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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Watch Your Speed

Police carried out speed checks last Wednesday morning (27th April) at the entrance to Long Wittenham between 7:30 and 8:20.  Equipment was set up just outside Lower Farm at the start of the 30mph zone to monitor traffic coming into the village from the direction of Clifton Hampden.  During this time seventy-three vehicles travelled through.  Twelve vehicles exceeded 35mph with the highest reading being 39mph.  The vehicles will be added to the police speedwatch database and drivers sent warning letters.  The police say they will be back again soon.

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Pre-School Coffee Morning – 29th April

Long Wittenham Pre-School is holding a coffee morning on Friday of this week (29th April) between 9:15am and 10:30am at the Village Hall.  Please come along and help us raise some money for Help for Heroes through a ‘Bake for Heroes’.

The coffee morning is also a great chance for people to pop in to Pre-School and have an informal look at what we get up to.  If you know anyone with Pre-School-age children who might be interested in joining the Pre-School, please do invite them to come along.  All welcome.

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Quarry Plans – Parish Council Objects

Long Wittenham Parish Council has sent its objections to Oxfordshire County Council over plans to create a sand and gravel quarry near Clifton Hampden.

The parish council objects to revised plans from Hills Quarry Products to create a sand and gravel quarry with a concrete processing plant on 104 hectares of Green Belt land known as Fullamoor Quarry near Clifton Hampden.

At the council’s April meeting (21/04/16) members were of the unanimous view that if approved by Oxfordshire County Council the quarry would have a serious impact on the local environment and the quality of life of hundreds of local residents for many years ahead.

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Crafters wanted for Village Fete

Be prepared to be wowed by the arrival of a brand new stall at our annual Church Fete on Monday 29th August.

“Crafted with Love” will be a stall selling beautiful hand crafted gifts made by the generous & talented villagers of Long Wittenham & surrounding areas.

Would you be willing to make & donate?  We are looking for seamstresses, knitters, crocheters, painters, card makers, candle makers, potters, jewellers, photographers, wood workers, flower crafters, anyone really that can make, create & donate.

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Wittenham Singers May Morning Celebration

All are invited to join The Wittenham Singers celebrating May Morning at 7am next Sunday 1st May with poems and songs to welcome Summer at The Manor Estate, Little Wittenham.

More details here.

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Earth Trust Centre – Public Exhibition

Earth_Trust_LogoWould you like to find out about plans to improve the visitor facilities at the Earth Trust Centre?  An informal exhibition will be held in The Fison Barn at the centre from Wednesday 1st to Wednesday 8th June 2016.  All are welcome.

If you are unable to attend, the exhibition boards will also displayed on the Earth Trust website nearer the time.

More information here.

 

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Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations – 11th/12th June 2016

Queens_Birthday_FlyerJoin the village on the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2016, in marking the special occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday by decorating your front garden in Red, White and Blue.

Tubs, hanging baskets, flower beds etc. can all be festooned. For added fun, why not make a wreath for your front door, drape your house in bunting and make a Scarecrow Queen complete with crown?

Download the official flyer here.

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Bachport Meeting Report

Villagers Back Anti-Quarry Fight

Almost 100 people packed into Clifton Hampden village hall (April 20) to hear why a huge sand and gravel quarry should not be developed on Green Belt land near the village.

The anti-quarry group Bachport – Burcot and Clifton Hampden for the Protection of the River Thames – outlined its case to the public as pressure grows on Oxfordshire County Council to reject the application by Hills Quarry Products.

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Earth Trust – Queen’s Birthday Beacon

Join The Earth Trust on top of the Wittenham Clumps at 8:15pm tonight to light a celebratory beacon to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday!

More details on The Earth Trust website.

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Night-time closure of road to Clifton Hampden – 21st to 25th April

A reminder that the road from Long Wittenham to Clifton Hampden is to be closed for up to three nights between Thursday 21st and Monday 25th April 2016 to enable BT to carry out overhead cabling works.

The road closures will start at 9pm in the evening and last through to 6am the next morning.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and those residents within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works.

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