Could you run a shop in Charlbury?
The former bookshop in Market Street is available for a suitable commercial or charitable venture at a reasonable quarterly rental.
For further details please contact email@example.com .
(Originally posted in the adverts section.)
Richard Fairhurst · Fri 7 Mar, 17:31 · Link
Police Warning: Bank Card Scam
Please be aware that this scam is still continuing in the Chipping Norton area. The latest incident was in Charlbury on 05/03/14
A fraudster 'cold calls' the victim on their land line and claims to be from a bank or the police where they claim they have identified a discrepancy on one of the victim's accounts. To gain the victim's trust they will ask the victim to call them back straight away, but unknown to the victim they have not disconnected the call and when the victim dials the real number they are still connected to the fraudster. The fraudster will then ask for the victim's bank account details, PIN numbers and / or sometimes cash.
• Finally, the fraudster sends an innocent taxi driver or courier to the victim's house to collect the items. The fraudster will then use the card to withdraw cash, make purchases in stores or online. On this occasion the call was made in the early hours of the morning and the fraudster claimed to be a police constable form another area stating the victim's cards had been found in possession of a male they had arrested. The victim was asked to hang up and call the bank immediately; again the fraudster does not hang up the phone. The victim is then asked for all bank details including pin numbers however they don't ask the victim to say the pin numbers but only to type the numbers using the phone keypad. Then the cards are picked up by taxi or courier. REMEMBER your bank or the police will never ask for your pin or bank card.
Valou Pakenham-Walsh · Fri 7 Mar, 06:50 · Link
Canon Judy French appointed Archdeacon of Dorchester
Charlbury's vicar, Canon Judy French, has been appointed to the newly created post of Archdeacon of Dorchester. The appointment means that Judy will be leaving Charlbury after 17 years at St Mary's.
The post of Archdeacon is the most senior currently available to female clergy in the Church of England. Its responsibilities include the church's buildings, the welfare of the clergy, and reconciling divided parishes.
Judy's last service here is likely to be at the end of May, after which there will be an "interregnum" until a new vicar is appointed - typically of six months or more. St Mary's is however blessed with the services of Revd Jan Fielden, also Area Dean, and several retired clergy.
Separately, the Chipping Norton Deanery is being reorganised; it has been proposed that Charlbury is amalgamated with the benefice of Chadlington, Ascott, Spelsbury and Enstone. A final decision on this has not yet been taken but St Mary's PCC has made a case that a Charlbury-based stipendiary priest should be retained.
(Photo of Judy with the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, the Bishop of Dorchester, by Maureen Sparling from the St Mary's website.)
Richard Fairhurst · Sun 2 Mar, 12:51 · Link
Nets available for recycling boxes
With the recent windy weather we are unfortunately losing a lot of recyclable material from our black boxes. This litter then has to be picked up by the WODC cleansing team along with other waste and is then land filled. Free nets are available for the black boxes - pick them up locally at the Bring & Take or the Charlbury Green Hub stall at the Farmers Market. They are also available at the WODC town centre shop in Witney.
Christine Elliott · Fri 28 Feb, 23:42 · Link
Wilderness Festival tickets for locals
IMPORTANT LOCAL TICKET INFORMATION
As of 1st March 2014, Local Tickets will be available to purchase for ALL residents with proof of an OX7 address. There is a very limited number of these so please be sure
to act now if you are planning to join them in Cornbury this August.
Local Tickets are now available exclusively from
the following outlets:
The Post Office, Charlbury
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
The Chequers, Churchill
Local Tickets will only be available to those with proof an
OX7 postcode and limited to a maximum of 4 adult tickets
Proof of address and ID documents needed at point of purchase are:
1. A recent utility bill or bank statement, plus
2. A credit / debit card, passport or driving license
The following ticket types will be available:
LOCAL RESIDENTS WEEKEND FESTIVAL TICKET: £80.00
LOCAL RESIDENTS DAY FESTIVAL TICKET: £55.00
LOCAL RESIDENTS CHILD FESTIVAL TICKET: £2
NB - Wilderness politely request that no one attempts to "fiddle the system" to get more than their allotted tickets. Any postcodes found to be over-purchasing will have tickets cancelled and refunds given.
Alison Wright · Fri 28 Feb, 18:07 · Link
New menu at The Bull
Our new menu goes live on Friday 28 February and we have changed the focus of it slightly this time. We are still offering lots of lovely dishes similar to those we have been serving recently, but we are adding in a few more "pub classics". Fish and Chips has always been on, but we now also have a Burger and a Steak on the main menu, as well as Bangers and Mash. Hopefully something for everyone to enjoy!
Full details can be found on our website - www.bullinn-charlbury.com/menu
We will look forward to seeing you soon!
Alix Blumsom · Fri 28 Feb, 17:16 · Link
Planning Application for Walcot Barns
A planning application for the barns above Walcot has recently been lodged with WODC. Those wishing to comment can view the plans online at www.westoxon.gov.uk quoting reference 14/0225/P/FP.
The plans include conversion to dwelling, workshop, offices and parking. This could change the bridleway beyond the Walcot cottages. Any comments also welcomed on this website's Forum.
Sarah Geeson Brown · Fri 28 Feb, 09:55 · Link
Royal British Legion
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I on August 4th, we would like the help of the town in planting poppies in gardens, pots, hanging baskets and wherever possible around Charlbury. Please encourage everyone to join us in doing this.
Leah Fowler · Wed 26 Feb, 15:16 · Link
Person hit by train
From www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/72404.aspx : "A person has been hit by a train near Charlbury meaning that trains are currently at a stand between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill."
The incident is believed to be at the Catsham Lane bridge near Chadlington. Services are now running again.
The Oxford Mail adds:
"British Transport Police spokesman Brian Price said the man, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident was not being treated as suspicious. He said: 'Officers are working to establish the man's identity and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner. The train involved was a London Paddington to Hereford service.'"
Wed 26 Feb, 13:49 · Link
Child's bicycle found off the Slade
I found a child's bicycle on Friday 21 February.
It had been left behind a wall off the slade
If your child's bike has gone missing. Please contact
Jane parsons 01608 810822
jane parsons · Sun 23 Feb, 18:30 · Link