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Charlbury Arts Membership is now over 200

Thirty-five years ago, a handful of artists started the Charlbury Art Society to support and encourage the visual arts in the town. Membership has grown steadily over the years and now exceeds 200.

With monthly talks and demonstrations, two exhibitions each year, workshops, and outings there is a full programme of activities for both artists and people interested in looking at and learning about art. Annual membership is still only £10.

At the beginning of this year the Charlbury ArtRoom was opened in the Corner House to provide a shared creative space to make art and network with others for a very affordable membership fee. This summer Charlbury Arts organised the third Charlbury Festival with a full programme of music, drama, and literature as well as art.

Over half the members are not practicing artists but just enjoy being part of the art world and joining in the activities with other art lovers. People from outside Charlbury are very welcome with over a third of members living in the surrounding area.

If you would like to know more about Charlbury Arts or to join this lively, friendly, sociable group then please contact David Crosby

Tony Lloyd · Mon 26 Sep, 19:32 · Link

The Bell - public meeting

A public meeting was held last Friday about the sale of The Bell.

Please go to the Town Council website to read the notes on the meeting:

Lisa Wilkinson · Mon 26 Sep, 09:34 · Link

Street Fair Silent Auction Ending SOON

See details further down ‘News’ !!!

John Dora · Sat 24 Sep, 16:23 · Link

Booster Vaccination Clinics at Charlbury Medical Centre

Covid and flu vaccination clinics will take place on Tuesday 4 October and Thursday 6 October in the Football Sports and Social Club as before. 

Eligible patients will be contacted by text to their mobile phone and for those without a mobile phone, by letter. Please ensure the medical centre has your up to date mobile phone number. Patients will be contacted from the beginning of this week.

Please do not phone the medical centre unless asked to do so.  Most of us will be able to book an appointment by following the link in the text message.

We shall have to complete the vaccination form as before.  It is available to download on the new Charlbury Medical Centre website. A banner running along the top of the first page will take you to the right place. Don't worry if you can’t print out the form, forms will be available on the day and from the medical centre. 

Thank you for helping to make sure the vaccination clinics run smoothly.

 Charlbury Patient Participation Group.

susan smith · Sat 24 Sep, 14:27 · Link

Overflowing waste bins

Sometimes, waste bins can overflow. This can happen if there is an event in the area or over a bank holiday weekend period.  If this happens, residents can now report this on the WODC website and the link is below. 

If you see a bin overflowing, please feel free to report it.

Lisa Wilkinson · Thu 22 Sep, 15:18 · Link

Volunteers Needed to join the Covid Vaccination Car Park Team

With the Covid booster vaccination clinics resuming in early October, we need some additional volunteers to join the car park team. We’ll be at the Spendlove and Community Centre car parks trying to make the vax clinic sessions go as smoothly as possible for all concerned; those using the shops, the library and Community Centre, as well as those being vaccinated.

Dates will be confirmed shortly but if you can spend an hour or two and would like to know more, please message me through the web site.

Thank you in anticipation of your offer of help.

Brian Murray

Brian Murray · Wed 21 Sep, 11:06 · Link

West Oxfordshire District Council cabinet meeting in Charlbury

The cabinet of West Oxfordshire District Council is holding its regular meetings in different towns and villages across the district over the next few months.

The first such meeting is this Wednesday (21st September) and will be in Charlbury, at the Community Centre. The meeting will start at 2pm.

You can view the agenda here:

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 20 Sep, 22:55 · Link

The Bell - public meeting

Just a reminder that Gareth Epps is holding a meeting this Friday in the Memorial Hall to discuss the Bell as it is now up for sale.

7.30 in the Green Room at the Memorial Hall

Lisa Wilkinson · Tue 20 Sep, 12:57 · Link

Charlbury Community Centre 5th Birthday

The Community Centre’s 5th Birthday Party has been rescheduled for the 30th September, 6-8pm! All are welcome and we hope to see you there! There will be music and the café will be open, selling BBQ food and drinks.

daniela jenkins · Tue 20 Sep, 11:25 · Link

Street Fair Silent Auction

This year's silent auction deadline for (email) bids is 5pm on Saturday, 24th September when we will contact winners. As with last year, if you want to submit a bid electronically, please send an email with the lot number, your name, phone number and the amount to

This is the list of auction items

**** update ****

Apologies, but one item was missed out in the original posting :-

Lot 15 - 2 hour Photography lesson with Paddy Gallagher


One free biomechanical screening and an hour long Pilate lesson

Charlbury Pilates


A pair of Wilderness Tickets for 2023

 Wilderness Festival


One year annual family pass for Blenheim Palace

Bleinheim Palace


Amarelo Cuisine - A chilled meal for four people.

 Amarelo Cuisine


A private tour for 6 people around Ditchley Park including tea

Ditchley Park


A one day print workshop with lunch

Tony Lloyd


Framed, signed and authenticated print from Mercedes F1 team (A3 size)

Mercedes F1


An hour long private personal training session with Jason (Community Centre)



A family Ticket for the Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway


A Jody Reilly print (linotype) of the Corner House with Rose and Crown

Jody Reilly


Signed copy of “Charlbury Now and Then”

Geoff Walton


Bottle of House of Commons Wine

Robert Courts MP


 Sandeman unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage Port (750ml)

David Cannell


Various die cast model vehicles in original boxes including a presentation set of three Eddie Stobart Heavy Goods Vehicles

David Cannell

Steve Jones · Tue 20 Sep, 08:56 · Link

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