Long Wittenham Goes Green

Long Wittenham’s new district councillor is Green Party activist Sam Casey-Rerhaye from Culham.  In yesterday’s district council elections Mrs Casey-Rerhaye, who chairs Culham Parish Council, beat Conservative candidate Fiona Ardern from Toot Baldon with a comfortable majority.  She cantered home with 956 votes well ahead of Mrs Ardern who polled 347.

The election to South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) turned out to be a major set- Continue reading

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House of Wessex Newsletter

Read all the latest news, and details of courses and upcoming events for the House of Wessex project at the Sylva Wood Centre in its latest newsletter here.


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Church Open Morning

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary Long Wittenham with St Peter Little Wittenham invite residents to an ‘open morning’ next Saturday 4th May 2019 between 10am and 1pm at St Mary’s Church to celebrate the opening of the new multi access toilet extension and servery area.

Come and enjoy coffee and cake and catch up with friends and neighbours.  There will also be some great plants for sale  All are welcome.

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North East Didcot Newsletter

Read the latest about the North East Didcot housing development from the North East Didcot Partnership, the team behind the project.

Download their newsletter here.  For more information, visit their website:


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Bus Service Starts

The new once weekly bus service from Wallingford to Didcot operated by Going Forward Buses in Goring began yesterday.  Five passengers from the village joined the fourteen seater minibus.  Two people had joined the bus at Shillingford Hill Homes Park, three from Berinsfield and one passenger at Clifton Hampden.

The new Wednesday service for Long Wittenham has been welcomed by residents, particularly the elderly and those without transport.  The Parish Council has also praised it Continue reading

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Waste And Recycling Collections

Residents are reminded that because of the Easter break, waste and recycling collections will change this week.

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

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

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Sewage Floods Properties Again

Twice within a week this month Long Wittenham resident Peter Surridge has come home to find his garden flooded with sewage.  And this is not the first time that Mr Surridge, who lives in Lay’s Courtyard towards the eastern end of High Street, has been swamped.  A similar flood occurred in April and December last year.

The cause is a blockage in a six-inch diameter pipe which serves properties on both the north and sound sides of High Street.  The north side homes are on a slightly higher 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 3rd October 1958 reporting on a parish council meeting, which suggest that, despite there being far fewer cars on the road in the late 1950s, the problem of traffic speeding through the village was not so different to today. Continue reading

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Local Elections Jobs

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have asked the Parish Council to inform residents that there are a range of roles available for those eighteen-plus years of age at the local elections on Thursday 2nd May and overnight into Friday 3rd May.

The councils are looking for people to work as: Continue reading

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Compost Giveaway

Gardeners in the village will be please to hear that South Oxfordshire District Council’s free compost give-away is back!  This year’s event, giving away locally produced compost, is on Saturday 11th May between 9am and 11am at Milton Park overflow car park, Park Drive, Milton OX14 4SR (next to Allmakes Ltd).

Take a box, bag or container (maximum of 4) and a shovel.  There will also be some free recycling goodies available and the opportunity to pick up kitchen caddies and liners Continue reading

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