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Cycleway and Footpath Maintenance

With greater use expected to be made of cycleways and footpaths when the lock-down is eased, here is some timely news on the Oxfordshire County Council website: https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cycleways-and-footpaths-to-be-cleared-and-repaired-as-council-anticipates-demand-surge/

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Parish Council Proposes Speed Limits

A speed limit of 20mph through Long Wittenham and 30mph between the village and the Barley Mow are proposed as part of a package of suggestions sent to the County Council to help make roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. … Continue reading

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Waste And Recycling Collections

A reminder that because of the Spring Bank Holiday, waste and recycling collections will change this week. Grey bin and food collections will be a day later than usual on Friday. More information on waste collections can be found on … Continue reading

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Planning Applications

Residents will be aware that when a householder applies to South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) to alter their property, SODC usually informs the owners of the adjoining properties of the planning application and invites them to comment. The Parish Council … Continue reading

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Thieves About

There have been reports that garden shed thieves are operating in the village.  An attempted robbery was recently caught on camera at a property in the High Street and we are pleased to report that the police have identified the … Continue reading

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Search For Vicar Begins Again

The recently appointed vicar for the Bridge Group of parishes within the Dorchester Team, Mark Howarth, has decided not to take up the post. Revd Canon Howarth cited “personal reasons” for his decision.  He was due to have been licensed … Continue reading

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Virus Delays Wetlands Project

The Coronavirus crisis has disrupted plans by the Earth Trust to create new wetlands and wildlife habitats at locations near the Thames. The Trust says that it is committed to the project but in light of the current situation the … Continue reading

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Waste and Recycling Centres to Reopen

Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire will reopen on Monday (18th May) for essential visits, from 8am to 4pm.  They will be open seven days a week, as long as they are not overwhelmed and can operate safely. To … Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 21st May

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom video conferencing at 6pm on Thursday 21st May. Download the agenda here. If members of the public have any comments they wish to make on items on the agenda, they … Continue reading

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Local NHS Heroes Article

Emma Newman recently gave an interview to the Oxford NHS Foundation Trust about the village’s Local NHS Heroes campaign.   Read the article published on the trust’s website: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/remembering-our-ww2-heroes-by-supporting-todays/ There are also lot of messages of thanks from nurses and ambulance … Continue reading

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