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New Transport Option for Didcot Area

A new private transport service has arrived in Long Wittenham and district.  Called Driving Miss Daisy, it says it provides a much needed and valued local service which bridges the gap in the market between taxis, public transport and voluntary … Continue reading

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Water & Electricity Priority Services

Thames Water and Scottish and Southern Electricity are encouraging vulnerable people to sign up for priority services. By signing up for these free services, residents can benefit from extra help in electricity or water-related emergencies.  The goal is to provide … Continue reading

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Christmas Waste And Recycling Collections

Residents are reminded that waste and recycling collections will change over the festive period. Brown bin collections (garden waste) will be suspended while crews concentrate on collecting the extra waste from Christmas. Information on the changes is on the South … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Homes Update

Vanderbilt Homes has submitted another planning application for its housing development on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road. This is a ‘discharge of conditions’ which means that it deals with some of the conditions specified by the planning inspector … Continue reading

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Conservatives Hold Wantage

The Conservative Party candidate, David Johnston, is the new MP for Long Wittenham.  In yesterday’s General Election, he held the Wantage constituency with 34,085 votes and a 50.7% share of the vote. Liberal Democrat Richard Benwell came second with 21,432 … Continue reading

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New Drive to Reopen Local Stations

Campaigners seeking to reopen railway stations at Appleford and Culham on Sundays have called on candidates in the Wantage and Henley constituencies to back the move which is already supported by local parish councils. The Appleford Rail Group wants Sunday … Continue reading

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County Councillor Election

A reminder that voting will take place tomorrow (28th November) for the Oxfordshire County Councillor seat for the Wallingford division of which Long Wittenham is part.  Voting will take place between 7am and 10pm at the village hall. The village … Continue reading

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Expressway Doubts

Doubts are beginning to surface over the future of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway which could pass within a few miles of Long Wittenham. The Transport secretary Grant Shapps is quoted as saying that the Conservatives believe in protecting … Continue reading

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More Buses to Didcot

Long Wittenham is to get an additional bus service starting on Monday 2nd December.  And on Wednesdays, passengers will have a second bus giving them more time in the town. For the last six months, the service by Going Forward … Continue reading

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Village Meeting Report

More than thirty people attended last night’s village meeting to discuss plans by Vanderbilt Homes for the housing development on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road.  It was the first time that villagers had an opportunity to talk to … Continue reading

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