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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Oxfordshire Libraries Re-open

Residents who have run out of things to read during lock down will be pleased to hear that some of the libraries in Oxfordshire will be re-opening from Monday 13th July.  Some Registration Offices also open from that date.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is planning a phased approach to the reopening of such public buildings with every precaution being taken to make sure that this happens safely for those staff who will work in them and members of the public who visit them.

Full details of which libraries and registration offices are opening, and when, are on the OCC News website.

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Citizens Advice Newsletter

Read the second edition of the Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale quarterly newsletter.  This issue looks at the unemployment situation in Oxfordshire, provides an update on the reopening of Citizens Advice offices, and an interview with one of the many dedicated volunteers.

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Didcot Garden Town Newsletter

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

See the SODC website for more information about the Didcot Garden Town project.

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Road Closure – 10-12th August

The Parish Council has been advised by the Traffic Regulations Team at Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) that it will be necessary to close the unnamed road between Hill farm and the junction with Little Wittenham Road whilst fire hydrant repair and maintenance works are carried out.

The temporary closure and will operate from the 10th August 2020 up to and including the 12th August 2020. This is a 24 hour per day closure.

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

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Village Pubs Re-open

Residents will no doubt be aware that from today, pubs and restaurants can re-open under Government guidelines.

The Plough Inn and the Vine and Spice re-open today (4th July) and The Barley Mow resumes business on Monday (6th July).

The measure forms part of Government plans to ease the Covid-19 emergency lockdown and kick-start the economy.  Pubs and restaurants closed their doors on 23rd March.

The Plough will operate in the garden only because the passages in the old building do not Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 9th July

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom video conferencing at 7:30pm on Thursday 9th July.

Download the agenda here.

If members of the public have any comments they wish to make on items on the agenda, they should email the Parish Clerk at longwittpc@hotmail.co.uk.

Any members of the public wishing to attend the meeting remotely should also contact the Continue reading

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Playareas Update

Residents will have seen the Government announcement that playgrounds can re-open on 4th July.  However, the guidelines for how the playgrounds should be managed to reduce the possibilities of Covid-19 being passed between users are still very strict.

The Parish Council has taken advice from its insurers who have stated that unless the Government guidelines can be implemented in full, playgrounds should remain closed.  The council’s limited resources makes adherence to the guidelines Continue reading

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Good Neighbour, Safe Neighbour

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has asked the Parish Council to share the information below with residents:

As recently announced changes in lockdown measures are established, a number of residents will be returning to work or seeing relatives return to their homes, which may leave a number of people without their recent support in accessing essentials or medicines.  Using government guidance, the county and district councils have jointly produced the leaflet below which empowers 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 in the village.

The application is for the erection of a greenhouse at Wittenham Court, High Street, Long Wittenham.  The details may be viewed here:

http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P20/S1926/HH

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St Mary’s Re-opens for Private Prayer

Revd David Haylett has announced that, from Sunday 28th June, St Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Sundays and Thursdays from 10am until 4pm, under strict conditions to prevent any spread of Covid-19 virus.

Those entering the church are requested to observe social distancing measures and use the hand sanitizer provided.

St Peter’s in Little Wittenham will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm.

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