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Tickets on sale for Spring Party

Tickets are now on sale for Pre-School's Spring Party!

We're excited to announce that some of the wonderful Knights of Mentis will be playing for us as well as the brilliant Andy Pickard. We have open mic sessions too.

Your ticket includes delicious duck cassoulet or veg stew, a drink and live music... all under the stars in the Charlbury Pre-School garden. There will be firepits to keep us warm and a cash bar available all night. 

Saturday 30th March from 8pm. Tickets are £12 and available from Cotswold Frames or Pre-School. Don't miss out! All proceeds got to Charlbury Pre-School which is a charity. 

jackie daish · Thu 21 Mar, 09:47 · Link

It's your NHS. Have your say

Have your say on the future of the NHS in Oxfordshire by visiting and following the links. The survey closes on April 30, 2019.

More information on the Charlbury Patient Participation Group pages, found in  Community, Town Facilities.

susan smith · Wed 20 Mar, 16:49 · Link

Women's Tour of Britain coming to Charlbury

It was today announced that the Women's Tour, one of the most prestigious women's cycling races in the world, will be coming to Oxfordshire in each of the next three years.

Stage 3 of the 2019 race, to take place on Wednesday 12 June, will finish at Blenheim Palace and the provisional route includes Charlbury on the final approach. The three-year agreement was launched at Blenheim Palace this morning (20 March), with county and district councillors and local cyclists in attendance, plus professional Welsh cyclist Manon Lloyd.

The OVO Women's Tour is a “World Tour” event which means it’s in the top tier of women’s bike races. (The men’s Tour of Britain is a second-tier event, part of the “Europe Tour”.)

The date is in the middle of the second Charlbury Festival. The route is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 20 Mar, 12:47 · Link

Street Fair Quiz - This Saturday 7pm

We have 2 tables left for the quiz this Saturday night in the Memorial Hall.

£12 per person, teams of up to 6 people and includes a Moroccan supper. (Vegetarian option available)

Bar opens at 7pm.

Contact: or 07880718536

Carolyn Ashton · Tue 19 Mar, 17:15 · 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.

  • 53 Nine Acres Close Charlbury
    Discharge of conditions 3 (Landscape) and 9 (Drainage) of planning permission 18/01593/FUL.
    WODC reference: 18/03420/CND - Mon 26 Nov 2018 - Unknown

Mon 18 Mar, 06:15 · Link

Ditchley Road resurfacing

Oxfordshire County Council writes:

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at Ditchley Road, Charlbury

In the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction as detailed above to facilitate surface dressing.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 4 June 2019.

The anticipated completion date is 6 June 2019

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the days shown above.

Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 consecutive days only.

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.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and restriction is attached.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 15 Mar, 11:09 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair quiz night last few tables left

Last few tables left for Street fair on Saturday 23rd of March, 

Teams of up to 6 people a £12 per person 

Please contact

Rachael Lunney · Mon 11 Mar, 15:58 · Link

Last High Speed Train on the Cotswold Line? Sunday 10th

Charlbury residents who've trekked down to the station to see steam trains in recent months might be interested to know of another landmark this afternoon - possibly the last HST (aka "InterCity 125") in regular service on the Cotswold Line.

The train is passing through Charlbury westbound at 15.02, and eastbound at 17.32.

HSTs have been the mainstay of long-distance services on the Cotswold Line since the 1980s, but have now been replaced by the new Intercity Express trains.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 10 Mar, 14:04 · Link

Beer Festival grant funds available

The success of last years event meant that we were able to make £20,000 available for grant applications. We've already been able to support grant applications from the School and Pre-School, various sports clubs, a community dance stage, the Day Center, the Historical Society, the Arts Society, HIFA and the Community Centre.

We do still have approximately £3,500 available so would love to hear from any organisation that is in need of funds this year that we can help with. Grant application forms can be downloaded from the CBF website and emailed back to me along with all supporting documents.

And whilst we're at it, don't forget the date for this years beer festival, Saturday 29th June. We are aiming to pass the £250,000 fundraising mark in this, our 22nd year, all of which of course wouldn't be possible without the support from everyone who comes and enjoys an afternoon at one of the best independent beer festivals around.

Tim Crisp · Thu 7 Mar, 11:10 · 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.

  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Discharge of condition 3 (Sample panel) of planning permission 18/03066/LBC
    WODC reference: 19/00693/CND - Wed 06 Mar 2019 - Under consideration
  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Discharge of condition 3 (Sample panel) of planning permission 18/03065/HHD
    WODC reference: 19/00683/CND - Wed 06 Mar 2019 - Under consideration
  • Tachbrook Park Street Charlbury
    Internal and external alterations to include replacement garage and canopy over front door,re rendering of gable wall.
    WODC reference: 19/00535/LBC - Fri 08 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • Tachbrook Park Street Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of replacement garage and canopy over front door.
    WODC reference: 19/00534/HHD - Fri 08 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • 9 Sturt Road Charlbury
    Single-storey rear extension and conversion of outbuilding to habitable space.
    WODC reference: 19/00392/HHD - Thu 07 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • 52 The Green Charlbury
    Removal of condition 5 of plannning permission 12/0746/P/FP (Parking spaces)
    WODC reference: 19/00295/S73 - Wed 30 Jan 2019 - Under consideration
  • Myrtle Cottage Sheep Street Charlbury
    Two storey front extension and conversion of loft to include two dormer windows. Conversion of garage to create extra living space. New front entrance canopy.
    WODC reference: 19/00247/HHD - Wed 06 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Part Discharge of Condition 5 (Window Details) of planning permissions 18/03065/HHD and 18/03066/LBC
    WODC reference: 19/00155/CND - Thu 17 Jan 2019 - Under consideration
  • Providence House Sheep Street Charlbury
    Single storey link rear extension
    WODC reference: 19/00104/HHD - Mon 21 Jan 2019 - Under consideration
  • Land East Of Ambleside Farm Ditchley Road Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Non material amendments to Planning Permission 16/04142/FUL to replace four roof lights on South elevation with two dormer widows.
    WODC reference: 18/03617/NMA - Mon 17 Dec 2018 - Under consideration

Wed 6 Mar, 22:50 · Link

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