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50 speed limit for Woodstock road?

From the Oxford Mail: "A notorious road where a driver came within inches of death when his van smashed into a tree could have its speed limit lowered.

"Geoff Brewer, 61, from Swindon, was seriously injured when his Peugeot van left the road and smashed into a tree on the B4437 Woodstock to Charlbury road on Tuesday afternoon.

"The tree ended up wedged between him and the passenger seat - just a couple of inches the other way and the tree would have crushed him. Oxfordshire County Council said it was to start consulting on plans to lower the speed limit to 50mph from the current 60mph limit."

Original story here.

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 23 Nov 2006, 10:09 · Link


Former Charlbury resident killed in Iraq

From the Oxford Mail: "An Oxfordshire man has been shot dead in southern Iraq while working for a private security firm. Simon Hall lost his life in what is believed to have been a drive-by attack by terrorists near a customs border point.

"Mr Hall and his family previously lived in Charlbury, but moved several years ago. He was a member of the Charlbury branch of the Royal British Legion whose president Nick Potter said: 'Everyone is in a state of shock about this. His family only just learned about his death on Sunday.'"

Full story here.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 22 Nov 2006, 09:55 · Link


New from Leo Children's Books 'Zoot' by Alan Fraser

Local author Alan Fraser's latest book 'Zoot' tells the story of Jack Steppinstone and his battered silver saxophone. For young readers aged ten plus - available from Evenlode Books.

Geoff Holmberg · Sat 18 Nov 2006, 11:51 · Link


SusCha Forthcoming Events

“An Inconvenient Truth”

Al Gore’s film on climate change will be shown on Thursday December 7th at 8.00pm at
The Memorial Hall, Charlbury.
Tickets £3, under 18s free.

“ A brilliantly lucid, often riveting attempt to warn us off our hell-bent path to global suicide”
The New Yorker

This film is generously sponsored by Fairfax and Co
and is shown in partnership with CHOC

russell robson · Tue 14 Nov 2006, 20:49 · Link


Sustainable Charlbury on the BBC website

The BBC Oxfordshire website has an interesting story on the launch of the Sustainable Charlbury initiative.

"Residents of Charlbury hope they have put it on track to become the most eco-friendly place in England..."

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 6 Nov 2006, 23:16 · Link


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