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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Community Speedwatch Update

The village Community Speedwatch team has now been in place for one year.

In that time it has checked the speed of over 5,500 vehicles, and recorded 147 drivers speeding.  The team also reports details of likely illegal HGVs to Oxfordshire County Council.  The team has clocked up over 34 hours of roadside sessions during this year.

The team is always on the lookout to recruit new members.  With a bigger “pool’ of volunteers the number of sessions per month could be increased and reduce the work load on the existing team.  Prospective members must complete and pass online training, which is straightforward, multi-choice.

If you are interested in joining this very friendly group, and helping to keep the village roads safer, please contact David Corney at david.r.corney@gmail.com.

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South News – February 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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Tollgate Road Culham Closure 6th to 8th March

The Parish Council has been advised by the Network Management team at Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) that there will be a temporary road closure of Tollgate Road, Culham.

The closure and will operate from 6th to 8th March 2024 between 8pm and 6am.  See the Traffic Regulation Notice below.

Download copy of the map showing the extent of the closure and the alternative route for traffic. Continue reading

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New Primary School Governor Wanted

Long Wittenham School is looking for a new governor to join the board of governors.

Now part of the Ridgeway Education Trust (RET), it is an exciting time for the school.  This brings opportunities for the staff, children and governors to work together with other RET schools increasing its access to resources, shared learning experiences and specialist subject support. Continue reading

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Bonfire Night 2024

November is a long way off, but plans are already afoot to get Village Bonfire Night back up and running at Ward’s Field this year.

Those who have attended this event in the past, will fondly remember the fantastic fireworks, glorious bonfire and twinkling lights of the marquees serving hot dogs, burgers and mulled wine.  And if you haven’t been before, you’re in for a treat! Continue reading

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Road To Clifton Hampden Closed

The Parish Council has been informed that there are road closed signs on the road to Clifton Hampden advising that the road is flooded.

At present, drivers are ignoring the signs, but please be aware of the potential risks of doing so.

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Village Litter Pick – Saturday 6th April

The Spring Litter Pick is set for Saturday 6th April between 10am and noon.   The village has been battered by recent winds and floods and is in need of a thorough clean up.

Come along to the Village Hall where you will be provided with Hi-Viz jackets, gloves, rubbish bags and a litter picking tool.

You choose an area of the village that you would like to “litter pick”.  The rubbish is Continue reading

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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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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 15th February

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 15th February.

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

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Trees and Woodlands Talk

Forest scientist, author and co-founder of Sylva Foundation, Dr Gabriel Hemery, will be speaking at St. Mary’s Church, on Friday 23rd February starting at 7:30pm.

Gabriel will provide insights into his contributions to local trees and woodlands in recent years.

His talk will also introduce his latest book, The Tree Almanac, which uncovers both the Continue reading

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