Gordon Rogers – Chairman
Communications, including monthly news for The Bridge, Media relations, Neighbourhood Plan communication, Website content.
Gordon is a retired broadcast and newspaper journalist. He lives at Bradgate in High Street with his wife Maggie. They have lived in Long Wittenham for 25 years, originally in Fieldside and for the last ten years in High Street. Gordon began his career in evening newspapers in Milton Keynes and Northampton before moving to join BBC Radio Oxford. He was a reporter, producer and newsreader, mainly at Oxford but interspersed with stints in regional television in London, Birmingham and Norwich. On leaving the BBC Gordon worked as a freelance for trade magazines. In 2000 he returned to newspaper journalism, working for the Oxford Mail and Times and the Abingdon Herald. He likes walking, reading history and classical works, music (seriously lapsed pianist) and visiting good pubs.
Gordon can be contacted at email@example.com or on either 01865 407234 or 07946 686223.
Community Hub Development.
Steve and his wife Claire have lived in the village since 1982, bringing up three sons. He is a retired Chartered Engineer having worked mainly for local councils on roads, bridges and transport. He has worked for Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead where he was Head of the Highways and Engineering Department. Steve was co-opted as a parish councillor in late 2014 and took over the Chair after the local elections in May 2015. He stood down from the chair in April 2017 to concentrate on delivering the Community Hub for the village. He helped establish the Good Neighbours Group which started in May 2014. In his spare time, Steve enjoys gardening, DIY and travel.
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Chairman Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.
Peter and his wife, Janet, moved to Long Wittenham in November 2011, having lived in Benson for the last 30 years. He had been a GP at the Benson Surgery for 31 years. He has steered the Neighbourhood Plan for 7 years, completing the first Plan in 2017.
In his spare time he enjoys gardening and tennis.
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Village events co-ordinator.
Sally is married with three grown up children and moved to the village in 2000. She spent eight years as secretary at Long Wittenham Primary School, having worked for a local authority before that. She is now retired. She co-founded the Wittenham Warriors and entered the first team from LW into Dragon Boat racing, now a yearly event, together with Bonfire Night and Apple Day. She is the administrator of the Wittenham Events messaging service. Sally keeps busy with various activities: pilates, upholstery, Nordic walking, badminton, sewing, Strambling (walks based around having lunch at a pub) and is the co-ordinator for the monthly cake/sandwich collection for the Gatehouse homeless centre in Oxford.
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Liz has lived in Long Wittenham since 2015. Having had a career in insurance broking and financial crime management, she now runs an online paper crafting business from her home and delivers crafting courses locally. She belongs to the WI, the History Group, the Friends of St Mary’s and the Abingdon Flower Club.
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Steve is married with two daughters and lives in Westfield Road. He moved to the village thirty-six years ago from Appleford. He is retired, having worked for many years at the Cowley car plant on Rolls Royce and Mini production. He has been involved in local football for more than forty-five years and is the treasurer and groundsman for Long Wittenham Athletics Club. He lists his other interests as real ale and clay pigeon shooting.
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Ron has lived at his home on Didcot Road for the last fifty-two years.
Ron worked for more than twenty years in transport and logistics for British Leyland at what is now the BMW car plant at Cowley. It was while working at British Leyland that he met Dorothy. Ron was involved with Long Wittenham Athletics Club for many years. He was club secretary for five years and still has a deep interest in both the first and reserve football teams.
Ron has been a keen caravan enthusiast for nearly fifty years. He is chairman of the local Oxfordshire club and in addition chairs a national association.
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