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Charlbury Expo 2009

Charlbury Expo 2009 will be held on Saturday 21st March - all day in the Memorial Hall and Corner House - for all organisations in Charlbury to exhibit what they do, in the hope of gaining more interest, more members and/or helpers. This should be of special interest to newcomers to Charlbury, but also those who have been here a long time - many new organisations have sprung up recently, and this will be a chance to find out more.

Any organisation wishing to exhibit please contact Peter Kenrick at

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Susie Finch · Thu 29 Jan 2009, 08:47 · Link

Town Council agendas and minutes published on this website

Charlbury Town Council is now making agendas and minutes of its meetings available on this website at

Minutes will be published when corrected/approved. The agenda for the meeting on Wednesday Jan 28 is there now. It includes items on traffic issues on Dyers Hill and Thames Street, objectives for the Town Centre and the WODC Climate Change Policy.

Jon Carpenter · Tue 27 Jan 2009, 10:02 · Link

New Bus Timetables for Charlbury services

Thanks to the distributors of The Leaflet, it is hoped that, within the next two weeks, all Charlbury residents will receive a copy of the "latest" Chipping Norton and Charlbury bus timetable, published by the Oxfordshire County Council. As many of you know, these new services have now come into operation.
However, "latest" is not strictly accurate, since the OCC discovered while the timetables were being printed, that Stagecoach was in fact revising their timetables with effect from January 25th. There is a website link
where you can check the latest news, but the Stagecoach timetables will also be available at various places, such as the Library and Post Office, when they come into operation. Meanwhile, a summary of the main changes is listed below: Please note the 20A service will now be known as S3


Charlbury to Oxford

Monday to Friday

0712 ex-Chipping Norton (0730 ex-Charlbury) leaves all points as far as Woodstock 5 minutes earlier

1630 ex-Charlbury now runs five minutes earlier throughout


0632 and 0712 ex-Chipping Norton leave 1 minute later throughout

1816 ex-Chipping Norton (1845 ex-Charlbury): NEW SATURDAY JOURNEY

Oxford to Charlbury

Monday to Friday



1745 retimed beyond Oxford

If you have any concerns or comments on the bus services, please feel free to e.mail me on and I will endeavour to pass them on to the bus companies concerned, or the County Council.

Helen Bessemer-Clark · Sun 18 Jan 2009, 10:38 · Link

FGW to hold Cotswold Redoubling Roadshows

FGW are organising 4 roadshows to advise on this summer's closure of the railway between 18th July and 30th August - although the actual closure affecting Charlbury towards Oxford & London may only be 2 weeks or so.

First details of passenger options during this closure should be available, along with actual details of what's planned for Charlbury station.

FGW Managers will be on hand to discuss the current plans for this work at the followong stations:

Evesham - Tuesday 10 February from 1830 to 2000hrs.
Kingham - Wednesday 11 February from 0700 to 0830hrs.
Moreton-in-Marsh - Wednesday 11 February from 1900 to 2030.
Charlbury - Thursday 12th February from 0700 to 0830hrs.

Chris Bates · Fri 16 Jan 2009, 16:40 · Link

Planning applications at Banbury Hill and Forest Road

Charlbury Business Community's attention has been drawn to two recent planning applications.

They can be found at

The applications are

08/1880/P/FP & 08/1881/P/FP for farm buildings at Banbury Hill (connected to New Barn Farm/Shop)


08/1873/P/FP for proposed developments at the 'Pill Factory' site on Forest Road.

If members feel that the CBC should take a position on either application, they should let us know. Contact is

Jon Carpenter · Fri 16 Jan 2009, 08:29 · Link

Flood report published

West Oxfordshire District Council has published a long report into 2007's floods, which saw significant flooding around Charlbury including damage to the Dyer's Hill bridge.

The report recommends £95,000 of work around Charlbury: some work has already taken place and more is to follow in the next financial year.

The overview report is here (large PDF) and the detailed report on Charlbury is here.

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 13 Jan 2009, 18:40 · Link

Recycle your Christmas Cards

During January, take your Christmas Cards to WH Smith, Marks & Spencer, or Tesco stores. They are collecting them for the Woodland Trust who recycle them to generate money for planting new woodlands in the UK. Save your greetings cards during the year and donate them to the Woodland Trust next January.

Because of extra waste at this time of year, WODC have provided every household with a clear Christmas sack designed to hold one type of recyclable material only - paper/card, plastic bottles, or tins. This can be put out for the waste collections on Friday 2 January and Thursday 8 January.

Short of new year resolutions? Check out over 100 ideas to easily reduce your carbon footprint.

Colin Critch · Thu 1 Jan 2009, 14:33 · Link

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