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Criminal damage

Police are appealing for witnesses in relation to criminal damage on Nine Acres. A dry stone wall has been pulled down and rocks from the wall to used smash windows at the Medical Centre.

This occurred on Sunday 16th of September at approximately 13:30hrs.

Any information please contact the neighbourhood team on 101 and quote crime reference number 43180283417

Wesley Smith · Tue 18 Sep, 09:58 · Link


Charlbury SMILE - sharing good memories

Charlbury SMILE, a new care and wellbeing group for people who live with memory loss and their carers, started at The Friends Meeting House in June. Led by arts and dementia specialist Clare Carswell of Blossom Arts and dementia researcher Rhonda Riachi of Autumn Gold Education, it has been funded by Age UK Oxfordshire for four pilot sessions. The two-hour sessions offer fun and stimulating reminiscence and creative activities for people who are living with memory loss, as well as supporting and sharing information with their carers.

Each session starts with refreshments, welcome and seated exercise to music, after which the carers spend some time in another room with Rhonda, and Clare and volunteers lead the activity time. In our first two sessions we made foil paintings inspired by summer flowers, and tropical islands from fresh fruit which we then enjoyed eating. At our last session we looked at archive photos from the seaside as we reminisced about our summer holidays and made aqua painting pictures with a seaside theme, before ending with a game of balloon volley ball. Any session may end with a bop to Elvis or Ol' Blue Eyes! We are pleased to see regulars enjoying the sessions and returning each time.

Rhonda and Clare are grateful to Age UK for their support at this early stage and will be fundraising to continue the SMILE group twice monthly in Charlbury. There are people in the town and surrounding area who are isolated, living with anxiety or memory problems or who have a diagnosis of dementia, and this group can be very enjoyable for them, as well as helpful for their carers. Clare and Rhonda look forward to meeting the growing need for such a group in the town.

The next session will be on Friday 28th September at 10.30 at The Friends House Market Street. We will be joined by Hands on Oxfordshire's Heritage from the Oxfordshire County Council Museum Service, who will bring a carefully chosen selection of interesting objects, photos and documents on the theme of entertainment to share with the group and Rhonda will be discussing how to get help and look after ourselves with carers.

If you know of anyone who might benefit from this group, they or their carer need to ring Rhonda on 07533 248659 or Clare on 07769 723328 to have a chat and to book onto the sessions.

Clare Carswell · Mon 17 Sep, 12:10 · Link


Charlbury Community Speedwatch Latest News

The Charlbury Community Speedwatch Team has been out on The Slade again, where over 170 vehicles were monitored heading North towards the Primary School. 56% of vehicles checked were within the 30mph limit. Some registrations have been forwarded to Thames Valley Police for follow-up action. Thank you, again, to those drivers who drove considerately. If you would like to participate in Charlbury Speedwatch, please do email us at charlburycsw@gmail.com.

Charlbury Community Speedwatch · Mon 17 Sep, 09:55 · Link


Sponsor the Arunai Kids

If you care about kids and you care about education,how about giving a few quid to help some girls get educated?
These girls are in Tamil Nadu, the most southernmost state in India.
They're in school now but they are dependent on people like us to be able to stay there and get qualified.When girls get qualified, they become women who change things.
We have a couple of local characters who are aiming to support these girls by raising cash.
Jim Pearce(singer-songwriter,erstwhile taxi-driver and all-round good bloke)is doing the Snowdonia Marathon in support of the Arunai Kids.
Jim is now in training for THE SNOWDONIA MARATHON on SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER.
Will Ord(writer,educator,philosopher and all-round good bloke) is ensuring that every £1 donated here can achieve £10 value when spent on the Arunai Kids.
You can sponsor Jim by signing up on the sheets behind the bar in the Rosie or in Barry's(aka The 3 Horseshoes).

Phil Morgan · Wed 12 Sep, 16:25 · Link


DAY TRIP TO CARDIFF WEDNESDAY 19TH FEW PLACES LEFT ONLY £14

Charlbury Art Society is arranging this. Immediate booking required. Ring Julia Reid 01993 868457 See Events Page for full details.

Wed 12 Sep, 11:32 · Link


Brian Fisher, Fishmonger

Brian's loyal customers will have missed him on the last two Tuesdays so it is with great sadness that I must report that Brian died suddenly on 3rd September at the age of 61. Further information can be found here www.family-announcements.co.uk/grimsby/view/4627989/fisher. His daughter reports that it is likely his route will be taken over by someone else in due course, but it will be hard to replace his cheery greeting and fine service to the community.

Richard Broughton · Tue 11 Sep, 17:21 · Link


New Sunday Tea Concert programme announced

Charlbury Refugee Action Group raised £6805 from its tea concert programme in 2017/18.

Here's the programme for 2018/19. All the concerts are listed under Events on this website.

Jon Carpenter · Mon 10 Sep, 19:44 · Link


Charlbury Community Speedwatch Latest News

The Charlbury Community Speedwatch Team has been out on The Slade, where over 200 vehicles were monitored heading North from Fiveways towards the Primary School. Sadly, on this occasion, over 50% of vehicles were travelling over the 30 mph limit and a number of registrations have been forwarded to Thames Valley Police for follow-up action. Thank you, again, to those drivers who drove considerately. If you would like to participate in Charlbury Speedwatch, please do email us at charlburycsw@gmail.com.

Charlbury Community Speedwatch · Mon 10 Sep, 08:27 · 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.

  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Internal and external alterations to refurbish property including removal of existing and construction of new entrance porch, erection of single storey extension to East elevation and new bay window to South elevation. Changes to internal layout, including removal of spiral staircase, and alterations to fenestration.
    WODC reference: 18/02448/LBC - Thu 16 Aug 2018 - Under consideration
  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Refurbishment of property to include removal of existing and construction of new entrance porch, erection of single storey extension to East elevation and new bay window to South elevation.
    WODC reference: 18/02447/HHD - Thu 16 Aug 2018 - Under consideration
  • Old Church Farm 1 Park Street Charlbury
    Conversion of the existing stone-built barn to create self contained living accommodation, to include the demolition of attached extension to provide car parking spaces.
    WODC reference: 18/02409/FUL - Fri 07 Sep 2018 - Under consideration
  • Wimsum 4 Hundley Way Charlbury
    Single storey rear extension
    WODC reference: 18/02389/HHD - Tue 07 Aug 2018 - Under consideration

Mon 10 Sep, 08:00 · Link


Charlbury Beer Festival 2019: date announced

The committee of the Charlbury Beer Festival, under our new chair Tim Crisp, are pleased to announce that the 2019 event will take place on Saturday 29 June 2019 - so please put the date in your diaries. After twenty-one very successful years raising money for good causes locally and in the developing world, we are already hard at work to make the 2019 event the best yet. Please contact us through our website charlburybeerfestival.org if you would like further information or would like to get involved.

Edward Fenton · Sat 8 Sep, 20:23 · Link


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