Welcome to Long Wittenham

Welcome to the website for the village of Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire, England. Within these pages you will find information on the village, the Parish Council and its activities, a directory of local businesses and services, information on clubs and groups, and lots of other things too.

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Local Elections Jobs

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have asked the Parish Council to inform residents that there are a range of roles available for those eighteen-plus years of age at the local elections on Thursday 2nd May and overnight into Friday 3rd May.

The councils are looking for people to work as:

  • Overnight count assistants – £14 per hour – at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon
  • Overnight runners – £14 per hour – at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Abingdon
  • Poll clerks – £145 / £155 total – various locations
  • Presiding officers – £200 / £225 – various locations (previous polling station experience required)

To find out more and to apply please visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/electionjobs or southoxon.gov.uk/electionjobs

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Compost Giveaway

Gardeners in the village will be please to hear that South Oxfordshire District Council’s free compost give-away is back!  This year’s event, giving away locally produced compost, is on Saturday 11th May between 9am and 11am at Milton Park overflow car park, Park Drive, Milton OX14 4SR (next to Allmakes Ltd).

Take a box, bag or container (maximum of 4) and a shovel.  There will also be some free recycling goodies available and the opportunity to pick up kitchen caddies and liners Continue reading

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Litter Pick Report

A stalwart team of residents, armed with bags, gloves and litter-picker sticks spent more than two hours last Saturday morning collecting rubbish which littered many parts of the village.  Plastic bottles, paper, and cardboard were the biggest offenders.

The team also collected an astonishing array of discarded items including, old motorcycle tyres, rubber strips, empty bags of fertilizer, heavy duty plastic Continue reading

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New Bus Service

A new bus service will soon be arriving in the village.  Going Forward Buses is introducing a Wallingford to Didcot service calling at Long Wittenham on Wednesdays starting on 24th April.  The return journey from Broadway in Didcot will be nearly two hours later.

The 15-seater mini-bus will leave The Plough at Long Wittenham at 10.11am arriving at the Tesco store in Didcot at 10.18.  Other stops are: Aldi (10.21), Broadway (10.23) and the Continue reading

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Kler Appeal Update

Nearly one hundred and fifty residents have objected to the Kler Group’s plan to re-align parts of Didcot Road to facilitate the entrance to their housing development on the corner of Didcot Road and Fieldside.

A petition signed by one hundred and fifteen residents was sent to the planning inspectorate and a further thirty online protests were lodged. Continue reading

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Village Meeting Report

More than thirty people attended the meeting in the village hall last evening to hear a progress report on the Community Hub from Chris Brotherton, director of Thomas Homes, the parish council’s chosen developer.

Mr Brotherton presented a plan of the site and showed indicative views of the housing, schools and village hall.  He said that there would be a mix of traditional red brick and Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Quarry Update

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has yet again postponed the meeting to consider the Hills Quarry Product planning application.  It will now not be on 15th April as previously suggested.  The next possible date is Monday 3rd June at 2pm, but it is possible that the date will slip again.

We understand that the reason for the delay is that Hills are reviewing the height of their Continue reading

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Parish & District Council Elections

Only our six current parish councillors were nominated to stand in the elections on Thursday 2nd May, and as this falls short of the seven councillors allowed for the village, they will be automatically re-elected, uncontested.

There will be an election for our district councillor and details of the those who have been nominated can be found on the candidates page of the South Continue reading

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Village Equipment Register

The Village Equipment Register lists equipment owned by the village that can be used for community events.  If you are running a village event and want to borrow one or more of the items listed, please contact the person who looks after them.

If you have equipment that can be used for village events that is not already listed, please send the details to the website administrator: Continue reading

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South News – April Edition

Residents who are not already subscribers to South Oxfordshire District Council’s digital newsletter “South News” may like to download the latest edition here.

 

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