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Longworth Neighbourhood Plan – Presentation

Click link below to view the Powerpoint slides from the village event LNP Village Consultation 16th Jan 2016 – Final

Longworth appoints Footpath Warden

Footpath Warden at work

Longworth Parish Council has appointed Richard Kenyon as its Footpath Warden. The role of the Footpath Warden is to: Act as a liaison point for rights of way issues between parish council and rights of way services. Ensure that the needs of the local community in respect of the rights of way network are being represented. This …

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Gigaclear is coming to Longworth

As of this morning, Gigaclear’s web site is showing that we’ve hit the 100% target for the number of orders needed to justify extending their network to cover Longworth and Hinton.  Thank you to all those of you who ordered the service, and so made it possible for us to get the best broadband available …

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Gigaclear taking orders in Longworth

Gigaclear, the Oxfordshire-based provider of ultrafast broadband services, is now taking orders for its service from residents in Longworth.  Gigaclear only opened up to registrations of interest from Longworth on 10 January this year.  In just 10 days it must have seen an impressive level of interest to start taking orders so quickly. We’re not there …

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Longworth 10k result – corrected

In their rush to publish the results of the 2014 Longworth 10k, the organisers made a tabulation error that incorrectly identified the third placed runner.  Sincere apologies to Alex Miell-Ingram, who was justly proud of his outstanding performance and deeply disappointed for it not to have been recognised in the previously published result. Corrected result …

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Bus service to Longworth “under review”

Oxfordshire County Council has been in touch with local Parish Councils to notify everyone that they are reviewing contracts for subsidised bus routes.  In their letter the number 63 route, which connects Longworth with Oxford, is noted as “entire service is under review”.  This appears to suggest that they may consider discontinuing this service altogether. …

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Longworth 10k 2014 race report and results

We had 82 participants running in glorious and near-perfect weather conditions: sunny, fresh, and despite recent rain, still fairly dry underfoot, even on the section running alongside the river. Our scenic off-road course this year involved avoiding obstacles such as a wedding party and an angling competition! The winner, who was also the fastest male …

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Upgraded broadband is one step nearer

cabinet 3 construction 1

BT has started work to upgrade Longworth’s broadband infrastructure.  This is a major step towards fulfilling their commitment to provide faster broadband service by the end of 2014. Our eagle-eyed Longworth broadband champion, Richard Kenyon, took these photos of construction work taking place at Cabinet 3 in Longworth.  Cabinet 3 is where most of Longworth’s …

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Broadband upgrade work to start by December

BT has just updated its superfast broadband availability Web site and is now showing that work to upgrade broadband service to most of Longworth is scheduled to begin by December 2014.  That’s an improvement over the date previously published, which said “work will begin in 2015″.

BT update on faster broadband

BT has enhanced its Better Broadband for OxfordshireWeb site to show  more detailed plans per postcode area in the county.  All of the postcodes in Longworth are shown as “work scheduled to begin in 2015″ with the exception of three postcodes to the east of Longworth: OX13 5HY, OX13 5HZ and OX13 5JA.  These are shown as …

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