Voting Today

The General Election takes place today (Thursday 4th July) and the Village Hall will be open for voting between 7am and 10pm.

Information about the candidates in the Didcot and Wantage constituency of which Long Wittenham is part, can be found here:
Who Can I Vote For?

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Digital Home Phones Webinar

Following the recent announcement that the analogue landline is closing in January 2027, BT is running monthly Digital Voice webinars.

Residents with concerns about the loss of their landline can drop into these webinars and ask the Digital Voice team questions.

The first is on 9th July between 9am and 10am.  Join the meeting here. Continue reading

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Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has asked the Parish Council to let residents know that its draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) open for public consultation.

The draft LFRMS sets out how OCC, in its role as Lead Local Flood Authority for Oxfordshire, and partner authorities will work together to manage flood risk.  It is consulting on Oxfordshire’s second LFRMS which will cover a Continue reading

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Pendon Museum News

Get all the news and information in the latest edition of the Pendon Museum Newsletter.

More information on the Pendon website:

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OCC Newsletter

Residents who are not already subscribers to Oxfordshire County Council’s digital newsletter “Your Oxfordshire” may like to download the latest edition.

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Meeting to Discuss Formation of Long Wittenham River Club

The Parish Council has been in negotiation with Headington School about the use of the new boathouse for village residents.

Agreement has been reached on times when the landing stage would be available.  In addition, residents could use the site to store canoes etc.  There would be no access to the boathouse itself.  It is proposed that the best way forward to achieve this would be to form a Long Wittenham River Club. Continue reading

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Traffic-Sensitive Streets Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) proposes to designate certain streets (or parts of streets) within the county as Traffic-Sensitive.

A Traffic-Sensitive Street is a street where roadworks have the potential to cause significant delays and disruption to road users.  It is a designation that allows streets to be identified as requiring Works Promoters to give greater advanced warning of proposed works, or activities as they are Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Events

Earth Trust has three special themed Little Acorn events planned for the summer holidays, all set in beautiful gardens, connecting with nature through Summer time craft activities and a spot of gardening.

Go along and harvest vegetables from the kitchen garden and enjoy mud kitchen and water play areas.  There will be crafts, as well as all the usual outdoor activities to explore Continue reading

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Scientific Adventure for Primary School

Mark Warren and Catherine Harrison write …

On 11th June, Penguins class (years 5/6) at Long Wittenham CE School recently made history as the first primary school class to tour Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility and then made history all over again by being the first primary school to tour the Satellite Applications Catapult which supports the UK space industry. Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

It has been suggested that, once upon a time, there was a Neighbourhood Watch group in the village.

Are you aware of such a group?  If so, do you know who were members, how it was organised and if it still exists?

If you have any information, please leave a comment here, or contact the Parish Clerk at

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