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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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past.

With the village’s sewerage system in the news, we have some items from 1962 when the system was installed.  First, a newspaper cutting dated 17th July 1962 reporting on the official opening of the system, and two photographs taken during the works to install the system: the first in the High Street looking east towards Riverturn and the second from the same spot looking west.

These items are taken from Mercy Ward’s scrapbooks which are now in the Long Wittenham History Group archive.  If you have an interest in local history, why not join the history group?  More information on the History Group page.

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SODC Local Plan

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) will be taking a vote on its Emerging Local Plan on 20th December 2018.

Please read a letter to all residents from District Councillor Sue Lawson, who represents our village, here.

The SODC website to which she refers in her letter is here: Continue reading

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Sewers Under Strain

Future housing developments in Long Wittenham must take into account the village’s sewage system, says the Parish Council.

The council has decided to make it a standard response to any future planning applications such as Kler Group’s development and the council’s own Community Hub plans.

Thomas Homes, the council’s developer for the Hub which will include approximately Continue reading

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Parish Precept

The Parish Council has agreed to seek a 3% increase in its precept for the new financial year starting in April 2019.  The precept is the amount of the council tax that is paid to the Parish Council to fund the services it provides.

The 3% increase will raise an extra £573.  The rise is close to the current rate of inflation and will help the council keep abreast of rising prices and extra Continue reading

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Councils Aid Athletics Club

Long Wittenham Athletics Club has been given a financial boost from local councils towards the cost of a new boiler and hot water system which have broken down.

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC), Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Long Wittenham Parish Council have come Continue reading

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NDP Comments Deadline

A reminder that the current consultation on Long Wittenham’s revised Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) closes on Thursday 13th December.  South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) and the Parish Council encourage residents to express their views, both supportive and critical.

Full details of the revised plan and how to comment are here: Continue reading

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Music & Poetry for Christmas

Wittenham Singers and friends invite residents to an evening of music and poetry to celebrate Christmas on Sunday 16th December at 6pm in St Mary’s Church.

Entry is free.  Wine and nibbles available.

Donations for the Church welcomed.

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Oxfordshire Matters

Download the latest edition of Oxfordshire Matters, the county council’s monthly newsletter here.

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Save The Dates

The Friends of St Mary’s have two exciting events lined up for the New Year.

On Friday 8th March television’s Antiques Roadshow expert Jonty Hearnden will be hosting a light-hearted and entertaining evening in the Village Hall where members of the audience will pit their knowledge against one another Continue reading

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Kler Decision Notice

Residents will be aware that Kler Group’s planning application to realign the Didcot Road to facilitate the entrance to their housing development on the corner of Didcot Road and Fieldside was rejected by the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) Planning Committee on 7th November.

SODC’s formal notice of the decision can be viewed here.

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