Footsteps Road Safety Programme

The Parish Council has been asked by the Oxfordshire County Council Road Safety Team to encourage parents and carers in the village to use the Footsteps programme.

The programme shows parents and carers how to support their children in learning how to make safer decisions when they are crossing roads.  With support from parents and carers, children will gain the skills needed to become safer, independent pedestrians and so help to reduce casualty numbers on our roads. 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.

More information on the House of Wessex website.

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Bonfire Night Volunteers Wanted

It’s only a little over a month to the Village Bonfire Night (Saturday 2nd November, 6pm on Ward’s Field) and the organisers are in need of volunteers to help with the event.

No previous experience is necessary, but a smile, sense of humour and can-do attitude is required!  Volunteers are needed to collect wood, build the bonfire, set up stalls, work on the stalls, manage car parking, be traffic/pedestrian marshalls, clear the site and return borrowed goods, and manage the PA system. Continue reading

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Village Apple Day – Sunday 20th October

Announcing the 4th Annual Long Wittenham Village Apple Day at the Sylva Wood Centre on Sunday 20th October organised by Wittenham Warriors and hosted by the Sylva Foundation.

Have your home grown apples turned into delicious juice in six easy steps:

1. Bring along boxes/bags of washed, dry apples that are free Continue reading

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River of Life II Consultations

The Earth Trust invites residents to its public consultations for its River of Life II wetland creation project.

This is an opportunity to learn about the River of Life II project to create wetlands along the River Thames between Overy Mead and Clifton Meadow and further ponds in Little Wittenham Woods.  There will be visuals on display to explain the project, its background and importance along with some Continue reading

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County Councillor Steps Down

Lynda Atkins, the Oxfordshire County Councillor for the Wittenhams is resigning her seat after more than eleven years.  She made her farewell appearance at the September meeting of Long Wittenham Parish Council.

Ms Atkins, who represented Wallingford, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell and the Wittenhams as an Independent councillor, said she would miss working with the communities after so Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Plan Update

Peter Rose, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Steering Committee writes:

“Residents will recall that earlier in the year, the environmental report within the NDP was updated and submitted to a second Regulation 16 consultation.  This consultation ended in May but there were significant concerns expressed by Historic England (HE) and Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) concerning minerals safeguarding and the archaeological assessment of the Continue reading

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New Parish Clerk

The Parish Council has a new clerk.  He is Martin Elliff who takes over from Rhonda Hinson who was clerk for more than four years.

Martin was the council’s vice-chairman and his decision to resign as councillor and take on the new role as clerk on a voluntary basis for twelve months means that the council is now down to five councillors – two short of its statutory number.

After the August “holiday” the council will meet this evening (7.30pm in the village hall) Continue reading

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Lunch Club Tea Party

About forty residents gathered on the warm, sunny afternoon of Tuesday 27th August for the annual Long Wittenham Lunch Club tea party.

Members of the club usually meet on the third Thursday of each month for lunch in the village hall but once a year, Bill and Sylvia Harrison host this much anticipated event in their beautiful garden.

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Didcot Garden Town

As Long Wittenham is located within the Didcot Garden Town area, residents can now sign up to receive regular updates on progress to turn the vision of the Didcot Garden Town delivery plan into real life projects. The delivery plan can be found here.

By signing up, you could help to shape over sixty individual projects.

It is anticipated that over 20,000 new jobs will be created in the town and surrounding areas in the next few decades, and with the 15,000 new homes expected, your input is Continue reading

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