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.

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Didcot Road Works Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council is seeking the views of residents on proposals to construct a humped zebra crossing and relocate the existing traffic calming on Didcot Road, in order to improve road safety for pedestrians in the vicinity of the adjacent Vanderbilt housing development on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road.

Detailed drawings of the plans are here:

Humped Zebra Crossing Plan
Traffic Calming Plan

Although it is not obvious from the documentation, it appears that the realignment of the Didcot Road to facilitate the entrance to the housing site will also take place as part of this work.

The details are also available to view and comment on here:

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/LongWittenhamZebra/consultationHome

Objections or other representations on the proposals should be submitted by Friday 14th February 2020.

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Housing Affects Your Health Campaign

The Parish Council has been ask to publicize a campaign by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) with the support of District Councils to help residents to stay independent, safe and well in their homes.

Housing can affect your physical and mental health, especially if you can’t find the help you need.  After speaking with numerous services, OCC has identified and developed a much easier way to get in touch.  A single point of contact has been Continue reading

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Beware Spring Bulbs

The Parish Council has arranged for some spring bulbs to be planted in the small section of grass verge outside the Village Hall.  The council would be very grateful if residents would try to avoid walking on the bulbs which are just beginning to come through.

Your co-operation is appreciated.

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VE Day 75th Anniversary – 8th May

Residents will be excited to hear that plans are in hand for the village to enter into the national commemoration of the day, seventy five years ago, when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

On Bank Holiday Friday, 8th May, Long Wittenham will be joining the country in paying tribute to those who lived and served through one of the most significant events in our country’s history. Continue reading

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WI Open Meeting – Tuesday 14th January

The speaker for next week’s WI meeting is Anna Hodgson who will talk about Clear Sky art therapy for local schools.

There are too many children out there suffering at the hands of circumstances beyond their control.  Clear Sky passionately believes that the world would be a better place if adults spent more time playing with children, developing strong and healthy relationships through play to help children feel safe in this Continue reading

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New Transport Option for Didcot Area

A new private transport service has arrived in Long Wittenham and district.  Called Driving Miss Daisy, it says it provides a much needed and valued local service which bridges the gap in the market between taxis, public transport and voluntary agencies.

Driving Miss Daisy companion drivers collect people from their door, drive them to their destination, provide help, and take passengers home again.  The Continue reading

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Voluntary and Community Sector Survey

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are asking organisations and groups involved in the voluntary sector for their comments on the format, themes and voluntary sector appetite of the annual conference/forum for voluntary and community organisations across their districts.

Previous conferences/forums have included a mixture of key note presentations, training sessions, opportunities to network and a lunchtime funding and information fair.  Your Continue reading

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PopUp Business School Comes to Didcot

Residents who may be thinking of starting their own business in 2020 will be interested to know that the PopUp Business School will be returning to Didcot to run a FREE five-day course to help anyone thinking about setting up their own business and to advise existing small businesses on how to increase profits.

From Monday 27th January, the course will run daily until Friday 31st January, at Didcot Civic Hall from 10am to 3pm, and will include tips on marketing, how to create a website, Continue reading

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Volunteers for Remuneration Panel

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) is looking for volunteers to join a panel to help set district councillors’ allowances.  They are asking people to give up a few hours to help make sure councillors get recompensed for their time and also give value for money.

Volunteers would need to attend two or three meetings early this year at the SODC offices in Milton Park, near Didcot.  The role would last until September Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 9th January

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 9th January.

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

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