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David Turner

David passed away on Monday 27th July 2015.

A memorial service to pay tribute to David's life will be held on Thursday August 13th at 3pm at St. Mary's Church, Charlbury. All friends of David and the family are warmly welcomed to attend. No flowers but donations to Helen and Douglas House (c/o A.L. Sole & Son 01608 644112).

Further details from Craig Turner (son): 07760234934 or

Craig Turner · Mon 3 Aug, 16:06 · Link

Charlbury Area Mobile Phone lobby group formed

Charlbury mobile phone users form action group

Mobile Phone users in the Charlbury area of Oxfordshire have formed an action group to lobby phone operators for better services. The lobby group, called CAMPUS " Charlbury Areas Mobile Phone Users - represents thousands of mobile phone users in the area and has had its first success.

O2, which had previously refused to offer compensation to customers who have lost service in the Charlbury area, are now offering their users a free month's line rental as they accept there are ongoing technical problems with the town's mobile phone service.

Local resident and founder of CAMPUS, Trevor Taylor, says "O2 accept many customers in the Charlbury area are without a mobile phone service many of whom have made formal complaints to O2.
O2 recognize their service has fallen below acceptable standards and are offering compensation. O2 is unable to say when engineers will revisit the site to correct faults nor can they say when the mast will be fully operational."

Charlbury has a population of around 3,000 and O2 and Vodafone, the two mobile phone providers affected, have many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of users in the affected area.

Trevor Taylor of CAMPUS, says "We are grateful to BBC Oxford for highlighting the problems being suffered by mobile phone users in the town and as a result of the radio, TV and online coverage O2 has taken notice and customers are now being compensated. Users must claim the month's line rental refund, it is not given automatically."

Trevor Taylor · Mon 3 Aug, 13:43 · Link

Juliet Belcher

Juliet passed away on Tuesday 28th July.

Funeral will be on Thursday August 6th at Headington Crem at 3:00pm family and friends only, no flowers but donations to Cancer Research UK.
Nibbles back at Rochester Place

Geoff Belcher, husband

Geoff Belcher · Thu 30 Jul, 18:02 · Link

Student Grants

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

Please apply by 1 October 2015 to:

(or by post to Charlbury Exhibition Foundation, c/o Took House, Sheep Street, Charlbury, OX7 3RR)

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

If you have received a grant in a previous year, you may still be eligible, so please do apply or contact me for further information.

Kathryn Fairhurst · Mon 27 Jul, 14:02 · Link

Power tools stolen from work van in Lee Close

Between the 22nd and 23rd of July, between 2030hrs and 0600hrs a van in Lee Close, Charlbury was broken into and tools stolen.
If you have any information please contact police on 101 and quote crime report number 43150206825.

It has also been brought to my attention this was not the only incident and that other work vans in the area have been targeted. At this time those incidents have not been reported to police. Anyone who has been a victim of this crime could you please report it on 101 and an officer from the neighbourhood team will come out to investigate. You may have vital evidence such as finger prints or other forensic evidence the police can use to catch these criminals.
If you store tools in your van please take any precautions you can to prevent these people breaking into them.

Double check you have locked your vehicle and that the alarm is set.
Whenever possible, remove tools, stock and other equipment from the van, especially when leaving it overnight.
Where possible mark your tools with your postcode.
One of the most effective security measures is a reinforced deadlock or deadbolt. These are simply additional steel locks that work independently from your standard door locks.
If you do have any information please contact police on 101

Wesley Smith
PCSO c9837

Wesley Smith · Thu 23 Jul, 20:12 · Link

Cattle fence in Cornbury Park

A temporary electric stock fence has been installed along the footpath / permissive summer cycle route between North Lodge and Southill. This is to contain the cattle which are grazing there for the next few months. Please be extra careful when walking or cycling on the path and especially vigilant with dogs while the cattle are there.

Alison Wright · Mon 20 Jul, 10:12 · 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.

  • 11 Nineacres Lane Charlbury
    Two storey rear extension, front canopy and internal alterations
    WODC reference: 15/02447/HHD - Fri 03 Jul 2015 - Under consideration

Mon 20 Jul, 07:05 · Link

Revd Sally Welch licensed as new Vicar of Charlbury

After a year's interregnum, Charlbury has a new vicar. Revd Dr Sally Welch was formally licensed as Vicar of Charlbury and Shorthampton, and Area Dean of the Chipping Norton Deanery, at a service in St Mary's on Tuesday evening.

The licensing was carried out by Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester (and acting Bishop of Oxford), and Judy French, Archdeacon of Dorchester and coincidentally Charlbury's previous vicar. Sally was presented with gifts and messages of welcome from the St Mary's congregation, from other churches within the town and from the wider Charlbury community. A good turn-out at the service included clergy and parishioners from elsewhere in the Chipping Norton deanery and from Sally's previous church in Oxford.

Sally's first services will be this Sunday at 8am and 9.45am.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 17 Jul, 20:51 · Link

CRICKET: Muir stars as Charlbury girls march on in national

Friday 10 July 2015 / News - fromThe Oxford Mail

Charlbury girls continued their progress in the Under 15 Lady Taverners Competition with an emphatic 70-run win over Aldershot in the regional semi-final at Dyers Hill.
Maud Muir was the star, carrying her bat for 83 not out as Charlbury posted 140-2 off 20 overs.
Aldershot got off to a flying start with 36 off the first four overs, but the introduction of spinner Mara Smith finished with 4-16 as Aldershot slumped to 70 all out.
Charlbury now travel to Devon to play Tarka CC in the regional final.

Kate Smith · Tue 14 Jul, 09:41 · 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.

  • 140 Ticknell Piece Road Charlbury
    G1 Holly/Field Maple; tree growing over car parking area for number 140 and bird mess is causing distress T1 Maple; to left hand side of G1, tree has a climber in it and is low over neighbours parking bay. Crown lift to 3m from ground level
    WODC reference: 15/02569/TCA - Fri 10 Jul 2015 - Under consideration
  • 4 The Slade Charlbury
    Works to trees.
    WODC reference: 15/02492/TCA - Mon 06 Jul 2015 - Under consideration
  • Memorial Hall Browns Lane Charlbury
    Erection of garden shed and a lean to storage structure.
    WODC reference: 15/02457/FUL - Mon 06 Jul 2015 - Under consideration

Mon 13 Jul, 07:05 · Link

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