New Parish Councillor

The village has a new parish councillor.  Steve Bolton, who lives in Westfield Road, was co-opted on to the parish council at last night’s meeting.

Cllr Bolton, who is retired, worked for many years at the Cowley car plant on Rolls Royce and Mini production.  He is married with two daughters.  He moved to the village thirty-six years ago from Appleford. Continue reading

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Waste And Recycling Collections

Residents are reminded that recycling collections will be a day later this week, owing to the Easter Monday bank holiday.

See the changes on the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) website:

https://www.southoxon.gov.uk/south-oxfordshire-district-council/recycling-rubbish-and-waste/when-is-your-collection-day/waste-collections-calendar/

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Libraries to Reopen

Libraries in Oxfordshire are set to reopen from Monday 12th April.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is planning a phased approach to the reopening and will be maintaining safety measures including track and trace, use of face coverings and social distancing.

As a result of the safety precautions required, library opening hours will also be Continue reading

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Planning Application

The Parish Council has been advised by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) of a new planning application within the village.

The application at The Grange, High Street, Long Wittenham, is for the construction of a 10m x 4m x 1.8m outdoor swimming pool with an associated plant room.

The details may be viewed on the SODC website: Continue reading

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Bells Rehung at St Mary’s

The restored bells at St Mary’s Church have been rehung and are ready to be rung, but unfortunately, this will not happen in the immediate future.  Covid-19 protocols and social distancing mean it will be some time before they will be heard properly.

They were inspected last Thursday (1st April) by a representative of the Guild Tower and Bells, signed off, and the paper work completed. Continue reading

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OCC Newsletter

Residents who are not already subscribers to Oxfordshire County Council’s digital newsletter “Your Oxfordshire” may like to download the latest edition.

 

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Planning Application

The Parish Council has been advised by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) of a new planning application within the village.

The application is for a Certificate of Lawful Development for residential ancillary accommodation at The Little House, High Street, Long Wittenham.

The details may be viewed on the SODC website: Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 8th April

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom video conferencing at 7:30pm on Thursday 8th April.

Download the agenda here.

If members of the public have any comments they wish to make on items on the agenda, they should email the Parish Clerk at longwittpc@hotmail.co.uk. Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Bridge Open

Clifton Hampden Bridge has re-opened to traffic after weeks of closure following work on strengthening part of the river bank and removing vegetation.  The bridge re-opened yesterday (Thursday 1st April), earlier than scheduled.

Going Forward buses will resume its Monday service to shops at Didcot, and Thames Travel has re-started services from Didcot to the Culham Science Centre and Berinsfield. Continue reading

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Village Hall 200 Club Prize Draw

The Village Hall 200 Club is a long-standing feature of village life.  In the 2019-20 year, 139 members funded £780 in prizes leaving a balance of over £900 to go towards the maintenance and improvement of the hall.

There are cash prizes through the year: £10 per week for 48 weeks, £50 in June and December and £100 in September and March.  Subscription is £12 for a Continue reading

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