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 such as information about Coronavirus.

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OCC Newsletter

Residents who are not already subscribers to Oxfordshire County Council’s digital newsletter “Your Oxfordshire” may like to download the latest edition.

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Please Dispose of Dog Waste Responsibly

The Parish Council has had reports of bags of dog waste being thrown into gardens.

Residents are reminded that dog waste should be disposed of responsibly.  There are numerous litter bins around the village, all of which can be used.  If a public bin is full, please take the waste home and dispose of it in your own bin.

If you come across this antisocial behaviour, please let the Parish Clerk know at Continue reading

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Junction of Didcot Road and Sires Hill 1st to 3rd February

It has come to the Parish Council’s attention that utility repair and maintenance work has been scheduled to take place at the junction of Didcot Road and Sires Hill between 1st and 3rd February.

The work will be carried out by Thames Water.  There will be multi-way traffic signals, so delays are possible.

See the details below from the One.Network website. Continue reading

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South News – January 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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Parish Council Elections

Local government elections will be taking place in Oxfordshire this year on Thursday 4th May and this includes your parish council.

The Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils (OALC) is running free online So you want to be a councillor? sessions over the next couple of months, so if you want to know what being a parish councillor involves, these are for you. Continue reading

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Overgrown Hedges and Blocked Footways

The Parish Council has recently received several complaints that some hedges in the village have been allowed to grow over the footways reducing the width to walk along.

This makes it very difficult for residents with small children and pushchairs, anyone in a wheelchair, or in bad cases where the hedge is very overgrown, for Continue reading

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Planning Application

The Parish Council has been advised by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) of a new planning application within the village.

The application, at The Little House, High Street, Long Wittenham, is for alterations to the roof of the existing the barn/workshop to the rear of the house.

The details may be viewed on the SODC website: Continue reading

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Bus Service Update

Going Forward Buses, the company that provides the Monday and Wednesday bus service through the village, has advised the Parish Council that due to sudden driver illness it may need to reduce its services.

It hopes to cover all routes this week (23rd-27th January) but from Monday 30th January it is likely that it will only be able to run one bus.  For logistical reasons this may mean that Continue reading

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Community Speedwatch

The Long Wittenham Community Speedwatch Group is almost up and running.

Parish Councillor David Corney has recruited six residents and they have received training from Thames Valley Police (TVP).  A further two volunteers are soon to undergo training.

The group await the allocation of a speed gun so that they can commence operations. Continue reading

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Spring Litter Pick & Pound Tidy-up

If you are not busy on Saturday 25th February between 9.30am and noon, your village needs you.

Volunteers are wanted to come along to the village hall where you will be provided with hi-viz jackets, gloves, rubbish bags and litter pickers.

You choose an area of the village that you would like to “litter pick”.  The rubbish is returned to the village hall and you will be rewarded with tea and cake, plus the pleasure of Continue reading

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