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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.

  • 8 Sturt Road Charlbury
    Removal of existing conservatory. Erection of two storey rear extension.
    WODC reference: 15/00628/HHD - Mon 09 Feb 2015 - Under consideration
  • 1, The Green, Charlbury.
    Appeal on tree preservation order
    WODC reference: W2002/1101 - Thu 27 Jun 2002 - Under consideration

Mon 2 Mar, 07:05 · Link


Charlbury Debating Society

Eminent Charlburians will be pleased to learn that the illustrious Debating Society convened in the Corner House for its late winter session on Thursday night. The motion, "British children should mostly study British history" - proposed by the historian and broadcaster, Dominic Sandbrook, and opposed by Charlotte Roueche, the town's most distinguished Hellenic Studies specialist - was passed by 23 votes to 15, with a single abstention. Despite a brilliant counter-action by Professor Roueche, Dr Sandbrook swayed opinion his way during a highly charged floor debate....
Watch out for the next Debating Society event - a pre-election head-to-head with parliamentary candidates for the Witney constituency on Thursday 9th April!

Jonathan Luxmoore · Thu 26 Feb, 23:44 · Link


WILDERNESS TICKETS - NOW AVAILABLE

Full price Wilderness tickets are now available at Charlbury Post Office - Adults £165.99 Young Person £80 and children £5
No booking Fee is charged so cheaper than on buying on line .

Elaine Newbold · Sun 22 Feb, 18:56 · Link


Neighbourhood Forum p/time job opportunity

Charlbury Neighbourhood Forum is currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to fulfil a (modestly) paid part-time role to co-ordinate the Forum's activities, to complement the skills of volunteers and to add a dedicated focus to help compile a plan for Charlbury that delivers the above objectives as effectively and as quickly as is practical.

Please contact me in the first instance.

Liz Reason · Wed 18 Feb, 16:23 · 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.

Mon 16 Feb, 07:05 · Link


Wilderness discounted tickets for locals have sold out

The discounted Wilderness tickets offered to people living in Charlbury and Finstock (in the postcode area '0X7 3') have now sold out. Charlbury Post Office will soon be offering regular tickets, where you can buy them without incurring the online booking fees.

Alison Wright · Tue 10 Feb, 09:15 · 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.

Mon 9 Feb, 07:05 · Link


CHARLBURY MUSEUM IS RECRUITING NEW STEWARDS


Would you like to help to welcome visitors to the town's own museum? This year's exhibition will celebrate the founding of Charlbury School in 1815. If you can give two hours of your time, just get in touch. If you have stories or photos of your or your granny's childhood at Charlbury School between
1815 and 1987, we'd love to hear from you too. The museum opens to the public again from Saturday 4th April (10 am - 12 noon).

Janet Jeffs · Tue 3 Feb, 10:56 · 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.

  • 13 Lee Close Charlbury
    Tree works to 2x Cherry trees and 2x Leylandii trees
    WODC reference: 15/00265/TCA - Tue 27 Jan 2015 - Under consideration

Mon 2 Feb, 07:05 · Link


Charlbury People Speak Out on NHS Services

The West Oxfordshire Locality Forum's "Have Your Say" meeting in the Charlbury Memorial Hall on 15 November elicited wide-ranging views on Oxfordshire health services. Much of the success of the event can be attributed to the organisation and publicity provided by members of the Forum Steering Group who live locally.
People were invited to share their experiences with Steering Group members, and with staff from organisations that provided information stands. These included Age UK Oxfordshire, Carers Oxfordshire, Dementia-friendly Charlbury, the MS Society, the Lawrence Care Home, West Oxfordshire District Council and Healthwatch Oxfordshire.
Attendees also had the opportunity to write down their experiences. Of over 70 people who attended " from families with children to young adults and older people -- 31 chose to leave their contact details, 44 provided lengthy written submissions and 65 gave short comments. We believe that this is something of a record for this style of meeting.
Matters that were raised by many people included:
• A very good level of satisfaction with the health service provided generally, but some difficulty in accessing convenient appointments with a preferred GP
• Praise for the Minor Injury Units but concern that not enough people know what they offer
• There was much praise for consultant level treatment in all Oxfordshire hospitals, but some instances of sub-optimal aftercare. Complaints focussed on referral pathways that result in delays and possible deterioration of a condition. Many people had experienced problems with the appointments system.
• Transport to hospitals was highlighted as problematic: need to arrive very early to find a parking space or make a very complicated journey by public transport
• Treatment by NHS therapists was much appreciated, but often difficult to access in a timely fashion.

In general, there was much local appreciation of the health service, marred by some failures of communication. Many people felt that NHS professionals were being let down by faults in the system. The Steering Group was gratified that keeping well/prevention messages were well received at the event, with many people recognising the need to take responsibility for their health.

We warmly thank everyone who took part, and will ensure that the results are transmitted to Healthwatch Oxfordshire, to GP commissioners and to the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. They were scheduled to discuss a summary of the comments at a meeting on Tuesday 20 January. People who left their email addresses at the event will receive a copy of the report.

Further "Have Your Say" public meetings are in preparation for Carterton, Eynsham and other centres.

Kathy Broughton · Fri 30 Jan, 17:49 · Link


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