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survay for a project for a Indoor climbing wall in the comunity centre

the new Charlbury Community Center is a great venue to host a permanent indoor climbing wall. In 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo, indoor climbing competition will be one of the new sports.The Olympic committee will support the initiatives to improve participation to the new sport. We Like to know if this opportunity of a new sport it appeals the local community and the surroundings.
please go to the facebook page of the event :

Indoor Climbing Wall for all in Charlbury

and click that you are "Interested" if you wish do so.
the servay is active for three month.
Paolo Pieroni
British Mountain Guide

Pieroni Paolo · Mon 30 Oct 2017, 20:45 · Link

£1300. Thank you Charlbury!

The clothing sale raised over £1300 for the Corner House refurbishment fund. A huge thank you to everyone who generously donated clothing and accessories, and to everyone who assisted to make the event such a success. Special thanks to Jane Parsons and Sue Rangeley for all their great work in organising the event.

Mon 30 Oct 2017, 09:16 · 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.

  • Redding Wyck House Market Street Charlbury
    Replace one timber door into the brick built lean-to shed with pair of 2'6" doors creating a wider opening for this purpose.
    WODC reference: 17/03231/LBC - Fri 06 Oct 2017 - Under consideration

Mon 30 Oct 2017, 08:00 · Link

Congratulations Ann!

Ann Harper has been awarded this certificate by the United Nations Association -UK for distinguished service and for making an outstanding contribution to the Association. Well deserved Ann and many congratulations.

Maureen Sparling · Sun 29 Oct 2017, 18:02 · Link

OPEN ON SUNDAY - Vintage and pre-owned sale at the Memorial Hall

After a very successful Saturday, the sale continues on Sunday from 12pm to 2pm. Do come along and see what's on offer with clothing and accessories at prices to suit all pockets.

The sale has been organised to raise funds towards the refurbishment of the Corner House.

Jackie Hague · Fri 27 Oct 2017, 14:07 · Link

Half price Saturdays at Community Centre!

The sports hall is available all day this Saturday (28th Oct) and next Saturday (4th Nov), so why not have a game of badminton, tennis, table tennis, basketball, netball, football, volleyball, pickleball or whatever takes your fancy? We are offering half price sessions on those two days to encourage people to try something. There is some availability on the Sundays as well. Please ring 811878 or call in for details or to make a booking.

Tanya Stevenson · Fri 27 Oct 2017, 10:08 · Link

Cricket Club Bonfire and Fireworks - Tickets now on sale

The annual Bonfire and Firework evening will take place at the Cricket Club on Saturday 4th November. See poster for event details. Child tickets are free if purchased in advanced with an adult ticket. Advance tickets are now on sale from Londis, the Post Office and Charlbury Deli

Rich Nash · Thu 26 Oct 2017, 16:41 · 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.

  • Fiveways Sturt Road Charlbury
    Rebuilding and enlargement of stone-built garage with pitched roof.
    WODC reference: 17/03156/HHD - Wed 18 Oct 2017 - Under consideration
  • Corner House Market Street Charlbury
    Alterations to include replacement roof light with new conservation rooflight and flashing.
    WODC reference: 17/03149/LBC - Fri 29 Sep 2017 - Under consideration

Mon 23 Oct 2017, 08:00 · Link

Robin of Wychwood Panto tickets now on sale

CADS are proud to present this years Panto "Robin Of Wychwood" Thursday 23rd November,Friday 24th November and Saturday 25th November curtain up at 7.30pm Doors open at 7pm, Saturday matinee at 2pm at the memorial hall Charlbury
tickets from Cotswold Frames or
ticket office 01608 811805.
Tickets £10.00 concessions/children £8.00 (Saturday Matinee Children £7.00 )
Please note that it is cash only when buying tickets
Many thanks

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Mon 16 Oct 2017, 10:07 · 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.

  • 35 Ticknell Piece Road Charlbury
    Small porch extension to the front elevation, single storey garden room extension to the rear elevation and a detached Home Office behind the existing garage (to the rear & side of the property).
    WODC reference: 17/03084/HHD - Wed 11 Oct 2017 - Under consideration

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 08:00 · Link

Fundraising success for first concert

Charlbury Refugee Action Group held the first in its new series of Tea Concerts on Sunday, with a recital by Improviso, an early music group led by Charlbury musician Fatima Lahham.

It was one of our most successful concerts to date, with an audience of 98. The total raised for refugees was £885, which will go to the charity Help Refugees primarily for their work in France and Greece.

Anyone who missed the concert and who wishes to donate (and add Gift Aid) can do so by clicking here.

