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Film Showing 2040 23rd Sept Charlbury Memorial Hall

Do come and join us for this uplifting environmental film. Preceded by drinks and followed by a discussion. Please see poster for details. £5 for a film ticket and a drink. No pre booking required but do ring Kath 01993 868487 for any info. 

Katherine Lucas · Mon 20 Sep, 21:43 · Link

The Cornerstone Learning Cafe - Looking for Volunteers

One of the key activities of the Cornerstone is its Learning Café. The Learning Café is a team of volunteers who work with children from Charlbury Primary School, who may have found home learning particularly challenging during the pandemic, and who now need extra help to catch up with homework and learning. The Learning Café works in collaboration with the school. So far children have really benefited from this one to one support, and while being better prepared for lessons, we are also seeing them growing in confidence and self-belief.

We are looking for volunteers to join our team of volunteers. There is a particular need for someone who will do maths with the children, but everyone is welcome to contact us. As the team of volunteers grows, we are hoping to take on more children.

Commitment would be one hour a week, typically after school hours, 3-4pm; there will be some online safeguarding training to take as well as a DBS check.

If you are interested please contact Daniela Jenkins at

daniela jenkins · Mon 20 Sep, 10:52 · 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.

Mon 20 Sep, 06:15 · Link

The History of Charlbury through ... a visit to the museum

We are all delighted to see the return of the Street Fair after last year’s cancellation. The museum will be open all day between 10.30 and 5pm so please do call in to see us.

We have our exhibition, held over from last year, about Charlbury during the second world war. Make sure you catch it before we close for the season at the end of this month. You’ll be able to see the air raid siren, fragments of bombs dropped just outside the town, and find out how people managed with rationing and the black out. The town became home to many evacuees from London and elsewhere, and welcomed many servicemen especially in the run-up to D-Day.

It may also be the first chance you have had to see the wagon, beautifully restored and painted in its traditional bright red and yellow colours. Our newly reorganised display tells the story of gloving and we have some new pictures and other local finds on display.

In the afternoon the Charlbury Society will be having a stall in the front garden where you can renew your membership. New members are always very welcome and a full series of interesting lectures is planned for the coming season. There will be a museum bookstall too where you can buy local history books and other items related to the history of the town.

Oh, and look out for Mary Poppins who is visiting the museum garden this weekend …… and she has now been joined by a wonderful Hungry Caterpillar.

Judy Dod · Fri 17 Sep, 22:29 · Link

Job opportunities at Ditchley Park

Local vacancies at Ditchley Park if anyone is interested. It's a fascinating place to work and a really beautiful house and estate.

Fulltime - Housekeeping Manager

Full time - Events Manager

Part-time / casual - Waiting Team and Cleaners

Katie Williams · Fri 17 Sep, 16:40 · Link

Oktoberfest comes to Charlbury

Following the disappointments of the past couple of summers, the Directors and Committee of the Charlbury Beer Festival are pleased to announce an autumn event designed to raise money for good causes around the town and beyond.

The 23rd Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October at Memorial Hall. Our Oktoberfest will have three separate four-hour 'sessions', each with a capacity of 180 visitors, and each session will have its own distinct musical ambience.

We hope to incorporate around 30 real ales, as well as a range of ciders, wine and soft drinks; a great selection of food; and of course, live music throughout. We will abide by the latest Covid guidelines in place at the time, and attendance must be pre-booked through the Beer Festival's website (over 18s only) - see the Events page for full details.

Edward Fenton · Thu 16 Sep, 21:42 · Link


Just two weeks to go before the deadline for applying for a grant from the Charlbury Exhibition Foundation:

Even if you have received a grant in a previous year, you may qualify for another, so do apply again.

Apply by 30 September 2021 to:

Please include the following details:

-        Name and date of birth;

-        Home address in Charlbury;

-        Schools you have attended;

-        For students:

o  The name of the university or college,

o  The title and level of your course
(for example: BA Hons in European History),

o  The year of study
(for example: first year, second year, …);

-        For apprentices:

o  The name of your employer,

o  The type of apprenticeship and level;

-          Outline information on the costs involved in the course or apprenticeship.

William Robinson

William Robinson · Wed 15 Sep, 11:34 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair Auction

This year, the Charlbury Street Fair 2021 silent auction will be on a blind bid basis. This is because of a certain amount of controversy over cut off times and some difficult issues that arose two years ago. We are hoping to add a few more items before Street Fair Day arrives, but in the meantime this is the current version of the lots.

There are two ways of bidding. Either in person, at the Charlbury Street Fair stall on Sat, 18th September, or via email to quoting the lot number, your name, your telephone number and the amount bid.

People may bid as many times as they wish for any one item, but we will always take the highest amount bid.

The cut-off for in person bids is 5pm on Saturday, 18th September 2021. Email bids must be sent by 11pm on Friday, 17th September 2021, although a little leeway may be given at the discretion of the Street Fair Team.

The winner will be the person who put in the highest bid for an item by the cut-off time. In the event of two equal bids being placed, then the winner will be chosen among them at random. The winner's name will only be published with their agreement.

Note that the Street Fair reserves the right to withdraw lots in exceptional circumstances, and that the placing of a bid does not amount to a contract between the bidder and the Street Fair.

If no bids are received for an item, the Street Fair reserves the right to add them to the raffle prize list at the discretion of the appointed officers.

The list of lots will also be maintained on the CSF news web page.

Steve Jones · Tue 14 Sep, 19:09 · Link

The Leaflet

The Leaflet, which is delivered through your door every month, will be changing to an edition which covers two months. This will start with the October November edition. Deadlines for information to go in the Leaflet are the 15th of the preceding month - for this edition we will accept entries about events in October and November until 20th September. Many thanks. St Mary's Church.  

Jo Paton · Mon 13 Sep, 13:41 · 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.

  • 8 Sandford Rise Charlbury
    Single storey rear extension. Conversion of existing garage to a habitable room
    WODC reference: 21/03039/HHD - Wed 08 Sep 2021 - Under consideration
  • Cranbrook Stonesfield Lane Charlbury
    First floor extension and two storey side extension
    WODC reference: 21/03040/HHD - Wed 08 Sep 2021 - Under consideration
  • 1 Police House Hixet Wood Charlbury
    Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 17/00889/FUL to allow changes in materials relating to external walls, roofs, windows and driveways/parking bays.
    WODC reference: 21/02973/S73 - Thu 02 Sep 2021 - Under consideration

Mon 13 Sep, 06:15 · Link

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