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Rubbish & recycling meeting re-arranged at last

Sustainable Charlbury had to cancel a meeting arranged with our local Councils on 1st March because of the snow. We have now managed to re-arrange it and the details are in the Events section for the 19th April. Please note the changed venue!
Hope to see you then.

Alice Brander · Fri 30 Mar 2018, 15:44 · Link

Charlbury Medical Centre

The Charlbury Patient Participation Group is aware that, due to staff shortages, the Charlbury Medical Centre (CMC) is operating under pressure at the moment. We are asking CMC patients to bear this in mind as far as possible.

Don't forget that our excellent local pharmacy is able to advise on many minor ailments.

Also, if you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111. The NHS 111 service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms and, depending on the situation, will then:
• give you self-care advice
• connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP
• book you a face-to-face appointment
• send an ambulance directly, if necessary
• direct you to the local service that can help you best with your concern.

Meryl Smith · Thu 29 Mar 2018, 09:52 · Link

Easter egg hunt 1st April

Charlbury Town Football And Sports Club
Are holding there annual Easter egg hunt
On Sunday 1st April at 11am on nine acres
Come and bring the kids lots to do
Easter egg hunt £1.50 per child.
Colouring for the kids
Bouncy castle
Cake stall
Hot drinks available.
Come and have a chat with us see what we're dping and have a look at the plans. All welcome.

mandy · Thu 29 Mar 2018, 00:10 · Link

Patrick Derham (Head Master of Westminster School) to play host in Charlbury

We are excited to announce that Patrick Derham will host a quiz night at Charlbury Memorial Hall on Saturday, 14th April at 7.30pm. Though he normally only performs in SW1, Patrick is bringing his renowned quiz stylings to our fair town to benefit St Mary's and All Saints' Churches. For further information email

daniela jenkins · Mon 26 Mar 2018, 12:12 · Link

Funeral for Eileen Russell

Eileen Russell (nee Scarrott) sadly passed away last Friday at the John Radcliffe after a short illness. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday 28th March at 2pm in Finstock Church with the wake afterwards at The Plough. Family flowers only, but donations to Cancer Research UK or the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Witney hospital would be gratefully received.

Katie Ewer · Sat 24 Mar 2018, 18:12 · 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.

Wed 21 Mar 2018, 09:19 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair Quiz Thank You

Thanks to the kind people of Charlbury who took part in the quiz on Saturday night. It was a great success and a great evening. We raised a record breaking £1607.37, so thanks. This money will go towards the total for the Corner House and Memorial Hall.

Next event Open Gardens on Sunday 10th of June see you there.

Rachael Lunney · Mon 19 Mar 2018, 17:21 · Link

Rodney Rose

Charlbury's former county councillor, Rodney Rose, passed away at the weekend.

A statement by Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council, reads:

"It was with great sadness that we learned that Rodney Rose, the deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council until last year, died at the weekend.

"I will miss him greatly as a friend and colleague. On behalf of everyone at Oxfordshire County Council who knew and worked with him, I send his family our deepest condolences.

"I worked closely with Rodney for many years. He was a tireless and dedicated local councillor representing Charlbury and Wychwood. As a long-serving member of the Cabinet, he had ranging responsibilities for council services.

"He was a tireless champion of Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service. He represented the county council on several major projects that will benefit Oxfordshire, including the east-west rail scheme and the planned flood alleviation scheme around west Oxford. These will be his legacy as a public servant."

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12:48 · Link

Criminal damage to vehicles

Between the 13th-14th of March a vehicle on The Green has been keyed across all four sides. This is the third incident involving criminal damage to vehicles in the last month.
Police would like to speak to individuals involved. If you have any further information, please contact police on 101 and quote crime report number 43180079218

Wesley Smith · Fri 16 Mar 2018, 17:15 · Link

Scam Warning: Phone message threatens HMRC lawsuit

There is currently a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and is going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone 0161 8508494 and press "1" to speak to the officer dealing with the case. This scam is becoming widely reported and seems to be targeting older people. Please do not reply to the message.

