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Extended contract with Pulhams for the X9 bus to include Sunday service

I am pleased to confirm that OCC has awarded a new three-year contract to Pulhams Coaches for service X9 between Witney, Charlbury and Chipping Norton, commencing from 1 September 2024.

The timetable on Mondays to Saturdays will remain the same and we are delighted to introduce a new Sundays and Public Holidays service of five journeys each way running at a two-hourly frequency. We hope that it will be well supported.

We have also reached agreement with Stagecoach to continue service S3 between Chipping Norton, Charlbury and Oxford at the existing timetable until 29 March 2025.

Liz Leffman · Fri 19 Jul, 20:08 · Link

Charlbury WI - change of venue

Charlbury WI meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. We have recently made the decision to change our venue and from August onwards our meetings will be held at Charlbury Primary School rather than at the Memorial Hall. Details of our first meeting at the school (21st August) can be found listed on the Events page.

Louise Cashman · Thu 18 Jul, 08:54 · Link

Charlbury Station Ticket Office to Re-Open

After meeting Carl, the newly appointed GWR booking clerk, this morning, The Cotswold Line Promotion Group is pleased to be able to say that the ticket office at Charlbury Station will re-open next Monday, 22nd July. Initially hours will be 05.50 to 12.20 from Monday to Friday, with Saturday opening planned from a yet-to-be-determined date. After the very long period of closure, I’m sure users of the rail service will welcome this news and will wish Carl every success in his new post. The ticket office is also expected to be open tomorrow, Tuesday 16th.

Brian Murray · Mon 15 Jul, 12:34 · 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.

  • 62 The Slade Charlbury
    Conversion and extension of garage to form garden room.
    WODC reference: 24/01773/HHD - Mon 08 Jul 2024 - Under consideration
  • Charlbury House Woodstock Road Charlbury
    Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 23/01637/FUL to allow for minor amendments and design changes
    WODC reference: 24/01710/S73 - Fri 28 Jun 2024 - Under consideration

Mon 15 Jul, 06:15 · Link

Collection of clothing, tents, sleeping bags, blankets etc for Calais

Are you planning to clear out some clothes, blankets etc. during the summer? Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG) would be grateful to receive clothing, blankets, tents etc. that you no longer need, to send to refugees in northern France and those who are now sheltering in Britain. We also seek donations of new underwear and basic hygiene items, like soap and deodorants.

CRAG sends a collection of donated items about twice a year to the charity Care4Calais, where clothing and warm blankets, sleeping bags, tents etc. are always desperately needed.

There is also a great need for items that help with personal hygiene, which is always a challenge for people on the move, like those supported in Calais and those who have arrived in this country and need basic support. Your donations will help desperate people fleeing persecution, danger and misery in their home countries, and provide them with some warmth, shelter and basic personal dignity.

If you can give anything from the list of needed items (on our website at please bring it to White Hart, Market St, Charlbury OX7 3PH by by 5 September 2024.

Thanks to your generosity, Charlbury has a reputation now for supporting these needy people from around the world. We know that anything you can give will be received with gratitude and great appreciation.

Vicky Buser · Sun 14 Jul, 12:15 · Link

Charlbury market on Saturday

Coffee, vegetables. fresh bread, pastries and 'Fabulous Italian' food can all be found at the market this Saturday- outside the community centre from 9.30am.

What a great start to a Saturday morning!!

Lisa Wilkinson · Fri 12 Jul, 13:52 · Link

The North Cotswold Line by Liz Leffman

CLPG has posted on their website a very interesting piece from Liz Leffman, in which she calls for major investment and improvement in our railway service.

Her comments can be found here -

Thanks Liz, that's very encouraging.

Brian Murray · Tue 9 Jul, 11:06 · Link

Wilderness Ticket Auction - Final week!

One week to go to get your hands on a pair of Adult Camping Wilderness tickets - the silent auction will end on Friday 12th July at 12noon. To enter send your bid to All proceeds in aid of St Mary's church and its community initiatives.

daniela jenkins · Mon 8 Jul, 11:13 · 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.

  • Minster Cottage Church Street Charlbury
    Discharge of conditions 6 (details and method of masonry) and 7 (details of original staircase) of Listed Building Consent 24/00347/LBC
    WODC reference: 24/01728/CND - Mon 01 Jul 2024 - Under consideration
  • 1 Wychwood View Woodstock Road Charlbury
    Demolition of existing garage. Erection of two story rear/side extension and detached garage.
    WODC reference: 24/01555/HHD - Fri 05 Jul 2024 - Under consideration

Mon 8 Jul, 06:15 · Link

John Marsh

It is with deep sorrow that Ann, Phil and Paul wish to inform you that John passed away on Monday 1st July after a brief illness.  His funeral will take place on Thursday, 18th July at Banbury Crematorium 12.00 noon.  There will be a retiring collection for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

There will be a reception afterwards at the "Moon and Sixpence" in Hanwell, a short journey from the Crematorium.  All are welcome to join us there.

Ann Christine Marsh · Fri 5 Jul, 18:07 · Link

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