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Southill's sunny seven

After a drab and wet March and April, May has delivered some much needed sunshine. Southill Solar has just had it's best (by far) 7 days of continuous sunshine, with yesterday's sun setting (over in Suffolk!) after a glorious 201MWh of green electricity generation.

Tim crisp · Thu 24 May, 13:22 · 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.

  • Charlbury Railway Station Forest Road Charlbury
    Replacement of existing life-expired platform lighting with energy-efficient LED luminaires.
    WODC reference: 18/01351/LBC - Fri 04 May 2018 - Under consideration
  • Land East Of 26 The Slade Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Erection of three dwellings and associated works.
    WODC reference: 18/01466/FUL - Tue 01 May 2018 - Under consideration
  • 28 Little Lees Charlbury
    Erection of two storey side and single storey rear extensions. Construction of new bay window to ground floor front elevation.
    WODC reference: 18/01397/HHD - Mon 14 May 2018 - Under consideration

Mon 21 May, 08:00 · Link

Time to party

Charlbury Community Centre is a great space to hold children's parties. We can offer, for example, an hour in the sports hall (set up for whichever sport you prefer, supervised by us or by you) followed by an hour in the Thomas Gifford room, where children can have some food, or do quieter activities. You can provide the food yourself or we can arrange for caterers to do it for you. Please contact Jenny at for details and to find out about prices and availability.

daniela jenkins · Fri 18 May, 12:43 · Link

Cancelled Pig Roast at Chadlington 10th June

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event due to take place on 10th June, is CANCELLED. A full refund can be obtained from ticket outlets on presentation of your ticket.

Thu 17 May, 12:01 · Link

GWR Meet the Manager session at Charlbury station

GWR is holding a Meet the Manager event at Charlbury station on Tuesday, May 22, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, to give passengers the opportunity to ask questions about recent problems affecting services on the Cotswold Line and what steps GWR is taking to deal with them.

There will also be information about forthcoming changes to services over the rest of this year, including resignalling work at Oxford in July, the introduction of more new IET trains, work to extend platforms at stations during the autumn and a revised timetable from January next year.

If people cannot get to this event, there will be another Meet the Manager session at Oxford station on Thursday, May 24, also from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, and several others at stations further west along the line. See for these dates.

William Crossley · Tue 15 May, 10:33 · 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.

  • Rangers Lodge Cornbury Park Charlbury
    Construction of a new building for the storage and maintenance of light aircraft.
    WODC reference: 18/01279/FUL - Mon 30 Apr 2018 - Under consideration

Mon 14 May, 08:00 · Link

Charlbury Medical Centre update

The GPs and staff of the Charlbury Medical Centre and the Charlbury Patient Participation Group (PPG) are grateful to patients for their understanding during a recent period of particular pressure experienced by the Surgery.

We now bring good news that the pressure has eased (as much as pressure can ease for any small but busy Practice like ours, which the town is lucky to have).

Patients will be pleased to hear that Dr Kate McIntyre, BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, Dip Pall Med, will be joining the Practice in July to more than fill the gap in available GP hours left when Dr Golder moved away. From July the Practice will be able to offer 30 more appointments than was possible previously.

The Practice is also currently looking to recruit another GP to join the team. In the meantime the Practice has the support of a locum doctor.

Interesting times for the Practice and for patients! All the more reason to come along to the PPG's informal Open Door and Coffee Morning at the Medical Centre on Saturday, 9 June from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon. PPG members and the Practice Manager will be present to tell you more about the Practice and to answer questions. This will also be an opportunity to give your views on "What works well?" and "Anything you would like to change?"

Meryl Smith · Sat 12 May, 11:23 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair 2018 – Seeking Key Volunteers

Preparations are well in hand for our 2018 Street Fair but we are finding that we do need a couple of extra pairs of hands in the run up to September.

One is ideally a person competent in InDesign software to collate the details, edit and arrange for printing of our programme leaflet, also to produce posters for advertising the event.

Another is someone to manage the CSF website updating details and generally performing 'housekeeping'.

The work is not onerous I anticipate a few hours in June/ July for the leaflet and a couple of hours for the posters, and help and support will be given to anyone volunteering.

In the longer term, as Hannen Beith our stalwart Secretary is standing down after this year's event, we will very much welcome a volunteer with good administrative skills to join us. Between Hannen and myself we would ideally like to arrange a handover September/ October time so we can start the 2019 arrangements smoothly!

If interested do contact us via


John Dora, Chair, CSF Committee

John Dora · Thu 10 May, 18:02 · Link

Burglary on Crawborough

Between 0900 and 0945 today there was a burglary on Crawborough.

Offenders unknown have walked through the front door and taken a dish containing car keys.

Any further information, please contact police on 101 and quote reference number 43180140825

Wesley Smith · Thu 10 May, 16:50 · Link


Since the Community Centre first opened in September we have had a huge number of lost property items left behind which have never been reclaimed. These items have included many really good quality sweaters, hoodies and t shirts, water bottles, cycle helmets, sun glasses, plus much more. We have realised that we need a protocol to deal with all this property.

From now on ordinary items, such as those detailed above, will be kept for 14 days only, but can be reclaimed from the Community Centre reception on any day during that time.

Valuable items such as watches, jewellery, expensive racquets and bats etc will be kept for 28 days, but will require identification such as a driving license or passport in order to reclaim them.

Every week, between 1.00pm and 5.00 pm on a Wednesday afternoon, unclaimed items which have gone beyond the above time limits will be displayed near the reception desk at the Community Centre and can be purchased for a nominal sum. After this all items which are unclaimed or unsold will be given to charity.

We are very much hoping that by advertising these facts, more people who use the Centre and who lose property will make a point of checking to see if it has been handed in to us. We would love to reunite many more lost items with their owners!


MARION GREENFIELD · Wed 9 May, 18:09 · Link

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