If you cannot verify the identity of the person making the call you should not disclose your personal details. You should report these incidents on the Action Fraud website, or you can call them on 0300 123 2040 They are open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00.

Wesley Smith · Fri 16 Mar 2018, 15:36 · Link

Art Society Spring Show News Update

In addition to the normal exhibition of Art Society members' work in the Memorial Hall on 24th March there will be a special exhibition of Daphne Clark's paintings in the Green Room. All this will take place in conjunction with the Garden Society Show and entry is free.
Daphne has very generously offered to donate the proceeds from any sales to Médecins Sans Frontières, a charity for which she has a profound admiration.

Daphne says "I enjoyed painting from a very early age, but rarely had any opportunity apart from holidays to pursue it in a systematic way. However, I have experimented with all sorts of media- watercolour, pastels, oils and a little lino-cutting over the years".
Music has also played an important part in Daphne's life and she has played the piano on many occasions in Charlbury. The money raised by her concerts has enabled the grand piano to be donated to the Memorial Mall.

Tony Lloyd · Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:03 · Link

Attempt break in

Between the 10th and 12th of March there has been an attempted break in at the new properties being built on Pooles Lane in Charlbury. Any further info, please contact police on 101 quoting crime report number 43180075196

Wesley Smith · Wed 14 Mar 2018, 09:47 · Link

Mill Field Flooded

The mill field is totally flooded by the sluice gate with a strong flow of water across the field
The Town Council requests people not to try to go through it at this time as it is considered dangerous
We are monitoring the situation and will update when the flooding has gone down

Image courtesy of

Tony H Merry · Tue 13 Mar 2018, 17:48 · Link

Clarimore Beautique's First Anniversary

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us in our first year, it has been an incredible year and it would not have been possible without your support. The salon is still growing and this next year we look forward to introducing more treatments and hope to bring a new member to the team.

For those yet to discover us please visit our website for a full list of treatments or find us on Sheep Street for a brochure. We stock Guinot professional skin care, Opi nail polishes, beautiful gifts and we also provide gift vouchers.

You can keep up to date with our news, new additions and offers on our website and social media pages.
Facebook and Instagram @ClarimoreBeautique

Becky Claridge · Tue 13 Mar 2018, 09:11 · Link

Charlbury Youth Club News

Following the success of Friday night youth club at Charlbury Community Centre we are now in a position of having to limit numbers for safeguarding purposes. Therefore please be aware that numbers will be limited to the first 35 young people arriving at the centre. Youth Club runs every Friday (except bank holidays) from 7pm to 9pm (notice new closing time), with sports activities in the sports hall for the first hour and is open to young people attending secondary school. Tonight will be a chance to play basketball with coaching from experienced players! Entry is £1. Look forward to seeing you there!

daniela jenkins · Fri 9 Mar 2018, 12:27 · Link

The Great Debate!!

The noble and illustrious CHARLBURY DEBATING SOCIETY assembled last night in the Corner House for its latest tempestuous gathering.

The motion "The West can no longer rely on American leadership", proposed by human rights lawyer Frances Webber and opposed by campaigner and retailer Michael Flanagan, was adopted overwhelmingly by 77% to 8%, with 15% abstentions.

Contributions were made by veterans of international diplomacy, politics, journalism, publishing and other fields, all resident locally...

Jonathan Luxmoore · Fri 9 Mar 2018, 10:28 · Link

Charlbury Community Speedwatch is back

After a layoff during the winter months, Speedwatch returns to the roads of Charlbury. This morning we monitored The Slade near the site of the recent crash & have reported 29 speeding drivers to Thames Valley Police for follow up. No; we can't catch everyone, no; we can't be everywhere all the time but hopefully some people will take the hint. After all, if you drive at the correct speed those behind you have to do so as well. Contact if you want to join us.

Jim Holah · Thu 8 Mar 2018, 16:26 · 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 5 Mar 2018, 08:00 · Link

All Stars Cricket returns to Charlbury!

