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Charlbury Football & Sports Club - Monster run cornbury park

3 of our committee members are doing the monster run on Saturday 1st April at cornbury park to raise Money for charlbury town football sports club if you would like to sponsor any of them please a committee member know.
Thank you

mandy · Fri 31 Mar 2017, 21:54 · 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 27 Mar 2017, 08:00 · Link

Wellington Cottages Allotment Association (WCAA) – vacant plots available

There will soon be 2 vacant allotment plots available at the site opposite Wellington Cottages (OX7 3AA). The site is privately-owned (Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill) and WCAA is given an annual licence to use it for the purpose of allotments. The site is managed by WCAA members.

WCAA will welcome applications from Charlbury residents who are committed to finding the time and energy to keep their plot cultivated and in good order.

For further information, please contact Robert Collery, WCAA Chairman, on 01608 810192;

Meryl Smith · Sat 25 Mar 2017, 11:23 · Link

Community Speedwatch

Speeding Charlbury ?" With many reported issues regarding speeding in Charlbury there is an opportunity where the community itself can help. A group of volunteers (min 3) are required to run a Community Speedwatch. TVP are now able to loan out equipment on a regular basis for the volunteers to use. The community speedwatch volunteers will collect the data and report back to the local NHPT with the equipment. The offending motorists can then be dealt with. This scheme works around the country and is working in other parishes more locally. The NHPT will assist in getting this set up, identifying safe locations but volunteers are needed to take it forward. This is an opportunity for the Charlbury Residents to take action themselves.

A/PS 5053 Neal Templey | Acting Police Sergeant | Chipping Norton

Wesley Smith · Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12:29 · Link

Have a Go workshops - filling up fast!

Have you seen the Have-a-Go workshops on offer on 1st and 2nd of April? Hurry if you are interested - there are a few spaces left. Five members of Charlbury Art Society are offering taster sessions of their varied specialities, ideal for anyone interested in trying a new skill. Subjects are Colour Mixing, Linocut Printing, Basket Plaiting, Photography and Calligraphy.

For full details click on this link;

Kati Eidenbenz · Wed 22 Mar 2017, 20:57 · Link

Charlbury Community Centre Presentation Evening

The Thomas Gifford Trust would like to invite you to a public meeting about the new Charlbury Community Centre on Thursday, 23rd March at 7.30pm at Charlbury Memorial Hall. The aim is to update people on the progress of the Community Centre, to answer any questions you may have and to discuss how the centre will best serve the needs of the community. So please come along to find out more.

daniela jenkins · Mon 20 Mar 2017, 13:01 · 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.

  • Hundley House Hundley Way Charlbury
    Construction of detached outbuilding to provide garaging and storage.
    WODC reference: 17/00606/HHD - Tue 14 Mar 2017 - Under consideration

Mon 20 Mar 2017, 08:00 · Link


As part of "Charlbury Festival", the week-long celebration of local cultural talent that will run from Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th June, we'll be organising an exhibition of works by local authors.
It'll take place in the centre of the town - and we warmly invite everyone to sign up who's published a book or books, from freelancers to university professors. This includes all genres - from cooking to gardening, maths to history, children's titles to crime thrillers.
The exhibition will be up and running throughout the Charlbury Festival week (10-18 June); and it'll be invigilated - so there'll also be a chance to sell your books if you have copies available. It'll be very much a community event, so friendly and easy-going. And we hope the exhibiting authors might also be able to drop in at the venue themselves, to engage with visitors over coffee/tea.
At this stage, it would be useful to get some idea of the numbers. So please let us know if you can take part, and how many books you could exhibit - and please PASS THIS INFORMATION ON as well!
We'll then be in touch nearer the event about times and whereabouts...

Contact: Jonathan Luxmoore and Tony Lloyd
0787 0571709

Jonathan Luxmoore · Sun 19 Mar 2017, 18:07 · Link

Pooles Lane to be closed for five days

Oxfordshire County Council has announced that Pooles Lane will be temporarily closed between 8am and 4pm for five days from 27 March.

The notice reads: "A request has been received from SSE for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Pooles Lane for a new supply connection to be carried out. A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 27 March 2017 for 5 days (08:00 ?" 16:00). Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works and liaison with the works supervisor."

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 17 Mar 2017, 14:49 · Link

Charlbury Town Council election - take two

The election for the vacancy on Charlbury Town Council will be re-run on 20th April after no candidates came forward for the previous election.

Nominations must be submitted by 4pm on Wednesday 22nd March.

According to the official WODC notice of election:

  • Nomination Papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxon, OX28 1NB on Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. They may alternatively be obtained from the Clerk of the Town Council (
  • Nomination Papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, at the Electoral Services Office, Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxon, OX28 1NB, on any date after the date of this notice, on Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, but not later than 4 pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017.
  • If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 20 April 2017.
  • Applications to vote by post, or to vary or cancel existing postal or proxy voting arrangements, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Monday 3 April 2017. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Monday 10 April 2017. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by no later than 5 pm on Thursday 20 April 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Monday 10 April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Monday 10 April 2017. All applications and notices regarding absent voting must be sent to the Electoral Registration Officer, Electoral Services Office, Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxon, OX28 1NB. Application forms for postal and proxy voting are available from that address.
  • Applications to register to vote must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer no later than 12 midnight on Friday 31 March 2017 if they are to be effective for this election.
  • For further information about elections please visit or telephone the Elections Office on (01993) 861410.

