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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Electric Blanket Testing

Oxfordshire Trading Standards is again offering is annual free electric blanket testing for residents.

Blankets will be collected from homes, taken to be tested and returned the same day.  A plastic bag and label will be posted prior to collection.

Testing will take place from Monday 20th to Friday 24th September and Monday 4th to Friday 8th October.

To book your collection email communityengagement@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01865 895999 Option 1.  If you know of someone who might benefit from this, please send them the flyer.

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Garden Waste Collections Suspended

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has asked the Parish Council to let residents know that it is suspending garden waste collections.

This is due to the ongoing issues of a shortage of HGV drivers, as a result of the pandemic and Brexit, who are needed to drive its waste collection vehicles.

More details on the SODC website.

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Didcot Garden Town Newsletter

Residents who are not already subscribers may want to read the latest edition of the Didcot Garden Town Newsletter.

See the South Oxfordshire District Council website for more information about the Didcot Garden Town project.

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Electric Vehicle Events

Three test drive events are taking place in Oxfordshire next month to showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and an innovative new way of charging them aimed at people without off-street parking.

Oxfordshire’s park and charge team will be running live roadshow events in Abingdon, Witney and Henley in August.  These free events will be an opportunity for residents to learn more about EVs and the different options for making the switch. Continue reading

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Household Waste and Recycling Centres Survey

Resident are urged to have their say on the county’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs).

Oxfordshire County Council has started a consultation process to find out the views of residents, businesses and other organisations on the service that is provided now and what they might like to see in the future.

The council currently provides seven HWRCs for residents to bring household waste for Continue reading

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Annual Voter Registration

South Oxfordshire District Council is sending a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to every home requiring the residents to check the details of everyone over the age of 16 that lives in their property.  Local authorities need to do this by law each year in order to ensure the electoral register is up to date.

The letter people receive in July/August will depend on whether or not records indicate that there has been a change in the registered voters living at their property.  For instance, Continue reading

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Dog Fouling

The Parish Council has been asked by South Oxfordshire District Council to share this letter about dog fouling with residents.

 

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Out-of-hours Highways Service

A new telephone number – 01223 849731 – has been launched for Oxfordshire residents to call for urgent, out of hours, highways related issues.

People can now report a highways matter to Oxfordshire County Council outside normal office hours – including evenings, weekends and bank holidays – if there are concerns about it causing an accident or damaging property.  The call adviser will discuss the urgency of the issue and take appropriate action Continue reading

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Oxford-Cambridge Arc Consultation

People across South Oxfordshire are being urged to have their say on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, a Government led project which will have an impact on the district in the future.

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc includes the area between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge and aims to make significant economic, social and environmental improvements across the region by 2050 and beyond.  It supports over Continue reading

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Planning Application

The Parish Council has been advised by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) of a new planning application within the village.

The application, at Challis Farm, High Street, Long Wittenham, is for the replacement of timber windows and doors with like for like replacement frames with slimline double glazed units.

The details may be viewed on the SODC website: Continue reading

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