House of Wessex Anglo-Saxon Open Days

As part of the Sylva Foundation’s House of Wessex project, Anglo-Saxon open days are planned for the first weekend of July at the Sylva Wood Centre.

Visitors can watch the House of Wessex being constructed, have a go at Anglo-Saxon thatching, play traditional games, and see other traditional crafts on display. Continue reading

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SSEN Electricity Outages

The Parish Council has been contacted by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to say that it is aware that our area has sustained multiple faults over the last year.

It has advised that in the near future there may be some planned supply interruptions to allow it to safely carry out essential work to its electrical equipment and upgrade the network.  The work will involve either tree cutting Continue reading

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Safari Supper

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Safari Supper which will take place on Saturday 14th September.   It is organised by the Wittenham Warriors and proceeds will go to good causes in the village.

Tickets are £15 per person for hosts and £20 per person for everyone else.  Hosts cover the cost of the food for their course and Wittenham Warriors provide the wine. Continue reading

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Boathouse Plans Approved

Plans for a boathouse on Maddy Moorings for Headington School have been approved by South Oxfordshire District Council.  The moorings are between High Street and the River Thames towards Clifton Hampden, opposite Lower Farm.  Headington is an independent girls’ school in Oxford, founded in 1915.

The plans include a two storey boathouse, wet dock, landing stages and associated works.  Continue reading

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Parish Council Meets New District Councillor

At last Thursday’s meeting of the Parish Council, members had their first opportunity to meet the new district councillor for Sandford and the Wittenhams,  Green Party member Sam Casey-Rerhaye.

She outlined her green credentials when she spoke of her opposition to large scale house and road building in South Oxfordshire.  She said new roads led to more congestion and pollution. 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, an article from the Oxford Mail dated 13th April 1961 in which it was reported that the Parish Council had agreed to demolish the Fire Engine House next to the village cross.  In fact, as we know, it was not demolished, and a few months later, the council gifted it to the then Wallingford Continue reading

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Fun Run Report

More than one hundred contestants took part in the 11th annual Long Wittenham Fun Run along paths and bridleways in and around the village on Sunday, raising money for the village Pre-school and the appeal to restore the six bells at the 12th century church of St Mary’s.

The winner of the event was Army warrant officer David Branfoot who is based at Didcot.  He ran the 5k route (3.1miles) in 18 minutes and 15 seconds.  In second Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 6th June

The Parish Council will hold it’s monthly meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 6th June.

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

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Fun Run Update

It’s only a few days until the Fun Run this Sunday, starting at The Plough at 11am.  The great news is that the weather forecast looks really good for the weekend.  Remember, it’s a family event so the whole family can take part, and there are trophies for under 8s, under 12s, under 18s, adults and over 50s.

The 5km (3 miles) route is cross country, exploring Neptune and Paradise Woods, and there is a drinks station half way around.  There will be a barbecue afterwards, kindly run Continue reading

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Waste And Recycling Collections

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

Grey bin and food collections will be a day later than usual on Friday.

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

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