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Beware Dodgy Builders

Residents are being warned by Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards to be wary of leaflets offering driveway or roofing repairs after some property owners were charged for additional, unnecessary work. Any resident who has concerns about cold calling or potential … Continue reading

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Sir Martin Wood

Sir Martin Wood, who launched the world’s first scanning technology and founded the environmental group the Earth Trust based at Little Wittenham, has died.  He was ninety-four. A visionary engineer, Sir Martin started Oxford Instruments with his wife Audrey, developing … Continue reading

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Village Poppy Appeal

More than £1,500 was collected in Long and Little Wittenham for the annual Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion. Eight collectors toured the two villages and there were collection boxes in The Plough Inn and The Vine and Spice, … Continue reading

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Rural Isolation Survey

Community First Oxfordshire (CFO), on behalf of Healthwatch Oxfordshire is undertaking a survey and community engagement exercise to better understand the levels of rural isolation felt in communities in rural Oxfordshire. The survey is designed for everyone to have their … Continue reading

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Thames Travel Bus Service

The Thames Travel bus service between Didcot and the Culham Science Centre via Long Wittenham is being discontinued from the end of this Friday (19th November) because of poor passenger numbers and a shortage of almost eighty drivers. A new … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night Wood Collection

Keeley Volpe of the Bonfire Night Team writes … We will be conducting the wood collection throughout the village on the morning of 6th November. If you have wood for collection, email Keeleyvolpe@fastmail.fm to be an added pick up address on … Continue reading

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Poppy Appeal Volunteers Needed

Prew Bowtell, Poppy Appeal Organiser for Long and Little Wittenham, writes … This year we will once again have poppy sellers coming door-to-door for the annual Poppy Appeal. This year’s appeal runs from Saturday 30th October to Sunday 14th November … Continue reading

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Horse Box Thefts

Three horse boxes worth more than £13,000 were stolen recently from fields on a remote part of Northfield Lane.  Thieves cut through a lock on the gates to the paddock and used a gas cutter to burn off locks and … Continue reading

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Q & A Drop-in Session

Sustrans, the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, will be holding a Q & A drop-in session with with its staff from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Friday 8th of October at the Village Hall. The … Continue reading

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Footpath Improvements

Our village footpath warden, David Corney, has sent through the photographs below showing recent improvements to the footpaths around the village. The photograph on the left shows the reburbished footbridge over Moor Ditch on the footpath to Appleford.  That on … Continue reading

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