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Museum Plant Sale 25th May

Gaps in your garden borders?  Empty containers in need of plants?  Come along to the Museum Plant Sale this coming Saturday and you will find a wonderful selection of plants on offer.  From bedding plants to shrubs, tomatoes to herbs, there should be something for everyone. 

We have a good selection of plants already but more donations would be very welcome.  We will be in the Corner House garden on Friday evening between 5.30 and 6.30pm to collect plants so do bring along any surplus plants you can spare (ideally clearly labelled).  We would be really grateful to you.

We open at 10am for selling next Saturday and look forward to welcoming you then.

Judy Dod · Sun 19 May, 20:25 · Link

Drone City Camp at Nine Acres!

Event Date: 30th-31st May, 2024

Event Time: 8am-4pm

Event Address: Charlbury Community Centre, Enstone Rd, Charlbury, OX7 3PQ

Contact us at 07949 732272 or

Event Description:

Ages 4 - 11 years

Drone City Camp is designed to raise aspirations, nurture dreams, and instil hope for the future in young people.

Through a carefully curated schedule of drone based activities—including drone piloting, coding, design, engineering, and team-building games—we aim to spark curiosity and encourage exploration of STEM careers. Our camp is not just about learning; it's about inspiring the next generation to envision an exciting future and empowering them in their ability to shape it.

Every student who comes into our programs leaves feeling EMPOWERED and FULL OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

Bryanna Bone · Fri 17 May, 09:53 · Link

Charlbury Community market returns plus get your tools sharpened whilst you are there

Not long to go now until the first market of the season. Charlbury market opens on 1st June at 9.30 in front of the community centre.

Fresh veg, bread and pastries, fresh meat, pet treats, spices and don't forget the new Charlbury sausage - as voted for by you!

Also, Charlbury Community Workshop are holding a sharpening session from 09.30 until 12.00 on 1st June, where members of the public can bring items that need sharpening.

Type of items include :-



Scissors (£2.00)

Knives (£2.00)



Lawn mower blades

The cost is £5.00 per item except scissors and knives that are £2.00 each.

Lisa Wilkinson · Fri 17 May, 09:50 · Link

One more Councillor .....

We've had a great response to our request for new councillors and we now have almost a full complement of councillors. New councillors are Ed Bradbury, Paul Honey, Roy Scott and Arthur Sinclair.  However, due to an applicant unfortunately having to withdraw at the last minute we have one more vacancy. If you are interested in joining the Council at the start of a new term then please send an expression of interest to Lisa at Details of what to include can be found here:

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th June at midday.

Lisa Wilkinson · Fri 17 May, 09:47 · Link

Summer Fete

The Summer Fete will open at St Mary's Church this Saturday at 2pm.

Don't miss it.

Bring your teddy bears for a trip of their life on the tower zip line. See the exhibition of the Charlbury Primary School art competition. A wide variety of stands will include a bottle stall, plate smashing, coconut shy, a book sale and much more. Also enjoy tea and cake or a hot dog.

Come and have loads of fun.

Paddy Gallagher.

Patrick Gallagher · Thu 16 May, 19:49 · Link

15 More Heroes/Heroines required...

... to help raise funds for local good causes at the Charlbury Beer Festival on Saturday 29th June. Please visit this form to volunteer. (*We're also seeking sponsors for barrels of beer. Your £120 donation gets your name, or message on a barrel and in our program, plus complimentary tickets. Register your sponsorship today and join the celebration!)

Michael Donegan · Thu 16 May, 15:57 · Link

Chloe’s Wins ‘Best Newcomer’ Award!

I just wanted to say a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who voted for us in this years Ox In A Box food awards. 

Here’s a snap of myself and fellow Charlbrarians Caz and Kate shortly after picking up our award. Thanks also to everyone who has popped in for our extra opening over Artweeks and came for our first Flea Market, it’s been a wonderful couple of weeks. 

Chloe Horner · Tue 14 May, 19:01 · Link


Looking for an easy and reliable way to get around?

Borrow the council e-bike for a couple of weeks and see how it fits into your life. You can borrow the e-bike free of charge if you live or work in Charlbury. Please go to and fill in the booking form.

Lisa Wilkinson · Tue 14 May, 11:26 · Link

Londis burglary witness appeal

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Charlbury.

Three masked men broke into Londis in Sturt Road and stole items at 1.35am on Friday (10/5).

They were using a dark-coloured hatchback car.

Detective Sergeant Steve Bates said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this burglary to please get in touch.

“Also, if you have any CCTV cameras in the area or if you were driving in the area around the time and have a dash-cam, I’d also ask that you check your recordings in case they have captured something that could assist our investigation.

“I urge anyone with information or footage to contact us by calling 101 or via our website, quoting reference number 43240216004.

“Alternatively, you can report information completely anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

Mon 13 May, 09:30 · Link

Plant and Seed Swap

Come and join us at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 10-12. Lots of plants and seeds to take away. Donations appreciated for our Charlbury greening projects. Teas and coffee and cake available. Cash event only. No need to bring something to swap!

Alison Derham · Fri 10 May, 20:26 · Link

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