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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Watch Out, Thieves About!

There have been reports of recent nefarious activity in the village.  A catalytic converter was stolen from a car in Saxons Heath during the night last week, and someone was caught on camera in a garden in St John’s Row, again at night.

Residents are advised to be vigilant, keep sheds, outhouses and cars locked, and report any suspicious activity to the police.

Please pass on this message to neighbours.

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Off-Street Parking Consultation

Residents in South Oxfordshire are being encouraged to give their views on proposed changes to parking arrangements in the district council’s off-street car parks.

Over the summer, South Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet agreed to amend the district’s parking policy, including changes to charging periods to ensure all towns are treated equally, and measures designed to encourage the use of electric vehicles in order help tackle the climate emergency by reducing emissions. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Collections

After Hallowe’en, don’t forget to put out any pumpkins that can’t be used in cooking or composting, for food waste recycling.  They will be collected by the bin crews if left next to the food waste bin on the appropriate collection day.  Please remove any candles.

The pumpkins, like other food waste recycling, will be taken to a processing centre in Oxfordshire where they will be transformed into fertiliser and green electricity. Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Newsletter

Read the Autumn edition of the Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale quarterly newsletter.

This issue includes a news update, provides information on the partial reopening of the Citizens Advice offices, and hears from one of the advice supervisors about a typical day in the new ‘virtual’ office.

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Crime and Security Websites

A resident has suggested that the following two websites might be useful in protecting ourselves from crime:

https://www.immobilise.com/
This is the National Property Register that anyone can use for free to log valuable items.  Anything with a serial number can be entered.  For items without serial numbers, such as jewellery or bikes, you can buy security stickers, pens or RFID tags to attach to them, and then log these on the database. Continue reading

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High Street Roadworks

The roadworks which had been scheduled to start on the High Street earlier in the month, are now expected to start on Monday 26th October.  The works will create new ramped cycle by-pass lanes at the two build-outs opposite Red Barn and No 35.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by 6th November.

Temporary traffic lights will be used to manage the work and road closures are not anticipated.

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Artweeks May Festival 2021

Oxfordshire Artweeks is open to all: amateur and professional artists/craft makers alike, galleries, community and charity groups that live or work in Oxfordshire.

To register for Artweeks 2021 visit www.artweeks.org.  The deadline for registering exhibition entries is 31st January 2021.

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Support St Mary’s Through Amazon

The Friends of St Mary’s support the church by helping with maintenance and providing little extras when Parochial Church Council resources are stretched.

They usually raise money for this by running events throughout the year.  However, with the Covid-19 crisis making this difficult, they have been looking for new fund raising opportunities.

The Friends have signed up with Amazon Smile, which is a programme that donates 0.5% Continue reading

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Home Library Service

The Oxfordshire Home Library Service is offered in partnership with Age UK to people who are unable to visit the library themselves through frailty, infirmity or a disability and have no other means of getting access to reading materials.  Full-time carers and those who might need the service on a short-term basis following debilitating illness or hospitalisation can apply too.

For the service to work, lots of volunteers are needed.  Maybe you or someone you know Continue reading

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Westfield Play Area

Pictured below is the new play equipment at the Westfield Road play area.

The Parish Council obtained a grant for nearly half the total cost of just over £12,000 from the FCC Communities Foundation who provide grants on behalf of waste contractors.  The Wittenham Warriors also supported the project.

Standing next to the new equipment is prime mover and project manager Cllr Sally Duff Continue reading

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