Village Litter Pick – 28th September

Would you like your village to be a clean and tidier place?  Then come along to the Village Litter Pick on Saturday 28th September at the Village Hall from 10am till noon.

You will be provided with Hi Viz jackets, gloves, rubbish bags and litter picking tool.  You choose an area of the village that you would like to “litter pick”.  The rubbish is then returned to the village hall and you will be rewarded with tea and biscuits plus the pleasure of knowing you have had a part in Continue reading

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Over 50s Char & Chat

Age UK Oxfordshire has asked the Parish Council to let residents know about a new initiative which is intended to give older people a chance to meet and socialise.

Come along to The Plough Inn on the dates below between 11am and 12noon for a hot drink and friendly conversation.  You may want to stay on for a bite to eat afterwards or take advantage of the wonderful surroundings and go for a stroll. Continue reading

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Countryside Fires

We have been asked to highlight the dangers of lighting fires in the countryside.

Last week, a resident called the fire service out to attend a camp fire that had been started in the woods between Poplars Park and the river.  The fire had taken hold in a tree and the firemen said that if the wind had caught it, it might well have spread.

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Save The Date

Please save Saturday 2nd November in your diaries for the 11th annual village bonfire and fireworks event which will take place from 6pm on Wards Field.

Further information will be available soon, but if you would like to be involved in this year’s event please contact Nick and Jenny Caw at Continue reading

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Cycle By-Pass Lanes on High Street

Oxfordshire County Council is seeking the views of residents on proposals – as part of the ongoing Science Vale Cycling Network improvement works – to create cycle ‘bypass’ lanes in the existing traffic calming build-outs located to the north and south of the school access on the High Street.

The proposals, shown on this plan, will allow cyclists to navigate the build-outs instead of waiting with the vehicular traffic, and will be complimented with short cycle lanes on the Continue reading

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Blue-Green Algae Warning

The Earth Trust has issued a warning that due to the warm weather there is currently blue-green algae in the pond in Neptune Wood.

These algal blooms can be toxic to all and fatal to dogs so please keep them on a lead and out of the water.

For more information see the Earth Trust website.

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Waste And Recycling Collections

A reminder that because of the Bank Holiday, waste and recycling collections will change this week.

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

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Concerns Over Oxford City’s Local Plan

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has written a letter to Cllr Sue Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, detailing its concerns over the city’s calculations on new housing needed in light of both councils’ Climate Emergency declarations and opposition to the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.

The city’s emerging Local Plan has information on their proposed housing numbers based on the presumption that the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway will go ahead – something that Continue reading

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Developer for Kler Site

It appears that Vanderbilt Homes has purchased the land on the corner of Fieldside and Didcot Road to develop the housing estate which was given outline planning permission in January 2018.

According to the Vanderbilt website, the development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes will be launched in the Summer of next year.

The company’s advertising material promotes Long Wittenham as a “particularly desirable Continue reading

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Cooling Towers Gone in 20 Seconds

The three giant cooling towers at Didcot Power Station were reduced to rubble and enveloped the site in clouds of smoke in a controlled explosion at seven o’clock yesterday morning.

The towers, each 325 feet tall disappeared in twenty seconds – wiped from the landscape.

More than thirty people from Long Wittenham gathered to witness history in the making and it was a party atmosphere among those watching the demolition event along the Continue reading

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