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Charlbury Juvenile Hedgehog

Please keep a look out for our juvenile hedgehogs. This one weighed only 300grams, not enough to make it through the winter. It is being fostered, kept warm and fed through the winter and will be released in the Spring (not necessarily in Charlbury). Probably its sibling was squashed by a car along Pooles Lane. 

Flora Gregory · Mon 28 Nov, 16:56 · Link

Flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday 30 November, 2pm onwards in CMC

Flu vaccination clinic in Charlbury Medical Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

If you are eligible for a flu jab, and have not managed to have one, there is catch-up clinic on Wednesday afternoon for patients, including children, of Charlbury Medical Centre.

Young children: aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2022

School aged children, including primary school and eligible secondary school pupils.

Pregnant women. People aged under 50 who are in clinical risk groups. 

People aged 50 and over. Carers. Close contacts of immunocompromised people.

Frontline health and social care staff. 

Please telephone 01608 811 680 to book an appointment for your free flu jab.

Thank you.

susan smith · Mon 28 Nov, 16:33 · Link

Fancy trying out an electric bike free of charge?

The Town Council has an e-bike for Charlbury (adult) residents to borrow. Residents can borrow it for a couple of weeks at a time completely free of charge. We are interested to know what people think about it, how it fits into their lives and what type of journeys people are using it for. 

If you would like to borrow it then request it here: It is available from this weekend (4th December).

Note: you will have to provide your own cycle helmet.

Lisa Wilkinson · Mon 28 Nov, 16:06 · 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.

  • Tulip Tree House Church Street Charlbury
    Erection of a single storey rear extension
    WODC reference: 22/03150/HHD - Mon 14 Nov 2022 - Under consideration
  • Griffin House Market Street Charlbury
    Conversion of Griffin House and Griffin Cottage to create one single dwelling and associated works to include removal of lean-to extension to reinstate garden area.
    WODC reference: 22/03094/FUL - Fri 18 Nov 2022 - Under consideration

Mon 28 Nov, 06:15 · Link

Charlbury will soon be lit up for Christmas

Over 100 Christmas trees have now been delivered to houses and businesses around Charlbury. They will be decorated with lights and then placed in brackets on buildings to decorate the town centre for Christmas. Some were actually in position and lit shortly after delivery!!

Thank you to all who support this scheme, started by the then Chamber of Commerce many years ago. We know from comments received that it is greatly appreciated. 

We would also like to give a big "thank you" to Team Christmas Trees (Liz and Anna, Stephen, Bob and Simon) , the group of volunteers who have helped to continue the scheme since the demise of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Hopefully, a tree (or trees) has been delivered to all those who ordered. Delivering the trees around Charlbury, with its narrow streets and nooks and crannies, is no mean feat. If there are any issues, please contact Charlbury Christmas Trees on 01608 810260 or 07969208518. 

Thank you to again to all who support the scheme. Enjoy the Christmas lights.  

Janet Burroughs · Sun 27 Nov, 06:36 · Link

Christmas Craft Fair - TOMORROW!

Just wanted to give you a quick update as promised...

The Christmas Fair is open tomorrow (27th November) from 10am until 3pm in the Memorial Hall, with Santa having confirmed his arrival at 11am.

There is a Cafe serving hot and cold refreshments, a raffle and Street Fair are holding a tombola to raise funds for the Corner House and Memorial Hall. 

Other stalls include jewellery; wooden gifts/crafts; hand painted rocks, pots and boxes; a Charlbury Artist, Emma Hunt, selling fabulous cards and prints; stained glass decorations; knitted hats and gnomes; metal ornaments; hand sewn bags, bunting and other wonderful items; printed bags; the WI with their preserves and cakes (and there will be marmalade as promised at the Coffee Morning); bear based gifts and nappy cakes; soap and skincare; Ben Williams stone carver; bug houses; handmade chocolates and last, but not least, Camtali's dog bakery.

We do hope as many of you as possible come to support this event and look forward to seeing you there.

Nikki Frankum · Sat 26 Nov, 14:18 · Link

Christmas Tree Festival

It is not too late to sponsor and decorate a tree for your organisation for the St Mary’s Christmas tree festival 2022!

We still have some left and are keen and light up the churchyard with Christmas joy. It is a wonderful event, and a great way to advertise your organisation.

Don’t forget the 2 events that will be taking place, as well as the café.

The ‘Jazz &Trees’ bubbly & canapé party on Friday 9th December and the Wychwood Chorale will be holding their annual Christmas concert on Saturday 10th December. The ‘Jazz &Trees’ will be a ticketed event, with tickets available from the Cornerstone from early November.

Please apply using the booking form below and if you can help with baking cakes, catering, stewarding or sponsoring or have any questions, please get in touch:

Maureen Sparling · Fri 25 Nov, 08:58 · Link

Charlbury Station ticket office planned opening days

As so many people have recently asked at Cafe de la Gare when Charlbury Station ticket office is going to be open, I have asked for a schedule of opening times. I can advise that the station is only due to be open on Wednesday 30th November and thereafter possibly from 5th December, subject to confirmation. I will post further updates as and when I receive them.

For clarity, the station opening times are supposed to be weekdays 05:50 - 12:00 and Saturdays 06:45 - 13:15.

Hugo Pickering · Wed 23 Nov, 09:10 · Link

Leaflet volunteers needed

The Town Council is holding an information session on 3rd December about how to keep warm and reduce energy bills.

We are printing a leaflet to be delivered to every household in Charlbury. Any volunteers to help with the delivery of these would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Lisa Wilkinson · Tue 22 Nov, 14:52 · Link

Charlbury Museum's new stone carved sign

If you are passing by the museum please wander into the garden and take a look at the museum's new sign, created by stone carver Ben Williams, of Charlbury. 

Carved in York stone and featuring a beautifully carved gauntlet, an appropriate image from Charlbury's historic gloving trade.

The sign was commissioned by Charlbury Museum in memory of Jennifer Bartlett (1935 - 2020), Jennifer was born in the town and had a long association with both the museum and the Charlbury Society. She was a talented artist, and the museum wished commemorate her life by commissioning a contemporary work from another Charlbury artist/craftsperson.

Sue Rangeley · Mon 21 Nov, 11:30 · Link

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