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Charlbury Exhibition Foundation Student Grants

If you are under 25, live in Charlbury and have a guaranteed place for a University, College, vocational course or apprenticeship you may apply to the Charlbury Exhibition Foundation for a grant. Write by 1st October 2008 to CEF, c/o Mrs Kate Gerrish, 62 Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury OX7 3TW. Please give age, schools attended, details of course, and the University or College. Those attending short training courses sponsored by Charlbury Youth Organisations may also apply. Grants are not means tested. Late applications will not be considered.

KATHERINE GERRISH · Sun 31 Aug 2008, 17:32 · Link

New messaging system on the website

You can now send 'private messages' to other website users - if you want to contact someone about a 'for sale' ad or an event, for example.

In the news, events, ad and forum pages, names are now clickable links. Just click on them and (assuming you're logged in) you'll be able to send a message.

Your incoming messages are accessible via a little 'inbox' link at the top right, which lights up red whenever you have new messages.

(The website is not delivered over an encrypted connection, of course, so please don't send credit card details or other sensitive information!)

Richard Fairhurst · Sat 30 Aug 2008, 16:05 · Link

Charlbury Garden Society

A last reminder about the Society's Creative Workshop for Children

A Children’s Creative Workshop will be held in the Primary School for 5 -15 year olds on Friday 29th August: 2.30 – 4pm.

This is a chance to create your entries for the Annual Show on Saturday 30th August in the Primary School. Booking is essential – for full details tel: 01608 811006. £2 per child to cover costs of materials.

Geoff Holmberg · Tue 26 Aug 2008, 22:59 · Link

SusCha Job Opportunity!

-Are you passionate about climate change?
-Do you want to make a difference but don’t know where to start?
-Can you offer 5 hours per week?

Sustainable Charlbury are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to help to coordinate our forthcoming projects and events. We are a small community action group running various awareness-raising and direct-action initiatives aimed at lowering Charlbury’s carbon footprint. If you are passionate, organised and can offer 5 hours per week from October, we can offer good rates of pay and valuable experience of working within a small climate change action group. If you are interested, please get in touch with Dorrie on 01608 810507 or email us at

Dorrie Johnson · Sat 23 Aug 2008, 11:18 · Link

Charlbury man in Olympics!

From the Oxford Mail:

"A West Oxfordshire man has taken part in his first Olympics - at the age of 69.

"Bill Allen has just returned from the games in China after officiating at the equestrian events, held in Hong Kong.

"While the eyes of millions of TV viewers around the globe watched the riders, he was one of the men and women in the background making sure the competition went smoothly.

"Mr Allen, of Lees Rest, in Charlbury, was starter and chief timekeeper for the cross-country round of the three-day event.

"His wife Ann was also there as a steward, helping to ensure the horses were fit and healthy."

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 21 Aug 2008, 20:27 · Link

Win 50 pounds - Take your Yellow Pages to Spendlove for recycling

New Yellow Pages directories are being delivered to every household this month. Unfortunately, the old directories can't be put in the black boxes for recycling, so please take them to the special Yellow Pages bin at the Spendlove car park next to all the other recycling bins.

Two lucky recyclers in West Oxfordshire will be picked at random to receive 50 pounds cash. All you have to do to be entered in the prize draw is write your name, address and telephone number on your Yellow Pages before depositing it the bin.

Colin Critch · Sat 16 Aug 2008, 15:26 · Link

Charlbury Bowls Club

The mens team finished top of Division 4 tonight after a good win against Florence Park.

We look forward to playing in Division 3 next year, with games against local club sides.

Come along and watch, or try your hand at this exciting game.

New members, men and women always welcome.

We are a friendly club with excellent facilities.

Find us on Ticknell Piece Road

David Homewood · Thu 14 Aug 2008, 22:16 · Link

SHED on the beeb

Wed 6th Aug.

We have spent most of the day at the SHED filming for the BBC. Instead of being broadcast tonight as a three minute short piece, it is now intended to be broadcast either this Friday or next Friday (just before we leave for Edinburgh) as a much longer feature article.
Watch this space, I will put it up as soon as they have phoned to confirm.

Sue Cochrane · Wed 6 Aug 2008, 16:23 · Link

SHED on the beeb

Wed Aug 6th, the BBC are coming to the SHED to film final rehearsals for our performance of Under Milk Wood at the fringe and to interview the cast. The BBC want to promote a good news story about the positive things that teenagers do. The footage is intended to be shown at 6.30 on the local news on the same day, Wed 6th.

Sue Cochrane · Tue 5 Aug 2008, 12:43 · Link

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