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Some Enchanted Evening

Residents who were lucky enough to get a ticket for Opera Anywhere’s performance of The Pirates of Penzance at St Mary’s Church last May, will remember the wonderful singing of the female soloists. Three of the Opera Anywhere sopranos have … Continue reading

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Village Apple Day – 20th October

A reminder that this coming Sunday is Village Apple Day at the Sylva Wood Centre.  Organised by Wittenham Warriors and hosted by the Sylva Foundation, it offers you the opportunity to have your home grown apples turned into delicious juice. … Continue reading

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The Gatehouse Christmas Present Appeal

Residents will be aware that for over fifteen years the villagers of Long and Little Wittenham and Clifton Hampden have been providing sandwiches and cakes once a month for The Gatehouse in Oxford, a charitable organisation that provides hot drinks … Continue reading

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Community Speedwatch

Following a number of comments and complaints from residents about speeding within the village, particularly on the Didcot Road passing Saxons Heath, the parish council consulted the local Neighbourhood Policing Team for advice. They have suggested that the village participates … Continue reading

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House of Wessex Newsletter

Read all the latest news, and details of courses and upcoming events for the House of Wessex project at the Sylva Wood Centre in its latest newsletter here. More information on the House of Wessex website.

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New Parish Councillor

Long Wittenham has a new parish councillor.  He is Ian Penberth who was co-opted on to the council at its meeting last Thursday.  His appointment brings the number of councillors to six, one short of its maximum. Ian lives in … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Homes Update

Residents will have noticed that the Vanderbilt housing site on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road is now ringed by steel fencing. This has been done in anticipation of archaeological works on the site which are due to commence … Continue reading

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Youth Opportunity Fund

Voluntary and community organisations are being invited to bid for portions of Oxfordshire County Council’s new £1m two-year grant fund, the Youth Opportunity Fund. Feedback from Oxfordshire residents points to strong support for improving community-run youth services.  This new fund … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night Entry Wristbands Now On Sale

Entry wristbands are now available from Long Wittenham School office and Clifton Hampden Post Office for the 11th annual Village Bonfire Night on Saturday 2nd November from 6pm on Wards Field.  Prices are £6 for adults, £3 for children (U4s … Continue reading

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Painting and Life Drawing Classes

Residents with an artistic bent may be interested to hear that art classes will be starting soon on Wednesday mornings at Clifton Hampden Village Hall. Run by Charisse Gardiner, who has been teaching painting, drawing and life drawing since 1998, … Continue reading

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