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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Village Green Applications Near Day’s Lock

The Parish Council has only just been made aware that Oxfordshire County Council is running a public consultation on two applications to give village green status to fields next to Day’s Lock.

The applications were made to the county council after a new owner bought some of the land in that area in 2016.  Locals said they had used the fields and played sports on them for at least two decades and wanted to be able to carry on doing so.

The applications are for two areas of land.  One, which it calls “Day’s Lock”, is a 2.37 hectare portion of land on the banks of the Thames by the lock.  The other is a 3.03 hectare plot at nearby Dyke Hills.

In the official application notice on its website, the county council states that both bits of land are “claimed to have qualified for registration as a Town or Village Green on 1st November 2016 by virtue of use by inhabitants of the Parish of Dorchester-on-Thames and the Parish of Long Wittenham for lawful sports and pastimes as of right for a period of more than 20 years up to the date specified in the application”.

The consultation closes on Friday 25th January and residents are urged to comment.

View the full application and the consultation at:

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/DorchesterTVGconsultations/consultationHome

Send your comments to Lisa Gray at countrysiderecords@oxfordshire.gov.uk

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Big Lunch Update

Planning for the Village Big Lunch on Sunday 30th June at Bodkin’s Field is well underway.

The event will be more than just a bring and share lunch – lots of entertainments are planned: a brass band, Football for Fun, Human Bingo and other activities for everyone, young and old.  Put the date in your diary and come and celebrate our community.  The event also commemorates the Continue reading

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Waste/Recycling Tours

The Parish Council has been asked by the Waste Recycling Office of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to let residents know that tours of the food waste plant in Wallingford and the energy from waste plant at Ardley are available on a first come first served basis.

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Older People’s Strategy for Oxfordshire

Living longer and living better is the drive behind the Older People’s Strategy for Oxfordshire.

The strategy sets out how Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group will deliver a positive future for the county’s older population.  It was developed following feedback over a three-month Continue reading

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Annual Parish Assembly

The Annual Parish Assembly will take place on Thursday 14th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

This is an opportunity for residents to hear from the Chairman of the Parish Council, District & County Councillors, community groups and other organisations in the village about their achievements over the past year and plans for the next twelve months. Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Quarry Update

We have previously reported that the repeat planning application from Hills Quarry Products for the quarry at Fullamoor Farm might be heard on 21st January.

Our County Councillor Lynda Atkins has advise the Parish Council that this is not the case because additional information from Hills that was requested back in Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Plan 2050

A new website has been launched to provide information about the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.

The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing & Growth Deal, which will help deliver new homes, including affordable and social housing, and infrastructure to the county.

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Emerging Local Plan Consultation

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has been working on a new Local Plan to shape the future of the district.  Following extensive consultation and gathering of evidence, the plan is now available for public consultation (formally known as a “Regulation 19 publicity period”).  The Regulation 19 publicity period is open from today until 5pm on Monday 18th February 2019.

The emerging Local Plan and its supporting studies set out a vision for South Oxfordshire Continue reading

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So What’s It Worth?

Do you enjoy The Antiques Roadshow, Cash in the Attic or Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?  Then you won’t want to miss So What’s It Worth? – An evening with Jonty Hearnden, in Long Wittenham Village Hall on Friday 8th March.

Presented by The Friends of St Mary’s, this promises to be a light-hearted and entertaining
evening with one of the most recognisable faces on television when it comes to antiques.  Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 10th January

The Parish Council will hold its regular monthly meeting this coming Thursday evening (10th January) at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

Download the agenda here.

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