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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Children Urged to Use Acklings

Parents are being urged to encourage their children to use Acklings Playground for ball games.

The plea is from residents living in Saxons Heath who are concerned about children playing in the road, causing a nuisance and putting themselves and the drivers of cars and vans at risk of injury.

Acklings Playground was given a makeover in 2011 by the Parish Council and has recently been granted Asset of Community Value (ACV) status by South Oxfordshire District Council which helps to secure the area for community use for the future.  The Parish Council is keen to encourage more use of the playground so that children may play safely.

For those into more organised games, a reminder that football nets and cricket equipment are also available for use at the playground – see the Village Equipment Register for details.

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Extra Garden Waste Collection

A reminder that residents who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste this week.

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) is giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large bin bags).

Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their Continue reading

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Quarry Date Set

It has been confirmed that the proposed quarry at Clifton Hampden will be discussed by Oxfordshire County Council’s planning committee on 3rd June – nineteen months after the original plans were thrown out.

The deadline for public comments on the revised plans by Hills Quarry Products relating to the height of bunds to screen the workings of the proposed Continue reading

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Fun Run – Call for Volunteers

The Village Fun Run will take place on 2nd June and it’s time to fill in the spaces on the organisers’ volunteers list.  Some residents will have helped in the past and it is hoped you will want to help again.  If you are not taking part in the run/walk but would like to be a part of this great village tradition, please get in touch now!

Below is the table of volunteers.  The yellow boxes show that the job is suitable for older teenagers.  There will be a special certificate awarded to young people who volunteer – the Continue reading

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Village Hall Committee AGM

The Village Hall Committee will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd May in the Village Hall.  This will be followed by the regular meeting of the committee.

All residents are invited to attend.

The agendas are here.

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European Elections Jobs

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have asked the Parish Council to inform residents that they urgently need people to work at the European parliamentary elections on Thursday 23rd May and at the elections count on Sunday 26th May.

The councils are looking for people to work as follows:

Thursday 23rd May Continue reading

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South News – May 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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School Care Extended

Long Wittenham Primary School has extended its after-hours activities including football coaching sessions with staff from Oxford United.

The school has launched a new child care provision from 3.20pm to 6.30pm provided by Get Active Sports, a private company which operates in schools in Oxfordshire and other parts of the country. Continue reading

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Views Sought on Play Area Improvements

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of families living around Westfield Road on what improvements they would like to see at the small children’s play area.

The current equipment consists of a wooden steps structure leading to a slide and a small bouncy seat.  Both pieces of equipment are safe but in a poor condition and the Parish Council wants to replace them.  However, before Continue reading

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Wittenham WI Programme 2019-20

Wittenham WI has published its programme of events for the year ahead (see link below).  It is keen to welcome new members, particularly younger women.

If you have ever wondered why you should join the WI, here are a few of the benefits: Continue reading

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