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Fishers Lane Road Closure

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice" S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Restrictions - Road Closure / "No Waiting" Restriction / One Way Streets suspended for access
Charlbury - Fishers Lane - 19 January 2015 one day only

A request has been received from Clancy Docwra on behalf of Thames Water, for a temporary road closure, "No Waiting" restriction and suspension of One Way Streets to apply to roads around Fishers Lane, Charlbury whilst essential water mains works are carried out.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made by Oxfordshire County Council to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on 19 January 2015 for one day only from approximately 8am to 5pm.

The "No Waiting" restriction means that vehicles will need to be removed from the highway where there are in place yellow "No Waiting" cones.

Please note that Temporary Traffic Regulation Notices can last up to 5 consecutive days only. [Emergency Temporary Traffic Regulation Notices can last up to 21 consecutive days only.]

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works. One Way Streets will be suspended for access.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the works is here

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Kez Braham of Clancy Docwra on 07884 474453.

Susie Finch · Mon 22 Dec 2014, 16:42 · Link

Latest planning applications to West Oxfordshire District Council

The following planning applications have recently been lodged. Click on the address to see full details at the WODC website.

Mon 22 Dec 2014, 07:05 · Link

Charlbury Day Centre 'Open Morning'

Thank you for all ,who came and supported our 'Open Morning' in the Garden Room on the 10th. It was a very convivial and successful occasion and your generous contributions raised £345 for our funds-much appreciated.

Bob Tait.

Bob Tait · Thu 18 Dec 2014, 10:28 · Link

Latest planning applications to West Oxfordshire District Council

The following planning applications have recently been lodged. Click on the address to see full details at the WODC website.

  • New Barn Garage Nineacres Lane Charlbury
    Illuminated sign (retrospective)
    WODC reference: 14/02262/ADV - Wed 03 Dec 2014 - Under consideration
  • 6 Quarry Lane Charlbury
    Alterations and extensions to dwelling
    WODC reference: 14/02091/HHD - Wed 03 Dec 2014 - Under consideration
  • 10 Sandford Park Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of single storey extensions and detached garage
    WODC reference: 14/02047/HHD - Mon 01 Dec 2014 - Under consideration
  • 15 Elm Crescent Charlbury
    Erection of rear conservatory
    WODC reference: 14/02208/HHD - Mon 24 Nov 2014 - Awaiting decision
  • 4 Quarry Lane Charlbury
    Erection of single storey rear extension.
    WODC reference: 14/01658/HHD - Mon 03 Nov 2014 - Awaiting decision

Wed 17 Dec 2014, 11:20 · Link

Charlbury Community Centre- Seeing is believing . . . 15 Jan 2015 opportunity

The coming to fruition of our new community centre became a step nearer on Saturday 13 December when more than a hundred people visited an exhibition of outline building plans in the Corner House. Comments and feedback from attendees is proving to be really useful.

On 15 Jan 2015 8pm-9.30pm in the Memorial Hall there will be another opportunity to hear current proposals and view the preliminary graphics. We warmly welcome the input of everyone with an interest in the future amenities of our thriving town.

Go to to access the plans and perspectives of the proposed building

Jim Holah · Tue 16 Dec 2014, 14:58 · Link

New delivery hub in Charlbury for local seasonal food

Cultivate is a community-owned co-operative bringing local produce direct from farmers to consumers in and around Oxford. Their new on-line shop launched on Monday December 8th for delivery to Charlbury - Crawborough, opposite the school. Deadline for ordering is Wednesday 12 noon for delivery Friday lunchtime. A wide range of items is available, mostly organic, including meat, dairy, eggs, bread, chutneys, cleaning products, as well as local seasonal vegetables and fruit, some of which has been grown by Cultivate on 10 acres of land just outside Oxford at Little Wittenham.

Christine Elliott · Tue 9 Dec 2014, 10:44 · Link

The Gruffalo comes to Charlbury!

This January, world-famous author Julia Donaldson will be performing exclusively in aid of the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal!

Come along for an awesome adventure through some of Julia's most well-loved songs and stories. The show is followed by a book signing, plus a chance to meet the Gruffalo……………if you dare!

Saturday 17th January 2015
Charlbury Primary School

Tickets £7.50 per person, or £25 for a family of four
All proceeds to the Community Centre Appeal
Suitable for children aged 3 and over

If you have any specific needs or questions please contact Chris on 07703121715

Book your tickets now at

Christine Donaldson · Mon 8 Dec 2014, 19:10 · Link

Discounted Wilderness Tickets for Local Residents available from 10 December

Wilderness is returning to Cornbury Park for a 5th season, from 6th - 9th August 2015.

As in previous years discounted tickets will be available for local residents. The tickets will be sold exclusively at Charlbury Post Office from 10th December 2014 until 14th February 2015 (OR UNTIL SOLD OUT).

