“Asian Hornets” in Longworth Village? Be Careful

Insect thought to be “Asian Hornets” have been found in the village , and someone has been stung.

What do you need to know?

The Great British Non-native Species Website, affiliated with Defra, has issued a ‘species alert’.

It said: “Vespa velutina, also known as the Asian hornet is an invasive non-native species from Asia. It arrived in France in 2004 where it spread rapidly. As a highly effective predator of insects, including honey bees and other beneficial species, it can cause significant losses to bee colonies, and potentially other native species.

“The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire in September 2016 – the first time the hornet has been discovered in the UK.

“The places it is most likely to be found are in southern parts of England or goods among which it could be accidentally imported (such as soil with imported pot plants, cut flowers, fruit and timber).

“Active months between April and November (peak August/September). Inactive over the winter.”
Please be careful, if you come across these, make a note of where they are and let me know
Gill Carlisle
Parish Clerk – Longworth Parish Council

South and Vale media release – ‘Don’t bin your batteries’ call following waste and recycling truck fires


Released on October 25, 2017

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have been urged not to put batteries or other items which could cause a fire in their waste or recycling wheelie bin.

Last week two small fires started in rubbish while it was being transported in waste and recycling trucks.  Both were potentially very dangerous incidents to the crews, other road users and pedestrians.  They also caused delays to collections and could have resulted in significant damage.

The first incident took place while a waste truck was travelling on the A417 in Wantage.  The crew were escorted to a layby by two fire engines where they emptied part of the load so the fire service could extinguish the fire.

The second fire was detected in a recycling load collected in Radley. The fire service attended as crews tipped the load at Biffa’s depot in Culham.  A gas canister was found in the load meaning that, had the fire spread, it could have exploded causing significant damage or injury.

The fires were caused by items residents had put in their bins, most likely to have been standard lithium-ion batteries – like the ones found in most mobile phones.

Batteries should be put in a clear plastic bag and left on top of the green recycling bin, while small electrical items, that may also contain batteries, can be put out in a carrier bag alongside the grey refuse bin for separate collection.

Cllr Tony Harbour, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “If an item in a waste truck or at the deport catches fire then it could be extremely dangerous.  I urge all of our residents to check that they are not putting items in their bins which could cause a fire.”

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “If you need to throw out electrical equipment or batteries don’t put them in either of your wheelie bins.  Please check on our websites or give Biffa a call on 03000 610610 if you are unsure what to do.”



South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils
01235 422400

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Longworth Harvest Supper & Family Barn Dance

On Friday 29th September, 7.30pm – 11pm, we have a Bring & Share Harvest Supper and a Barn Dance at Longworth Manor Barn. The event is free, it is not a fundraiser, it’s just a seasonal excuse for everyone of all ages to get together and have a good time. Everyone from Hinton and Longworth is very welcome!We have live music by the Craigievar Ceilidh Band, a wonderful group of musicians and a caller, who appeared in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral!

Due to the capacity of the barn, please pick up your tickets in advance from one of the ticket outlets as soon as you can if you’d like to come along. Tickets can be picked up from:

Julie Kirby – Willowside, 28a Bowbank
Yvonne Longstaff – Orchard View, Appleton Rd
Revd. Talisker – The Rectory, Church Lane

or phone 01865 596224 and leave a message: how many tickets and your address and these will be delivered
Hope to see many of you there!Best wishes,

Revd. Talisker Tracey-MacLeod
Rector of Cherbury with Gainfield
The Rectory, Church Lane, Longworth, Oxon OX13 5DX
01865 596224
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Longworth Fireworks 2017


New Circuit Training class


Village History Exhibition

LHS event 30-Sep-17

New Chargeable waste policy

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Food Waste tour 6th September

There are places available on a food waste tour on Wednesday 6 September at 13:30 at the site in Wallingford- learn how your food waste is used to create electricity. If you are interested in attending please let me know and I will reserve places and send more information about the tour. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Best Wishes,
Eleanor Bunn – Waste and Recycling Officer 01235 422173
email: Eleanor.Bunn@southandvale.gov.uk

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