New Date for Parish Council meeting – March 30th

I referred in an earlier posting to the next Longcot Parish Council meeting as being on 23rd March. It is now in fact on March 30th. The Agenda has now been posted under Parish Council Papers.

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Watch Out – there’s a thieving biker about!

This past Tuesday night, a mountain bike was stolen from a garage in Longcot – they moved things to get to the bike.So we have to be careful – and take note as someone is obviously snooping about in the day – and stealing at night.  Can you please check your sheds etc and if anything is missing ring 101 and get a Police URN (Unique Response Number).

This petty, but irritating crime suggests someone is snooping about during the day, and then popping by later – so if you see anyone behaving suspiciously, do give the police a shout.

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Village News from The LPC


  1. Chickens: Longcot is now officially outside the bird-flu danger area so our eggs – and chickens – can once again be free range
  2. The Parish Council has been working hard to make sure our voice is heard in the bid for the Unitary Council.  We were very pleased with the revised version, which ensures that the local plan stays in place. They will keep you posted.
  3. The crossroads at Majors Road have still been a cause of concern with vehicles blissfully unaware of the impending problem – especially when speeding. As a result, OCC has promised to repaint the junction lines.
  4. Our local area speed device has now been purchased, and the monitoring areas have been risk-assessed. As a result, volunteer training will be announced soon. Coleshill has the equipment at the moment and has stopped their speeding issue. However, they do have a big group of volunteers that have been going out daily, and that has had a big impact.
  5. The Next PC meeting is on Thursday 23d March in the church at 7pm
  6. The Chair of LPC, Andi Cunningham, attended part 2 of the local plan this week and it looks like the Abingdon area will take the next large growth required with Dalton Barracks etc.
  7. Longcot Parish Council has to have a separate website for Parish papers as per local government requirement.  So we have got the following website HERE .  (Probably a good idea as I am rubbish at putting the notices up! Ed)
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Longcot Flower Festival May 2017

longcot-flower-festival-2016Many of you visited last year’s Flower Festival and were thrilled by the display.

Once again Shirley Dalton-Morris and her great team of helpers – who keep the Church so beautifully floral throughout the year will be putting on:

The 9th Longcot Flower Festival

“Proverbs and Petals”

6-14 May 2017

longcot-flower-festival-2-2016St Mary’s Church, Longcot 

The church will be open 10 am – 4 pm each day.

We look forward to welcoming you to our way of saying it with flowers.

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Police Appeal – Help Them to Help Us keep safe

Appeal for witnesses following aggravated burglary – Faringdon – update

Thursday 02 March 2017, 12:53 pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Faringdon.

At around 11 am yesterday (1st March) a man returned to his home in Radcot Road to find men leaving the property. They threatened him with a firearm before making off in a small blue vehicle. Later a firearm was recovered.

Two men have been arrested in connection with this investigation – a 34-year-old man from Watchfield and a 36-year-old man from Faringdon were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in custody.

Investigating officer Det Insp Mike Roddy said: “This was obviously a very concerning incident for the victim. Fortunately, he was not injured. We would urge anyone who was in the area at that time and may have seen anything suspicious or saw the vehicle to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.

“We are linking this incident to a similar one near Bampton on 19 February when men broke into a home and stole firearms.”

If you have any information, please call via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 441 1/3.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Missing Lurchers

Can you help? There are two missing dogs in the North Wiltshire/Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border.

missing-lurcher-2Friends have lost their two female lurchers – Darcy and Digit – from their farm near Highworth. They were last seen on the 1st March. missing-lurcher-1They are both medium sized spotted lurchers, one smooth coated (Darcy) and one wire-haired (Digit).

Digit has toes missing off her front feet and is lame and needs her pain medication. They are both microchipped and have collars on with contact detail.

Any information, please call 07785983265 or 07739230265. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT & SHARE

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A Celebration of Music on Sunday 5th March

music-clipLongcot and Fernham School are putting on a fantastic concert at 4:30 pm on Sunday 5th March.

The School choir and orchestra will be performing, and there are solos and duets from the talented young stars who will be thrilled by the support and encouragement you show by attending.

  • Tickets are £3 each and are available at the door.
  • Refreshments will be served at the interval
  • All proceeds raised go to the Longcot and Fernham School PTA.

If you would like any further information please email

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