu vary according to current rules but are posted to the pub Facebook page and also to the village SSSC WhatsApp group.
For more information or to book a Cabana call us on 01869345284. (Booking Highly Recommended To Avoid Disappointment.)
So, launching today in advance of the instructions for the elderly and vulnerable to self isolate for weeks, Wrightons in Fritwell are beginning an emergency supplies system for neighbours in the village to help those who cannot get out.
Please visit the Wrightons website to find the current order form. wrightons.co.uk
Please note, Wrightons are not delivering. They will prepare shopping orders to their best ability using available supplies on two days a week. Orders will be totalled, and calls made to collect payment via debit / credit card.
If you know someone who cannot, or will not leave the house, and needs help, then please introduce yourself and offer your support. Please help each other in this time of need. Please try to make sure you help neighbours who you know personally.
A.E. Prentice Local Deliveries
We sell coal and smokeless fuels, logs, kindling wood and firelighters, and Flogas bottled gas cylinders.
We now have multi purpose compost (Durstons) in stock at AE Prentice — 50l bags with John Innes — 4 bags for £19 or individual bags for £5. Also lumpwood charcoal 5Kg bags for £5.50.
All of the above available for collection from our yard gates (B4100 at the top of the hill outside Souldern) or delivery to Souldern.
Please call 01869 346800.
Wriggly Monkey Brewery
Local brewer Wriggly Monkey offering free delivery to Souldern.
Checkout choices from the Wriggly Monkey Website or phone 07590 749062 or 01869 246599
Also beer yeast available free of charge to any village bakers. Leave a clean jar, with your name & phone number on the doorstep of Ryleens Cottage and Susan and Luke will let you know when it is ready. Thanks!
Fish and Chips
Howe & Co Fish and Chips visiting the village Easter Saturday (Bovewell between 5.45pm – 6.05pm) and perhaps other days check their website or phone 07484 360719
Nash’s Bakery visits the village (Village Hall Car Park) on Friday Mornings. Last weekly visit: 29th May.
Online Green Grocer based in Banbury that will deliver to this area producewarriors.com/.
Bicester Sushi providers will deliver to Souldern. See their website or contact them at 07501 090507.
Buckingham Garden Centre
We also want to do everything we can to help our customers who find themselves stuck at home to be able to get out in the garden and get some fresh air which is important to maintain physical and mental health. We have therefore enlarged our local delivery service and reduced the costs. We are able to deliver anything in the Garden Centre - from plants and composts, gifts and items in our food hall (including jams, biscuits, eggs, meat and our home cooked frozen meals). To place an order, please call: 01280 822133
Greatfield Plants Nursery
Greatfield Plants Nursery
David from Brackley Market Plant Stall is taking orders over the phone and will deliver from his nursery in Greatworth. Click web link above for details.
Magda Polakow artwork
Local Souldern artist: If you would like something special, personalised illustration (also designs for greeting cards, invitations etc.) or any other make, please contact me. I’m always happy to challenge myself. Please keep in mind that I only take a limited amount of custom orders each year.