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Poppies In The Post

With Remembrance Day just around the corner and Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the vast array of Royal British Legion volunteers are unable to distribute poppies in large numbers as normal. This year you can support the appeal by applying … Continue reading

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Love It, Look After It

Earth Trust looks after many of the green spaces that we all know and love and have enjoyed more than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Places like the landmark Wittenham Clumps with its farmland, woodland, wetlands and wildflower meadows and … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night Postponed

Residents will be disappointed, but probably not surprised to hear that the village’s very popular annual bonfire night has been postponed, owing to the Covid-19 crisis. Jenny Caw, who heads up the team that organises the event, said “We delayed … Continue reading

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Waste And Recycling Collections

A reminder that because of the August 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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Help Protect Green Spaces This Bank Holiday Weekend

Earth Trust has launched a campaign, Love It, Look After It, to encourage those enjoying green spaces this Summer to help look after them as well The charity, which cares for hundreds of hectares of farmland and community green spaces … Continue reading

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Bus Timetable Changes

As schools prepare to return in September a new bus timetable for services between Long Wittenham, Didcot and Wallingford has been announced by Going Forward Buses. From Wednesday 2nd September there will be two return journeys from Wallingford to Didcot … Continue reading

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Government Planning Consultations

Last week the Government launched two consultations on plans to overhaul the planning system and reform the way development is given the go ahead. The Government’s proposals entitled “Planning for the Future” are aimed at streamlining processes, achieving earlier community … Continue reading

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Resident Builds HMS Victory Model

Determination, persistence and skill – words that describe Long Wittenham resident Michael Byard’s commitment to a labour of love.  The former Royal Australian mariner is nearing completion of a fifty-one year project to build a model of Lord Nelson’s famous … Continue reading

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Over 75s TV Licences

Residents are probably aware of the plans to end free TV licences for people aged 75 and over. Age UK campaigned very hard to retain the free TV licence but the Government has not relented and the BBC has now … Continue reading

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Timetable Changes to Bus Service

Changes to Long Wittenham’s twice weekly bus service to Didcot are being introduced on Monday 3rd August. Going Forward Buses runs the service on Mondays and there are two buses on Wednesdays.  As from Monday 3rd, the bus from the … Continue reading

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