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Bracket Mounted Christmas Trees Delivery

Just a reminder to those that have already ordered and paid for a small Christmas tree (for bracket mounting on your house), that they will be delivered this Saturday morning, 28th November. 

Stephen Andrews · Tue 24 Nov, 15:21 · Link

No fishmonger Tuesday (more bad luck)

Fishmonger Jane just texted to say her van has suffered a broken wheel bearing and she is currently being towed back home for repairs that will take several days. So no fishmonger tomorrow (tuesday) and no deliveries to her customers in town.

Richard Broughton · Mon 23 Nov, 21:42 · 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.

  • 19 Sandford Rise Charlbury
    Garage conversion and creation of two new parking spaces
    WODC reference: 20/02942/HHD - Thu 29 Oct 2020 - Under consideration
  • 30 The Slade Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of single storey rear extension. Conversion of integral garage to living accommodation.
    WODC reference: 20/02930/HHD - Wed 28 Oct 2020 - Under consideration
  • Flowerpot Market Street Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of porch and rear conservatory.
    WODC reference: 20/03142/HHD - Wed 21 Oct 2020 - Under consideration
  • The Rise Hixet Wood Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of two storey side extension. Erection of replacement outbuilding.
    WODC reference: 20/02854/HHD - Tue 20 Oct 2020 - Under consideration
  • 4 The Green Charlbury
    Single storey rear extension
    WODC reference: 20/03114/HHD - Thu 19 Nov 2020 - Under consideration

Mon 23 Nov, 06:15 · Link

The History of Charlbury through ..... our new booklet

The museum’s latest publication is hot off the press! Our new booklet brings together the articles which have appeared on the Charlbury website during the year, telling the history of the town through objects in the museum. Read about Mr Horniblow’s Victorian emporium, a pair of child’s tiny leather shoes, a robbery at the Pharmacy, the origins of the mill stream, Mary Albright’s embroidered map of the world and much more. There is something here to interest everyone.

64 pages in colour, A5 size, fully illustrated and indexed    £8 per copy

Payment is preferably by internet banking though cash is acceptable. Copies can be delivered, especially to those who find it difficult to get out and about because of the present restrictions.

Orders and enquiries to

Telephone 01608 810109 or text 07530 012332

or make contact through this posting

Buy it for yourself, or as a Christmas present for those who used to live here but have moved away. An ideal stocking filler.

Judy Dod · Sun 22 Nov, 08:15 · Link

Reverse Advent Calendar - A way of bringing Christmas hope to homeless people in Oxford.

You are invited, if you can, to join this initiative supported by Churches Together in Charlbury, in aid of the Steppin' Stone Centre, Oxford.  

Find a cardboard box and wrap it in Christmas paper. Every day of Advent place an item into the box. A list of useful items to include is here and is paper copies are available from St Marys Church and from the Cornerstone at the Corner House. 

Bring your filled box to St Mary’s Church or the Cornerstone between Christmas Eve and the middle of January.

Many thanks. 

Jo Paton · Fri 20 Nov, 12:46 · Link

Update on the Christmas Trees in St Mary’s December 2020

In order to have certainty we are going ahead with the trees, but to ensure that we will be within Government and Church of England guidelines, we have decided that the Christmas Trees will be on display outside, lining the path leading through the churchyard. We are pleased that we can still offer people the chance to reflect on and celebrate the many facets of community life in Charlbury, as well as bring a little joy to the town!

We have a few more trees to sell if you your family would like to sponsor one. It would be great to have all forty lit up! There will be a raffle based in the Corner house, and information on our kind sponsors will also be displayed there. Please encourage your friends and family to support this, and to come and visit the trees, safely and within all the Government guidelines of course!

Please get in touch with Hilli if you need any more information or would like to sponsor a tree.

Jo Paton · Wed 18 Nov, 20:05 · Link

Upcoming Gigaclear work

Gigaclear have announced the following dates for their upcoming highways works to install broadband cabling:

Wed 18 Nov, 16:23 · Link

West Oxfordshire District Council to remove recycling site

West Oxfordshire District Council has announced that it is to close the recycling "bring site" at the Spendlove car park in Charlbury, as well as all its other sites around the district.

From a WODC press release:

After a comprehensive review, West Oxfordshire District Council is set to remove all of its community recycling sites now that every household has a fortnightly kerbside recycling service.

A total of 15 'bring' sites will be removed in a structured programme following a rise in littering and fly-tipping.

Residents are urged to make full use of their kerbside blue bin recycling service which can handle a wide variety of items including batteries, cooking oil and electricals as well as paper, cans, glass and cardboard.

Extra items can be put in a box alongside the blue wheelie bin while excess items can be taken to the Dix Pit household recycling centre at Stanton Harcourt or one of the other Oxfordshire recycling centres.

Councillors have also agreed to increase the number of items that can be disposed of using the bulky waste service from three to four with the fee being frozen at £27.68.

Traders are urged to use the Council’s commercial waste service. Anyone caught fly-tipping will be prosecuted and fined.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Community recycling centres were originally introduced to help residents recycle more effectively but our waste service is now more than capable of handling the bulk of domestic recycling.

“Recently these sites have been abused with people littering and fly-tipping and are continually having to be cleared up by our waste crews.

“I am confident removing these sites will actually benefit our environment and we will continue to crack down on fly-tipping and prosecute offenders.”

Sites at Carterton, Burford, Clanfield, Eynsham and Long Hanborough have already been removed at the request of parish councils while supermarket operator Asda also asked for the removal of the Council facility in Carterton. As a result of removing these facilities there has not been an increase in fly-tipping.

The move was approved at a meeting of the Cabinet on 18 November. The decision is subject to the usual call-in period before final confirmation.

Wed 18 Nov, 16:20 · Link

Thank you volunteers, from Charlbury Medical Centre

Thank you once again to Charlbury Beer Festival who have re-erected the marquee at the Medical Centre.  We hope the marquee is anchored down sufficiently to stop it blowing over again. Please shelter in the marquee if you wish, after registering with reception.

If you come by car, please make sure you are wrapped up warm as we sometimes have to wait for our appointment.

A big thank you to the volunteers who spend each weekday morning at the entrance to the medical centre in all weathers, to meet and greet patients as they arrive for their appointments. Thank you too, to all the volunteers who have contributed to the smooth running of the flu clinics this autumn. The medical practice is very grateful to all volunteers for their contribution, it is much appreciated.

Charlbury Patient Participation Group.

susan smith · Wed 18 Nov, 11:51 · Link

Shop Local - new online shop for glass gifts

Today is the grand opening of my online shop! You are warmly invited to visit and to start thinking about Christmas presents.

As Christmas Artweeks are a thing of memory of the past and hope for the future, I have set up a small online shop as part of my website.

It is all a bit of an experiment. I am offering 3 categories:

Christmas stars

Small gifts

Slightly larger stained glass panels for big presents

If you are in Charlbury I am happy to deliver on foot as part of my exercise and fresh air regime. Alternatively, I can post the smaller items/arrange courier delivery for larger things.

Anna Gillespie · Fri 13 Nov, 20:48 · Link

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