Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 8th March

The Parish Council will hold its monthly meeting this coming Thursday evening (8th March) at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

Download the agenda here.

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Barn Dance – Save The Date

Following the success of last year’s Barn Dance, The Friends of St Mary’s Long Wittenham will be hosting another on Saturday 21st April, this time at the Sylva Wood Centre.  Along with good music and dancing, there will be a buffet and a donations bar.

More details and tickets will be available soon, so put the date in your diary to be sure not to miss out on the Long Wittenham social event of the season.

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Oxfordshire Matters

Download the latest edition of Oxfordshire Matters, the county council’s monthly newsletter here.

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200 Club Winners

The Long Wittenham 200 Club is pleased to announce the February winners.

£10 each to:
158   S. Jarman
142   K. Tucker
153   J. Bolton
148   K. Thompson

Profits from the 200 Club go towards the maintenance and improvement of the Village Continue reading

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You Can Be A Dragon Boat Racer

On Sunday 9th September, the Dragon Boat Race comes to Abingdon again.

The Wittenham Wannabees (the men) were victorious last year and the ladies team (Wittenham Warriors) came in a respectable top 10 position.  No mean feat against predominantly all male or mixed crews.

This year however, The Dragon Boat Race (DBR) Committee (Tom Mellor, Tory and Jason Edwards) is planning only one mixed boat entry and they need a squad of 20 people from Continue reading

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House Building Pressures Mount

In common with many communities in Oxfordshire and the rest of the country, Long Wittenham is coming under pressure from developers to build homes.  Look everywhere in the near vicinity and new homes are being built or are planned.  More than 3,000 houses are proposed as part of the Culham Science Village development.  It is a key part of South Oxfordshire District Council’s Local Plan which is currently under scrutiny.

The parish council wants to bring residents up to date on several planning issues and needs to enlist support in managing pressures from developers. Continue reading

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Good Neighbours Group

The next meeting of the Long Wittenham Good Neighbours Group is on Thursday 1st March at 2:30pm in the Village Hall.

Steve Brown has arranged for a speaker to talk about the work of the RNLI, and as ever, all are welcome.

See Steve’s announcement for more information.

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Long Wittenham Past

An occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past.

This time: a couple of views of St John’s Row in the days before the motor car: Continue reading

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Strength and Balance Classes

A reminder that Generation Games – Age UK Oxfordshire’s physical activity service – run Strength and Balance Classes every Wednesday in the Long Wittenham Village Hall from 3.30 to 4.30pm.

See the poster for more details.

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Your Council Needs You!

Long Wittenham Parish Council wants to recruit another member to help shape the future of the village.  Currently, there are six councillors, one short of the maximum allowed.

Your parish council is involved in many key areas of local administration: representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and improving quality of life and community well being.

As well as these day to day responsibilities there are specific challenges facing the village:

  • The updating of the Neighbourhood Development Plan as a result of the issues encountered at the Kler public enquiry last year
  • The design and development of the Community Hub to provide the much needed pre-school, new primary school and new village hall
  • Threats of more unwanted housing developments such as that recently proposed next to Bodkin’s Field

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