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An important message for women aged 71 and over from Oxford Breast Screening Centre

An important message for women aged 71 and over from Oxford Breast Screening Centre

All women aged 50 up to their 71st birthday are invited for breast screening every three years. The first invitation to screening will be some time between their 50th and 53rd birthday. Women who are patients of the Charlbury Medical Centre and The Wychwood Medical Practice are invited to the mobile screening unit at the Charlbury Medical Centre.

If you are aged 71 or over, you are still at risk of breast cancer. Although you will no longer receive screening invitations after your 71st birthday, you can still request a breast screening appointment every three years.

If you wish to be screened, please contact Oxford Breast Imaging Centre on 01865 235621 or e-mail to arrange an appointment.

The mobile unit is currently screening in Charlbury with an expected leaving date of 17th June 2022. Due to the short notice of this communication and the leaving date being in the next few weeks, appointment availability is limited. If you are unable to be offered an appointment at Charlbury, you can be offered an appointment at the breast imaging centre at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

Please note, due to COVID there are limited appointments on the mobile units and therefore only patients registered with the above GP surgeries can be screened at Charlbury.

If you are registered with a surgery in Chipping Norton, please contact the department in July as we are planning to bring a mobile unit to that area. Similarly, the mobile unit in Chipping Norton will only be available for women registered with the Chipping Norton practice.

This information may not apply to you, but if you know someone to whom it does apply, please pass on the message.

Thank you.

Charlbury Patient Participation Group

susan smith · Mon 16 May, 09:12 · 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.

  • Stable Cottage 2 Hixet Wood Charlbury
    Erection of two first floor extensions and a small lean-to ground floor extension
    WODC reference: 22/01175/HHD - Thu 28 Apr 2022 - Under consideration
  • 2A The Slade Charlbury
    Remove existing conservatory and construct new single storey rear extension. Conversion of existing garages into habitable rooms, internal alterations and coloured render applied to existing external walls.
    WODC reference: 22/01168/HHD - Wed 27 Apr 2022 - Under consideration

Mon 16 May, 06:15 · Link

Royal Visit

We are excited to announce that The Countess of Wessex GCVO will be coming to Charlbury on Tuesday 17th May. The Countess will visit Charlbury Community Centre and the Cornerstone and will plant a tree on the Playing Close in honour of the Queen's Green Canopy.

You are all welcome to join us on the Playing Close at 2.20pm for the tree planting.

daniela jenkins · Fri 13 May, 09:04 · Link

Litter and antisocial behaviour at skate park and Mill Field

Most people take great care of our green spaces but unfortunately a small number are causing problems.

At the skate park a few individuals are deliberately smashing bottles on the hard surface and leaving behind nitrous oxide cannisters and other signs of substance abuse. The police are aware and will be patrolling the area. Please be aware that glass is banned on and around the skatepark.

At the Mill Field, litter (including broken glass) has been left behind and piles of branches intended to provide wildlife habitats have been burned on fires. All are welcome to use the Mill Field but please ensure you take all your litter home and do not light fires.

Lisa Wilkinson · Thu 12 May, 11:32 · Link

Charlbury Festival Photography Competition

As part of the Charlbury Festival in June there will be an open photography competition for adults and children. Entries will be displayed in Charlbury Deli & Cafe and in Cornerstone in the Corner House.

The four adult themes are: Holidays, Black and White, Buildings and Nature. The children's theme is Animals.

There will be prizes for each theme and an opportunity for visitors to vote for their personal favourite. Entries to be mounted on A4, 50p per entry for adults, children under 16 free.

The competition will be judged by local photography specialist, curator and mentor Anstice Oakeshott together with wildlife photographer Paddy Gallagher.

Hand-in is on Thursday 9th June between 2.00 and 4.00 and Friday 10th June between 9.30 and 11.00 in Charlbury Deli & Cafe

Further information contact Julia Reid 01993 868457 or

Tony Lloyd · Tue 10 May, 19:39 · Link

Morris Dancing - Like to try it out?

