The village’s 20mph speed limit was officially inaugurated on 10th December by Tim Bearder, the county council’s cabinet member for highways management, the village’s county councillor Pete Sudbury, chairman of the parish council Gordon Rogers and parish councillors Steve Brown and Ron Carter.
Mr Bearder said he was delighted that Long Wittenham had become one of the first areas in the county to adopt a new speed reduction scheme. He said: “It is an ambitious project and demonstrates that Long Wittenham is serious about reducing vehicle speeds through the village. Reducing speed won’t happen overnight and it will need time to bed-in”.
Mr Sudbury added: “My campaign to reduce traffic speeds was approved by the county council last year and I am delighted to see that Long Wittenham is in the forefront”.