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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Quiz and Games Evening

The Pre-School will be holding a Quiz and Games evening at the Village Hall on Friday 25th February starting at 7:30pm.

There will be music, games, a quiz, drinks, nibbles and plenty of laughs.

Bring a team along, or join one on the night.  Tickets are £2 per person from the Pre-School.  More details on the flyer below.

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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 Traffic Calming Consultation

Residents will remember that Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) consulted last April over plans for a new traffic calming measure as a result of the Vanderbilt housing development.

Those original plans have been amended and OCC is now seeking views on a revised proposal for a ‘kerbed’ build-out traffic calming feature on Didcot Road, approximately 60 metres north west of its junction with Saxons Heath.  The feature includes a ‘Road Hump’ with adjacent traffic island (within the Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan Update

The revised Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) continues to make good progress.

Over two years ago, following the previous consultation on the NDP, Historic England scheduled (as a Historic Monument) part of the Community Hub site included in the NDP.  The site was scheduled because of evidence of an Anglo-Saxon settlement, including two significant buildings.  Once a site is scheduled it is very difficult to build on it. Continue reading

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Joint Design Guide Consultation

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are asking for views on their draft Joint Design Guide, which provides guidance on how new development in our area can be designed and constructed to the highest quality and sustainability.

As a Supplementary Planning Document, once adopted, it will be a material consideration in any future planning decisions the councils make. Continue reading

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Main Road Appleford Closure

The Parish Council has been advised by the Network Management team at Oxfordshire County Council that a temporary road closure will apply to a section of Main Road in Appleford whilst new far side barrier pipe water connection works are carried out.

The closure and will operate from 18th January up to and including 21st January.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within Continue reading

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Save the Date – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Long Wittenham will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June 2022 from 2pm to 5pm.

Residents can look forward to a street parade, a tea party at The Plough Inn, a swing band, beer, lemonade, ice creams, and mostly, lots of fun for everyone, young, old and all inbetween.  Villagers will be encouraged to decorate their houses for the occasion.  More details to follow.

If you would like to get involved with organising, please contact Sally Duff on 01865 Continue reading

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20mph Bin Stickers

Many residents have 30mph stickers on their waste bins.  If you would like a replacement 20mph sticker, please send your name and address to the Parish Clerk at longwittpc@hotmail.co.uk.  The Parish Council will purchase and distribute them.

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New Bus Services Plan

Going Forward Buses, which operates a Monday only D1 service between Didcot and the village, plans to put on additional services on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Much depends on whether the bus company can recruit a driver.  Permission for the new service will also have to be sought from the Traffic Commissioners.  The managing director of the company, Mike Ward, said: “I am reasonably confident that I will be able to make these changes to the service and run buses Continue reading

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Virtual Parish Council Meetings

Residents will be aware that the Parish Council cancelled this month’s meeting owing to the current Covid situation.  At the start of the pandemic, the Government passed legislation to allow councils to meet remotely.  That legislation expired in May last year and since then, councils have been required by law to meet face-to-face.

National organisations such as the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Local Government Association (LGA), Association of Democratic Service Officers (ADSO) and Continue reading

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