South Oxfordshire Networking Group

The South Oxfordshire Networking Group brings the district council together with other public service providers in the area as well as representatives of the business, voluntary and community sectors.


The South Oxfordshire Partnership (SOP) was set up in 2004 by the district council to help it prepare its first community strategy.  

As local strategic partnerships are now no longer a statutory requirement, the district council carried out a review of the partnership with SOP board members in spring 2012.

There was agreement at the July 2012 SOP meeting that the partnership would no longer meet formally but would hold a more informal networking meeting to discuss topical issues, to update partners on current work and share future plans. 

Past achievements of the partnership

You can still view minutes from the last few partnership meetings by using the download links on the right hand side of this page.  There is also a link to the partnership’s rural transport review report and the Community Places Project final report (1.6 MB) PDF .

Notable achievements of the partnership include:

  • preparation of the sustainable communities strategies
  • support for the annual voluntary sector forum
  • adoption of the faith charter confirming that all partners recognise the important contribution that faith communities make to quality of life in the district
  • Community Places Project – Berinsfield, South Abingdon and Great Western Park

The existence of the partnership as a forum made it easier to bring together the partners required to achieve these and other projects.

The group is now known as the South Oxfordshire Networking Group and continues to keep in touch and share information.

For more information please contact Anne Richardson, Corporate Projects Officer using the community partnership email address on the right.

Last reviewed: 04 - 01 - 2017

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