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Sheep Street Traffic Issue remains unresolved but consultation is underway

The Sheep Street issue with lorries navigating the narrow street often scrapping parked cars, knocking down walls has seen no action at all from the county council. Cllr. Andy Graham recently called on residents and businesses to consult what should be done.Both he and Liz Leffman want something to be done as the road surface is in a bad state of repair and road markings are barely visible.
A report is being prepared by your district councillors to pressurise the County Council to get at least some remedial work done. If you have a view or constructive comment to make contact Andy or Liz

-- Andy Graham, District Councillor, Charlbury & Finstock

Andy Graham · Tue 26 Jul, 10:58 · Link

Sturt Road 4 bunglaows and 9 2 bed houses development/Affordable housing v Play area

The Conflict between having affordable housing and the needs of the current residents in Sturt road and sturt close on the one hand and meeting the needs of young children and the retention of the play area for children has inevitably surfaced. Disctrict councillors will make a decision at either their September or October meeting and this is a chance for your views to be known. Write to West Oxfordshire District Council, Planning Department before 18th August. Your views count.
A meeting will be held, I am reliably informed very soon in order for residents and interested parties to attend. More details to follow

-- Andy Graham, District Councillor, Charlbury & Finstock

Andy Graham · Tue 26 Jul, 10:50 · Link

Student grants

Are you under 25, live in Charlbury and have a guaranteed or continuing place for a University or College course or an apprenticeship? If so, you may be eligible for a grant from the Charlbury Exhibition Foundation.

If you have received a grant in a previous year, you may still be eligible, so please do apply.

Please apply by 1 October 2016 to:

Please include the following details:

- Your name and date of birth
- Schools you have attended
- The University or College name (or your employer for apprentices)
- The course and level (e.g. BA) and your year of study (or for apprentices, the type of apprenticeship and level)
- Your home address in Charlbury
- The reason for your application for a grant

Kathryn Fairhurst · Mon 25 Jul, 19:21 · 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.

  • The Grange Woodstock Road Charlbury
    Erection of detached dwelling with detached car port and new access.
    WODC reference: 16/02407/FUL - Wed 13 Jul 2016 - Under consideration
  • 10 Sandford Park Charlbury
    Erection of garage and studio with store above. (Removal of condition 2 of Planning Permission 15/01749/HHD to regularise amended design) Part retrospective.
    WODC reference: 16/02347/S73 - Fri 08 Jul 2016 - Under consideration
  • 35 Sturt Close Charlbury
    Demolition of 2 semi detached properties to facilitate a new vehicular site access, development of 9, no. two bedroom houses and 4 no. two bedroom bungalows with associated car parking and landscaping.
    WODC reference: 16/02306/FUL - Mon 18 Jul 2016 - Under consideration
  • Kimbell House Dyers Hill Charlbury
    Erection of single storey rear extension and canopy over existing front door.
    WODC reference: 16/02263/HHD - Mon 18 Jul 2016 - Under consideration
  • Kimbell House Dyers Hill Charlbury
    General refurbishment works to include erection of single storey rear extension and canopy over front door, changes to internal layout with installation of new staircases and four rooflights, and provision of second floor bathroom.
    WODC reference: 16/02264/LBC - Mon 18 Jul 2016 - Under consideration

Mon 25 Jul, 08:00 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair - please help

This is an impassioned plea to all residents of Charlbury. As you may or may not know Charlbury Street Fair was very nearly cancelled this year due to a lack of supporters prepared to join the team. In the end the event WILL happen but ONLY because a few of the people who have organised the event in the past came forward again to help for this one year only to make it happen. They are not prepared to do the same next year.

Charlbury needs YOUR help, so if you care about this fair which has been running for over 60 years please come and help us. Otherwise Street Fair 2016 will be the last!

