Ever wondered what happens at Culham Science Centre?

April 19, 2021 in Uncategorized

Come along to a virtual open evening on Wednesday 12 May (6 – 7.30 PM) dedicated to local communities, and learn more about the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s ground-breaking work in bringing fusion (the power source of the Sun and stars) down to Earth to provide low carbon, abundant electricity in the future.

The evening will comprise an introduction to fusion, virtual tours of UKAEA’s fascinating fusion experiments : 

  • The world’s largest fusion machine – the Joint European Torus or JET – that UKAEA operates on behalf of the EU fusion research community.
  • UKAEA’s own innovative MAST Upgrade experiment – which explores a quicker and more compact route to fusion powerplants.

and a chance for you to ask questions of fusion scientists and engineers who work at Culham in virtual breakout rooms.  

Please register for this event with this link  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148742423593 

We will then contact you directly with a personal Zoom link to the event. 


June 16, 2020 in News
More pupils at Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden Primary schools are returning to the classroom. Clifton Hampden is taking reception Year 1 pupils and Year 6 including pupils from the families of key workers including vulnerable children. Long Wittenham school is however taking only Year 1 children at the moment along with the children of key workers but is reviewing the position to ensure the safety of all children and staff. The government has had to do a U-turn on plans for all primary schools to return before the end of term because they were “not feasible”. The practical difficulties for old schools like Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden – built in Victorian times – make schooling difficult under the new emergency guidelines. Schools face challenges in re-arranging classrooms for small groups of no more than 15 pupils, setting up one-way systems and arranging segregated breaks and lunch-times. Drop-off and pick up times are staggered. Children are encouraged to wash their hands regularly but keeping early years children the recommended two-metre social distancing is difficult. To ease the problems for schools facing capacity problems, education authorities may have to consider hiring outside facilities such as town, village halls, sports centres and libraries. Nationally there was a fragmented return for primary school children. Parents have concerns about the danger of children being exposed to the virus although children are considered to be at a reduced risk. Parents have been told that returning children to school was not compulsory and that education authorities would not fine them for keeping children at home. There are fears too that secondary schools facing capacity problems may not be able to return in September. Some children are being educated at home but not all families have or can afford computers. The head teacher of Long Wittenham primary school Alison Bellingham said a plan was in place to gradually open for other year groups but this would be under constant review to ensure the health and safety of all staff and pupils. She said: “My plan to welcome pupils back is in place and the health and safety of everyone lies at the heart of any decisions made. Teaching staff are not in school because we are operating a rota system, Parents are at liberty to make their own minds up at this stage and I fully respect that. It is a difficult time for everyone.” The head of Clifton Hampden School Lisa Horton said: “We like many schools are finding it difficult to accommodate all pupils because we have an old building and space is at a premium. Parents have responded well to the return and as confidence grows we expect more children to return.” Speaking about the pandemic at the government’s daily briefing on June 10 the chief medical adviser Chris Whitty warned: “We are not at the end but in the middle of it.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The pandemic figures in the UK are improving but we have a long way to go.”

PARISH COUNCIL EGM – 19 April 2017

April 19, 2017 in Announcements, News


November 22, 2016 in Uncategorized
Sunday, 25 December
Midday – 2pm
Clifton Hampden Cricket Club Pavilion
All welcome
Join us on Christmas Day for pre-lunch drinks and nibbles.  Celebrate the Season with a casual get-together of neighbours, friends and family.
We will supply the venue, festive atmosphere and bonhomie but please bring drinks, nibbles and glasses for your group and/or to share.


November 22, 2016 in Uncategorized
Saturday, 3 December
7.30pm – Midnight
Clifton Hampden Village Hall
Tickets - £10 each (including a glass of festive fizz and nibbles) – available from the Post Office.
Join friends and meet new neighbours at the Villages Christmas Party.  Dance the night away to great music or catch up with friends, old and new, in the bar.  Kick start your party season with an evening of Christmas merriment.  
Organised by the Clifton Hampden and Burcot Activities Committee, all proceeds will go to future Village events.

CH&B PC open meeting 25 May 2016

May 17, 2016 in Announcements, News
All residents are invited to the annual open meeting at the village hall on Wednesday 25 May. (more…)

Synergy Variety Group coming to the Village Hall

November 09, 2015 in News
The Didcot-based Synergy Variety Group is coming to Clifton Hampden Village Hall on 28 November. They'll be performing an evening of fun and frivolity in aid of our church, St Michael and All Angels. Tickets are available from the Post Office.

Village Plan published!

November 07, 2015 in News
The Clifton Hampden and Burcot Village Plan has been published in all its finery. You can view or download it on the Village Business page or click here to go to it directly. On the Village Business page you will also find the TopLine (key) questionnaire results.

Gravel Battle: Autumn update

November 07, 2015 in Uncategorized
BACHIPORT has published an update to the gravel plans.  Find the latest news on the Village business page or download it here.

Free compost giveaway

October 07, 2015 in Uncategorized
The compost giveaway weekend is back! Come along with your own box, bag or container to fill up with local compost! There will be Master Composters on hand to answer your gardening and composting questions, Love Food Hate Waste advisors to help you reduce your food waste and save money, and the waste and recycling team will also be there to answer any recycling queries or questions. Grab yourself some recycling goodies, compost bins (£10 cash!) and replacement kitchen caddies, buckets and liners (all while stocks last). Don't forget to bring a shovel! The events will take place for all South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse residents on Saturday 3 October between 9am – 11am at Rye Farm car park, Culham Road, Abingdon, OX14 3NN (located off Bridge Street just south of the River Thames)  Sunday 4 October between 9am– 11am at the old South Oxfordshire District Council car park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED.