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Council seeks residents’ views on recycling banks

West Oxfordshire District Council is seeking residents' views about the Council's recycling bank sites in a bid to tackle fly-tipping and the continual misuse of the sites.

Currently large amounts of non-recyclable material, including televisions and other bulky items, are being illegally dumped and some recycling is often left in bags outside the containers.

During October council officers will be present at four of the District's most-used sites to find out from residents how they use the banks and ask for suggestions of how they could be improved.

Surveys will take place at the Coop car park site in Carterton, New Street car park in Chipping Norton and at Sainsbury's and Woodford Way car parks in Witney.

Liz Leffman · Mon 22 Sep, 14:06 · Link


Charlbury Museum News September 1914

Early in the morning of 22nd September 1914, three Clyde-built armoured cruisers, HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy were on patrol off he Dutch coast when all three were torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine with the loss of 1,459 men. Among the 560 men lost from HMS Cressy were a Chilson man aged 25, Stoker George Ernest Clemson, and a 15-year old Charlbury lad, Midshipman Claude Philippe Delmege.
In 2014, you may find out more in the Charlbury in 1914 exhibition at Charlbury Museum, which is open on Saturday 27th September from 10 am to 12 noon, and on Sunday 28th September from 2.30 - 4.30 pm. After that date the Museum closes until Easter Saturday 2015. The 2015 exhibition will celebrate the bicentenary of the Charlbury British School.

Janet Jeffs · Sat 20 Sep, 13:14 · Link


Cricket Club Fireworks Evening - Advance Tickets available at Street Fair

The Annual Fireworks evening at the Cricket Club will take place on Saturday 8th November. Advance tickets are this year available from the Cricket Club stall at the Street Fair. Prices below.

Adults £5
Children under 12 - Free (£2 on the night)
Advance purchase tickets non-refundable

Please pay us a vist!

Richard Nash · Wed 17 Sep, 17:29 · Link


Funds raised for the Community Centre Appeal through Wilderness

Each year, Wilderness Festival invites online ticket buyers to tick a box to make a small donation to the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal. This year, ticket buyers donated a total of £1106.

Alison Wright · Tue 16 Sep, 10:07 · Link


Open Mornings at Charlbury Primary School

We have taken the decision this year to hold several Open Mornings for Parents whose children will be prospective Foundation pupils in September 2015. They will take place on Wednesday 12th, 19th & 26th November at 9am.

The morning will comprise of a guided tour of the whole school with the Headteacher, followed by an opportunity to raise queries or ask any questions. The whole session should last no longer than 1 1/2 hours.

Please make a booking for one of the above listed dates with the School Office on 01608 810354.

Charlbury Primary School · Mon 15 Sep, 14:17 · Link


Spitfire Flypast at Street Fair

NEWS UPDATE from the RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight about the flypast at Street Fair.

The Spitfire will do THREE passes over Charlbury at 2.45pm on Street Fair afternoon, Saturday September 20.

Don't miss it!

Peter Kenrick · Thu 11 Sep, 15:56 · Link


Southill Solar 'Bring Your Brolly' day, 15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 27th September

Many people have asked us what Southill Solar is planning to do since our application was refused - in spite of personal supporting statements from Town and District councillors on the day.
We made attempts to mitigate visual impact, but these were insufficient. We are now planning a community event to assess more accurately which parts of the site are visible from the key viewing areas and in order to inform a re-design that would limit the impact of the panels. That's why we need you - and your brolly!
On Saturday 27th September at 15.00 we are aiming to have at least 100 people and five photographers at the site to form 'lines of visibility' - people with their umbrellas lined up across the site along lines we have already identified.
There is very limited parking and turning space at the lay-by so we are organising coach travel from the bus stop at The Playing Close and then returning as soon as we have finished. There will be an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution towards the costs of the coach hire.
Please see sustainablecharlbury.org/ for further information.

Tim crisp · Mon 8 Sep, 10:11 · Link


Charlbury Town FC's Keith Claridge honoured by local FA

The Oxford Mail writes:

"When Keith Claridge started his love affair with his town football team, the sporting landscape was a different world... Mr Claridge, 69, started playing for the club's boys' team aged 15 in the Witney and District Minor League in 1960. The self-employed decorator, who works with his wife Janette, was given the Doug Margetts Award, handed out by Witney and District FA for long service."

Read the full story on the Oxford Mail website.

Sat 30 Aug, 16:15 · Link


Charlbury Museum News August 1914


On 28th August 1914 HMS Laurel, a two-funnel torpedo boat destroyer built by White's of Cowes, was attacked and badly damaged during the Battle of Heligoland. On board, a Charlbury man, Chief Stoker/Petty Officer, was seriously wounded. With a colleague he put out a fire near the second gun which threatened nearby lyddite shells, an act for which they were both later awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

In 2014, to learn more, visit the Museum on Friday or Saturday 29th/30th August 10 am to 12 noon, or Sunday 31st August 2.30 - 4.30 pm.

Janet Jeffs · Wed 27 Aug, 17:41 · Link


Charlbury Museum 22nd - 25th August

The Museum, and the Charlbury in 1914 exhibition, will be open on four days over the Bank Holiday weekend: on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon, and on Sunday and Monday from 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Come to meet your ancestors!

Janet Jeffs · Mon 18 Aug, 12:34 · Link


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