This event, which brings the whole of our great community together, raises substantial funds towards the maintenance and improvement of the Corner House and War Memorial Hall including the recent refurbishment of the Memorial Hall kitchen and the addition of the new Green Room. Street Fair and associated events have raised well in excess of £10,000 EVERY YEAR for many years. Without this money future improvements to the town's well-loved community buildings would either not happen or have to be funded from other sources such as the Council Tax.

If you can help in any way, please contact Susie Finch at or Peter Kenrick at

Thank you

Susie Finch · Thu 21 Jul, 20:56 · Link

Household Waste Recycling Centre consultation

The County Council is implementing the Household Waste Recycling Centre strategy that was passed by cabinet on the 15th December 2015.

Part of implementing the new strategy is procuring a new management contract to operate the HWRC sites. The County Council would like to know residents' views on measures that could be implemented at sites to make savings and create income.

There is a consultation on these proposals running to 11th August 2016. This consultation is open to all Oxfordshire householders to comment on.

The consultation documents are available online at If residents need support to take part in this consultation they can contact the county council on 01865 816043 or email

Liz Leffman · Wed 20 Jul, 17:10 · Link

New Timetable for X9 Bus Service from 21 July

A new timetable comes into operation from tomorrow 21 July 2016 for the X9 Chipping Norton - Charlbury - Witney bus service operated by Pulhams. You can download the timetable from the Pulhams website at

NOTE: Timetables from other sources may not be correct or up-to-date.

Graham Chamberlain · Wed 20 Jul, 11:01 · Link

From Wychwood to Weymouth on the 2016 CLPG charter train

Every year the Cotswold Line Promotion Group charters an excursion train to take passengers from stations on the line between Oxford and Worcester for a day out at a special destination.

This year's excursion, on Saturday, September 24, will see a Great Western Railway High Speed Train run to the Dorset seaside resort of Weymouth.

Many tickets have been snapped up by members of the group, which represents passengers on the rail route between Oxford, Worcester and Hereford, but they are now on general sale to members of the public.

A limited number of first class tickets are still available, along with 150 seats in standard class.

The train will leave Oxford at 6.45am, calling to pick up passengers at Hanborough, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore en route to Worcester Shrub Hill. It will leave Worcester at 8.15am, for a direct run to Weymouth, taking the route via Bristol, Castle Cary, Yeovil and Dorchester, and arriving at the resort at 11.35am.

The return train will depart from Weymouth at 4.55pm, running back to Castle Cary, then via Swindon and Didcot to reach Oxford at 7.25pm. The train will then make the same stops as the outward journey to drop off passengers, arriving in Worcester at 9.10pm.

This is not the first time the CLPG has run an excursion to Weymouth, but in 1997 the train was a three-car Class 166 Thames Turbo diesel unit, rather than an eight-coach HST.

Standard class tickets are £45 for adults (£35 for CLPG members) and £18 for children. First class tickets are £95, or £80 for CLPG members. Children under five can travel free of charge.

To book tickets, please send a letter stating how many tickets you want to buy, your address and a telephone number, along with a cheque for the relevant amount, made payable to the CLPG, to Brian Clayton (CLPG), Newhaven, Greenway Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 9BQ. All applications must include a stamped addressed envelope, which will be used to send out tickets in September.

Anyone who would like confirmation of a booking is asked to provide an email address or an extra SAE.

Inquiries can be made to Mr Clayton, the CLPG's treasurer, on 01386 701528 or email Please note that anyone requiring first class seats is advised to check availability before making a booking.

William Crossley · Tue 19 Jul, 08:12 · 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.

  • 9 The Green Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of single storey rear extension.
    WODC reference: 16/02388/HHD - Tue 05 Jul 2016 - Under consideration

Mon 18 Jul, 08:00 · Link

Fundraising for ctfssc

ctfssc new build

This is the go fund me page to help us raise money for the new build sports and social club. All donations are very much appreciated.
Look out for future fundraising events coming soon,

mandy · Sat 16 Jul, 10:17 · Link

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