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Long Newnton Village

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Village Clean Up

Welcome to the Long Newnton village website

 

Read about this wonderful community event here.

LONG NEWNTON HARVEST FESTIVAL

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We would love to hear more about the people of Long Newnton and share your life stories with the village through this website.  If you have an interesting story to tell, please get in touch.  Please also share your festive photographs by emailing them to Lucy Beck.

The Long Newnton Parish Council has recently been granted a Cultivation Licence to permit the on-going maintenance of the grass verges within the village. These verges have historically been "trimmed" periodically by the county council, but this happens infrequently and the verges tend to be left to grow wild for large periods of the year. The granting of the Cultivation Licence allows the village to carry out more frequent maintenance to improve the appearance of the verges through grass cutting and selective planting.

 

Such maintenance will clearly improve the overall appearance of the village, but there is also research to suggest that it can affect the behaviour of drivers travelling through the village. Well maintained verges reinforce the message that cars are leaving an open road environment and entering an inhabited environment leading to a decrease in traffic speeds. For this reason, the Long Newnton Community Speedwatch Team have been asked to coordinate ongoing maintenance of the verges. This is likely to involve a combination of activity by volunteers and contractors.

 

If you would like to get involved in this project, or have any suggestions for the Speedwatch team, please contact kev.beck@btinternet.com

Grass verges and Speedwatch

The next Parish Council meeting will be held at 7.00pm in Long Newnton Church on Thursday 5th March 2015.

Welcome to Joss and Jono at Great Larkhill Farm.  We hope you are settling in well and enjoying living in Long Newnton.

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