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Wilderness Festival discounted tickets for locals on sale from Saturday

Discounted tickets for August's Wilderness Festival will go on sale at Charlbury Post Office from this Saturday, 4 February 2012. Price details are all in the previous posting. Two tickets maximum per person; proof of address - driving licence or utility bill will be needed. The Post Office is open from 9-12.30 on Saturday. Please form an orderly queue!

Alison Wright · Tue 31 Jan 2012, 13:55 · Link

Wilderness Festival ticket details for OX7 residents

Although all the 'early bird tickets' have now sold out for Wilderness which takes place at Cornbury Park from 10-12 August, those in the OX7 postcode will soon be able to purchase the following tickets at a special discounted rate:

Adult weekend £80
Young person weekend £40 (11 - 17 years old)
Child - FREE but must be issued with a ticket (10 and under)

Day tickets are only available to local residents this year -
Adult day £55
Young person day £20

It will be announced shortly when they are going on sale. They will be available exclusively from Charlbury Post Office.

Alison Wright · Mon 30 Jan 2012, 16:03 · Link

WODC Photographic Competition 2012

A third photographic competition is being run by the Tourism department of West Oxfordshire District Council and they wish local residents of West Oxfordshire to take part. The range of photographs can be from inspirational panoramic views to unstaged action shots, local produce to local wildlife, market towns & villages or people just having a great time in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds - the world really is your oyster.

There is a competition prize of a beautiful canvas print of the winning image created by Blueprint Imaging Limited, Witney The image will be reproduced onto a 30 x 20 inch art canvas.

Closing date for entry is Friday 27th April 2012

For further details, terms & conditions and a competition entry form please visit:

More information can also be found on the Town council website at

Susie Finch · Wed 18 Jan 2012, 08:42 · Link

Oxford Times report on Spendlove Centre

The Oxford Times has an informative and well-written report on the new Spendlove Community Centre.

It quotes Liz Reason as saying: "We are delighted and we almost cannot believe we have finally made this step. This time next year we could be seeing something built."

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 17 Jan 2012, 23:33 · Link

Corner House schedule now online

The weekly schedule for the Corner House and the Memorial Hall is now published regularly on the Charlbury Website.

You can see it by going to the Corner House community page. It lists all bookings in the next week for the rooms in both buildings.

Many thanks to Emily Algar for maintaining and uploading this information!

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 17 Jan 2012, 14:45 · Link

Permissive Cycle Route Confirmed at Cornbury Park

Charlbury Cycling Group and Cornbury Park Estate are pleased to announce that a permissive cycle route will be open to cyclists from Easter until the end of October and during the Wilderness Festival in August. The opening of the route follows a successful three month trial period last summer. The route will run from the North Lodge entrance of the estate to the Southill Business Park and on to the Witney Road. It will follow the line of the present footpath and use the recently surfaced route around the gatehouse.

The route will allow safe off-road access to and from Charlbury and Finstock and will provide a safer alternative to the Fawler Road. Users are asked to remember this is a permissive route and that they should give way to walkers and respect wildlife. They should also take care on the access road between Southill Business Park and the Witney Road. The route will be signed to ensure both cyclists and walkers are aware of it.

Tue 17 Jan 2012, 10:52 · Link

Cornbury Park Website

Cornbury Park has relaunched its website at It is now more informative and easier to navigate. Users may also sign up for updates and property and office availability. Cornbury Park is now also on Twitter (@CornburyPark) and on Facebook.

Mon 16 Jan 2012, 16:58 · Link

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Valou Pakenham-Walsh · Wed 11 Jan 2012, 09:38 · Link

Temporary Road Closure / “No Waiting” Restriction – Charlbury - Church Street / Park Street / Grammar School Hill 13 February 2012

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close roads in Charlbury as detailed above, in order to facilitate structural carriageway patching works. A "No Waiting" restriction, as indicated by yellow cones, will be in place as detailed above to coincide with the closure.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is being made to implement the temporary closure and "No Waiting" and will operate on the days shown above.

Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and those residents within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works. Please note that access routes will depend on exactly where the works vehicles are at any time and may need to be negotiated with the gang on site as necessary.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure can be found on the Town Council website

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Simon Marsden, OCC Highways & Transport on 0845 310 11 11.

Susie Finch · Sun 8 Jan 2012, 18:57 · Link

Calling all serious Cyclists in the Charlbury area

The Wychwood Road Club is your local cycling club, running for five years, and now welcoming any new members interested in moderately serious riding.
Winter training rides run every Saturday starting on 21st January 2012 from the Spendlove Centre car park at 9.30am. All rides are led by British Cycling qualified coach Robin Akers. Distances and terrain will vary. Average riding speed will be approximately 15mph. For more details contact Robin Akers on 01608 810012 or Peter Whitfield 01608 801837. Details can also be found on the website or

Linda Akers · Sat 7 Jan 2012, 16:28 · Link

OCC grants Charlbury £348,000 towards new Spendlove centre

The Gifford Trust has been working for many years to develop new community facilities on the Spendlove site. There have been many bumps in the road, but this grant is a significant step forward and, added to the other funds raised over the past few years, takes us well over halfway to our funding target. The Charlbury Community Centre Appeal will be re-launched very soon. Further news to follow soon.

Liz Reason · Thu 5 Jan 2012, 19:42 · Link

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