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.

Complete the “Subscribe” option at the bottom right of this page to be notified by email when village news is posted.

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Village Equipment Register

Do you look after equipment owned by the village and used for village events?  The Parish Council has been asked to compile and maintain a register of this equipment so that those organising events can contact those who look after it and arrange to use it.

There are already a number of items on the register.  If you look after something that is not already there, please contact Martin Elliff at martin.elliff@mail.com and provide details of the item(s), together with your name and contact details (telephone number and email address).

When the register is complete, it will be published on the “Our Village” section of this website.

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Kler Comments Online

We understand that some residents are having problems trying to make comments about the Kler appeal using the online link.  It does work, but the steps required might not be obvious:

Click this link:


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Local Elections 2019

A reminder that District and Parish Council elections will take place on 2nd May.

Long Wittenham should have seven parish councillors, although currently there are only six.  Those wishing to stand for the parish council have until 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April to submit their nomination form.  For more information contact the parish clerk at longwittpc@hotmail.co.uk. Continue reading

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Fun Run 2019

The entry form for this year’s Fun Run on Sunday 2nd June is now available and can be download here.  Completed forms should be submitted by post until 31st May to: West End Cottage, High St, Long Wittenham, OX14 4QD.  Entries will be accepted on the day until 10.45am.

Entry fees are ₤5 for adults, £1 for youths (under 18) and ₤10 for a family.  Make cheques payable to: “Wittenham Warriors”. Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan Update

There follows the text of an email sent by South Oxfordshire District Council regarding the latest consultation on the revised Neighbourhood Development Plan:

You may recall that we carried out a publicity period on the Reviewed Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan in late 2018.  This gave the local community and statutory consultees an opportunity to comment on the reviewed Continue reading

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The Pirates of Penzance

Opera Anywhere is coming to Long Wittenham to perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s very popular comic opera The Pirates of Penzance for one night only at St Mary’s Church at 7:30 on Saturday 4th May.  The show will be presented by the The Friends of St Mary’s, in aid of the church.

Opera Anywhere is renowned for performing unique versions of operas, old and new, in unusual and interesting locations.  Founded in 2000, the company Continue reading

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Fun Run 2019 – Change of Date

The previously announced date of this year’s Long Wittenham Fun Run has been changed to Sunday 2nd June.  As before, it will start at 11am from The Plough.

Volunteers of help and participants of all ages will be very welcome.

Please text or email Prew Bowtell (contact details below) if you can spare some time to help with marshalling/recording or various other useful jobs. Continue reading

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Annual Parish Assembly Report

About two dozen people attended the Annual Parish Assembly on Thursday 14th March in the village hall at which representatives of village groups and organisations gave presentations on their activities during the last year and their plans for the future.

The meeting was opened by Gordon Rogers, Chairman of the Parish Council, who welcomed the speakers and residents, and talked about the main challenges for the council over the past year. Continue reading

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OCC Infrastructure Bid Success

It was announced in this week’s Government Spring Statement that the bid by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) for funding infrastructure to support the housing growth in the district has been successful and the county will receive funding from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).

The bid was related to four major transport schemes for the southern Oxfordshire area: Continue reading

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Outlook Newsletter

Residents who have not received the Spring 2019 edition of South Oxfordshire District Council’s newsletter, or who would prefer to read it online can view or download it here.

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