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COVID-19 USEFUL VILLAGE INFO

Updated 19:17 26/3/2020

LONGWORTH PLAYGROUND CLOSED 24TH MARCH 2020

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.

THE POSTER BELOW IS DISPLAYED ON BOTH GATES OF THE PLAYGROUND AND ACCESS IS NOT PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

LONGWORTH VILLAGE HALL – CLOSED 24TH MARCH 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT LONGWORTH VILLAGE HALL IS CLOSED  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Coronavirus advice from the government

Oxfordshire County Council (who are responsible for public health and are the lead agency in responding to the virus in the county).have set up a dedicated webpage which ought to be the first source of information locally for people.  Their link:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-from-the-government/

Longworth’s Litter

My name is Joseph and I am in the process of completing my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  For the Volunteering section of this award I chose to help our community by completing a weekly litter pick in various parts of Longworth village.

For the last 13 weekends I have spent a minimum of one hour collecting rubbish from the roadside, walkways, hedgerows and fields.  Each week I have been astounded and appalled at how much I have collect in that time, always at least one full bin bag and on one occasion three!  The regular offenders are beer bottles, beer and drink cans and sweet wrappers.  The most bizarre object was a hot water bottle!  I don’t understand how people can be so lazy and would do such a thing to our environment.

I am aware that people travelling through the village cause some of this but sadly we need to work together to try to keep on top of it.  If people took a small bag on their walks and collected any obvious litter they saw, this would all help.  I’m just one teenager, think what could be achieved if we all did our bit!

L – Longworth is our home
I – Individuals can make a difference
T – Trash is no laughing matter
T – Tidy up after yourself
E – Environments need protecting
R – Recycle your rubbish

Joseph Allen

Christmas Tree Recycling

Free Christmas Parking VOWH & South Oxfordshire

Drivers in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse can benefit from free parking in district council car parks on certain days in December.

 

The annual free parking tradition is provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents.  The free parking days allocated to each area are agreed with the individual town councils depending on which day would best suit local traders. 

 

Free Christmas parking days also means people don’t have to pay to park if they wish to catch up with friends and family in the pubs, cafés and restaurants during the festive period.

 

Drivers will be able to park without paying for a ticket in South and Vale car parks on the following days next month:

 

South Oxfordshire

 

  • Didcot – Mondays (9, 16, 23 December)
  • Goring – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)
  • Henley – Tuesdays (3, 10, 17 December)
  • Thame – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)
  • Wallingford -Thursdays (5, 12,19 December)

 

Vale of White Horse

 

  • Abingdon – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)
  • Faringdon – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)
  • Wantage – Saturdays (7, 14, 21 December)

 

On the above days there’s no need to display a ticket.

 

Parking is also free on a Sunday in many of the council-owned town centre car parks in South and Vale – please check the tariff boards in car parks for further details.

 

For details on parking in southern Oxfordshire visit:

 

southoxon.gov.uk/parking

 

whitehorsedc.gov.uk/parking

 

Buckland Community Minibus – Drivers needed

 

The community minibus operates from Buckland, Longworth, Hinton Waldrist and Littleworth twice a week to Faringdon and on to Wantage and Witney once a month. All are welcome and it is free for those who are in possession of a bus pass.

 

We are currently looking for a couple of new drivers. If you are currently under the age of 70 and feel that you could spare one morning each month to volunteer to drive then please contact Martin at foxes66@hotmail.com.

 

HELP CLEAN UP OUR VILLAGE! Litter Pick, 2pm – 4pm, Sunday 3rd November

Meet at Nayland Croft, Rectory Lane

 

Tea & cake provided afterwards!

 

You’ll be supplied with a litter picker, collection sacks and a hi-vis vest

 

Please let me know if you and/or your family can come, so that I can order in sufficient equipment and provide enough cake!

 

Please bring waterproofs and warm clothing: fingers crossed for some dry weather!

 

Thanks

 

Richard Kenyon

 

richardkenyon44@hotmail.com

 

821276 / 07831 569940

 

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