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Southill Community Energy broke the £500k barrier today

In just five weeks, Southill has raised over half a million pounds. And we know there is much more to come. We also have contingency plans which mean that we can draw on other sources of capital to reach our target. We are confident that the project will proceed - watch this space!

Liz Reason · Thu 31 Mar 2016, 22:43 · Link

Problems with voting for Lights Up to win £1000

A number of you have had difficulties voting in the Co-op Community Choices scheme as despite registering with them you did not receive the automated email that you ought to have done to allow you to vote for Lights Up as you wished to.

After lengthy discussions with the management of the scheme they have acknowledged that there have been technical problems and that errors have happened and are sorry for this. They are now emailing those of you who contacted me as you have been unable to vote. That email should come to you today to tell you that your vote has been included.

If there is anyone else who has not yet had an automated email allowing them to vote and if they let me know about it today then I can pass that to the team at the Co-op head office and they will make sure that you also get an email allowing you to vote.

The poll closes at midnight tomorrow Thurs 31st so there is still time to get more votes in.

Thank you to all who are supporting Lights Up.

Clare Carswell · Wed 30 Mar 2016, 18:54 · 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 28 Mar 2016, 07:05 · Link

Football sports and social club

Can you or would you like to help ?

It's finally come to the point where we have to vacate the premises. We have looked and asked about many places for temporary accommodation with no luck, so we still have nowhere to go. The Thomas Gifford Trust have paid for planning permission for us to go on the end of the new community centre near the doctors. But we have been told there is no money available for our new club house; so we have to self build it and pay for it ourselves. We are asking for your help and support in anyway you can eg.
Help Fundraising
Help in applying for grants
Supply of materials for all areas
Construction of building
All trades persons required

If you can help in anyway then please get in touch by either popping into the club or email

We are also looking for somewhere dry and secure to store all our interior of the club until our new club house is built, unless we can find somewhere to go before the 4th April.

We have been running since the mid 80's and started off as part of the old Spendlove centre (girls changing rooms) before moving over to what was known as the music room, then the metal room as would be known to the people who went to the secondary school here.

The club has been run by many dedicated local people and people from surrounding areas for all of these years.

We know our club is not pleasant to look at but it has served us well all these years considering it was only supposed to be temporary for 2 years and we are still here 17 years later. We have done all the maintenance and up keep to the best we could for all these years ourselves. We have now been on this actual site for 30 years.

The club is a family orientated place,where we welcome everyone and anyone can be a member.

We have a darts team and an Aunt Sally team, cards, dominoes, and for the children we have a large jenga, Connect 4, and floor snakes and ladders,etc

Last year we held two fund raisers; one was a children's & adult's Aunt Sally competition where we raised money for the children's ward at the John Radcliffe hospital, and a darts competition where the money we raised went to the Royal British Legion. We have events on special occasions we put on discos for Halloween party's, Easter egg hunt, children's Christmas party where Father Christmas makes a special vist to give all the children presents. All of these are free off charge. We also have great bbq's. The men's football also hold quiz nights and race nights here. After football on a Saturday afternoon most of the footballers and supporters go back into the club for a catch up and watch the sports results come in?

Where else in Charlbury could you do this with the whole family?

mandy · Mon 21 Mar 2016, 13:56 · 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 21 Mar 2016, 07:05 · Link

Charlbury Deli & Café now open on Saturday afternoons

Charlbury Deli & Café is extending its opening hours from Saturday 19 March. From now on, it will be open from 8.30am Monday to Saturday, and closing at the later times of 5pm in the week and 4.30pm on Saturdays - perfect for afternoon tea and a restorative cake after a country walk!

Andrew Chapman · Sat 19 Mar 2016, 08:56 · 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.

  • The Thatched Cottage The Slade Charlbury
    Erection of a one and a half storey rear extension, internal alterations and repair of existing property
    WODC reference: 16/00662/LBC - Thu 25 Feb 2016 - Under consideration
  • The Thatched Cottage The Slade Charlbury
    Erection of a one and a half storey rear extension, internal alterations and repair of existing property
    WODC reference: 16/00661/HHD - Thu 25 Feb 2016 - Under consideration

Mon 14 Mar 2016, 07:05 · Link

Road Closure of Woodstock Road -Road Closure Order

The Woodstock Road will be closed from 14 March for 10 working days.

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding in the length of the B4437 Woodstock Road between its junctions with Stonesfield Riding and the B4022 Fawler Road. Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

The alternative route for traffic is via the A44, B4022 Charlbury and vice versa.

Susie Finch · Sat 12 Mar 2016, 00:42 · Link

Message from Wilderness Festival

We had unprecedented Local Tickets demand this year, with tickets flying in 8 days despite doubling the number available this year. We are feeling overwhelmed at your support.

Therefore as a gesture of our appreciation we are issuing a limited number of Tier 2 Local Tickets, at the same price as our Early Bird Tickets (£139), which sold out in August.

Tickets will go on sale at Charlbury Post Office on Wednesday 16th March. They will be available to residents with proof of an OX7 3** postcode, and who have not already bought their full allocation of Local Tickets (4 adult tickets per household).

Alison Wright · Fri 11 Mar 2016, 13:27 · Link

Southill Community Energy will be at the Farmers' Market on Saturday

Time is marching on. Come and ask questions, pledge your support, meet the directors and play your part in our social campaign!

Liz Reason · Tue 8 Mar 2016, 12:29 · Link

Southill Community Energy features in today's Times

With a lovely little story line...!

Liz Reason · Sat 5 Mar 2016, 13:23 · Link

Do you need help with your iPad or Smartphone?

The Thomas Gifford Trust is pleased to announce the purchase of three iPads as part of the Community Centre project with a grant obtained by the Senior Youth Group from Oxfordshire County Council's Chill Out Fund.
These iPads will be used as part of a youth-led volunteer program for helping others in our community to use tablet technology for communication and research.
Help will be available from 11 to 12 pm on Saturdays beginning on March, 5th at the Charlbury Library and is one of many new services that will be available at the new Charlbury Community Centre. You are welcome to bring your own smartphone or tablet too if you have one.
We hope that many of you will make use of this new service being provided by enthusiastic young people for all members of our community. If you are interested, please contact Charlbury library on 01608 811104 or

daniela jenkins · Wed 2 Mar 2016, 11:50 · Link

Teresa Ceesay ex Station Manager receives MBE

Teresa received a MBE for services to the railway on Friday from the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, in the wonderful Guildhall in Worcester. Thought you may all like to know as she was such a character at the station.

Susie Finch · Wed 2 Mar 2016, 07:58 · Link

Criminal damage

On the 24/2/16 at approximately 15:45, a vehicle parked on Dancers Hill at the junction of Tanners Court has been damaged. Offenders have keyed down the driver's side of the vehicle causing extensive damage. If anyone has any further information please call 101 and quote crime report number 43160057673.

Wesley Smith · Tue 1 Mar 2016, 22:22 · Link

Woodstock Road to be closed for a fortnight

Woodstock Road will be closed from 14th March for an estimated 10 working days.

The closure will be between Five Ways and Stonesfield Riding - i.e. the road to Callow Farm, 2.5 miles from Charlbury.

The works are for carriageway repairs. Oxfordshire County Council's recommended diversion is via Enstone and the A44. Access to frontages will be retained.

Tue 1 Mar 2016, 14:30 · Link

Message from Wilderness Festival

Local tickets have sold out in record time this year, so many thanks to all those who have supported us and looking forward to seeing you at the show.

Alison Wright · Tue 1 Mar 2016, 09:52 · Link

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