Village Hall Committee AGM

The Village Hall Committee will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd May in the Village Hall.  This will be followed by the regular meeting of the committee.

All residents are invited to attend.

The agendas are here.

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European Elections Jobs

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have asked the Parish Council to inform residents that they urgently need people to work at the European parliamentary elections on Thursday 23rd May and at the elections count on Sunday 26th May.

The councils are looking for people to work as follows:

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South News – May Edition

Residents who are not already subscribers to South Oxfordshire District Council’s digital newsletter “South News” may like to download the latest edition here.


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School Care Extended

Long Wittenham Primary School has extended its after-hours activities including football coaching sessions with staff from Oxford United.

The school has launched a new child care provision from 3.20pm to 6.30pm provided by Get Active Sports, a private company which operates in schools in Oxfordshire and other parts of the country. Continue reading

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Views Sought on Play Area Improvements

The Parish Council would like to hear the views of families living around Westfield Road on what improvements they would like to see at the small children’s play area.

The current equipment consists of a wooden steps structure leading to a slide and a small bouncy seat.  Both pieces of equipment are safe but in a poor condition and the Parish Council wants to replace them.  However, before Continue reading

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Wittenham WI Programme 2019-20

Wittenham WI has published its programme of events for the year ahead (see link below).  It is keen to welcome new members, particularly younger women.

If you have ever wondered why you should join the WI, here are a few of the benefits: Continue reading

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Waste And Recycling Collections

Residents are reminded that because of the Early May Bank Holiday, waste and recycling collections will be different this week.

Green, food and garden waste bin collections will be a day later than usual on Friday.

More information on waste collections after the upcoming bank holidays can be found on the South Oxfordshire District Council website: Continue reading

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Playground Safeguarded

Acklings playground has been granted Asset of Community Value (ACV) status by South Oxfordshire District Council.  The Parish Council nominated the playground which has been used by residents for many years.

The land is owned by St John’s College to which the Parish Council pays an annual rent.  ACV status means that if the college wants to sell the land in the future the village would be given the opportunity to buy it for the community.  ACVs were Continue reading

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Pirates In Church

St Mary’s church resounded to the strains of Gilbert and Sullivan last Saturday evening as Opera Anywhere performed one of the most popular works in the canon of English comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty.  The audience of over one hundred was enthusiastic in its appreciation of the show.

Opera Anywhere is renowned for performing unique versions of operas, old and new, in unusual and interesting locations.  The space restrictions of St Mary’s would present a Continue reading

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Parish Council Meetings – Thursday 9th May

The Parish Council will hold it’s annual meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 9th May.  This will be followed at 7:45pm by the usual monthly meeting.

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

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