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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
    Discharge of conditions 4 (Protection method) 5 (Sample panel) 6 (Roof sample) and 7 (Window and door details) of planning permission 16/02264/LBC
    WODC reference: 19/02550/CND - Wed 11 Sep 2019 - Under consideration
  • Kimbell House Dyers Hill Charlbury
    Discharge of conditions 3 (Sample panel) 4 (Roof sample) and 6 (Window and door detail) of planning permission 16/02263/HHD
    WODC reference: 19/02549/CND - Wed 11 Sep 2019 - Under consideration
  • New Barn Garage Nineacres Lane Charlbury
    Demolition of an existing small vehicle repair garage. Construction of two semi-detached dwellings.
    WODC reference: 19/02458/FUL - Mon 02 Sep 2019 - Under consideration
  • Fieldmans Farm House Ditchley Road Charlbury
    Discharge of Conditions 3 (Sample Panel), 4 (Roof Sample), 5 (Window Details), 7 (Landscaping), 10 (Land Contamination Assessment) and 11 (Enclosure) with 6 (Car park) noted for planning permission 16/04142/FUL
    WODC reference: 19/02393/CND - Fri 06 Sep 2019 - Under consideration

Mon 16 Sep, 06:15 · Link

Harvest Festival Flower Display

The flower arrangers at St Mary's Church have produced a wonderful display for Harvest Festival. Do pop in and have a look. You will not be disappointed.

Patrick Gallagher · Sun 15 Sep, 13:11 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair Auction Lots

Street Fair Auction Lots

Royal Oak Printing whole day course with lunch

Wilderness Festival Tickets

Wychwood Brewery Tour for two

Breakfast for 6 at Old Shed

Eynsham Hall Afternoon Tea for 2

2 x 30 minute private horse riding lessons

2 x 45 minute private horse riding lessons (for biomechanics based riding, using the Ride With Your Mind method)

1 Yoga Class Lesson

Robert Courts bottle of whisky

Voucher for Introduction to Sourdough Baking or Introduction to Bacon Making. The Curiosities Co Ltd -

Family Pass for Oxford Ice Ring

Ditchley Park tour with tea for 6 people

Family train ticket for Chiltern Railways

Ride to Stow on the Wold in a Morgan with breakfast

Person Training Session with Jason (Does not need to go to a gym member)

Family Pass to Fairytale Farm

One hour Photograph lesson with Tom Wood Photography

2 X Family Pass for CHOC Christmas film

A Family Ticket for a Day on the Severn Valley Railway

Charlbury.pilates (one to one Pilate hour lesson)

Voucher for One Month's Membership of The Community Gym including Induction Session.

Family Ticket for Blenheim Palace

Family Pass to Cotswold Farm Park (a.k.a. Adam’s Farm)

Family Ticket for Cogges Farm

Limited Edition Larcum Kendall Print by Jody O’Reilly

Hardback copy of Kendall’s Longitude by John Bendall

Bidding Open again Next Saturday from 11am. 

All Money Raised going to Corner House and Memorial Hall

Rachael Lunney · Sat 14 Sep, 19:18 · Link

CBY Disco raised £70.00, all request proceeds to Charlbury Street Fair

Thanks to everyone who danced the night away on Sat 14 Sep: CBY Music Club Danceology disco with your help we raised £70.00 

This was an all Request Skool Disco Party held in the Back Bar of the Rose & Crown with smoke, light and lasers we had a Fab evening with a great attendance  .

 All your old skool favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s were played and along with your great music requests  played for a minimum £1 per song with all the proceeds  being donated to Charlbury Street Fair!

It was a FREE ENTRY disco for people who like to Party and dance the night away so why not keep an eye out in the "whats on section"  for our next disco event tbc. 

The CBY music club meet once a week at the back bar in the Rose & Crown

From 8pm  this coming Wednesday 18th September its a night for the ladies! Celebrating the greatest female artists from across the decades. With Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Alison Moyet and many more.

Come and enjoy a couple of hours away from life's hectic schedule with a friendly bunch of like-minded music lovers and a few pints.


 For further info or to make any weekly them suggestions contact Jos at

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Wed 11 Sep, 10:31 · Link


As this is the week that marks eighty years since the commencement of the Second World War the talk today at The Charlbury Art Society will be by Philippa Phelan on the work of official war artists.  See events listing for details.

Tony Lloyd · Tue 10 Sep, 12:50 · Link

Application submitted to demolish New Barn Garage

The owners of New Barn Garage, on Nine Acres Lane, have submitted a planning application to demolish the garage and replace it with two semi-detached houses.

