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Quarry Threatens Landscape

A team of consultants has slammed proposals for a huge sand and gravel quarry between Clifton Hampden and Culham.  The company was drafted in by Oxfordshire County Council to assess the likely impact a quarry would have on the landscape. … Continue reading

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Historic England Objects to Road Plan

Historic England, the public body tasked with protecting England’s historic environment, has objected to a scheme which seeks to build a new link road and river crossing linking Didcot to the Culham Science Centre.  The road, estimated to cost £125m, … Continue reading

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New Cycle Path Plans

Plans for a new cycle path between Long Wittenham, Clifton Hampden and the Culham Science Centre should be ready for discussion by the end of the year. It’s part of a network of cycle-ways linking the Vale Science area at … Continue reading

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Calling All Responsible Dog Walkers

A message from Earth Trust. Earth Trust has an amazing site right on your doorstep – 500 hectares of grassland, arable and woodland, including the Wittenham Clumps, Neptune Wood and the River of Life. One of the reasons the site … Continue reading

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Earth Trust Meadow Closure

The permissive footpath through the Earth Trust meadow near Neptune Wood will be closed for approximately six weeks from Monday 7th August. This meadow supports an abundance of wildflowers and associated wildlife; grazing with sheep and cattle at certain times … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan – Notice of Referendum

South Oxfordshire District Council have published the formal notice of the referendum on the adoption of the Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan. You can view or download it here. The forms for postal or proxy votes can be downloaded here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote … Continue reading

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Neptune Wood Car Park Resurfacing

The Neptune Wood car park is currently closed for resurfacing.  The work started on Monday 31st July and should take approximately two weeks.  Neptune Wood will still be accessible via the footpaths from Long Wittenham, Little Wittenham and the Earth … Continue reading

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Outlook Newsletter – Summer 2017

Residents who have not received the latest edition of South Oxfordshire District Council’s newsletter, or who would prefer to read it online can view or download it here.

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Tree Expert Banned In Quarry Row

A world-renowned tree expert has been banned from investigating ancient trees on land threatened by the quarry plan near Clifton Hampden. Bachport – an alliance of local villages and individuals – has drafted in leading arboriculterist David Lonsdale to study … Continue reading

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Playground Campaign Nears Target

More than £6,550 has been raised for new play equipment at Bodkin’s Field in Long Wittenham and the campaign organisers say they hope children will be playing there next spring. A grant of £7,300 has been secured from South Oxfordshire … Continue reading

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