Should you seek some lively exercise or feel the urge to be doing something really different while exercising and entertaining others with your dance or musical talent do consider joining Charlbury Morris. We are always looking for interested individuals from the local community (our dancers come from Finstock, Witney, Chipping Norton, Oxford as well as from Charlbury itself).

If you ever wondered if Morris Dancing is for you, please come along to one of our practice sessions (see website for times and locations or catch up with us at one of our events.

Formed in 1984, Charlbury Morris revived local participation in the ancient tradition of Morris dancing in Charlbury and the Cotswold villages of Leafield, Finstock and Minster Lovell--commonly known as the Fieldtown area.

Our side is made up of six or more sprightly dancers, several versatile musicians and a merry fool! We dance various local dance traditions from Fieldtown, Ascott, Hinton, Bampton and Adderbury -taking the dance steps and music from historical sources.

'Charlbury' are well known as a 'fun side'. We keep to the old dance traditions, and sometimes create our own, but always with healthy injections of fun and the occasional, equally ancient, beverage to cool our exertions! Jangling bells, wild waving hankies, whirling sticks and wild whooping are common elements of our dance. A new departure for us is singing including sea shanties; you might have seen us perform at Street Fair last year.

Our Summer dance season is from May to September. Winter activities include Barn Dances, Pub evenings and Morris Ales (gatherings of Morris sides). Practice sessions are held in Finstock Village Hall on most Friday evenings at 8:00pm from October through April. Check our website for exact dates. Newcomers are most certainly welcome to drop by.

Our all-male Cotswold Morris side invites you to free Morris dancing lessons. The two-hour session starts at 8pm and suits men of all physical abilities. Help our side keep this artistic tradition alive. As a side we get to attend many fun and interesting events during the summer season. During the winter, music and dance practice can be an enjoyable social experience. As in the old days, we learn and respect the ancient traditions of the Morris, but we try not to take ourselves too seriously. Come along, learn the dance steps, figures and music and take it to the next level.

For more information call Peter (the bagman) on 01608 811007 or visit our website.

John Dora · Sun 8 May, 21:38 · Link

West Oxfordshire District Council changes control

West Oxfordshire District Council, which runs services for Charlbury including refuse collection, planning, and car parks, is set for a change of administration following yesterday’s elections.

One-third of the seats were up for election, not including the Charlbury & Finstock ward this time. The results saw the governing Conservatives lose seven seats: five to the Liberal Democrats, one to Labour and one to the Green Party.

As a result, the Conservatives have lost their majority on the council. The new standings are Con 20; LD 15; Lab 9; Green 2; independents 3.

Results are listed on the WODC website.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 6 May, 09:09 · Link

St Mary's Fete, Saturday 7 May 2-5pm

Come to the fete tomorrow.

Charlbury Primary School Art Competition.

Teddy Bear Zip Line. Bring your teddy for the trip of his/her lifetime.

Plate smashing, Plants, Books, Games, Jewellery, Nearly New Gifts, Toys, Bottles, DVDs, Ice Creams, Hot Dogs, Cakes, Cream Teas.

And Much More.

Patrick Gallagher · Fri 6 May, 07:54 · Link

Delays on rail services today

If you are intending travelling on the railway from Charlbury this morning, please be advised that the services are all delayed by at least an hour due to a signalling problem between Charlbury and Oxford

Hugo Pickering · Wed 4 May, 08:25 · Link

Emergency Supplies for Ukraine Update

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated items that are being taken  to Ukraine shortly. Dawn has been overwhelmed with essential supplies! Thank you so much to Charlbury Nursery, The Railway Children Nursery, Charlbury Medical Centre and Cornbury Park.

As I've been repeatedly asked for the final deadline; it is Tuesday 3rd, in the evening, as Dawn's transportation crew will be dropping off in Oxford in the coming days.

vicky burton · Mon 2 May, 14:20 · Link

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