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Another crash on Fawler Road

The B4022 from Charlbury towards Fawler and Finstock saw another fatal crash on Saturday evening.

According to Thames Valley Police: "At about 5.43pm there was a collision between a red VW Golf and a black Vauxhall Astra on the B4022, Fawler Road, between Charlbury and Finstock. The driver of the Astra, a 53-year-old woman from Finstock, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

"The driver of the VW, a 34-year-old man from Berinsfield, was taken to Horton Hospital in Banbury with serious injuries. He is in a stable condition and is expected to undergo surgery this morning (29/11).

"Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have any other information in relation to the incident.

"If you have any information about this incident, please contact PC Roberts Abletts, via the 24-hour non-emergency number, 0845 8 505 505. If you do not want to speak to the police, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The Oxford Mail reports that this was the second fatal accident on the road this year, following the death of a motorcyclist in April (full report.)

Oxfordshire County Council is currently consulting on imposing a 50mph limit on the road, which is currently unrestricted. Local residents and the Charlbury Cycling Group have requested that a 30mph limit be imposed as far as the town signs, and the Cycling Group also has a longer-term aspiration for a fully off-road route along the same corridor.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 29 Nov 2009, 23:59 · Link

Charlbury Charity Mentioned In The Telegraph

Small charlbury charity SpecialEffect had a recent mention in the Telegraph in this incredible story about their Patron Matt Hampson, who has stunned the rugby world by
becoming a coach from his wheelchair

Sun 29 Nov 2009, 21:31 · Link

ChOC launches new website

ChOC (Charlbury's Own Cinema), the people who show films in the Memorial Hall on the second Sunday of each month, have just launched their new website at

The site includes information on forthcoming films, including stills, trailers, reviews and more. The Sunday night film shows are becoming increasingly popular, with audiences now usually exceeding 60 and for Slumdog Millionaire hitting 112.

ChOC would be really pleased to hear from film enthusiasts in the town, as well as anyone who would like to help with the practical side of choosing, booking and showing films. Email ChOC at and make contact. It's good fun.

Tue 24 Nov 2009, 14:14 · Link

174 Christmas shoesboxes from Charlbury - thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, by Samaritan's Purse, for children who are disadvantaged.

Our 174 boxes are a great achievement and they are now on their way and the final destination is likely to be Kyrgystan, which borders China and Kazakhstan.

Samaritan's Purse work with charities and local churches to make sure that the boxes reach the children who need them the most.

Visit to see the reaction of children who receive boxes.

Next year Charlbury Baptist Church will once again be co-ordinating for the town. Wouldn't it be great if we could break the 200 barrier?

Thank you once again.

Sat 14 Nov 2009, 17:12 · Link

Tips and tipples

Charlbury's resident wine expert, Monty Phillips, who with his partner Louise Hill runs a wine promotion company Phillips-Hill Wine Marketing -- and also provides the wines (and beers) for the bar at the monthly ChOC films -- has a wine blog.

Masquerading as 'The Wine Tipster' he talks about the wines he's been sampling recently (and the music, and the horses ...). What's more he's just been taking a look at some of the wines in the local Co-op. Follow him at

And catch up on his latest enthusiasms at the bar at the next ChOC film. Monty and Louise will be delighted to talk wines and beers with you before the lights go down.

(If you want to recognise Monty and Louise in the street, check out their photos at )

Jon Carpenter · Fri 13 Nov 2009, 20:28 · Link

6 Dec: Santa Run - Cornbury Park

Last year 1,000 took part in the Santas on the Run fun run in Oxford and raised £38,000! The runs are again being held in association with Heart FM's charity 'Have a Heart' and are part of a national series of Santa Runs taking place for childen's hospices across the country.

This year the runs are at Cornbury Park, Charlbury Sunday, 6 December 2009 (many thanks to Lord & Lady Rotherwick) and Oxford Sunday, 13 December 2009.

Entry is £12 per adult, £8 per child and £30 for a family (2 adults and 2 children) under 5's are free. Each entry includes a Santa suit and a finishers medal!

russell robson · Thu 12 Nov 2009, 19:38 · Link

Cornbury Park Newsletter

If you want to know more about what's going on in Cornbury Park and a bit of background on the estate and its management follow the link to the estate newsletter.

russell robson · Wed 11 Nov 2009, 22:48 · Link

Charity Christmas Cards

Individual Christmas cards produced by Vif Images of Charlbury featuring scenes of the town in the snow are now available at Cotswold Frames. Tim Widdows is kindly donating 20 pence from the sale of each card to local charity SpecialEffect (reg. charity no. 1121004).

SpecialEffect have a number of projects based in the Oxfordshire area including 'A Game For Helen,' in which they are making the computer games suites at Helen and Douglas House as accessible to as many guests as possible, giving them the same level of access to computer games as everybody else - letting them get more fun out of life.

Tue 10 Nov 2009, 09:42 · Link


Any Charlbury pubs/clubs/associations interested in entering a team into the North West Division of the Oxfordshire Winter Quiz League pleae contact James -
tel: 01865 712028
League starts Thursday November 19th. Runs to June 2010
All affiliated pubs/clubs are given the opportunity to host
any of the leagues table-top competitions - 20-200 players.


Wed 4 Nov 2009, 02:51 · Link

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