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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New Pendon Website

Pendon Museum has launched a new website.  There are many new features to explore, including the library of 3D photographs and a description of a number of walks in the Vale of the White Horse that allow you to explore some of the actual buildings modelled at the museum.

Some areas of the new site are still under development, so visit regularly to enjoy the new features as they appear.

The museum will be next open at the weekend including Bank Holiday Monday (26th-28th May).

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Long Wittenham Man Wins Lottery

A village resident has won a prize in the weekly South Oxfordshire Charitable Lottery which started a few weeks ago.  The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, won £25 with his £1 ticket.  For each ticket he purchases, 50p goes to his nominated charity The Friends of St Mary’s, the village group that helps with the upkeep of the fabric of the church.

Asked what he plans to do with his winnings, the man said “I shall use it to purchase Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past.

This time, a postcard of Long Wittenham taken from the air in the late 1920s.  Download a higher resolution image here. Continue reading

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Parish Council Backs Fun Run

Long Wittenham Parish Council is giving financial support to the annual Fun Run and Walk which raises money for village projects.  The council has agreed to pay for medals and certificates and to provide insurance cover.

Last year the Run raised nearly £1,000 some of which went towards the new play equipment project in Bodkin’s Field and some to St Mary’s Church for help with the plan to build a new multi-access toilet. Continue reading

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Artweeks in The Wittenhams

The Wittenhams are well represented in this year’s Oxfordshire Artweeks which runs from Saturday 19th to Monday 29th May inclusive.  There are about twenty artists showing in total at The Sylva Wood Centre and Claire Owen’s pottery studio in Long Wittenham, and The White Cottage and The Earth Trust in Little Wittenham.

Visiting the four sites would make a wonderful afternoon out.  They are all within walking distance with pop-up cafes in most, just in case it is roasting and you fancy a cool drink or Continue reading

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Good Neighbours Birthday Bash

Long Wittenham Good Neighbours Group (GNG) celebrated its fourth birthday in early May with a special tea at the Dorchester Abbey tea rooms followed by a tour of the museum and abbey.

Steve Marsh, one of the group’s long-serving supporters who volunteers at the abbey, arranged the birthday celebration and the tea room laid on cream scones and homemade cakes.

The group, which is sponsored by the parish council, meets on the first Thursday of each Continue reading

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New Warning Signs for Cyclepath

New warning signs urging cyclist to be aware of horses along the Long Wittenham to Didcot cyclepath are to be erected by the parish council.  They will be sited at the entrance to the path at Acklings in the west end of the village and at the junction with the Appleford Road.

The cyclepath, which is part of the National Cycle Network, is widely used by cyclists, walkers and horse riders for recreation and access to Didcot for the Continue reading

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No Change On Parish Council

The Parish Council held its annual meeting on 10th May where Gordon Rogers was re-elected chairman and Martin Elliff was returned as vice-chairman.

Peter Rose continues to lead for the council on the revision of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) while Steve Brown looks after plans for the development of the Community Hub.  Sally Duff liaises with village organisations and is investigating a scheme to revitalize The Pound, a small piece of land off the High Street. Continue reading

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Woodwords at the Sylva Wood Centre

Don’t miss the second WoodWords literary evening to be held at Sylva Wood Centre on Thursday 24th May between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

Five authors will tell the stories behind their latest books – splinters and all:

Around the World in 80 Trees – Jonathan Drori, a former documentary film maker and executive producer at the BBC. Continue reading

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Charity Treasure Hunt

Come along to the Treasure Hunt in aid of Beagle Welfare on 20th May at The Athletics Club, Bodkins Field, OX14 4QW from 10:30am.

The Treasure Hunt is a walkies of about 3 miles, with clues to solve along the way  The team with the most correct answers in the fastest time wins a £50 voucher of their choice.  Every team will receive a goody bag at the finish and there will be a prize for the best team name, so get your thinking caps (or should that be pirate hats) on! Continue reading

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