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Ben Sherwood, Pharmacist

 Ben Sherwood, Charlbury's very popular pharmacist will be leaving Charlbury  on 27th December . He will be greatly missed. There is a collection tin at the dispensary window in the medical centre for anyone who would like to contribute to his leaving present.

Deborah Hofman · Wed 11 Dec, 11:17 · 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.

  • 6 Elm Crescent Charlbury
    Certificate of lawfulness (Conversion of garage to create extra living space)
    WODC reference: 19/03305/CLP - Mon 02 Dec 2019 - Under consideration
  • Talbot Farm Thames Street Charlbury
    Internal and external alterations to include re-roofing and various works to the fabric of building.
    WODC reference: 19/03194/LBC - Mon 02 Dec 2019 - Under consideration

Mon 9 Dec, 06:15 · Link

Christmas Tree Winners!

The results of the voting for the best Christmas tree sponsored and decorated by societies and organisations in the community was announced at the Songs of Praise service.

First place - The Shed, Banbury Hill Farm

Second Place - CRAG 

Third - Charlbury Tennis Club

Many thanks to everyone who took part in aid of St Mary’s Roof Fund.

Maureen Sparling · Mon 9 Dec, 06:01 · Link

Joy Clark - Service of Thanksgiving, 2pm on 17 December 2019

We are sorry to announce the death of Mrs Joy Clark, on 27 November 2019.

Joy died peacefully at her home Bramley Barn, with her family around her.

There will be a private family cremation followed by a Service of Thanksgiving for a life well lived.

The Service of Thanksgiving will be at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PX at 2pm on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Everyone is warmly invited both to the service and to meet the family afterwards at our home, Bramley House, off Market Street, Charlbury OX7 3PJ.

Enquiries to A.L.Sole & Son, Bidston Close, Over Norton Oxon OX7 5PP.

Sue Way · Sun 8 Dec, 11:07 · Link

Detectorists unearth exciting new finds

A bronze axe head and Roman coins made of silver were among finds when metal detectorists returned on Wednesday to work on fields alongside Forest Road. The man who unearthed the Walcot hoard of Roman bronze confirmed that all the coins discovered two weeks ago are now being examined by the British Museum. 

Rob Stepney · Thu 5 Dec, 14:06 · Link

Charlbury Deli starts selling milk from local farm

From Friday November 29, the full-cream milk at the Charlbury Deli will be from the North Cotswold Dairy at Butlers Road Farm, Long Compton.

For the moment, the Deli will just be selling the dairy’s North Cotswold milk. But as soon as the farm’s cream-making machinery is repaired – which we think will be in time for Christmas – it will be selling their delicious cream and it will soon be selling milkshakes from their milk too.

Said Deli director and shop manager Lynne Stubbles “We’ll still be selling semi-skimmed milk from ordinary dairies for customers who prefer it in their tea or coffee. But nothing beats proper full cream on our morning porridge – or for customers who want to bake a rice pudding”.

North Cotswold Dairy’s Facebook page gives a flavour of how it operates.

Customers will be able to sample the milk till 8 pm on December 6 at the Deli’s Christmas shopping evening - along with free samples of some terrific new Cotswold drinks, local bacon, cured venison and charcuterie and some fabulous panetonne.

Michael Flanagan · Fri 29 Nov, 06:12 · Link

Spelsbury road closure on Friday night

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Emergency Road Closure at Spelsbury, Charlbury Road

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to temporarily close the Charlbury Road whilst drainage investigation works are carried out for public safety reasons.

A temporary Emergency Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate on the 29 November 2019. The Closure will operate between 19:00 to 05:00 hours.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor.

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Simon Marsden, Oxfordshire County Council on 0345 310 11 11.

Thu 28 Nov, 10:36 · 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.

Wed 27 Nov, 19:16 · Link

Election hustings

Some people will have heard that Churches Together in Charlbury and West Oxfordshire UNA were trying to organise an election hustings in Charlbury as we have done previously. This was to have taken place in the Memorial Hall tonight, 27th November. Initially all the candidates appeared to be willing to attend, but after the arrangements were made one candidate failed to reply to messages for over a week and the hustings were reluctantly cancelled. A message was then received that the candidate was not prepared to attend. Although some hustings have been arranged with 6th forms in schools, there does not appear to be a public meeting with all the candidates planned anywhere in this constituency. We are very disappointed and concerned about the lack of opportunities for voters to question candidates in what will be a crucial election for our country.

Rosalind Scott for Churches Together in Charlbury and West Oxfordshire UNA

Rosalind Scott · Wed 27 Nov, 10:54 · Link

Charlbury Christmas Fair Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that came and supported the Christmas Fair on Sunday put on by Charlbury Street Fair. Another successful fundraising event all in aid of the Corner House and Memorial Hall. 

A huge thank you to all the volunteers and stallholders who helped make this event a great success and also a special thank you to Santa, who came to give out a few early gifts to the children. This event wouldn't run without the hard work and commitment from everyone, so thank you. 

Next year's Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 29th November 2020 so put the date in your diaries, as we'd love to see even more of you at the next one!

We hope you all have a wonderful festive season as we head into December and a very happy and prosperous 2020.

With very best wishes, the Street Fair Christmas Team!

Nikki Frankum · Tue 26 Nov, 11:47 · Link

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