Computer Appeal

Can you help our school children with home learning?  Some families are trying to manage home learning without access to a computer.  Some others may only have a phone to try and access lessons.

Do you have a spare computer you no longer need?  An old iPad, a tablet, or a laptop?

If you have anything that you can donate to the school please email Steve Brown at Continue reading

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Garden Waste Collections Suspended

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has announced that, owing to the new lockdown regulations, it has had to suspend garden waste collections and is not taking on new garden waste customers until further notice.  This will enable its contractor to focus on essential services including household collections while building resilience in its workforce to allow for increased staff shortages due to illness.

Christmas trees will still be collected from the verge outside Bodkin’s but it may be a few days later than advertised.  This collection is for Christmas trees only; no other garden 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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Covid-19 Vaccinations

We understand that residents are now being contacted by Clifton Hampden Surgery for Covid-19 vaccinations.  We have had the following request from NHS staff:

Please make sure that you and your family all locate your NHS number and have a copy of it it immediately to hand when you or they are called for the Covid-19 vaccination.  This is far the biggest bottle-neck when it comes to administering the vaccine to as many people as quickly as possible.  You can find your Continue reading

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Little Wittenham Road Closed

Some residents may have noticed that the Little Wittenham Road junction with the High Street has been closed temporarily.  This is to facilitate repairs to a water leak in the road by Thames Water.

The sign on the works states that the repairs are expected to be completed by 7th January.  Thames Water can be contacted on 0800 316 9800. Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Recycling

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has arranged for Christmas Trees to be collected from the grass verge next to the entrance to Bodkin’s Recreation Ground.  Leave trees there by Thursday 14th January.

Residents with brown recycling bins can leave their tree next to their brown bin for collection on 15th January.  Please don’t put it in the bin as it’s often difficult for the crews to get out. Continue reading

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Sires Hill Road Closure 4th February 2021

The Parish Council has been advised by the Traffic Regulations Team at Oxfordshire County Council of the closure of two sections of Sires Hill commencing on 4th February 2021.

The closure is to facilitate the installation of fibre optic cables which is anticipated to be completed by 1st April 2021.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.  The Continue reading

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New Year Greetings

Gordon Rogers, Chairman of the Parish Council writes …

The Parish Council extends greetings for the New Year to all villagers.  2020 was a year of some progress for the council but made stressful by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many traditional village events were cancelled and the council has had to conduct its meetings by Zoom.  Although not an ideal medium, it allows us to continue with business and appears not to be a deterrent to public participation, which included a Continue reading

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Beware Covid-19 Vaccine Scam

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is urging residents to be on their guard against scammers using the promise of a coronavirus vaccine to con them out of money.

Criminals across the country are contacting people out of the blue with offers of a coronavirus vaccination. These approaches have been made by text or from a recorded voice message on the telephone. Continue reading

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Bus Services Update

Now that South Oxfordshire has moved into Tier 4, Going Forward Buses, which runs the twice weekly service to Didcot, has announced that it may have to alter or suspend its services at short notice.  Please check its website for any such changes before travelling.

And a reminder that the new Thames Travel service starts on 4th January, linking Didcot with Long Wittenham, the Culham Science Centre and Berinsfield.  There will be seven Continue reading

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