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Latest planning applications to West Oxfordshire District Council

The following planning applications have recently been lodged. Click on the address to see full details at the WODC website.

Mon 22 May, 08:00 · Link

Reduced train service - 22-30 July

Engineering work on the railway near Oxford will mean that Charlbury has a reduced train service at the end of July.

There will be an hourly service to Oxford and to Worcester, with no through services to Paddington. For London, change at Oxford onto a Chiltern service to London Marylebone. GWR warns that on the Cotswold Line shuttle, "trains will be shorter than normal, and there will be no First Class or café service".

The service should be back to normal in time for the Wilderness Festival in August.

Full details are at .

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 15 May, 15:28 · Link

Latest planning applications to West Oxfordshire District Council

The following planning applications have recently been lodged. Click on the address to see full details at the WODC website.

Mon 15 May, 08:00 · Link

General Election candidates

The five candidates for the Witney constituency, which includes Charlbury, are:

  • Laetisia Carter, Labour
  • Robert Courts, Conservative
  • Alexander Craig, UKIP
  • Claire Lasko, Green
  • Liz Leffman, Liberal Democrat

Full details are on the WODC website: .

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 11 May, 20:14 · Link

New Town Councillor

At the third attempt one candidate came forward for the vacancy on Charlbury Town Council, so he has been elected unopposed - Vince Hill of The Slade. WODC notice: .

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 11 May, 20:12 · Link

New train timetables from 21st May

Great Western Railway have published their new timetable to take effect from 21st May.

The weekday 10.08 to Paddington will now depart at 10.40. The 09.13 to Moreton-in-Marsh will continue to Worcester and Great Malvern. Mon-Fri trains are otherwise unchanged.

On Saturdays, the 13.05 and 20.02 eastbound departures, and 10.43 and 16.41 westbound, will now be five-coach Adelante trains.

The new Intercity Express trains are expected to make their debut on the Cotswold Line later this year, after which the Adelantes will be withdrawn.

You can see the full timetables at .

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 9 May, 16:18 · Link

Latest planning applications to West Oxfordshire District Council

The following planning applications have recently been lodged. Click on the address to see full details at the WODC website.

  • 15 Woodfield Drive Charlbury
    Conversion of loft, including raising of existing roof height, to provide additional bedroom with en-suite.
    WODC reference: 17/01439/HHD - Tue 25 Apr 2017 - Under consideration
  • Spendlove Centre Enstone Road Charlbury
    Discharge of condition 5 of Planning Permission 15/00914/FUL.
    WODC reference: 17/01335/CND - Mon 24 Apr 2017 - Under consideration
  • Land At Top Barn Walcot Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Conversion of barns to dwelling, workshop, office and parking. Construction of semi subterranean extension (Amendments to Planning Approval 14/0225/P/FP).
    WODC reference: 17/01136/FUL - Wed 05 Apr 2017 - Under consideration
  • Land South West Of Charlbury Road Hailey Oxfordshire
    Outline planning application on land south west of Charlbury Road, Hailey with means of vehicular access from Charlbury Road for consideration, all other matters (layout, appearance, scale and landscaping) reserved for subsequent approval, for the construction of up to 85 dwellings (C3 use), of which 40% will be affordable, landscaping, earthworks to facilitate surface water drainage and all other ancillary infrastructure and enabling works.
    WODC reference: 17/00992/OUT - Wed 03 May 2017 - Under consideration

Mon 8 May, 08:00 · Link


Charlbury and Wychwood Electorate total 8102
Celia Jocelyn Kerslake Green 132
Liz Leffman Liberal Democrats 2105 Elected 49.80%
Sian Priscilla Florence O'Neill Labour 210
Rodney Scott Rose Conservative 1579

Number of candidates each party entered in the WEST OXFORDSHIRE electoral division and how many were elected for each party

Conservative entered 10 Candidates and won 8 seats
Green Party entered 10 Candidates and won 0 seats
Independent entered 0 Candidates won 0 seats
Labour/Labour & Co-Op entered 10 Candidates and won 1 seat
Liberal Democrat entered 10 Candidates and won 1 seat
UKIP entered 2 Candidates and won 0 seats
Total candidates entered 42 Total seats available 10

taken from the WODC website

Sat 6 May, 09:46 · Link

Lib Dems win County Council seat

Liz Leffman (Lib Dem) - 2105 votes.

Rodney Rose (Conservative) - 1572.

More details to come.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 5 May, 11:24 · Link

Time running out to register for All Stars Cricket

Do you have a child in Foundation, Year 1 or Year 2, or starting school in September? TIme is running out for you to register your child for All Stars Cricket at Charlbury Cricket Club!
All Stars Cricket is a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. It is a fun and active way to develop your child's skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots - as well as make new friends - in a safe and inclusive environment.
All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home.
All Stars cricket is running at Charlbury Cricket Club, registration is now open for the programme, which starts in May 2017. If you would like more details please contact us at or visit (this is also where you need to register your child)
Whilst the official start date is 19th May, we are running sessions at the club already on Friday evenings at 5.30pm, please come and see us at the Club if you have any queries.

A Westbury · Fri 5 May, 07:24 · Link

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