WittFest Draws The Crowds

Music lovers were treated to a feast at the annual WittFest organised by The Plough Inn last weekend.

More than a thousand people are estimated to have attended the festival which started on Friday evening, continued on Saturday and drew to a close on Sunday afternoon.  It ended with a grand finale featuring an 18-piece jazz group.

The landlord of The Plough Liam Carberry said: “It was another entertaining and Continue reading

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Temporary Footpath Closure

The Parish Council has been advised that a temporary footpath closure will apply to a section of Footpath 283/1, which runs from the Little Wittenham Road to Little Wittenham, whilst essential repairs to a fire damaged building are carried out.

The temporary closure will operate from 25th July 2019 and the work is anticipated to last for six months. Continue reading

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Quarry Date Set

The long-awaited debate on the proposed sand and gravel quarry on land near Clifton Hampden will take place at 2pm on Monday 15th July at County Hall, Oxford.

The original plans by Hills Quarry Products were rejected by members of Oxfordshire County Council’s planning committee in November 2017 but since then the company has made several changes to its proposals and has re- Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 11th July

The Parish Council will hold it’s monthly meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 11th July.

All residents are invited to attend.  Download the agenda here.

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Thanksgiving Service of Evensong

There will be a Thanksgiving Service of Evensong on Thursday 11th July at 7pm in St Mary’s Church with fizz and canapes from 6pm, to celebrate and give thanks for all the wonderful people who help keep our churches open and our services running: lockers and unlockers, flower arrangers, cleaners, music makers, coffee makers, financial backers, readers, intercessors, magazine producers and distributors, fundraisers and many, many more throughout the villages and further afield.

For more details contact the Chairman of the PCC Tom Boardman-Weston at tkczbw@gmail.com

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Beagle Welfare Treasure Hunt

The organiser of the recent charity treasure hunt at Bodkin’s, Ros Biggs,  writes:

“Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Beagle Welfare Treasure Hunt on 23rd June.  I have received lots of fantastic feedback and it seems that everyone had a great time!  The event was won by team “Go with the Flo” who have kindly donated their £50 voucher winnings back to Beagle Welfare! Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Quarry Update

Another consultation on the quarry at Clifton Hampden has been issued.  This latest round covers information from Hills Quarry Products to clarify inconsistencies in their last submission of information.

According to Bachport (Burcot & Clifton Hampden for the Protection of the River Thames), the group leading the opposition to the quarry, there are no material Continue reading

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Big Picnic Lunch Success

A huge thank you to the organisers of the inaugural Long Wittenham Big Picnic Lunch which took place at Bodkins Field yesterday afternoon.  A good turn out of approximately one hundred and fifty villagers and fine weather made it a great success and a splendid time was had by all.

The event was made possible by the participation of a number of village organisations including the Athletics Club, the WI, the Pre-school, the Primary School PTA, the Continue reading

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All Villagers Welcome

Don’t forget that the Big Picnic Lunch is this coming Sunday 30th June from 12.15pm to 4.30pm at Bodkins field.  All residents from Long and Little Wittenham are invited, the weather forecast is looking good, and it is FREE.

This is part of the Big Lunch project begun ten years ago by The Eden Project to celebrate communities and the people who live in them. Continue reading

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Acklings Rabbit Holes!

A rabbit burrow has been identified on the football pitch at Acklings Playground.  There are several holes in the pitch which could be dangerous to anyone playing there.  Rabbits have been seen grazing on the field which confirms that the population is active.

The Parish Council is looking to have the rabbits removed by the most humane and economical means, but until that happens, and the holes filled, residents are advised to Continue reading

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