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Charlbury Beer Festival passes £250k fund raising mark

As many of you will know, we had a wonderful Charlbury Beer Festival this year, with glorious weather, a great atmosphere and all the usual offerings of Aunt Sally, music, Culture Club and of course 50 cracking beers. 

Thanks to all of you who came along and supported the event, to our sponsors and to our volunteers we have been able to raise over £21k from this years beer festival, which means that we have also raised over £250,000 during the 22 years of our operation. Charlbury School has been our principal beneficiary, we have supported 47 local organisations in total, plus 9 overseas projects/organisations. In addition, other local organisations have been running stalls since we have been down at the Cricket Club raising a further £20k for their own causes.

I hope you agree that the Charlbury Beer Festival goes from strength to strength, we are always looking for ways to improve so please do get in touch with any suggestions or indeed if you would like to help and be part of the team.

Tim Crisp · Thu 18 Jul, 07:22 · Link


Local funny man in running for BBC New Comedy Award

Charlbury's Adrian Lancini has been selected to take part in the 2019 Radio 4 Comedy Award. He will compete in the Manchester heat with 10 other comedians for a place in the Edinburgh finals. Though not a competitive fellow Adrian is reported to be 'excited' about participating.

Adrian's set will now be aired on Radio 4 Extra at 10.30pm on Friday 26th July (note the change of date). Keep up-to-date with his progress on www.twitter.com/adrianlancini

Edward Fenton · Mon 15 Jul, 18:22 · Link


Freddie Jones 1927-2019

Actor and former Charlbury resident Freddie Jones passed away yesterday (9 July) after a short illness.

Freddie was well known in the town and a great supporter of CADS and other community organisations. He lived in the town for 30 years, moving out in 2007 but still keeping in touch – most recently he opened the new Community Centre in 2017.

As an actor he was best known in recent years for his role in Emmerdale, but had a long career in both film and TV. The Guardian recapped his career in a piece today.

Wed 10 Jul, 16:32 · 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 8 Jul, 06:15 · Link


Steam Train Today Saturday 6th July -Apparently it didn't run!

A steam train is scheduled to pass through Charlbury heading towards Worcester today, at 17.58 see http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U20511/2019/07/06/advanced 

It’s hauled by a loco maybe not as well known as some - a mere Stanier Jubilee class named ‘Bahamas’.

John Dora · Sat 6 Jul, 10:48 · 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.

  • Kimbell House Dyers Hill Charlbury
    Erection of single storey rear extension and canopy over existing front door.
    WODC reference: 16/02263/HHD - Mon 18 Jul 2016 - Unknown
  • Kimbell House Dyers Hill Charlbury
    General refurbishment works to include erection of single storey rear extension and canopy over front door, changes to internal layout with installation of new staircases and four rooflights, and provision of second floor bathroom.
    WODC reference: 16/02264/LBC - Mon 18 Jul 2016 - Unknown

Mon 1 Jul, 06:15 · Link


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