Category Archives: Parish Council

Acklings Lease Renewed

The Parish Council has renewed the lease with St John’s College, Oxford for the Acklings play area at the west end of the village.  The new eight-year lease runs until 2029. According to records in the Parish Council archive, the … Continue reading

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Riverside Counselling Service

The Parish Council has been asked to promote the Riverside Counselling Service, a charity which is supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of adults and young people across South Oxfordshire. Riverside supports adults and young people from the age … Continue reading

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20mph Zone

A 20mph zone through Long Wittenham is edging closer.  The village is one of three areas in South Oxfordshire chosen as pilot schemes to reduce traffic speeds and pollution as part of the ‘Green’ agenda. Last week, parish councillors met … Continue reading

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Planning Application

The Parish Council has been advised by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) of a new planning application within the village. The application is for the demolition of the existing rear extension and garage, and a new two storey side and … Continue reading

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Sires Hill Closure Update

On 8th February it was reported here that the roadworks on Sires Hill are being carried out in four phases, starting at the Wallingford Road end and progressing towards the Didcot Road.  The fourth phase will be the section of … Continue reading

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Saxons Heath Noticeboard

The public noticeboard at the entrance to Saxons Heath is to be moved to a new site on the green. Deborah Hawkins, who lives in Westfield Road, has a group of volunteers on Facebook and Whatsapp who are keen to … Continue reading

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Planning Application Amendments

Following concerns raised by residents about the difficulty in understanding what has been changed when amendments are submitted to complex planning applications, the Parish Council wrote to Paula Fox the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) Planning Service Development Manager. The … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Homes Update

Some residents will have noticed a flurry of activity in the last few days on the Vanderbilt Homes site on the corner of Didcot Road and Fieldside. Last week, parish councillors were given an update on the project by the … Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Bridge Closures Update

Residents will be aware that two separate closures of the Clifton Hampden Bridge are scheduled to start on 20th February and continue through March as originally detailed here. Signs have appeared either side of the bridge which suggest that the … Continue reading

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Sires Hill Road Closure Update

Following the appearance of Road Closed signs on Sires Hill last week, the Parish Council contacted the Network Management Team at Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to ask why the location of the signs did not match the original closure information. … Continue reading

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