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Last minute tickets and menu - Pre-School Spring Party tonight!

It's Charlbury Pre-School's Spring Party tonight! 

We've had lots of requests for last minute tickets so good news is that there will be some tickets available on the door tonight from 8pm. Tickets are £12 each. 

Our chefs have been hard at work prepping the delicious food for tonight's gathering... There will be a choice of Duck Cassoulet or a Vegan Cassoulet with homemade vegetable broth and a herb crumb. Food and a drink is included in the ticket price and a cash bar will also be available. 

The Pre-School garden is looking magic with a firepit and stage area for our musicians (including some of Knights of Mentis, Andy Pickard and other local talent). 

All proceeds got to Charlbury Pre-School which is a charity. See you there! 

jackie daish · Sat 30 Mar 2019, 09:52 · Link

Charlbury Medical Centre closed from noon on 2 April 2019 until the following morning

Charlbury Medical Practice will close from noon on Tuesday April 2 until the following morning.

The medical practices in the West Locality (Charlbury, Bampton, Broadshires, Burford, Cogges, Windrush, Nuffield, Eynsham) meet on April 2 to discuss the next steps in the formation of Primary Care Networks.

 As a result all practices in the West Locality, including Charlbury will close from noon on Tuesday April 2, and re-open the following morning.

Patients should dial 111 for advice during this time, or go online:

susan smith · Fri 29 Mar 2019, 12:42 · Link

Community Speedwatch March update

Your Community Speedwatch team have been taking advantage of improved weather and greater daylight to hold more sessions, 6 in the last month, on The Slade, Enstone Rd, Woodstock Rd & Forest Rd.  At each of these sessions we have used our new Speed Indicator Device (SID, see picture) recently purchased by The Town Council and with the support of Thames Valley Police (TVP).  This new device shows each driver their individual speed along with warnings to slow down or thanking them for observing the correct speed.  This has had a dramatic effect on drivers, with more slowing once they are aware of their speed. Despite this, on each session we have still recorded drivers ignoring the limits.  They will be contacted by TVP and their details recorded on the national database.  At our Forest Rd session today, we were supported by TVP who pulled over speeding drivers to offer advice on improving their driving skills.  You will see us out regularly in the coming weeks and if you want to join us or suggest locations that need our attention please contact us on

Jim Holah · Wed 27 Mar 2019, 21:02 · 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.

  • 15 Wychwood Paddocks Charlbury
    Erection of single storey side and single and two storey rear extensions. Conversion of part of existing garage to create utility room.
    WODC reference: 19/00649/HHD - Mon 04 Mar 2019 - Under consideration
  • Land East Of 26 The Slade Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Erection of three dwellings and associated works
    WODC reference: 18/02738/FUL - Tue 09 Oct 2018 - Awaiting decision

Mon 25 Mar 2019, 06:15 · Link

Tickets on sale for Spring Party

Tickets are now on sale for Pre-School's Spring Party!

We're excited to announce that some of the wonderful Knights of Mentis will be playing for us as well as the brilliant Andy Pickard. We have open mic sessions too.

Your ticket includes delicious duck cassoulet or veg stew, a drink and live music... all under the stars in the Charlbury Pre-School garden. There will be firepits to keep us warm and a cash bar available all night. 

Saturday 30th March from 8pm. Tickets are £12 and available from Cotswold Frames or Pre-School. Don't miss out! All proceeds got to Charlbury Pre-School which is a charity. 

jackie daish · Thu 21 Mar 2019, 09:47 · Link

It's your NHS. Have your say

Have your say on the future of the NHS in Oxfordshire by visiting and following the links. The survey closes on April 30, 2019.

More information on the Charlbury Patient Participation Group pages, found in  Community, Town Facilities.

susan smith · Wed 20 Mar 2019, 16:49 · Link

Women's Tour of Britain coming to Charlbury

It was today announced that the Women's Tour, one of the most prestigious women's cycling races in the world, will be coming to Oxfordshire in each of the next three years.

Stage 3 of the 2019 race, to take place on Wednesday 12 June, will finish at Blenheim Palace and the provisional route includes Charlbury on the final approach. The three-year agreement was launched at Blenheim Palace this morning (20 March), with county and district councillors and local cyclists in attendance, plus professional Welsh cyclist Manon Lloyd.

The OVO Women's Tour is a “World Tour” event which means it’s in the top tier of women’s bike races. (The men’s Tour of Britain is a second-tier event, part of the “Europe Tour”.)

The date is in the middle of the second Charlbury Festival. The route is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Richard Fairhurst · Wed 20 Mar 2019, 12:47 · Link

Street Fair Quiz - This Saturday 7pm

We have 2 tables left for the quiz this Saturday night in the Memorial Hall.

£12 per person, teams of up to 6 people and includes a Moroccan supper. (Vegetarian option available)

Bar opens at 7pm.

Contact: or 07880718536

Carolyn Ashton · Tue 19 Mar 2019, 17:15 · 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.

  • 53 Nine Acres Close Charlbury
    Discharge of conditions 3 (Landscape) and 9 (Drainage) of planning permission 18/01593/FUL.
    WODC reference: 18/03420/CND - Mon 26 Nov 2018 - Unknown

Mon 18 Mar 2019, 06:15 · Link

Ditchley Road resurfacing

Oxfordshire County Council writes:

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and “No Waiting” restriction at Ditchley Road, Charlbury

In the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a ‘No Waiting’ restriction as detailed above to facilitate surface dressing.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 4 June 2019.

