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Charlbury Chronicle 'AND' quiz

The closing date for your entries to the above quiz, which appears in the September edition of the Chronicle, is the end of SEPTEMBER not ( of course) August as shown. (If you find that you have one too many alphabetical clues on completion, just ignore it) Otherwise all information given is correct!

Peter Barber · Mon 31 Aug, 13:12 · 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.

Mon 31 Aug, 07:05 · Link

Street Fair Books for Book Stall

Once again we are making a collection for the book stall at Charlbury Street Fair on 19th September 2015.
We are particularly looking for books which are clean and smart (no dog ears or coffee rings).

Books which sell particularly well are up to date novels, travel documentaries, children's books, and Reference books which, in the main, need to be very up to date i.e. within the last five years.

If you can help please contact:-
Eileen Kenrick
01608 811021

Clare Elson
01608 810310

Sun 30 Aug, 15:01 · Link

Rail strike over Bank Holiday weekend

The RMT union, which mostly represents guards, is on strike on First Great Western from Saturday to Monday.

FGW says it will be running a service on the Cotswold Line (i.e. Oxford-Charlbury-Worcester) every three hours. The planned services are:

Services will be running as normal between London and Oxford, but on Turbo trains (which don't have guards south of Oxford) rather than High Speed Trains (which do).

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 26 Aug, 18:24 · Link

Rushy Bank revised planning application

A revised planning application has just been lodged for the Rushy Bank site adjacent to the employment area, next to the station in Forest Road. An exhibition of the revised proposals, which take account of feedback from the previous application, will be held at The Corner House on Saturday 12th September from 10am until midday. Please come along to talk to the Oxfordshire based Young Dementia UK Homes charity and the Charlbury residents who have formed the Beacon self build group.
Ian Cox
On behalf of The Rushy Bank Partnership.

Ian Cox · Mon 24 Aug, 22:01 · 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.

Mon 24 Aug, 07:05 · Link

Charlbury resident crowned National Show Jumping Champion

Yesterday, the British Showjumping Business Partnership International Stairway League Final came to a spectacular conclusion as Clark Glasgow from Charlbury, Oxfordshire soared to victory to be crowned National Champion.

The last phase of the hotly contested Horse of the Year Show Wild Card Series took place on the Grand Ring at the NAEC, Stoneleigh. The sun was shining as 32 riders stepped forward to tackle the imposing course in a bid to claim the coveted title.

The tension was high as the competition started in reverse order from the previous combined results of the two legs, both of which were also hosted at the British Showjumping National Championships earlier this week.

The course was challenging and put both horses and riders to the test with only 5 riders managing to jump a clear round. Moving on to the jump off was Lance Whitehouse riding VIK II, Clark Glasgow riding Fleur De L'Aube, Robert Lewis riding Courtney Z, Jonathan Buxton riding High Offley Arturos Catch and Davis McPherson riding Gloria Van Zuuthoeve.

First to ride was Jonathon Buxton who produced a quick round but knocked a rail. The following rounds saw David McPherson opting to retire and Lance Whitehouse having a rail down. Only two riders managed the elusive clear round " Robert Bevis and Clark Glasgow.

Ultimately it was Clark who outperformed his competition with one of the most impressive rounds seen all week at the British Showjumping National Championships. Clark flew around the course in style to finish on a time of 50.98.

Paul Darren Jenkins · Mon 17 Aug, 10:44 · Link

More train time changes in December (updated)

GWR (the rebranded First Great Western) will be introducing several improvements to the afternoon timetable from 14th December - including restoring an eight-coach train on the notoriously overcrowded 15.50 from Paddington, and a late-night Friday service from London.

The principal changes are:

  • 13.21 service from London will be 8 coaches (currently 5).
  • New 15.22 service from London, 16.18 from Oxford, 16.38 arrival at Charlbury. (5 coaches.)
  • 15.50 service from London (~16.49 from Oxford) will be 8 coaches (currently 5). Train will terminate at Moreton.
  • 16.22 service from London no longer terminates at Oxford, but is merged with the 'Oxfordshire Halts' train to continue as a through service (dep. 17.26) to Charlbury and Great Malvern. (5 coaches.)
  • New Fridays-only 23.18 from London, 00.37 from Oxford, 00.53 arrival at Charlbury. (Continues to Moreton-in-Marsh: see timetable.)

Off-Peak tickets will be valid on all the services above, but unfortunately Super Off-Peak tickets will not be valid on the new 15.22.

Full details of the timetable changes, including several other smaller changes, are on the Cotswold Line Promotion Group's website.

Chiltern Railways' new Oxford Parkway station at Water Eaton opens on 26th October, which is expected to provide a more reliable and cheaper alternative for many train users.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 12 Aug, 19:01 · 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.

Mon 10 Aug, 07:05 · Link

Charlbury Residents gets ready to represent Oxfordshire at Miss England-Journey So Far

On 7th June, Layla Claridge, from Charlbury was crowned Miss Oxfordshire and will be representing the county at Miss England, held at the Ricoh Arena on 13th and 14th August.
Since winning the title Layla has worked hard in her new role as an Ambassador for Oxfordshire attending events, functions and activities all over the country.
Layla has featured in 6 Oxfordshire newspapers, given live interviews on Radio Oxford, Oxbox Radio and spoken on Thats Oxford TV. She has also opened and presented at Cowley Road Carnival and led the procession at Witney Carnival.
Layla also compered at Riverside festival and is due to do some presenting at the local Street fair. She has also visited local businesses and people, attending Fairytale Farm's Teddy Bears Picnic, visiting the children of Little Monkeys Nursery and attending the Summer party at Merryfield Nursing Home. She also spoke and held a workshop at John Mason's School 'Exploring Prejudice Day'.
Layla also opened Sassi's new shop in Witney.

Besides these events Layla has also been keen to support Charities, running race for life, Pretty Muddy and swimming a mile for Beauty with a Purpose Charity. She also started the 10mile Moonlight Stroll event in aid of Sobell House Hospice Layla was also a guest at Rosy Children's Charity summer party and visited the Children at John Radcliffe Children's Hospital.
Besides this Layla has also been helping local photographers and make up artists, attending various photo shoots and dress fittings.

All this of course, doesn't stop after Miss England and Layla already has many events and appearances scheduled in for the next few months. Layla is keen to continue to support Oxfordshire in anyway she can.
If you wish to support Layla's fundraising efforts, please donate to Beauty With a Purpose Charity

Layla · Sun 9 Aug, 19:50 · Link

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