All Stars Cricket is a fantastic initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. It is a fun and active way to develop your child's skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots - as well as make new friends - in a safe and inclusive environment.
Everyone is welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home. Returning participants will receive a different pack of goodies including an updated shirt and a set of stumps to add to their equipment.
All Stars cricket is once again running at Charlbury Cricket Club, and registration is now open for the programme, which starts in May 2018. We had a great fun last year and would love to continue the success of this programme this year.
If you would like more details please contact us at or visit (where you can register your child)

A Westbury · Sat 3 Mar 2018, 16:41 · Link

Travel update - Saturday

No buses running.

Trains may restart this afternoon - tbc.

Richard Fairhurst · Sat 3 Mar 2018, 10:26 · Link

Friday Fish & chip van

Pitstop Catering can't get the van out of Hook Norton because of the weather & road conditions. They'll be back next week.

Jim Holah · Fri 2 Mar 2018, 12:28 · Link

Funeral for Mike Tebbitt postponed

The funeral for Mike Tebbitt at 11am this morning is postponed until next week.

Many thanks
St Mary's Church

Jo Paton · Fri 2 Mar 2018, 10:39 · Link

From Charlbury Museum archives

Snow drifts on Banbury Hill 1947.

Janet Jeffs · Fri 2 Mar 2018, 10:09 · Link

Town centre is open !

Yes we still in Business despite the weather the town shops are still open, so no need to test your driving skills in the snow by going out of town have a wander down and reacquaint yourself with what the town has to offer, you may be surprised

Fri 2 Mar 2018, 09:21 · Link

Travel update (Friday) - all buses cancelled

S3 bus to Oxford not running: .

X9 bus to Witney/Chipping Norton not running: .

Train service "suspended" according to GWR.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 2 Mar 2018, 08:51 · Link

History of Art Class cancelled

Juliet's class on Friday is cancelled due to the weather and will take place next week on 9th March.

Juliet Heslewood · Thu 1 Mar 2018, 16:06 · Link

Bring & Take Postponed until 21 April

Due to the forecast weather conditions for Saturday we have
decided to POSTPONE the Bring & Take and to re-schedule for Saturday 21 April.

If you have paint or DIY stuff to give away then email a photo to If you WANT some paint then have a look at our new DIYspares webpage.

Join OLIO The Food Sharing Revolution

Food in your cupboard you're not going to use? Upload a photo to OLIO to find someone else locally who would love to use it. Article in Charlbury Chronicle March 2018. OLIO is available as a phone app, but can NOW BE USED ON THE WEB to upload a new listing as well a view items available locally.

Charlbury Green Hub

Christine Elliott · Thu 1 Mar 2018, 14:42 · Link

Lent lunch Friday 2 March cancelled

The Lent lunch due to be held in the Methodist Church upper room on Friday 2 March has been cancelled due to the weather.

Rosalind Scott · Thu 1 Mar 2018, 12:07 · Link

Women's World Day of Prayer service cancelled

The service due to be held on Friday 2 March in the Friends Meeting House, Charlbury, has been cancelled due to the weather.

Rosalind Scott · Thu 1 Mar 2018, 12:04 · Link

Rubbish & recycling meeting POSTPONED

The Sustainable Charlbury meeting planned for tonight 1st March in the Morris Room, Corner House, has been postponed, due to the bad weather.

A new date will be announced in due course. Thank you for your understanding.

Alice Brander · Thu 1 Mar 2018, 10:28 · Link

Charlbury is still open for business

Despite the weather the town shops are still open, so no need to test your driving skills in the snow by going out of town have a wander down and reacquaint yourself with what the town has to offer, you may be surprised

Thu 1 Mar 2018, 09:47 · Link

Travel update

London Paddington station is closed. Trains are terminating at Reading.

Pulhams X9 and Stagecoach S3 buses are currently running as normal (9am Thursday) but Pulhams have advised people not to travel unless necessarily. Updates at (X9) and (S3).

Tweet from National Rail at 10.43:

Some platforms at London Paddington have now reopened. Please keep an eye on your journey through the National Rail website:

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 1 Mar 2018, 08:52 · Link

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