Vale Climate Emergency Advisory Committee meeting at 6pm on Tuesday 15 October.

The Vale Climate Emergency Advisory Committee is set to meet for the first time at 6pm on Tuesday 15 October.

 The politically balanced committee meeting is open for anyone to attend and, chaired by Cllr David Grant, members will discuss recommendations on targets to becoming carbon neutral.  (7 councillors who meet in public to advise the council’s Cabinet on matters relating to the climate emergency.)

The committee will discuss three recommendation options:

  1. To become a carbon neutral council. This could help the council to lead by example and is consistent with targets set by other councils across Oxfordshire, allowing for partnership working.
  2. To become a carbon neutral council ‘plus’ – this pledge goes further than option one and extends the reach of the council to respond to local and national trends and projects.
  3. To become a carbon neutral district with an aspiration to secure the sustainability of the district’s future, which could put the area at the forefront of climate change policy and innovation.

Cllr Grant said, “We’re in the middle of a climate emergency and urgently need to identify action to tackle it. We want our residents to get involved in helping the committee make recommendations to Cabinet and welcome people’s views on the opportunities ahead of us.  If people would like to speak at the beginning of the meeting, they can register in advance and all are welcome to come along to watch.” 

If you’d like to email your views or ideas, you can email the committee via 

For those interested in speaking at the beginning of the committee meeting, please email by 5pm on 14 October.    

Anyone wanting to come along to observe, can come to reception at the district council offices at 135 Eastern Avenue on Milton Park.

Once the committee meeting has taken place, their recommendation will be made to Cabinet members to discuss.



As you may have heard,  it was announced yesterday that Gwyne Diment,  the Manager at your local day-care centre, The Cedar Community Club in Hinton Waldrist, is one of the five shortlisted finalists in the Guardian’s competition to find the ‘Public Servant of the Year’ – a highly prestigious national award. Gwyne  has been the Manager at the club since it opened last December, and before that  she was Manager of the old Kingsmoor Day Centre in Hinton Waldrist for 14 years, which many people from Longworth have attended over the years.


Gwyne’s shortlisting  for this award is truly well-deserved, and it reflects  her amazing hard work, her imaginative session planning and organisation, and her total dedication to ensuring that our members get the most out of their time at the Centre.  We are extremely lucky to have her as Manager at the Cedar Community Club, and the Club would not have reopened without her determination and passion.


You can find further details about Gwyne and her work at the Cedar Community Club in The Guardian, published on Wednesday, 2 October, which is also available online.


We would love to see Gwyne win this award, and we need everybody who knows her and who cares about provision of day care for the elderly in our local area TO VOTE FOR HER. Voting closes at 11:59 a.m. on  Tuesday, 15 October.


Longworth Fireworks 2019

Produce needed for Longworth Fete

Road Safety

Dear Longworth resident,

The Parish Council has been made aware of some overgrown hedges, shrubs and over-hanging tree branches that are extending into the roads and lanes at various properties throughout the village, resulting in a number of near-misses between cars, lorries and buses with cyclists and pedestrians.

As such protrusions risk creating a dangerous and unsafe environment for those using the roads, can we please ask that you assess your property and take whatever actions are necessary to trim back or clear away anything that might be extending into the roadway?

The Parish Council strives to ensure the health and safety of its villagers and visitors to the village and we appreciate your understanding and assistance in this matter.

Should you have any questions, please contact Gill Carlisle on the above email address or 01865 821319

Longworth Church Fete

3 Villages Bus from Longworth to Oxford

The village bus from Hinton Waldrist and Longworth via Appleton to and from Oxford runs weekly every Wednesday.  It is available for any parishioner to use. 

We need a few more people to use this bus. If it is underused there is a risk the county Council will refuse to let us continue the service. Anyone can use it.


The Bus leaves the bus shelter at 10.02am or, if more convenient, outside Well Cottage, Rectory Lane at 10.01am. It stops at Bonn Square in the centre of Oxford so is convenient for the Westgate Centre or the rest of Oxford. It returns at 1pm . It runs every Wednesday except bank holidays.


It is so convenient, no hassles with parking and a lot cheaper. The bus is subsidised by the parish councils All we ask is a donation of £2.50 for each return trip if you can afford it.  Donations to be left in the letter box to the left of the door at Rosedene, High Street, Longworth


Please check the noticeboard for any updates or contact Lesley Kinch 01865 820237

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Longworth Village Hall Notice

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