The anticipated completion date is 6 June 2019

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and restriction and will operate on the days shown above.

Please note that Notices for urgent works can last up to 5 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 and liaison with the works supervisor.

A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and restriction is attached.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 15 Mar 2019, 11:09 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair quiz night last few tables left

Last few tables left for Street fair on Saturday 23rd of March, 

Teams of up to 6 people a £12 per person 

Please contact

Rachael Lunney · Mon 11 Mar 2019, 15:58 · Link

Last High Speed Train on the Cotswold Line? Sunday 10th

Charlbury residents who've trekked down to the station to see steam trains in recent months might be interested to know of another landmark this afternoon - possibly the last HST (aka "InterCity 125") in regular service on the Cotswold Line.

The train is passing through Charlbury westbound at 15.02, and eastbound at 17.32.

HSTs have been the mainstay of long-distance services on the Cotswold Line since the 1980s, but have now been replaced by the new Intercity Express trains.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 10 Mar 2019, 14:04 · Link

Beer Festival grant funds available

The success of last years event meant that we were able to make £20,000 available for grant applications. We've already been able to support grant applications from the School and Pre-School, various sports clubs, a community dance stage, the Day Center, the Historical Society, the Arts Society, HIFA and the Community Centre.

We do still have approximately £3,500 available so would love to hear from any organisation that is in need of funds this year that we can help with. Grant application forms can be downloaded from the CBF website and emailed back to me along with all supporting documents.

And whilst we're at it, don't forget the date for this years beer festival, Saturday 29th June. We are aiming to pass the £250,000 fundraising mark in this, our 22nd year, all of which of course wouldn't be possible without the support from everyone who comes and enjoys an afternoon at one of the best independent beer festivals around.

Tim Crisp · Thu 7 Mar 2019, 11:10 · 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.

  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Discharge of condition 3 (Sample panel) of planning permission 18/03066/LBC
    WODC reference: 19/00693/CND - Wed 06 Mar 2019 - Under consideration
  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Discharge of condition 3 (Sample panel) of planning permission 18/03065/HHD
    WODC reference: 19/00683/CND - Wed 06 Mar 2019 - Under consideration
  • Tachbrook Park Street Charlbury
    Internal and external alterations to include replacement garage and canopy over front door,re rendering of gable wall.
    WODC reference: 19/00535/LBC - Fri 08 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • Tachbrook Park Street Charlbury
    Alterations and erection of replacement garage and canopy over front door.
    WODC reference: 19/00534/HHD - Fri 08 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • 9 Sturt Road Charlbury
    Single-storey rear extension and conversion of outbuilding to habitable space.
    WODC reference: 19/00392/HHD - Thu 07 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • 52 The Green Charlbury
    Removal of condition 5 of plannning permission 12/0746/P/FP (Parking spaces)
    WODC reference: 19/00295/S73 - Wed 30 Jan 2019 - Under consideration
  • Myrtle Cottage Sheep Street Charlbury
    Two storey front extension and conversion of loft to include two dormer windows. Conversion of garage to create extra living space. New front entrance canopy.
    WODC reference: 19/00247/HHD - Wed 06 Feb 2019 - Under consideration
  • Ivy House Church Lane Charlbury
    Part Discharge of Condition 5 (Window Details) of planning permissions 18/03065/HHD and 18/03066/LBC
    WODC reference: 19/00155/CND - Thu 17 Jan 2019 - Under consideration
  • Providence House Sheep Street Charlbury
    Single storey link rear extension
    WODC reference: 19/00104/HHD - Mon 21 Jan 2019 - Under consideration
  • Land East Of Ambleside Farm Ditchley Road Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Non material amendments to Planning Permission 16/04142/FUL to replace four roof lights on South elevation with two dormer widows.
    WODC reference: 18/03617/NMA - Mon 17 Dec 2018 - Under consideration

Wed 6 Mar 2019, 22:50 · Link

Another crown for Charlbury resident: Miss Oxfordshire Inspiration 2019

After about a year out of the Pageant industry, Charlbury resident Layla Claridge again holds an Oxfordshire title of Miss Oxfordshire Inspiration. Layla held the title back in 2013 and opened the Charlbury Street Fair, compered at Riverside Festival as well as attending, judging, and helping out at many other local events before competing in Miss inspiration UK. She is thrilled to have won the title again 6 years on and will compete in the National competition in April in Wales.

Layla is keen to use her title and crown to help out the local community so if there is any event you would like Layla to help out with please let her know.

LaylaM · Tue 5 Mar 2019, 17:20 · Link

Street Fair Quiz Night - Saturday 23rd March

Come and join us for a fun quiz night.

Teams of up to 6 people at £12 per person.

This includes a Moroccan themed meal with vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options plus table nibbles.

All proceeds go to the Memorial Hall & Corner House.

Door and bar opens at 7pm ready for a 7.30pm start.

Please contact me at to book a table.

Carolyn Ashton · Sun 3 Mar 2019, 14:55 · Link

Quartet tickets on sale now

Tickets for Quartet now on sale

CADS will be presenting their spring production at the Memorial Hall on March 14th -16th. Tickets are now available from Cotswold Frames or online at

Book the date in your diary

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Sat 2 Mar 2019, 09:04 · Link

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