The Parish Council has a new member. Ron Carter was co-opted on to the council at its last meeting on 11th November.
Ron has lived at his home on Didcot Road for the last fifty-two years along with his late wife Dorothy. They were married for forty-eight years. Both Ron and Dorothy went to the village school and he went on to complete his education at St. Birinus School in Didcot.
Ron worked for more than twenty years in transport and logistics for British Leyland at what is now the BMW car plant at Cowley. It was while working at British Leyland that he met Dorothy. Ron was involved with Long Wittenham Athletics Club for many years. He was club secretary for five years and still has a deep interest in both the first and reserve football teams.
Ron has been a keen caravan enthusiast for nearly fifty years. He is chairman of the local Oxfordshire club and in addition chairs a national association.
The Parish Council now has its full complement of seven councillors for the first time in many years.