Quarry Fight Continues

The fight continues to stop a huge quarry on land near Clifton Hampden. Despite the county council’s planning committee having rejected previous proposals, Hills Quarry Products has produced a revised application.

Objectors say the new application still fails to answer major concerns.  They argue that heavy lorries using the quarry would still increase congestion and Continue reading

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Village Meeting Report

More than seventy people packed into Long Wittenham village hall last Thursday evening (21st June) for a meeting called by the parish council to discuss the revision of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) and to report progress on the Community Hub.

The meeting also examined the Kler plan for thirty-six houses at the corner of Fieldside Continue reading

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New Warning Signs for Cyclepath

The Parish Council has erected new warning signs on the Long Wittenham to Didcot cyclepath urging cyclist to be aware of horses.  The signs are sited at the entrance to the path at Acklings at the west end of the village and at the junction with the Appleford Road.

The cyclepath, which is part of the National Cycle Network, is widely Continue reading

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Village Groups Invited to Seek Cash Help

Organisations in Long Wittenham are invited to apply to the Parish Council if they would benefit from a financial donation.  Every year the council receives requests, mainly from charities outside the village, but the council is keen to support local initiatives.

Some outside bodies that rely on public support such as the Citizens Continue reading

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Wittfest 2018 22nd-24th June

Music lovers will be flocking to South Oxfordshire’s premier music event this coming weekend.  The annual three-day Wittfest in the garden of The Plough Inn, Long Wittenham, will take place between 6pm and 11pm on Friday 22nd, noon until 11pm on Saturday 23rd and between noon and 5pm on Sunday 24th.  The festival has been running for eighteen years and is a popular event in the local music calendar. Continue reading

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200 Club Winners

The Long Wittenham 200 Club is pleased to announce the winners for April, May and June (to date).

April
£10 each to:
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Kler Development Update

The Parish Council has received notice of a new planning application related to the proposed development of thirty-six houses on the corner of Didcot Road and Fieldside.

Residents will remember that one of the arguments against the development put forward at last year’s public enquiry was that the proposed access to the Continue reading

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Fun Run Roundup

Despite clashing with several other sporting and local events, this year’s Fun Run held on Sunday 10th June was a great success, with a very good turn out of nearly one hundred finishers and over thirty helpers on the day.

Chief organiser of the event, Prew Bowtell, would like to thank everyone who helped and without whom it could not have happened.  £600 was added to Continue reading

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Temporary Closure of Meadow at Neptune Wood

Some residents will have noticed that The Earth Trust have temporarily closed the wildflower meadow which is accessed from Neptune Wood.

The meadow provides a great habitat for local wildlife and a much loved dog walking area.  It also provides the Earth Trust farm with hay, which is harvested roughly once every three Continue reading

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Athletics Club Stalwart Steps Down

It’s all change at Long Wittenham Athletics Club.  Long serving president Bill Symonds has stepped down after fifteen years in the role and has been replaced by former chairman Derek Meadham.  His position has been taken over by Ian Burton.  Ron Carter continues as secretary and Steve Bolton remains social secretary.

Mr Symonds becomes a Life Vice President and at the club’s recent annual meeting was Continue reading

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