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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Volunteers Wanted

Pendon Museum has been approached by some people from the village about the use of the museum as a local resource.

The idea of a pop-up café has been mentioned and this is something that the museum would really love to support but it needs volunteers to help make it happen.

If you are interested in getting involved then please contact Emma Midgley, Museum Manager, at emma.midgley@pendonmuseum.com.

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Secondary School Applications

Parents and guardians can now apply for their year six child to attend a secondary school for September 2023.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is encouraging parents and guardians to list four preferences on their application.  This does not make it less likely that their first preference will be offered, but it does reduce the risk of all preferences being unsuccessful and children being allocated a place at a school that is not named on their list. Continue reading

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Better Housing, Better Health

The Parish Council has been asked by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to promote Better Housing, Better Heath.

Better Housing Better Health is a free service, supported by OCC, that provides a single point of contact for expert advice to improve the energy efficiency of your home, reduce energy consumption, manage energy bills, and give you better home comfort. 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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Cost of Living Campaign

Age UK Oxfordshire has asked the Parish Council to publicize its information campaign about the Cost of Living Crisis.

Most people will have concerns about the impact of the spiralling cost of living as Winter approaches.  Age UK has specific concerns for older people and carers, particularly those who are managing on a fixed income.  It is aware Continue reading

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Waste and Recycling Collections

Residents are reminded that, owing to the bank holiday for the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, waste collections will be a day later this week – see the table below for details.

More information on the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) website: Continue reading

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South News – September 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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Can You Help Your Village School?

The Primary School is looking for volunteers who might be interested in supporting and developing its after-school clubs timetable.

Do you have a spare hour or two a week?  Do you enjoy nurturing and educating the next generation of gardeners, artists, musicians, architects?  The school would love to be able to offer the children clubs such as gardening, arts and crafts, board Continue reading

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Fun Run Roundup

Eighty-four competitors, including twenty-five children, took part in the twelfth annual Long Wittenham Fun Run on Sunday (18th), raising money for a variety of village causes.

Euan Lewis, aged just 14 from Didcot, won the race and set a new course record for Under 18 boys, in a time of 17mins 45secs, breaking the previous course record which had stood for six years. Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 20th September

The Parish Council meeting that was postponed on 8th September will now take place in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Tuesday 20th September.

All residents are invited to attend.  Download the agenda here.

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