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.

Complete the “Subscribe” option at the bottom right of this page to be notified by email when village news is posted.

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Scoop That Poop

Residents with dogs are reminded to please pick up after their pets. The Parish Council has had complaints about dog mess in a number of locations around the village.

Dog fouling can lead to a fine of £50.  If a person refuses to pay they can be taken to the local Magistrates Court for the offence and fined up to £1,000.  There is more information on the South Oxfordshire District Council’s website.

Your co-operation is appreciated.

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Bonfire Nuisance

Following some complaints from residents about bonfires causing a nuisance, the Parish Council would like to draw attention to South Oxfordshire District Council’s guidance on the matter:

https://www.southoxon.gov.uk/south-oxfordshire-district-council/environment-and-neighbourhood-issues/bonfires-and-nuisance-smoke/

Please be considerate of your neighbours.

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South News – October Edition

Residents who are not already subscribers to South Oxfordshire District Council’s digital newsletter “South News” may like to download the latest edition here.

 

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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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School Welcomes Afghan Refugees

The Village Primary school has welcomed fifteen children from Afghanistan who fled the country when the Taliban took control.  The acting head teacher, Gillian Seymour, said that while it had been a “whirlwind time for the school” the refugees had received a warm reception.

She said: “It was unexpected news that we would have the opportunity to offer places to the refugees who are currently living with their families in a hotel in Milton.  There has Continue reading

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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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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 Willingtons Barn, High Street, Long Wittenham, is for a two-storey dwelling house, with parking/turning area.

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

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Poppy Appeal Volunteers Needed

Prew Bowtell, Poppy Appeal Organiser for Long and Little Wittenham, writes …

This year we will once again have poppy sellers coming door-to-door for the annual Poppy Appeal.

This year’s appeal runs from Saturday 30th October to Sunday 14th November so please be ready with your cash when the poppies come round. Continue reading

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Plans to Make 20mph the New 30mph in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet will decide on 19th October whether to endorse plans to make it simpler to lower speeds to 20mph as part of its aspiration to see limits lowered on most urban areas and village streets in places where it is suitable and supported by residents.

Last month, as part of the policy change work, 20mph limits were introduced in the South Oxfordshire village of Cuxham on a pilot basis, while Long Wittenham is one of four more pilot schemes planned, depending upon the outcome of the Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 14th October

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 14th October.

All residents are invited to attend.  Download the agenda here.

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