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LOST the vicinity of Charlbury. Golden lab/retiever cross.

Any info please ring 07765 886099

Jean Adams · Thu 27 Oct 2011, 11:01 · Link

Thomas Gifford Trust Annual Meeting

Come along and here about progress on the development of the Spendlove site, and here the future plans of the trust.

Thu 1 Dec at 8 o'clock at the Memorial Hall.

russell robson · Wed 26 Oct 2011, 20:58 · Link

Temporary Road Closure - B4022 Charlbury to Enstone

Temporary Road Closure - Charlbury - B4022 from Charlbury towards Enstone
In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close a short section of the B4022 from Charlbury towards Enstone to facilitate carriageway structural patching works.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 31 October 2011. The estimated finish date for the works is 9 November 2011. (The maximum duration of such a temporary closure will be 18 months or until completion of the works whichever is the earlier.)

For more information, please go to

Susie Finch · Mon 24 Oct 2011, 22:53 · Link

Christmas trees for town centre homes and businesses

Each Christmas nearly 100 householders and businesses, mostly in the town centre, put a lighted Christmas tree on the front of their premises. The effect is quite magical!

If you have moved to the town recently and wondered why there is a bracket on the front of your house, now you know!

Order forms for trees (and brackets to put them in) have been delivered to about 250 addresses. If you did not receive one or have mislaid it, leaflets with more information and an order form can be obtained from Evenlode Books (they are in the dispenser on the window).

There is a strong preference in the town for old-fashioned yellowish-white lights (i.e. NOT BLUE!). As in previous years, John Lewis appear to have appropriate low energy LED outdoor lights: order from their website using product number 76659325.

Forms must be returned BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th at latest.

Jon Carpenter · Tue 18 Oct 2011, 15:12 · Link

Rick Stein on Radio 4

This part of the country received more than its usual share of bad publicity over the summer, with all the coverage of Rebekah Brooks and the 'Chipping Norton set', but next week's edition of Radio 4's 'A Good Read' may provide an antidote. Local boy Rick Stein will be talking about one of his favourite books, 'Lifting the Latch': the true story of Mont Abbott, a carter and shepherd who spent his entire life in this small area of West Oxfordshire, and who never did anything in the way of phone-hacking.

('A Good Read' is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 18 October, and repeated the following Friday at 11 pm. Lifting the Latch is published by Charlbury-based Day Books.)

Edward Fenton · Tue 11 Oct 2011, 22:39 · Link

Tree management and restoration of flood plains in Cornbury Park

There has been some interest in Cornbury Park's recent tree clearing near the Evenlode by North Lodge and at Southill. The trees in question are predominately poplars, planted as an industrial crop some 50 years ago to supply wood to a match manufacturer. In consultation with Natural England, the trees have been felled, both to restore the flood plains and to make way for a more characteristic plantation of trees. The removal of the poplars will also go some way to preventing the build up of woody debris which has blocked bridges during recent floods. The poplar wood has been sold as bio fuel; to date 100 oak trees have been planted on the banks above the flood plains, and sheep are grazing the area once more.

Alison Wright · Tue 11 Oct 2011, 12:10 · Link

Wilderness video

The organisers of Wilderness 2011 at Cornbury Park have produced a great little video all about it, which is on YouTube, here:

Alison Wright · Mon 10 Oct 2011, 13:33 · Link

Paint shop opens on 7th November

Charlbury's newest shop, Harris & Thompson's "eco paint shop", will open on Sheep Street on Monday 7th November. Their existing business has a directory listing on this site.

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 3 Oct 2011, 11:03 · Link

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