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GWR Easit withdrawal petition

In addition to the below posting about GWR withdrawing from the Easit Scheme, please click on the following link to sign a petition to try and stop them from taking this action -  http://chng.it/mCtfvXHB

Rebecca Brice · Wed 22 Jan, 16:28 · Link


Wilderness Local Bursary

As a thank you for your continued support in allowing us to hold Wilderness in your beautiful hometown, this year we are introducing a Wilderness Local Bursary to contribute towards causes that you believe will best benefit the community.

If you know a local cause, charity or organisation that could use this, please fill out the following form and submit before Friday 27th March 2020. We will review and respond to all applicants by Friday 24th April.

You can apply here.

Wilderness HQ x

Charlotte Wilderness · Tue 21 Jan, 18:15 · Link


Charlbury Community Speedwatch, news & 2019 summary

The Charlbury CSW team had a busy 2019, carrying out a total of 57 sessions at various points around the town. In those sessions we checked the speed of 8,583 vehicles and notified 463 drivers to Thames Valley Police for follow up.  Whether it was our presence or just people learning to drive within the speed limit we're not sure, but overall, speeding vehicles reduced to 14%  of the total checked last year.

One of the worst locations for speeding was Woodstock Rd, so today we held our first session of 2020 with the support of TVP .  Drivers travelling in excess of 40 mph in the 30 mph zone were stopped and advised that had their speed been recorded by TVP, they would be rewarded with a £100 fine and 3 points on their license.

If you want to join us in making the roads around Charlbury safer, contact charlburycsw@gmail.com and we'll be in touch.

Jim Holah · Mon 20 Jan, 16:43 · Link


Treasure Island the Panto starts this week

Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society Presents

Treasure Island

The Panto

Thursday 23rd / Friday 24th & Saturday 25th January @ 7.30pm

With a Saturday matinee @ 2.30pm

At the Memorial Hall, Charlbury.

Tickets £10.00 ~ Concession £8.00

Matinee show only Children £5.00

Doors open @7pm and 2pm for the Matinee

Tickets from Cotswold frames, Market St, Charlbury

Box office 01608 676642 ~ www.wegottickets.com

For Thursday tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492762

For Friday tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492764

For Saturday matinee tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492766

For Saturday evening tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492770

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Mon 20 Jan, 15:06 · Link


Table Tennis?

There is a possibility of the formation of a new table tennis club at the Community Centre, probably on Tuesday mornings. If you might be interested please email Angus Bentall - angusb888@btinternet.com

Angus B · Mon 20 Jan, 14:58 · Link


GWR to withdraw from Easit Scheme

Easit sent me a letter that basically states that GWR are withdrawing from the scheme after 31st March 2020. Easit urges users to write to their MPs.

I understand that not all Charlbury Easit users have been notified.

This affects our commuter route into Oxford.

Miranda Higham · Fri 17 Jan, 08:39 · Link


Bandeoke tickets on sale now

Get your tickets online for the return of Bandeoke on Saturday night.

There is limited capacity, so don't miss out.

All money raised will go to Charlbury Pre-School which is a charity. Thanks for your support. 

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bandeoke-tickets-82932002853

jackie daish · Wed 15 Jan, 19:16 · Link


Community Centre Shortlisted for an Award

We are delighted to announce that Charlbury Community Centre has beenshortlisted for a Business and Community Award, which is one of the categories in the West Oxfordshire Business Awards. Judges visited the centre this week and the finalists will be announced in early February. We’ll keep you posted!

Tanya Stevenson · Wed 15 Jan, 17:42 · Link


Charlbury Street Fair Needs Help

Charlbury Street Fair urgently seeking people to join the committee to help organise this year’s Street Fair.

A meeting has been arranged for Thursday 16 January at 7.30pm in the Corner House, Morris room to kick the project off.  Please do come and support Street Fair which has been running since 1954!  It will be very sad if this is the last year.  Both these community buildings play a large part in community life in  Charlbury.  Come and help - every little bit counts!

