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Ditchley Quarry Walk 2nd October up date

Please note that the walk around Ditchley Quarry will be a guided walk starting at 2pm until about 4pm. There will not be open access during the afternoon as previously stated. Apologies for any misunderstanding. Please call me at the Wychwood Project if you require any further details.
Jane Bowley 01865 815422 or email

Jane Bowley · Wed 28 Sep 2011, 10:44 · Link

Hike Against Cruelty to Kids in Oxford Times

Some 200 walkers from across Oxforshire descended on Cornbury Park at the weekend to raise money the NSPCC's Hike Against Cruelty to Kids, known as Hack. Here is the write up from the Oxford Times.

Alison Wright · Mon 26 Sep 2011, 15:42 · Link

Library Consultation

The joint response from the Town Council and Friends of Charlbury Library has now been sent to Judith Heathcoat, the cabinet member at OCC.

The consultation period ends on September 30th. Can I ask that you consider responding individually if you have not already done so as the strength of feeling will be judged on quantity of reply as well as quality!!. Forms are available in the Library.

Susie Finch · Tue 20 Sep 2011, 16:24 · Link

Street Fair 10k and 5k results

Here are the results for the 10k and 5k races for Street Fair.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 18 Sep 2011, 22:14 · Link

Road Closure Next Week

We have spoken to OCC, RH transport and Stagecoach, and all are aware of the road closure at the end of Ditchley Road next week. This means that buses will have to be rerouted, and we understand that they will, for the short period, be going down Market Street. However, we have been assured that there will be notices posted on the bus stops to indicate the revised, temporary rerouting.
May I remind passengers that if there are any serious concerns about timetabling, or non-appearance of buses, they should report this immediately to Allan Field, on
01865 815826. He can then make the necessary investigation
as soon as possible - it is less useful giving anecdotal reports a few weeks later, as the record will have gone.
We hope all will go smoothly next week! Helen Bessemer-Clark and Jane Fitzmaurice, Charlbury PTRs.

Helen Bessemer-Clark · Fri 16 Sep 2011, 10:13 · Link

Madame Galina, New Forces Sweetheart - tickets on sale now

Don't miss out on your tickets to see Iestyn Edwards as Madame Galina in the show that wows audiences everywhere.
For more details click here

Tickets are on sale in the Post Office and Evenlode Books or to book online click here

Jackie Hague · Mon 12 Sep 2011, 18:15 · Link

Street Fair - new for the Friday night

Hatwells Fun Fair will be open from 6pm on Friday night - so you will be able to take part in the Egg Throwing and then have a go on the fun fair!!! And dont forget the Street Fair conga on Street Fair day - starting from outside the Bell at 5.30pm - see if we could get it in the Guinness Book of Records!!!

Susie Finch · Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:07 · Link

Police Warning: Cold calls offering electrical devices

There have been a number of reported incidents in the UK of firms cold calling residents claiming they are calling on behalf of their energy company. They claim that they can sell them a device, for a one off payment of £99, which once installed will save them money on their utility bills.

Some of these devices have been tested and have failed electrical safety regulations. Should you receive one of these calls or have received one of these calls please inform Oxfordshire Trading Standards on 0845 051 0845 and remember to never give out any personal details, including bank details

Valou Pakenham-Walsh · Thu 8 Sep 2011, 10:56 · Link

New timetable starts next week

A new railway timetable starts next week on the Cotswold Line. The redoubling has enabled some extra daytime trains and elimination of some long waits at stations, though unfortunately there remains a two-hour gap in service in early afternoon. The timetable will be further revised in December, including a new extra High Speed Train to London starting at Charlbury and departing around 7.15am.

The new September timetable can be viewed on the CLPG website at .

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 7 Sep 2011, 13:34 · Link

Charlbury weather station

John Dora has improved his online reporting from his weather station in Wychwood Paddocks. He now subscribes to and some good data can be accessed via

John's data can also still be seen at Weather Display Live and Weather Display

Tue 6 Sep 2011, 11:54 · Link

Station car park improvements get go-ahead

A First Great Western project to improve Charlbury Station car park has been awarded funding by Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies.

The project is believed to include conversion of the old allotments area (recently used as the site compound for redoubling work) into an overflow car park, and new cycle parking. (Network Rail press release.)

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 5 Sep 2011, 11:09 · Link

ChOC launches DVD bring-and-buy

If, like most people, you have accumulated DVDs that you will never watch again but are reluctant to throw away, ChOC ( can find new homes for them, and raise funds at the same time.

ChOC will be running a DVD stall at each film. You can bring your spare DVDs on film nights, or -- to give us more time to price them -- leave them at any time at Evenlode Books in Market Street.

Charlbury's secondhand DVD shop!

Jon Carpenter · Thu 1 Sep 2011, 11:12 · Link

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