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Bake Off Cake Competition Charlbury Street Fair

New for 2018 Bake Off Competition
This year we are having a cake competition with a cake design theme
There will be two categories of entry:
16 years old and under with a £10 WHSmith Voucher gift card prize
Over 16 with a £25 Lakeland Voucher gift card prize
Follow your imagination and the Rainbow!
Entries must be registered by 1st September by email.
Entries have to be in place for judging in the Memorial Hall by 12 Noon on Street Fair
day, 15th September. Entries for the Under 16 category must have name, age and
contact details clearly marked on their presentation plate or board; Entries for the
Over 16s will need name and contact details likewise.
Judging will be carried out by Kathy Clugston, our Celebrity Guest.
Whilst entry is free, once the judging is complete the cakes will become part of the refreshments for sale - so sorry, no cakes can be returned unless they are bought

All proceeds go to help the upkeep of the Corner House and War Memorial Hall Registered Charity No. 304282

Elaine Newbold · Mon 20 Aug, 10:04 · 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 20 Aug, 08:00 · Link

Community Centre features in new WODC publication for “older people”

Town residents who may be considered by others (but probably not by themselves!) to be "older people" may be interested in a new West Oxfordshire District Council publication, "Our Generation". The new magazine is designed to illustrate services and activities provided locally by WODC and others and contains some useful pointers to sources of practical help.

The cover story in the first edition features a picture of John Munro, who plays walking football at Charlbury Community Centre every week. The Community Centre runs two walking football sessions each week which are organised by a local resident.

You can view the magazine online on the WODC website:; the first edition is in the News section on the Home page. You can also sign up to be notified of further editions.

Otherwise printed copies of Our Generation can be picked up from the WODC offices at Woodgreen, Witney; their Town Centre shop in Welch Way, Witney or the Council's reception point at the Guildhall, Goddards Lane Chipping Norton.

Meryl Smith · Fri 17 Aug, 14:09 · Link

Thank you for the Table Tennis Table

Charlbury Community Centre would like to thank the Thursday ladies table tennis group who, when it turned out that one of our tables was on loan and needed back by its owner, clubbed together and bought beautiful brand new one! (See photo). So we now have two lovely tables if anyone fancies setting up another table tennis group or wants to book them to play over the holidays.

Tanya Stevenson · Tue 14 Aug, 17:38 · 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.

  • The Grange Woodstock Road Charlbury
    Non compliance with conditions 2 and 6 of 17/03423/FUL to enable an alternative material to be used for the joinery.
    WODC reference: 18/02261/S73 - Tue 24 Jul 2018 - Under consideration
  • 18 Sandford Park Charlbury
    Proposed extension to existing house and new vehicular access.
    WODC reference: 18/02071/HHD - Fri 03 Aug 2018 - Under consideration

Mon 13 Aug, 08:00 · Link

St Mary's Tree Update

It looks like the work to fell the tree will start on Tuesday and continue for a couple of days. The tree firm will get the churchyard path open as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you or any artists you know would like some wood to use, the wood will be gathered at the town-end of the churchyard for several days for individuals to carry away before the remainder is cleared.

dine glasgow · Sun 12 Aug, 17:19 · Link

Notice from the Royal British Legion Charlbury Branch

The arrangements for obtaining tickets to the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance have changed this year for security reasons.

You can now buy tickets by calling 020 7087 7929, or visiting . You will be asked to provide your branch name, membership number, the full name of each ticket-holder, a date of birth for each ticket-holder, an email address (if you have one) and a contact phone number.

Please speak to Derek Fowler or Nick Potter if you have any questions.

Sat 11 Aug, 18:02 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair Last night of proms

Tickets are know on sale for last night of proms, see event listing,
It going to be a night not to be missed,

With a full license bar,

Rachael Lunney · Sat 11 Aug, 14:24 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair Needs volunteers

We need volunteer to help sale raffle tickets every Saturday morning outside the Corner House
We are looking for volunteers on
18th August
25th August
1st September
8th September

And all the day itself.

The money raised goes to two fantastic community building ie Corner House and the. Memorial Hall.

If you can help please email

Rachael Lunney · Sat 11 Aug, 10:05 · Link

St Mary's Tree Update

I am sorry to report that after the WODC tree preservation officer inspected the damage to the tree yesterday, he advised that the tree should be taken down. His opinion is in line with the other experts we have consulted.

We now must seek permission from the Diocese to follow the advice we have received. We will share information on timing when it is available. The churchyard path will remain closed until the tree has been removed.

We are in discussions as to how best to use the stump to reflect the place the tree had within the community as well as enhance and complement the landscape of the churchyard going forward. We also intend to make the wood available to interested artists.

dine glasgow · Wed 8 Aug, 13:12 · Link

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