The business is intending to relocate to a unit on Enstone Airfield. A covering letter with the application says “ The current garage has long been a source of frustration for local residents so the potential relocation has been universally welcomed by all. ”

The application can be viewed on the West Oxfordshire District Council website here.

Tue 10 Sep, 09:11 · 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 Sep, 06:15 · Link

Charlbury Street Fair 2019 needs help to set up, and take down!

Calling all Charlbury Residents! Street Fair is but two weeks away...

Fancy a Bacon Butty? 

On Saturday 21st September, we will need help to set up the stalls for the Fair - ironwork, tables and canopies - so please do come along at 8AM. You will be well rewarded with a Bacon Butty at about 9.30! Oh, and please do come back at 5PM as we will need help again to dismantle the stalls (we usually find that very few people help in the evening... so please do return!).

John Dora, Chair, Charlbury Street Fair Committee.  

John Dora · Sun 8 Sep, 20:21 · Link

No more Monthly Makers' Markets

I am very sad, but the pressure of work, small babies, 2 jobs... etc and we found that we just had to call a halt.  

However Fab Cooks will continue and pop-ups with maybe music and who knows maybe dancing too!  Winter delights to come. 

Patricia Freeman · Thu 5 Sep, 09:47 · Link

A Science Group for Charlbury residents

The group is for those who would like to explore the vast science world.  They might range from What is the science of my phone? questioners, to those interested in the universe surrounding our world.

Once several members have mustered on the quarter-deck, we can decide topics and frequency of meetings, probably in our homes.

 I have created an Amateur Scientifics website full of aspects and quotations and the link will be sent to enquirers. 

The group could include those who want to explore, for example, gravity or the effect of speed of light. The group could operate on a self-help basis.  Occasional speakers could be invited.

 How long will our Earth survive?  An interesting question?

We could look at the difference between hard and soft science and explore avenues.

And how science and philosophy march forward hand in hand. 

We could dig up Darwin and tell him that natural selection has failed the survival of humanity.

We could search the night sky.  It may be the majority use telescopes.  For those less keen it can be achieved using the internet.

Do send me a note via my name, suggesting topics.

Best wishes

Alan F Harrison

Alan F Harrison · Tue 3 Sep, 13:07 · Link

Phone scammer identity theft

A friend received a phone call (the usual scam about "your internet will be down in 24 hours if you don't press these buttons") but the difference here,  was that it showed as having come from my phone number. It hadn't of course.  This is known as spoofing.  It seems as if someone is hacking peoples phone book to get a genuine phone number that won't be blocked.

All my attempts at reporting this have failed.

Geoff Holmberg · Mon 2 Sep, 18:19 · Link

Beware of phone scammer posing as Police

There is a cold caller phoning up on the landline saying he is part of the Police and there is an initiative to help people become more aware and put things in place to stop break-ins. He wants to make an appointment to come around. Do not let him as it is a hoax call. If you were to dial 1471 from your landline, his number comes up as 01733798130 (a Peterborough number). This is used by scammers. If the real police were to initiate something they would put it on their social media sites and/or turn up on the door step with full uniform and ID.

Philippa Phelan · Mon 2 Sep, 14:33 · Link

Newly formed group, the Charlbury Climate Action Network, CCAN.

There is a newly formed group, The Charlbury Climate Action Network (CCAN). CCAN is collecting signatures to present to Charlbury Town Council at its next meeting on 25th September. We hope that these signatures will give a mandate to the Council to enable it to recognise that there is an Environmental and Climate Emergency (over 50% of councils around the UK have already done so), and that its policies and decisions in future will be consistent with this. If you would like to find out more or add your signature, CCAN members will be at the Garden Society Show on Saturday 7th September, outside the Co-op during the Farmers Market on Saturday 14th September and around about during the Charlbury Street Fair on Saturday 21st September. You can also add your signature at the Community Centre and the Rose and Crown. Look out for the dates of the next meeting of CCAN on the Charlbury website. You can also contact John on 07848401765 or Janet on 07947076257.

Flora Gregory · Mon 2 Sep, 11:22 · Link

Missing man seen in Charlbury

The Oxford Mail reports that a man missing from Pershore has been seen in Charlbury.

“The family of Martyn Davies from Pershore reported his disappearance to police on Friday morning. Of several potential sightings since, two were in West Oxfordshire - one in Charlbury, another in Chipping Norton. In a post written on Facebook, a family member wrote: ‘He’s been missing since around 6.30 this [Friday] morning. He hasn’t taken his car and his phone is off. It’s very out of character for him to do this.’ ”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, incident number 631S300819.

Richard Fairhurst · Sun 1 Sep, 21:45 · Link

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