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Bake Off and Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Charlbury Primary School has been busy raising money for MacMillan too! On Friday 25th September we held our first Charlbury Primary School Bake Off, with entries from children and parents in all year groups of the school. The judging was carried out during the day and rosettes and certificates were awarded to the winners in each of the 12 categories.
We then held a Coffee Afternoon from 2pm onwards for everyone to enjoy the fantastic array of cakes and biscuits that were entered in the competition.
We are extremely pleased to be able to send the sum of £528.66 to MacMillan. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who supported the event.

Charlbury Primary School · Mon 5 Oct, 17:01 · 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.

  • Sunnyside Ditchley Road Charlbury
    Erection of four dwellings with associated landscaping and hard surfacing.
    WODC reference: 15/03303/FUL - Mon 14 Sep 2015 - Under consideration

Mon 5 Oct, 07:05 · Link

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Hughes Close Community & Neighbourhood Watch would like to thank everyone for supporting this event, held on Saturday 3rd October outside Fiveways Londis. Especial thanks to Mary, Pat & Carolyn for all their hard work.
£456.72 raised fantastic!

Helen Josephine Wright · Sun 4 Oct, 22:43 · Link

Macmillan Success!

The AUCTION in aid of the Macmillan fund, announced at the coffee morning held in the Friends Meeting House on the 25th September, has now closed and all the successful bidders have been informed by email or phone.

Thank you all so much for bidding.

The whole event raised £2433.69 for this excellent charity


David Pollock · Sun 4 Oct, 12:20 · Link

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning outside the Londis Shop on Sturt Road today 3rd October, raised £456-72 for The Macmillan Fund.

Thank you to everyone for their help and support.

Mary Hatton

john h · Sat 3 Oct, 19:51 · Link

Church Clock - Latest

Those of you with sharp ears, or living closer to the church, may have noticed the church clock is striking again. It had stopped about a week ago and investigations lead to a faulty escapement, the very heart of any clock. The offending part has been tightened up now, but this required a partial dismantling of the clock to get access. What we found while doing this only emphasises the need for a thorough overhaul, with some bits literally being held together with string. So the clock is now going again, but remember, if you are hurrying for a train, that the faces are about 8-10 minutes slow, but the chimes are spot on (give or take a second or two).

We hope to begin a full restoration in the near future and trust that sufficient funds will have come in in the meantime to allow us to complete the job. If you wish to contribute, look at the church website - - or look at notices elsewhere on this site. As the adverts say - every little helps.

Mike Summers · Fri 2 Oct, 12:02 · 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 28 Sep, 07:05 · Link

Last chance to apply for a student grant!

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 Thursday 1 October 2015 to:

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.

You will find out if you are successful around the start of November.

Kathryn Fairhurst · Sun 27 Sep, 11:16 · Link

Charlbury Tower Clock

The Town Clock

The clock at St Mary's Church is 130 years old. It was originally installed with generous donations from the people of the town in 1885. Now, in 2015, the hands have sadly stopped turning. We need to erect scaffolding and bring in specialists to properly fix the clock so the hands can carry on turning for years to come for the benefit of the people of Charlbury.

The cost of the repair of the clock is beyond the limited resources of the Church Restoration Fund and we are now once more asking the people of Charlbury to help restore our historic town clock.

We need to raise £20,000 in total for the repairs and the donations have already started to come in. To date we have raised £13,000 and therefore have a final £7,000 still to raise.

If you would like to help get the clock working again, please make a donation so we can reach our target.

Cheques made out to 'Charlbury PCC' or cash donations can be placed in the attached envelope and put in one of collection boxes at:

The Coop by the Playing Close.
The Post Office in Market Street.
The Londis Shop on the Slade.

In addition, donation envelopes can be posted through the letter box at any of the following addresses:

The Old Manor House, Church Street (house next to church).
7 Enstone Road.
Brice House, Thames Street.
Wychwood Cottage, Hixet Wood.
14 Ticknell Piece Road.

Thank you for your support

Mike Summers · Fri 25 Sep, 14:38 · Link

Street Fair run results

Full results of the Street Fair 10k and 5k runs are here.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 23 Sep, 18:40 · Link

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