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Polling Stations Review

Residents in South Oxfordshire are being asked to comment on the location of polling stations that are used for elections. The district council is carrying out a review of the polling districts and polling places to help ensure that they … Continue reading

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Quarry Plans Rejected Again

The plans for the quarry near Clifton Hampden have been thrown out by Oxfordshire County Council’s planning committee again.  But the company promoting the development, Hills Quarry Products, says it’s likely to appeal the decision. For two hours and ten … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Bells Appeal

Residents may be aware that a project has been underway for some time to raise funds to refurbish and re-tune the bells at St Mary’s Church.  The last time such works were carried out was in 1923 and they are … Continue reading

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Neptune Wood

The Earth Trust will be temporarily closing the wildflower meadow, which is accessed from Neptune Wood, to the public from Monday 15th July 2019 for approximately four weeks. The meadow provides a great habitat for local wildlife, including a variety … Continue reading

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Sires Hill Road Closure

The Parish Council has been informed by Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Highways Department that Sires Hill will be closed for approximately five days from Monday 22nd July 2019.  This is to facilitate carriageway patching works. Limited access will be maintained … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, three photographs taken in 1958, of the Didcot Road and Saxons Heath, not long after the houses were built.  The first looking north … Continue reading

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WittFest Draws The Crowds

Music lovers were treated to a feast at the annual WittFest organised by The Plough Inn last weekend. More than a thousand people are estimated to have attended the festival which started on Friday evening, continued on Saturday and drew … Continue reading

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Temporary Footpath Closure

The Parish Council has been advised that a temporary footpath closure will apply to a section of Footpath 283/1, which runs from the Little Wittenham Road to Little Wittenham, whilst essential repairs to a fire damaged building are carried out. … Continue reading

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Quarry Date Set

The long-awaited debate on the proposed sand and gravel quarry on land near Clifton Hampden will take place at 2pm on Monday 15th July at County Hall, Oxford. The original plans by Hills Quarry Products were rejected by members of … Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 11th July

The Parish Council will hold it’s monthly meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 11th July. All residents are invited to attend.  Download the agenda here.

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