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CHARLBURY STREET FAIR 10K – Back to Tradition!

Last year, foolishly, we meddled with tradition and relocated the Start/Finish to Church Street, outside The Bell. It didn’t work! We lost the important atmosphere of a community “gathering” and it messed up the course measurement.

So, this year, on SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, the Street Fair 10K (& its cute little sibling: the 5K) returns to its cultural home; the PLAYING CLOSE and, for the many to whom it really matters, it will be a properly measured 10K!

Sorry for last year’s “blip” and for the frustration caused. Hope all of you ‘regulars’ and many newcomers will turn out to run, jog or walk through that magnificent landscape which is Cornbury Park.

Now for the ‘sting’ – if you’re not going to out pounding the turf, could you offer us a couple of hours to help with the Start/Finish registration & timing or to be a the proud wearer of a ‘flo-glo’ vest as a course marshal?

Volunteers can contact Phil on
or Steve on or Pete on

Thank you all in advance!

Susie Finch · Tue 29 Jul 2008, 10:33 · Link

No threat to Oxford-Charlbury buses

The Oxford Mail is reporting that Stagecoach believes the 20A bus - connecting Oxford and Charlbury - can now run on its own without council subsidy. As a result, it should continue at its current level no matter what decision Oxfordshire County Council makes about subsidising rural buses. Subsidies for several local services, notably the Charlbury Rail-Bus, are currently under review by OCC.

According to the newspaper report:

'Stagecoach in Oxfordshire managing director Martin Sutton said that, far from being under threat, the service could now run without a subsidy prop on its existing timetable.

'He added: "This is entirely due to continued growth in passengers resulting from improvements to the services, including a £2m investmnent by Stagecoach in new buses earlier this year."'

This means that Charlbury's buses now receive significantly less subsidy than a few years ago when the Oxford-Charlbury service was being run on a subsidised basis by Worths.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 6 Jul 2008, 23:50 · Link

Do you have soft fruit you don't have time to pick? Contact Charlbury Sharecroppers

Calling anyone who has more soft fruit ripening than they can pick. Please don't let it waste on the bushes, register with Charlbury Sharecroppers who can put you in touch with local people who don't grow soft fruit themselves but would love to have some and would be happy to pick yours.

In June 2008 the Charlbury Area Waste Action Group launched Charlbury Sharecroppers to help put people in touch with each other so that locally grown food is not wasted and so that gardens in Charlbury can be used as effectively as possible to grow fruit and vegetables.

Colin Critch · Tue 1 Jul 2008, 22:10 · Link

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