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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Keeping the Village Litter Free in Lock Down

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, it has not been possible to organise the usual twice-yearly Village Litter Picks.

However, if residents feel the urge to go on their own Litter Pick, the Parish Council has purchased a few ‘Pickers’ which are available to borrow, together with Hi-Viz vests and rubbish sacks.

Please contact Councillor Sally Duff at richsal2000@yahoo.co.uk or call 01865 407788 / 07899 097612.

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Trading Standards Campaigns

The Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards team has asked the Parish Council to share the following information about two campaigns that will be launched next week, which they hope will be beneficial to residents.

On 30th November, the England Illegal Money Lending Team is launching its annual ‘Stop Loan Sharks Week’ Christmas campaign.  The theme this year is avoiding loan sharks online amid concerns that more people are falling prey to Continue reading

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Burcot and Clifton Hampden Neighbourhood Plan

Burcot and Clifton Hampden Parish Council has unveiled details of its Neighbourhood Plan and would like to hear the public’s views.  The council says that the Plan will secure the future of the community and amenities in the face of the direct threat posed by the massive developments planned for Culham and Berinsfield.

More details, including a video overview of the proposed plans, are on the Burcot and Clifton Hampden Parish Council website: Continue reading

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District Councillor Letter

Residents who have been following the progress of South Oxfordshire District Council’s Local Plan, will be interested to read a letter which our district councillor, Sam Casey-Rerhaye, sent to the editor of the Oxford Mail/Times yesterday.

Read the letter here.

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Long Wittenham Christmas Trail

The village is being decorated for Christmas!  Forty houses will be displaying Christmas pictures or models during the month of December.  It is hoped that our children will enjoy walking round and discovering all the exhibits.

Each family at the Primary School and Pre-school have received information, including a trail pack to record their answers and a completion certificate.  If you have not received a pack or require more, it can be downloaded here.  For more information contact Janet Continue reading

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Oxford Zero Emission Zone Consultation

The final consultation for the proposed Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has now opened and runs until midnight on Sunday 17th January.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Oxford City Council are asking for views from residents, businesses and visitors on a revised ZEZ pilot proposal after a similar consultation was paused in March 2020 because of the pandemic.

The proposed ZEZ pilot aims to reduce the city’s air pollution levels, tackle the climate Continue reading

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Village Welcome Pack

The Parish Council has put together a ‘Welcome Pack’ for new residents to help them to settle into our community as quickly as possible.

It lists local services, businesses, clubs and societies, as well as social events which take place in the village, and provides contact details for the organisations included. Continue reading

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District Councillor Grants

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has announced that district councillor community grants are now available.  Our councillor, Sam Casey-Rerhaye, has £5,000 to share between the seven parishes in her ward.

The grants are available to non-profit community organisations whose primary purpose is to benefit the residents of South Oxfordshire. Continue reading

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New Bus Service to Didcot

A new bus service is coming to Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden.  From 4th January, Thames Travel will be operating a service linking Didcot with the Culham Science Centre and Berinsfield.  There will be seven buses a day, five days a week, Mondays to Fridays.

Bus Service 95 runs between Didcot Station and Culham Science Centre, stopping at the Orchard Centre, Ladygrove shops, The Plough and Clifton Hampden Post Office.  Service 95B operates between Didcot and Berinsfield and will also call at Long Wittenham and Continue reading

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Death of an Intrepid Cyclist

Come rain, come shine, Roger Stone was a regular cyclist on most days between the village and Didcot.  But the familiar site of Roger on his bicycle is now a closed chapter.  He died recently at his home in Saxon’s Heath from pneumonia after suffering from cancer.  He was seventy-seven.

Roger was born and raised in Long Wittenham and lived with his parents, Jean and Harold, in Fieldside before moving to a property in the High Street and later to a flat in Continue reading

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