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HAVE A Go .... and become an artist!

Charlbury Art Society this autumn is presenting a programme for people to come and try their hands at different artistic activities. Short 2,5 hr workshops are being offered on Pottery, Printing and Watercolour Painting, on Sunday 25th
September and Saturday 1st October. Please go to the Charlbury Art Society website at www.charlburyarts.co.uk to find out more.

Kati Eidenbenz · Thu 25 Aug, 16:13 · Link


Emergency medical supplies for Syria

Charlbury Refugee Action and several other local refugee groups are collecting Medical Aid for a container being sent to hospitals and doctors in Syria in September by the charity UK Action for Refugees.

Please leave things you wish to donate in the collection bin on the table just inside the door in the Corner House, or phone 811378 for other options. Items you can leave in the bin in the Corner House (please do not leave any other items) are

Unwanted prescription spectacles
Pain relief
Antiseptics
Tourniquets
Medical tape
Gauze
Bandages, dressings, plasters
Hand sanitiser
Surgical masks
Gloves (latex and non-latex)

It is not critical that items are within their use-by date. In the basement of a bombed-out hospital, any dressing or medication may be judged better than none. If in doubt, we can let the doctors out there decide.

Jon Carpenter · Thu 25 Aug, 11:48 · Link


Don’t miss a chance to give us your views on Charlbury as a business location

As part of their work to produce a strategic plan for the town based on local views and ideas, the Charlbury Neighbourhood Forum (CNF) is seeking the views of local businesses, including home-based businesses.

If you have a business based in Charlbury, please have a look at the CNF business survey which is online at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Charlbury_Business/. You can complete the survey online or, if you prefer, you can to give your views in an interview carried out at your business location (or elsewhere) by someone from the CNF. This can be arranged at a time to suit you.

The business survey is much shorter than the recent household/individual survey and has different questions aimed specifically at getting local businesses' views on what Charlbury is like as a business location and whether there are ways in which the town can help them to thrive.

If you have any questions about the survey or would like to request an interview, please contact the CNF by ringing 07421 769110 or emailing: info@charlburyneighbourhoodforum.org.uk.

Please do give your business a voice in shaping the future of the town. The CNF needs your views by 19 September 2016.

Meryl Smith · Thu 25 Aug, 10:26 · 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.

  • Noahs Ark Market Street Charlbury
    Change of use from photographic library to general office.
    WODC reference: 16/02829/FUL - Tue 09 Aug 2016 - Under consideration
  • 97 Ticknell Piece Road Charlbury
    Erection of single storey extension and relocate garden access.
    WODC reference: 16/02699/HHD - Mon 08 Aug 2016 - Under consideration
  • Broadstone Farm Ditchley Road Charlbury
    Amendments to Planning Permission 15/02026/HHD to change external wall materials from all wood cladding to Cotswold stone and wood cladding.
    WODC reference: 16/02678/HHD - Thu 04 Aug 2016 - Under consideration

Mon 22 Aug, 08:00 · Link


Spice bags for Calais refugee camp

Volunteers at The Jungle camp distribute boxes of food for refugees to cook their own meals (as well as providing hot cooked meals where they are needed). Bagging up spices in small quantities is labour intensive and time consuming, which is why the helpers on site are appealing for people to do the preparation here and send/take the bags across.

Can you help Charlbury Refugee Action Group members and friends make up a 1000 spice bags to send across the Channel?

Find out more and get the spice bag 'recipe' here bit.ly/2bxV9Eq

If you would like to take part, please email charlburyrefugee@gmail.com and we will put you in touch with the local coordinator. Or check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/charlburyrefugee/posts/311982002483571
for more information.

Jon Carpenter · Thu 18 Aug, 14:59 · Link


Residents/Public Meeting - Sturt Close/Woodstock Road proposed development

It's official! There will be a public/residents meeting at the Fire Station in Sturt Road on Thursday 25th August at 6pm-7.30 pm to enable residents to look at the plans and air their views and to decide any actions that need to be taken.
Cottsway, the applicants have been invited as is a planning officer to attend.(I hope they will be able to make it) I as your councillor will be there as an observer as I am not able to comment on the plans until it goes to committee. I will however ensure the plans that have been submitted are there for you to view in case you have not seen them online.

Andy Graham · Tue 16 Aug, 17:14 · 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.

  • Flowerpot Market Street Charlbury
    Refurbishment works involving erection of new entrance to lobby,alterations to fenestration including replacement of one existing dormer with rooflight and insertion of new dormer window in south elevation .External rendering and construction of chimney to replace existing flue.
    WODC reference: 16/02578/HHD - Thu 28 Jul 2016 - Under consideration
  • 44 Ticknell Piece Road Charlbury
    Install Solar panels on to the roof
    WODC reference: 16/02535/HHD - Wed 10 Aug 2016 - Under consideration

Mon 15 Aug, 08:00 · Link


Charlbury takes on Afghanistan at cricket!

Well, not quite! But yesterday a dozen young refugees and asylum seekers from Oxford (and originally from Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea and elsewhere) were the guests of Charlbury Cricket Club for the afternoon. David Horne, Paul Jenkins and Tom Nash were the coaches, to whom we are extremely grateful. Other members of the club made up the numbers, including members of the junior XI.

It was all good fun, and went down well with the visitors.

We can't show photographs of faces, so take our word for it that there is a lot of enthusiastic cricket being played out there.

Thanks go to Helena Cullen, youth worker with Asylum Welcome, for arranging it at the Oxford end, and to members of Charlbury Refugee Action Group for the tea and refreshments that were devoured in the interval.

www.facebook.com/charlburyrefugee

Jon Carpenter · Thu 11 Aug, 12:01 · 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.

  • 4 Thames Gardens Charlbury
    Erection of two storey extension.
    WODC reference: 16/02687/HHD - Fri 05 Aug 2016 - Under consideration

Mon 8 Aug, 08:00 · 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 1 Aug, 08:00 · Link


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