Charlbury Refugee Action Group's series of winter Tea Concerts can be seen here.

Jon Carpenter · Sun 15 Oct 2017, 21:33 · Link

Commit to Get Fit

At the beginning of November Jason, Charlbury Community Centre's Wellness Manager is launching three new exercise classes, aimed at helping you to get fit, lose some weight and tone up. Please click here for more information:
They will be held on Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings and will cost £49 for a 7 week term.
There are lots of other fitness and well-being classes on offer too; please see the above link for details.

Sun 15 Oct 2017, 18:47 · Link


Residents will be interested to know that the eminent Charlbury Debating Society convened in the Corner House on Wednesday evening for its autumn session.

After a wide-ranging, often heated discussion, the motion, "DESPITE EVERYTHING, WE ARE GRADUALLY GETTING BETTER AS A SOCIETY", proposed by Glena Chadwick and opposed by Peter Whitfield, was carried by 75% to 12.5%, with 12.5% abstentions.

Congratulations to all who came and all who took part!

Jonathan Luxmoore · Thu 12 Oct 2017, 00:45 · 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 9 Oct 2017, 08:00 · Link

Are you a local business?


We have been inundated with requests to have a stall at our Christmas Fair and the bookings have all now closed. If you would like to be on our reserved list, then please email

Launching a brand new Christmas Fair for Charlbury (OX7) to be held on Sunday 10th December, 11am-4pm in the Memorial Hall. This will become an annual event so very excited to be organising our first one. All proceeds will go to The Corner House & War Memorial Hall fund.

Nikki Frankum · Sat 7 Oct 2017, 10:57 · Link

Free local flu jabs

Midcounties Cooperative has announced free flu jabs for all members, whether entitled to a free NHS vaccination or not:

"From 6th October 2017 until 30th November - We will be giving our Members FREE Flu vaccinations when undertaken in a Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy or Healthcare branch.

With NHS bosses warning about potential high flu levels and other countries currently experiencing their worst flu season in years, it's time to be prepared this winter. Protecting yourself against the flu has never been so important!

This offer applies to ALL members - whether eligible for a free NHS Vaccination or not."

The Charlbury pharmacy already offers free NHS flu jabs to anyone entitled to them, not only Coop members. This means that Charlbury residents registered with a doctor in Chipping Norton do not need to travel to Chippy for their jab.

The service is available weekdays during opening hours, but not between 1 and 1.30.

Jon Carpenter · Fri 6 Oct 2017, 17:59 · Link

Volunteers needed for flu vaccine study

You may have seen in the press yesterday that the Jenner Institute at Oxford University are running a trial of a new flu vaccine to see if it improves the protection provided by the existing seasonal flu jab. You must be over 65 and eligible to receive the usual flu jab to take part. Please note that you will still receive the routine flu jab in addition to the new vaccine. If you are interested, there is more information available here:

Katie Ewer · Wed 4 Oct 2017, 09:46 · Link

New project assessing Charlbury's heritage and character

Work is starting on a project to assess and document the character and heritage of Charlbury's buildings. The Charlbury Local Area Character Assessment is kicking off on Thursday 5 October with a workshop for volunteers who will be carrying out the assessment over the coming weeks. The volunteers will be working in small groups to assess different parts of the town, with results feeding into policies for our Neighbourhood Plan to conserve Charlbury's fine heritage of attractive buildings and landscape and to help integrate new development successfully.

We are still recruiting volunteers, so please get in touch if you would like to know more, or just come along to the workshop!

The workshop is at 7:30pm on Thursday 5th October in the Green Room at the Memorial Hall. Dr Kathryn Davies will explain the project and how local volunteers can play a vital part in making it happen, using a specially-designed toolkit. Everyone with an interest in Charlbury's history, its present appearance and its future is welcome. Remember that it's your town and you are the expert on what matters to you about it and why. Please join us and bring your friends to find out what it's all about and how you can help. Drinks and nibbles provided.

For further details, please contact Juliet West on

Claire Wilding · Tue 3 Oct 2017, 20:53 · Link

Library Self-Service Machine Working!

Breaking News!!! The self-service machine in the library at the Community Centre is finally working. We can only apologise for the technical issues that prevented us from offering this service right from the start, as was always intended and we must thank everyone for their patience over the last month. You can now return books, DVD's etc to the library (without your library card) via the machine and also take out or renew items (with your card). The library does not have to be "open" or staffed for you to use the machine, just so long as the Community Centre itself is open. The instructions on the screen are simple but please do seek out a staff member or volunteer to assist you if you are unsure. Thank you. Julie Ward (Manager)

Julie Ward · Tue 3 Oct 2017, 20:06 · Link

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