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Longworth Film Club

On the first Friday of each month the Longworth Village Hall becomes your local cinema.  The doors open at 7.30pm with a bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks. The film begins at 8.00pm.

Entry is £5

Next month on Friday 5 April we will be showing The Wife starring the Oscar nominated Glenn Close.

The evening is informal, friendly and relaxed – we very much hope you will come along and join us.

If you would like to receive information on future films, email us on:

Life Support/First Aid Training in the Village Hall

You may have seen the newly fitted  Defibrillator at the Village Hall, this is to advise that some basic life support training on how to use the defibrillator and perform CPR has been arranged for Saturday 16th March at 10am – noon  and Wednesday 10th April 6pm-8pm.  There will be a suggested donation for this training £5 (£2.50 concessions)


Please let Gill Carlisle know if you would like to attend either of the sessions either at or on 01865 821319

Householder electoral form

Received 2 emails from Democratic services re the electoral forms being delivered this week. PLEASE READ to save yourself time trying to work out what to do

Email 1:
Dear parish clerks

For your information, in case you receive queries, I am emailing to notify you that we have sent a letter (Household Notification Letter) to all households in the district confirming the voter registration information we have for the people living in their property. The letters should start arriving this weekend/next week.

If the information is correct they do not need to do anything. However, if the information is wrong/incomplete residents should visit as soon as possible to update their details (they will need the two security codes on the letter) – this is to help ensure their information is correct before the 2019 local elections in May.



Steven Corrigan
Democratic Services Manager
Legal and Democratic

Email 2:
Dear parish clerks

Further to my email dated 1 February, below, I am writing to advise you that there is an error on the front page of the Household Notification Letter (HNL) which requests persons to indicate whether they are over 70 instead of over 76. Whilst the notes referred to on the rear of the form refer to over 76, this form is clearly confusing for which we apologise. The online form is correct.

I want to assure you that this error, whilst confusing and inconvenient, will not impact on a person’s inclusion on the electoral register. The decision to post out HNLs was taken to ensure the register for the May elections reflected any household changes since last year’s annual canvass.

If you receive any queries from electors please advise them that if all other details on the form apart from the age are correct not to return the form. They will remain registered.

We apologise for this error and thank you for responding to any queries with the above information.

Steven Corrigan
Democratic Services Manager


Disruption to Waste Collcctions

The snow last Friday (1 February) caused unsafe driving conditions for our waste trucks so we decided to cancel our waste collections on that day for the safety of other road users, pedestrians and our waste crews.

We will begin catching up today (4 February). Unfortunately this will have a knock-on effect on waste collections for the rest of the week.

We are asking residents to leave their bins out on their scheduled collection day, but if the bins are not emptied on that day then please could they leave them out for three days from their scheduled collection day.


South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400 | @southoxon |@whitehorsedc

What to do with your Christmas tree

Christmas trees by bins

If you’re a garden waste customer…

We’ll come and collect it on your first brown bin collection after Christmas, from Wednesday 9 January – just put it out next to your brown bin.  Please don’t put it in the bin as it’s often difficult for the crews to get out. Trees larger than 6ft must be cut down.

Don’t worry if you missed the collection during this week – please simply put your tree out before the end of January on your brown bin collection day.

If you’re not a garden waste customer…

Drop it off at one of these special collection points:

Before Thursday 10 January

  • Appleford recreation field car park
  • Milton burial ground

Before Friday 11 January

  • Kennington – Forest Side and Playfield Road playing fields car park

Before Sunday 13 January

  • Wantage – Charlton Park Garden Centre
  • Buckland Village Hall
  • Childrey playing field
  • East Challow Village Hall Car Park
  • Frilford – Millets Farm Garden Centre

If you want to get rid of it later, you can also take it to these locations in South Oxfordshire.


Christmas & New Year bin collections

Christmas Party

School Admissions


As most of us know, this year is the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice that gave us two decades of ‘peace’ before WWII. In total, the two World Wars took the lives of 64 men and women from Longworth, Hinton Waldrist and Kingston Bagpuize.

In April, 2011, Rob Belk worked with Jan Kelly, Peter and Janet Keene and others to produce the Villages at War weekend. Rob’s piece of that was the research of our local War Dead and the production of the War Dead Timeline that tells the strategic story of the wars and the individual stories of our war dead. The Timeline was first displayed that weekend – and then in St Mary’s, Longworth, and other locations.  Out of this came the Memorial Crescent, in Kingston Bagpuize.

Since then, Rob Belk has added the stories of 12 aircraft and 24 Aircrew who were killed on or over the three villages – and produced one World War Timeline for each of the three villages. Hinton Waldrist have put their Timeline on permanent display in St Margaret’s.

Neither Longworth nor Kingston Bagpuize are able to place their Timelines on permanent display, so Rob is launching a web based solution which contains the three Timelines.

Our Longworth World War Timeline tells the story of the two World Wars and the individual stories of our 38 local men and 6 Airmen from far away who were killed right here. Our local men died in many theatres of war – France, Belgium, Holland, Greece, Turkey, Iraq, Waziristan, Burma and several at home, when all seemed safe.

On the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, this is a fitting reminder that the two World Wars were real and the people were real and they had names and families and hopes for the future – a future they gave for us.

Click on this link to visit the Read Their Stories Web site.

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