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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Village Produce Show

The Friends of St Mary’s have organised an exciting family event for the Autumn.  On Saturday 11th September there will be a Village Produce Show in St Mary’s Church from 2pm to 4:30pm.

There are prizes for adults and children with five main sections: Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Baking and Preserves; so start growing your prize winning flowers, fruit and vegetables now, or planning your best baking and preserving recipes.

Everyone is encouraged to submit entries.  Admission to the show is 50p for adults and free for children under 16.  Refreshments will be available.

Flyers and entry forms for the event should be appearing in residents’ letterboxes over the next day or two.  Completed entry forms should be dropped into the submissions box at St. Mary’s Church by Sunday 5th September.

Download the show details and entry form.

For more information email fosmlw@longwittenham.com.

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Abingdon Road, Clifton Hampden

Residents driving to Clifton Hampden and beyond should be aware that there are roadworks on Abingdon Road.  As these block one side of the road (opposite the Village Hall), the contractor has installed temporary four-way traffic lights.

The lights are causing delays, even at quieter times of the day.  You are advised to allow extra time for your journeys. Continue reading

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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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Didcot Road 19th April

The Parish Council has been advised by Vanderbilt Homes that road works will take place on Didcot Road starting on Monday 19th April for a period of two weeks.  See the notice below from Peter Hutson, Vanderbilt’s Head of Construction:

Please be advised that contractors working on behalf of Vanderbilt Homes have applied for and received licenses from OCC to complete two elements of road Continue reading

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Village Pubs Reopen

The village pubs, which have been closed since December, reopened for outdoor customers on Monday 12th April.  Indoor openings will have to wait until 17th May.

At The Plough Inn customers can order drinks and food outdoors in the garden.  Food is served at between 12noon and 3pm and 6pm and 9pm, and on Sundays between 12noon and 3pm.  The Plough has heaters under its pergola on the patio Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Homes Update

Vanderbilt Homes has submitted a further planning application for its housing development on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road.

This is another ‘discharge of conditions’, which means that it deals with the conditions specified by the planning inspector when the outline planning permission was granted for the site in January 2018.

This application contains an Energy Statement, prepared by a company called Energist, Continue reading

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Athletics Club Events

Long Wittenham Athletics Club is looking forward to the Summer and the easing of Covid restrictions with several events planned for the village at Bodkins Field.

On 1st May there will be a nine-a-side football tournament with a beer and cider festival.

On 19th June the annual rounders tournament will be staged and the club will be seeking Continue reading

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Pump Track at Acklings

Plans are well in hand to build a ‘Pump Track’ at the Acklings play area.  A pump track is a circuit of bumps and banked turns for riding around on a bike.

It is designed to accommodate all ages: older riders enjoy practising tricks on the hills, while younger children can run up and down the hills or go over them on their balance bikes. Continue reading

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May Local Elections

Local elections will take place on Thursday 6th May.  All residents in Oxfordshire will be voting for the Police & Crime Commissioner and county councillors, and some areas may have a by-election or a Neighbourhood Plan referendum.

In Long Wittenham we have two elections.  For the Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Police there are four candidates: Matthew David Continue reading

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His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Long Wittenham Parish Council is saddened to learn that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle on 9th April.

The council offers its condolences and sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of The Royal Family. Continue reading

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