Wittenham Vision

There has been a lot of activity recently and there are now five action groups set up. All groups would welcome more support, volunteers and input – please do get in touch. Scroll down for more information and updates on each groups’ actions.

Village Hall / Leisure Facilities (Cath Nicholson / 407987)

The action group has published the conclusions of a feasibility study to create a sustainable community hub in Long Wittenham that incorporates a village hall, primary school and other facilities that will benefit our village today and in the future. Details of the proposals can be found here.

Traffic and Parking (Clifford Bosley/ 407482)

A range of parking and traffic issues have been identified. Traffic volumes, it has been agreed, are the major concern; establishing vehicle volumes the priority. Highways to be contacted to see whether it is possible to fit a meter to monitor High Street volumes 24 hours a day for minimum of a week. If not, enough villagers have volunteered to carry out a manual count.

Appearance and Sustainability (Janet Haylett / 407382)

Look out for the next litter pick being organised by the group later in the year. There will soon be information on the homepage about disposing of other non-wheelie bin rubbish. Let us know of specific appearance issues and we will see what we can do. Contact Janet for more information about the oil bulk-buying scheme and the possibility of group buying of PV solar panels. See the homepage for more energy (and money!) saving ideas.

Footpath to Clifton Hampden (Keith Tucker / 407915)

This action group has now identified a favored route for a safe, level path which should also be suitable for bicycles and pushchairs. Unfortunately the interim solution was not viable, but we have high hopes of making real progress during 2013 and negotiations are progressing with interested parties.

Village Shop (Mark Pritchard / 408574)

We have been researching a number of options. Our view is that a full service shop is not currently a realistic approach for the village, given the range of other local retail facilities, lack of premises, etc. We have been looking into options including part-time shop, a monthly market and a local produce directory. Let us know your views – and whether you can help.

If you wish to be part of an action group for one of the following subjects please contact admin@wittenhamvision.org.uk or phone Catherine Nicholson on 407987.

Bonfire Night 2014 – Final Arrangements

Here are the final details about Bonfire Night which takes place on Saturday 8th November at Ward’s Field from 6pm. Tickets: A few advance tickets are still available and can be purchased from School, The Plough Inn and Clifton Hampden … Continue reading

Planting on the Pound

We made a successful start to clearing the Pound – thank you to our helpers. We now have a Pound Plan of Action First we want to clear more of the weeds and tidy up a bit more of the … Continue reading

New Local Food Producers and Shop Directory

The Wittenham Vision team have created the first Long Wittenham Local Food Producers and Shop Directory. The guide’s aim to help villagers to find businesses where food and drink is produced and/or sold within the local area. These are run … Continue reading

Village Hall Consultation

Long Wittenham’s Village Hall Action Group has published the results of the feasibility study into building a new community hub, incorporating a village hall and new primary school. You can read more about the proposals and the group know what … Continue reading

Parish Council Annual Meeting

More than two dozen people attended the annual assembly of Long Wittenham Parish Council on Wednesday May 10 in the village hall at which seven village groups gave reports on their activities during the year and their plans for the … Continue reading

Footpath set back

The parish council s idea for a new footpath linking the village with Clifton Hampden has suffered another reverse. Landowners are opposed and without their permission the path plan looks doomed. The original proposal for a path alongside the road … Continue reading

Village Hall feasibility study

The results so far of the feasibility study commissioned by the Parish Council (co-funded by the PC, the  school, the pre school and the village hall committee) to assess a range of sites in the village as potential places  for … Continue reading

April Litter Pick – Thank You!

Thank you to all those attending the pick on Saturday, and to Pat for the refreshments. To confirm to John (2 tyres) and Annie (1 wheel with tyre) that these were collected and added to the pile. Clifford Bosley

Cycle Path Improvements

Work has finished on a £41,000 scheme to improve the surface of a 500 metre section of the bridleway and cycle path linking Wittenham with Didcot. The path was surfaced with hardcore ten years ago and is popular with walkers, … Continue reading

Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee

Long Wittenham has received the go-ahead for a street party in the High Street as part of the village celebrations on June 4 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. South Oxfordshire District Council gave its seal of approval for the … Continue reading

Footpath to Clifton Hampden

The campaign for a footpath linking the two villages continues but the prospect of a new path along the main road looks increasingly unlikely. With county council cash at a premium and the need to secure agreement with landowners this … Continue reading

Vine Parking

The Vine and Spice pub and restaurant in the High Street has agreed to contribute towards the cost of landscaping the grass area in front of the car park. Following a request from the council the V&S says it’s prepared … Continue reading

A big THANK YOU!

Thanks to everyone who turned out last weekend to help at the Wittenham Vision village bulb planting event. About 30 people planted 2000 snowdrops and 3000 daffodils and 100 Fritillaries through the village. Thanks go to the Parish Council, History … Continue reading

Village Hall

The search for a new village hall site has taken another step forward. The Village Hall Action Group comprising the parish council, village hall committee and the school has agreed to pay £6,500 to a London-based architects practice to carry … Continue reading

Spring Litter Pick – 14 April 2012

A Litter Pick has been organised for Saturday morning of 14th April. As always we are looking for as many volunteers as possible We do hope that those of you who have been involved with previous picks will be happy … Continue reading

A more colourful village

Next spring and summer new splashes of colour will brighten up the village. Members of Wittenham Vision have planted 6,000 daffodil, snow drop and fritillary bulbs in grass verges along Didcot Road, High Street, the Cross, bus stop, war memorial, … Continue reading