Welcome to the Long Newnton village website
We know it only seems like a few weeks ago since we last had this on the website, but here are the latest, hot off the press, bin collection dates for Christmas 2014!
In memory of Myfanwy Mary Sampson (Taffy)
20th March 1930 -
18th November 2014
Taffy's life revolved around her love of animals and music. She had a beautiful singing voice and played the cello and viola. She worked as a receptionist in various professional offices in Cirencester and at the old Memorial Hospital. She was a devoted carer for her dear friend Kate, until Altzheimer's overtook her and she came to live in the family home. She was a familiar sight around the village and will be very much missed.
May she rest in peace.
Donations in memory of Taffy for Alzheimer's Research may be sent:
c/o Matthews Independent Funeral Directors Ltd
7 Burnham Road
Telephone: 01666 822216
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 Crib Service has changed to Monday 22nd December at 3.00 p.m. followed by a Children's Party for 10 and under at 3.30 p.m. - a 'bring and share' party with games. Please contact Juliet Fenton with names and ages of children coming to the party.
Children should dress up in relevant clothes for the Crib service.
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 email@example.com