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Long Wittenham’s bus service 97 is under threat again

The county council is organising consultation meetings throughout the  county to outline its proposals to reduce bus subsidies as it wrestles with government cuts to its budget. By 2018 the council will have to make savings of at least £290m that … Continue reading

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Ultrafast Broadband in Long Wittenham – we’re almost there!

Thanks to everyone in Long Wittenham who’s already signed up for Gigaclear. The deadline to get a third of the village signed up is 10 July and we’re very close to the number of households we need to get Ultrafast Broadband in … Continue reading

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Road closure – Long Wittenham to Clifton Hampden

The road to Clifton Hampden will be closed from 13 July 2015 for five days whilst Oxfordshire County Council repair the surface, damaged in recent years through flooding. Traffic will be diverted via Culham and Appleford.

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Bonfire Night 2014 – Final Arrangements

Here are the final details about Bonfire Night which takes place on Saturday 8th November at Ward’s Field from 6pm. Tickets: A few advance tickets are still available and can be purchased from School, The Plough Inn and Clifton Hampden … Continue reading

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No guarantee of better bus service

The leader of Oxfordshire County Council says he can give no guarantee that Long Wittenham will have more buses next year – but he has pledged to work hard to bring about improvements to the service. Ian Hudspeth met parish … Continue reading

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Annual Parish Meeting 2014

More than 50 people attended the annual Long Wittenham Parish meeting at the village hall on June 5 and heard presentations from several organisations. Parish council chairman Tom Bowtell outlined the main issues in which the council was involved. They included … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Athletic Club

Players and officials of North Berks League Cup winners Long Wittenham Athletic were praised for their commitment and dedication. Speaking at the club’s annual dinner (june6) at Didcot Conservative Club league fixture secretary Charlie East said that at a time … Continue reading

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Bus talks collapse

Hopes of an improved bus between Long Wittenham and Didcot have crashed. Now the parish council wants a face-to-face meeting with county council leader Ian Hudspeth to discuss what one villager described as the “worst bus service in 50 years.” … Continue reading

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Road to Clifton Hampden closed – 2 February 2014

The road from Long Wittenham to Clifton Hampden was closed again on the evening Saturday 1 February due to flooding. Motorists are urged to respect the road closed signs and not to try and drive through the flood waters. Not … Continue reading

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Petition and demonstration to save school buses

Long Wittenham Parish Council is encouraging all parents who have concerns about the impact of the proposed changes to the school bus service to sign a petition to save Oxfordshire’s school buses. The petition can be signed online at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-oxon-school-buses-1. … Continue reading

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