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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Apple Day Postscript

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the third Village Apple Day last Saturday, 13th October.

Unfortunately there was not such an abundant apple harvest in the village as in previous years.  This was probably due to lack of rain earlier in year; apples came early for some and not at all for others.  Despite this, a total of 362kg of various varieties produced approximately 230 bottles of delicious juice.

There are a few bottles of pasteurised juice available for sale at £3 per bottle, on a first come first served basis – contact Sally Duff on 01865 407788/07899 097612 or email richsal2000@yahoo.co.uk.

A huge thank you to Gabriel Hemery and the Sylva Foundation for hosting the day and to all those who brought apples, helped production and bought the juice.

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Bonfire Night Tickets Now On Sale

Early Bird Tickets are now available from Long Wittenham School and Clifton Hampden Post Office for the 10th Anniversary Village Bonfire Night on Saturday 3rd November from 6pm on Wards Field.  Tickets are £6 for adults, £3 for children (U4s free) and £16 for a family bundle (2 adults, 2 children).

This year promises to be a really magical evening with a few extra touches laid on to help Continue reading

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Housing Allocation Survey

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are looking to update their housing allocation policy and have launched a six-week public consultation on the proposed changes.

The councils’ housing allocation policy needs reviewing to reflect the districts’ housing needs since the current policy was introduced five years ago.  There have Continue reading

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Village Meeting Report

More than thirty residents attended the special Parish Council meeting on Thursday 11th October to hear details of the progress on the revision of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) following the recent Regulation 14 consultation.

Councillor Peter Rose, chairman of the NDP Steering Committee gave a presentation Continue reading

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Bollywood Was In Town

Wittenham WI 70th Birthday celebrations kicked off in style on Friday 12th October, when the Village Hall morphed into an outpost of India, with wall-hangings of saris and silk.

A group of villagers, young and old, learned and watched all kinds of “moves”, and joined  in an energetic dance session delightfully led by Kally Peigne from Continue reading

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Kler Planning Application – Committee Date Deferred

The Parish Council has now been advised that Kler’s planning application to realign the Didcot Road to facilitate the entrance to the site of their housing development on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road will NOT be considered by South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) Planning Committee on Wednesday 17th October.  This is to allow time for the committee to make a site visit. Continue reading

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Archaeology For All

The Earth Trust is hosting an archaeology season this month with a live archaeological excavation and free events for all ages.

From Tuesday 16th to Sunday 28th October 2018, free daily tours running at 12noon and 3:00pm will enable visitors to see the archaeology being Continue reading

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Long Wittenham School Christmas Fayre

Don’t miss the Long Wittenham School Christmas Fayre on Saturday 17th November 12noon to 3pm, sponsored by Thomas Merrifield.

Come along for a traditional family fayre including …

A photo shoot in the giant snow globe, yummy turkey and stuffing rolls and mince pies in Continue reading

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Kler Planning Application – Committee Date

The Parish Council has been advised that Kler’s planning application to realign the Didcot Road to facilitate the entrance to the site of their housing development on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road will be considered by South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) Planning Committee on Wednesday 17th October.  The meeting starts at 6pm at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN. Continue reading

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Anglo Saxon Weekend

The Sylva Foundation has a very exciting programme of activities lined up for its first Anglo-Saxon open weekend (13th-14th October) as part of the House of Wessex project.

Over the two days (10am to 4pm) there will be opportunities for all the family to experience a wide range of Anglo-Saxon activities. Continue reading

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