Primary School Place

Is your child 3 or 4 years old?

Primary school place – you must apply now

If your child was born on or between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you need to apply for a primary school place now.

You must still apply even if your child already attends a nursery attached to the school.

Deadline for applications is 15 January 2021
Apply online at

It’s quick, easy and secure

You can get free access to the internet at

many of our libraries and children’s centres

– ask for details at your local facility.

For help and information:


Email:              Tel: 0345 241 2487


Oxfordshire Libraries – Important Information

Dear Library Customer,
We would like to share some important information with you about the 31 Libraries which are now open:

·         All items borrowed before 22 March 2020 must be returned or renewed by 2 November to avoid fines
·         What should I expect from a visit to an Oxfordshire library?

31 Libraries are now open

We are pleased to report that 31 libraries are now open, out of our total network of 44. We have listened carefully to government guidance and have put safety measures in place. Please note that some of our library opening hours have changed since reopening – please check before travelling.
The following 31 libraries have reopened:
Abingdon, Banbury, Barton, Berinsfield, Bicester, Blackbird Leys, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cowley, Didcot, Eynsham, Faringdon, Goring, Headington, Henley, Kennington, Kidlington, Oxfordshire County Library, Sonning Common, Summertown, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney, Woodcote, Woodgreen, Woodstock, Wychwood
We hope to reopen Botley Library at the end of October.
When we are ready to safely enter the next phase and open further libraries, we will get the word out right away.

All items borrowed before 22 March 2020 must be returned or renewed by 2 November to avoid fines

Library loans due during lockdown were extended to avoid customers incurring overdue fines. This extension will end in the first week of November, and so items must be returned or renewed. You can safely return your items by dropping them off in our red returns boxes at the door of any library during opening hours.
If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from returning or renewing your loans, please contact your nearest open library
To check your current loans please log on to our website or the Library App (search Oxfordshire Libraries in the Apple App Store or Google Play).

What should I expect from a visit to an Oxfordshire library?

Your library visit may feel different from those in the past – you will see social distancing measures and we ask that you limit your visit to 30 minutes. You must wear a face covering (unless exempt) and we will ask you to fill in a Track & Trace form, or scan a QR code with the NHS Covid-19 app.
We still provide a lending service and limited access to computers and some libraries offer a validating service for bus passes and parking permits. Our face-to-face activities and events will be re-established when government advice informs us it is safe to do so. What you can count on is a warm welcome from our staff and volunteers!

If you would like more information, please visit our website:
Please stay connected with us on Facebook @OxfordshireLibraries and Twitter @oxonlibraries and sign up to our newsletter

Flu Clinics 2020 – White Horse Medical Practice


Please read the following carefully as there are changes this year due to Covid19
The first Flu Clinic is on Saturday 3rd October 2020 and the following dates are Tuesdays or Thursdays, October 13/15th, 20/22nd, 27/29th
If you are 65 or over you will receive a letter text or phone call from the surgery stating the date and time for your vaccination
If you are aged 18-65 with specific long-term conditions and/or in the at risk group you will receive a text or letter asking you to book an appointment on our website using Engage-Consult: These include chronic respiratory disease or asthma, heart disease, renal disease, liver disease, diabetes, neurological disease, BMI>40 or you are immune suppressed, or a carer for an elderly or disabled person
You will receive specific detail of what to wear and other guidance
Visit for more details
Upon arrival please maintain social distancing and wear a face mask at all times
If you have any Covid symptoms do NOT attend. Call (NHS) 111


Pregnant, Babies and Children:
All pregnant women are recommended to have the vaccination.
For babies of 6 months+, with an existing condition, please consult your GP
Vaccinations for pre-school aged children
                                  These have started and we urge you to get this done as soon as possible for all children                                                                 aged 2 or 3 years old on August 31st, 2020
NB: School aged children will be vaccinated at school this year


For more information visit
Or visit our Facebook page @whitehorsemedical

63 Bus Timetable (via Longworth) until May 2021

63 Bus Timetable


Casual Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Ms Sandra Sabathy a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for Parish of Longworth.  Please click on the link below to see the notice

Casual vacancy notice_1

Gift for Sandra Sabathy

Sandra Sabathy has recently resigned as Chair of the Parish Council, with effect from mid June, having made the decision to move to Canada.  Sandra has served the village as a Parish Councillor for 9 Years, and took over as Chair in January 2018 She was also a key member of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee. As a mark of gratitude for all Sandra’s hard work and dedication to the village, I will be organising a parting gift for her.  If you would like to make a contribution and add your signature to Sandra’s leaving card, please contact Katy Spencer on 821098 or via email at Thank you

Village Basic supplies service

On behalf of the village community we have opened an account with Bidfood, via Paul Knight who works for the company.  You may not have heard of Bidfood, however they are one of the country’s biggest food service delivery companies. They usually deliver food and cleaning products to the hospitality industry.

As you might imagine some of their pack sizes are bigger than retail, some of their items are also bigger in size. Therefore the plan, if people are interested, is to post the completed forms through the village hall post box or scan and email Sue Sandbach.  Sue will collect and organise the orders, Paul will relay them to Bidfood and then Bidfood will deliver to the village hall.  Sue and Paul will split down the orders and deliver them to your door.   You will be invoiced after delivery and asked to pay Paul directly. His details are on the order form and he lives at Betteshanger, High Street.

Please find attached the Basic supplies shopping list (In  Exel and  .pdf formats). Hard copies can be picked up at the Village Hall if you prefer- there will be some on the noticeboard to the right of the doors.
Orders to be submitted by 4pm on Monday for delivery to your door during Wednesday

Emotional Support

Childline 0800 1111 Visit Website
Samaritans 116 123 Visit Website
Domestic Violence Hotline 0808 200 0247 Visit Website
Mind 0300 123 3393 Visit Website
Age UK 0800 169 6565 Visit Website
La Leche League
(for formula milk)
0345 120 2918 Visit Website


Following government instructions, the playground was closed yesterday 24/3/2020 with immediate effect.   No further inspections will be carried out until further notice and any person using the park will do so at their own risk. In the next few days we will attempt to get the areas taped off. This is not something the Parish Council wants to do but we must comply with the instructions and we hope all Longworth residents will cooperate.


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