Rachael Lunney · Tue 14 Jan, 12:21 · 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.

  • 19 Hughes Close Charlbury
    Erection of two storey extension and conversion of roof space to create additional living space.
    WODC reference: 20/00035/HHD - Mon 16 Dec 2019 - Under consideration
  • 1 Church Street Charlbury
    Alterations to replace failed first floor section of bay window to front elevation.
    WODC reference: 19/03374/LBC - Tue 07 Jan 2020 - Under consideration
  • Yew Dell Hixet Wood Charlbury
    Demolition of existing bungalow. Construction of two dwellings.
    WODC reference: 19/03252/FUL - Tue 07 Jan 2020 - Under consideration

Mon 13 Jan, 06:15 · Link


Charlbury Honoured Citizen Award

Following the presentation of the inaugural Charlbury Honoured Citizen Award to Ken and Margaret Taylor in January last year, the town council is now inviting nominations for presentation during Spring 2020.  For details and a nomination form, please contact Roger Clarke, the town clerk at charlburytc@btinternet.com or on 01608 810608 (9am to 5pm weekdays only). Nominations for the 2020 award must be received by 31st January 2020 at the latest.

An Honoured Citizen Award is a tribute to an individual who has given dedicated voluntary service, probably over many years, and as a consequence has made a significant positive difference to the Community and to the lives of residents.

Nominations are invited for current or former Charlbury residents who have given outstanding service to the town. All nominations must be proposed and seconded by two current Charlbury residents, neither of whom are related to the nominee.  Serving members and employees of the Town Council are not eligible for the award, nor may they propose or second any nominations. Regrettably, awards cannot be made posthumously.

Peter Kenrick · Fri 10 Jan, 23:53 · Link


Playing Close Railings

The Thomas Gifford Trust is very grateful to the Town Council for a grant to cover the cost of re-painting the Playing Close railings (a painstaking job!). The railings are a listed monument so need to be properly looked after. Some of the benches were also repainted and we hope to get the rest done when the weather improves.The Town Council gives an annual grant to cover the costs of maintaining the Playing Close, which I'm sure everyone will agree is an important asset for the town. Many thanks to the Town Council and also to Kieron and his team for doing the work. It's looking fantastic.

Tanya Stevenson · Fri 10 Jan, 12:23 · Link


Treasure Island (the Panto) tickets now on sale

Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society Presents

Treasure Island

The Panto

Thursday 23rd / Friday 24th & Saturday 25th January @ 7.30pm

With a Saturday matinee @ 2.30pm

At the Memorial Hall, Charlbury.

Tickets £10.00 ~ Concession £8.00

Matinee show only Children £5.00

Doors open @7pm and 2pm for the Matinee

Tickets from Cotswold frames, Market St, Charlbury

Box office 01608 676642 ~ www.wegottickets.com

For Thursday tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492762

For Friday tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492764

For Saturday matinee tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492766

For Saturday evening tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/492770

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Wed 8 Jan, 16:20 · 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.

  • 43 Woodfield Drive Charlbury
    Erection of single storey extension to replace existing conservatory, construction of first floor extension, new front entrance porch and changes to fenestration.
    WODC reference: 19/03389/HHD - Mon 09 Dec 2019 - Under consideration
  • Kantara Woodstock Road Charlbury
    Garage conversion into family room with single storey rear extension.
    WODC reference: 19/03380/HHD - Fri 06 Dec 2019 - Under consideration

Mon 6 Jan, 06:15 · Link


Ben Sherwood, Pharmacist

There was a gathering at the pharmacy on the 28th  December to bid  Ben farewell. We  raised £360:00 for his leaving gift and he was presented with a box of 12 bottles of wine, a bottle of Nyetimber champagne and £250:00 John Lewis vouchers. Thank you to all who donated and signed the card. 

Deborah Hofman · Fri 3 Jan, 22:06 · Link


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