During this period, the discounted local tickets will only be available to those with proof of an
OX7 3** postcode (Charlbury and Finstock) and limited to:

A Maximum of 4 discounted local resident tickets per household
A Maximum of 4 children per adult

All tickets are subject to availability.

Proof of address and ID documents needed at point of purchase are:
1. A recent utility bill or bank statement, plus
2. A credit / debit card, passport or driving license

The following ticket types will be available:

Local tickets will not be available to residents outside OX7 3**. This is to ensure, where possible that local tickets remain available to more immediate residents.

For the first time, the local ticket price has increased slightly. This is because the capacity of the festival will remain the same while the volume of land in use, and the level of production and programming will increase.

Local tickets will now be exchanged for Local Wristbands, and with associated improvements made to festival entrances, this will ensure quick and easy entry, exit and re-entry processes for local guests.

Alison Wright · Thu 4 Dec 2014, 16:13 · Link

Charlbury resident on Woman's Hour

Last week (Wed 26th Nov) Peter Bridgeman was interviewed by Radio 4's Woman's Hour about the problems associated with gettng older and having to make decisions about your future. It's especially difficult when you have no close family. The answers may not have been very satisfactory but Peter made good points. Listen to it here:

Tanya Stevenson · Thu 4 Dec 2014, 11:06 · Link

Messy Church at St. Mary's

Come and celebrate Advent and join us for MESSY CHURCH on Sunday 7th December at 8.45am at St. Mary's Church. There will be breakfast served and craft activities available for children of all ages.

daniela jenkins · Wed 3 Dec 2014, 12:41 · Link

Christmas Refuse Collection Dates 2014

Please find the amended refuse collection dates for this Christmas here

Susie Finch · Wed 3 Dec 2014, 12:27 · Link

iPad problems or questions? Someone can help

Are you thinking of getting an iPad but are not sure if you can cope with it or understand what it could do?

Do you already have one, but can't get it to do what you want? Do you start on something and then get stuck, unable to go back to where you were before?

Can you place an order with your usual supermarket and have it delivered in a one or two hour slot, probably tomorrow? Useful if you're not too mobile, can't carry heavy shopping, don't drive, or are unwell.

Can you use Skype to chat with (and see!) family in New Zealand? For free. (Or the other side of Charlbury, for that matter.) Can you choose from thousands of films and recordings of classical, rock, folk and other concerts whenever you like and for free? Do you make use of the BBC's online catch-up services? Do you know how to stream music? What's legal and what isn't?

Do you use Street View to check out where you are thinking of going on holiday, before you book? Do you have apps to plan railway journeys across the country (and across Europe: Istanbul or Moscow, here you come)? Can you see the departures and arrivals board for any station in the country (so you don't turn up on time at the station for a train that's running half an hour late, or has been cancelled)? Zoom in on Ordnance Survey maps for any part of the country, and save them for future use (for free)?

Can you see if you can get by bus from Robin Hood's Bay to York? On a Saturday or a Sunday after 2? Or whether part of the journey would be better by train? First Great Western are not running trains on Boxing Day, but is there any other way of catching public transport to London on that day?

Do you find newspapers expensive or just wasteful? Have you used the apps some papers provide? Checked tonight's TV programmes on the way home? Booked cinema, theatre, gig or concert tickets and reserved a meal table before or after? Did you know cinema tickets can often be cheaper bought online, plus you don't queue?

Indeed, have you really got the hang of apps at all? Have you ever looked for those that might be useful? Does the idea of tapping on something called App Store just terrify you!? If you have done, was the result just bewildering?

Do you realise that many colleges and universities worldwide provide free courses and lectures in countless different subjects, from science and psychology to music and languages? Have you tapped into the wonderful world of podcasts (also free)?

Above all, have you noticed that what I've mentioned here is a mere scratch on the surface of what an iPad offers? It really is the iceberg's tip. Some people use iPads almost exclusively for playing games! Or sharing family or holiday snaps.

Well, if you are used to a computer and going online, adding an iPad to your repertoire won't come as too much of a shock. But there are still some differences, and tablets of all kinds are designed to shortcut you to tasks and places that would take you much longer to achieve on a laptop, if at all.

I'm certainly not the world expert on these things, but I'm 70, I've years of experience online, I've taught myself to use an iPad, and I'm local. And I'm very happy to help anyone of a certain age who would like to get more from their iPad, or is wondering whether to buy or ask for one for Christmas. NO CHARGE! iPads are of course the Apple brand, and there are other makes of tablet, the cheapest decent one being, according to Which?, the Hudl from Tesco. I've no experience of the android operating system but it achieves similar results to the Apple through a similar process of fingering and tapping!

If you'd like to look, touch, ask or experiment, or see if two heads are better than one at solving your problems, do get in touch. As I say, I'm not doing this for money. Click my name, or email

Jon Carpenter · Mon 1 Dec 2014, 14:05 · Link

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