Please do consider standing - it's important that the Town Council reflects all parts of the town. The time commitment is typically two evening meetings a month, though town councillors can also volunteer to be representatives on other bodies. If you'd like more details about what's involved, do ask any current town councillor (either personally or in the forum!).

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 17 Mar 2017, 13:10 · Link

Clarimore Beautique open day success

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those that came to support and sent us well wishes for our Open Day Saturday. We were overwhelmed with how many came, and the day exceeded our expectations. We look forward to future success and hope to see you all soon.
Our website is also now live aside from a few tweaks which are in progress.
Best wishes
Becky and Debi co-owners of Clarimore Beautique.

Becky Claridge · Mon 13 Mar 2017, 10:34 · 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 13 Mar 2017, 08:00 · Link

Charlbury WI's cake sale & coffee morning

We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to support our fund raising cake sale and coffee morning at the Corner House yesterday. We raised an impressive £400 which will be split between two local charities - Riding for the Disabled at New Yatt, and West Oxfordshire Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Louise Cashman · Sun 12 Mar 2017, 14:49 · Link

Town Survey Follow-Up

The results of the Charlbury Neighbourhood Forum's Town Survey last year are now available to view on the CNF's website:

If you are planning to come along to the meeting on Thursday, 16th to launch the Follow-Up Groups of volunteers who are keen to explore action that the community needs to take (with outside help, if necessary) in response to the views expressed in the survey, do first have a look at the Survey results.

Details of the focus and role of the Follow-Up Groups are available by contacting or phoning 810192.

Information about the Launch Meeting on Thursday can be found in the Events section of this website.

The Community Action Plan Group of CNF look forward to welcoming as many interested local residents as possible to lend a hand with exploring solutions and improvements that would benefit them and others in the town.

Meryl Smith · Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:02 · Link

Criminal damage

Criminal damage on Ticknell Piece Road. 3 vehicles have been keyed. This occurred between the end of February and the 8th of March. Offenders have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to the vehicles. If anyone has any information please contact police on 101 and quote crime report number 43170068460.

Wesley Smith · Fri 10 Mar 2017, 21:59 · Link

The Monsters are back

On Saturday 1 April a team of Charlbury Monsters will be tackling the Monster Race at Cornbury Park to raise money for Charlbury good causes. This giant obstacle race (5km or 10km) is a soggy, bumpy, muddy challenge and the Monsters need your support!

Some old faces and plenty of new ones are joining the team. This year the Pre School are partnering with two great local organisations - the Charlbury Town Football and Sports Club and the 2017 Charlbury Arts Festival (starting on June 10th).

Meet some of the Monsters:

Vickie Jeffs and Jennie Grierson both went to Charlbury Pre School and Primary school (not that long ago) and now both work at the Primary School. Both of them know how important it is to the community and how it provides an excellent education foundation to Charlbury's smallest residents.

Andy Pickard has joined the team again and is the man behind a lot of the magic in Charlbury - Riverside and the Shed to name just a few. He is a great supporter of the Pre School - from DIY to Santa (shhh!) and now the monster run.

Liz Gupta is the current Chair and hopes that with enough support Charlbury Pre School will be around for generations to come. She could not imagine a better start in life for her two young girls. She also needs a lot of encouragement as was caught googling 'how to run'..

Please (please, please, please) click on the link below and support us

Liz Gupta · Thu 9 Mar 2017, 21:49 · Link

Disabled parking spot by the Co-op

There have been repeated incidents of people WITHOUT blue badges seen parking in the dedicated parking spot outside the Co-op. When confronted by a Charlbury resident earlier this week, one gentleman in his Range Rover (begrudingly) moved his vehicle to the car park behind the Co-op.

This morning, however, an active, able, workout gear-clad (personal trainer? visiting a Charlbury resident?) parked her vehicle in the spot. When confronted by a Charlbury resident about the inappropriateness of her parking her car there, argued that she would 'only be a minute' and went ahead with her shopping.

A photo has been taken of the vehicle and the reg. If you know the owner of this vehicle, please will you have a word to let them know that there are those (residents of Charlbury!) who are in need of this spot, and that those without blue badges are legally not allowed to park in blue badge spaces. If you are unable to see the reg, the number is LM62 VKZ.

If Charlbury residents will all help to 'remind' those who park in disabled parking spots that the spots are there for those who need them, and not for saving a 30-second walk from the car park, perhaps we can dissuade this from happening with what seems to be increasing frequency.

Many thanks indeed.

michele marietta · Thu 9 Mar 2017, 09:51 · Link


If you want to join us for the Quiz this Saturday night with Sausage and Mash Supper, there are 2 tables left. Still time to book your team of up to 6 people. Contact Carolyn on 07880718536 or

Carolyn Ashton · Tue 7 Mar 2017, 10:57 · 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 6 Mar 2017, 08:00 · Link

Have a Go workshops are organised again

The Charlbury Art Society is once again organising a number of workshops, on Saturday/Sunday 1st and 2nd April, open to all. Topics range from photography, calligraphy, plaiting a paper basket, colour mixing, linocut printing. To see more and book a place, go to

Kati Eidenbenz · Fri 3 Mar 2017, 16:38 · Link

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