Revised NDP Submitted to SODC

The revised Neighbourhood Development Plan has been submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC).  The revised plan will replace the previous version, adopted in October 2017.

SODC invites comments on the revised plan and supporting documents during a six-week publicity period which will run until 5pm on Thursday 13th December Continue reading

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Remembrance Events

This year Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Commemoration Centenary coincide, both being on Sunday 11th November.

On Friday 9th November at 2.30pm the Primary School will be holding a special assembly in St Mary’s Church.

On Sunday 11th November at 9.30am there will be a Remembrance Sunday Communion Continue reading

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Kler Planning Application – Committee Date Confirmed

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has now confirmed that its planning committee will consider Kler’s planning application to realign the Didcot Road on Wednesday 7th November.  The meeting starts at 6pm at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN and the agenda is here.

Councillor Steve Brown will be putting the case against the application at the meeting on Continue reading

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South News – October Edition

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

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Village Big Lunch

Planning is underway for a Long Wittenham “Big Lunch” to celebrate the community and the 100th birthday of the Womens’ Institute in Oxfordshire.  The Wittenham branch of the WI was formed 70 years ago.

On Monday 26th November at 7.30pm WI members, in conjunction with the Athletics Club, will be meeting at the clubhouse to formulate plans for the event Continue reading

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Bonfire Night Reminder

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the 10th Annual Bonfire Night which will place next Saturday 3rd November on Ward’s Field, starting at 6pm.  Early bird tickets will only remain available until Friday 2nd November.  After that there will only be a limited supply on the gate, so hurry, get yours before it’s too late!

Ticket prices: adults: £6, children: £3, family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children): £16, U4s: free. Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past.

This time, some fascinating aerial photographs of the village taken in 1959.  Click on the thumbnails to view or download high resolution versions. Continue reading

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North East Didcot Housing Development Update

The North East Didcot housing development will be bigger than originally planned.  Land owners Reading University says its developers want to add at least another 120 homes on an area previously earmarked as ‘retained farmland’.

A planning application is expected to be lodged with South Oxfordshire District Council Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Quarry Update

Oxfordshire County Council transport officials are not happy with Hills Quarry Products’ latest plans to mitigate lorry movements out of the proposed quarry site off Abingdon Road.

Transport Control Officer Geoffrey Arnold says he’s not been persuaded by the proposals and has lodged an objection stating that the traffic impact of the Continue reading

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Extra Garden Waste Collection

Residents who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during the week commencing 22nd October.

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) is giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large bin bags). Continue reading

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