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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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OCC Approves New River Crossing

Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCC) Cabinet has approved plans for the new road and river crossing linking Didcot with the Culham Science Centre.  The decision will bring millions of pounds worth of highways improvements to the Didcot area. The Cabinet’s move … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Libraries Re-open

Residents who have run out of things to read during lock down will be pleased to hear that some of the libraries in Oxfordshire will be re-opening from Monday 13th July.  Some Registration Offices also open from that date. Oxfordshire … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Newsletter

Read the second edition of the Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale quarterly newsletter.  This issue looks at the unemployment situation in Oxfordshire, provides an update on the reopening of Citizens Advice offices, and an interview with one of the … Continue reading

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Village Pubs Re-open

Residents will no doubt be aware that from today, pubs and restaurants can re-open under Government guidelines. The Plough Inn and the Vine and Spice re-open today (4th July) and The Barley Mow resumes business on Monday (6th July). The … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Testing Scams

Age UK Oxfordshire is warning of scammers who continue to try to take advantage of vulnerable people during the Coronavirus outbreak. The latest scam tries to convince people that they have been in contact with someone who has been tested … Continue reading

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Drayton and Redbridge Waste Centres

Visitors to two of Oxfordshire’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) are being advised of slight changes to traffic arrangements. The traffic management just outside of Drayton HWRC and Redbridge HWRC has been altered: cars are no longer accessing site via … Continue reading

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