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Permissive path beside Pound Hill

The permissive path from the bottom of Pound Hill up to the cemetery extension is a useful, safe way of avoiding the traffic on Pound Hill. Unfortunately, as users have found, the recent rainfall had made it almost impassable. Mud had become particularly deep next to the bridge installed last year as part of the 'Cotswold Gateway' Project. Thanks to the donation of a load of wood chippings from JAG Timber, Cotswold Voluntary Wardens have been out today dealing with the worst of the mud and laying a thick layer of chippings between the bridge and the top of the slope. The path is now negotiable again.

Tony Graeme · Wed 30 Dec 2020, 16:55 · Link


Recycling collections over Christmas and New Year

Until mid-January, collections are rescheduled later in the week, so:

  • The usual collection on Tuesday 29th Dec will now be on Thursday 31st
  • The usual collection on Tuesday 5th Jan will now be on Friday 8th
  • The usual collection on Tuesday 12th Jan will now be on Thursday 14th
  • The usual collection on Tuesday 19th Jan will now be on Wednesday 20th

Garden waste collection is suspended until 18th Jan. Christmas trees can then be recycled as garden waste if cut up, and placed inside the bin or left by the side.

Extra recycling can be taken. WODC state:

“We will recycle all your extras like biscuit and sweet tins, Christmas crackers and cards. We cannot accept foiled wrapping paper or glittered cards as these cannot be recycled.

“Just put your extra recycling out in clear open bags. Please keep your glass, glass bottles and jars separate in your recycling box.

“If you can't fit cardboard in your recycling bin you can break this down into A3 sized pieces and leave this next to your recycling bin for collection.”

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 29 Dec 2020, 10:16 · 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.

  • Watermead Farm Spelsbury Road Charlbury
    Discharge of conditions 4 (natural stone walls) and 6 (soft landscape works) of planning permission 19/02429/FUL
    WODC reference: 20/03490/CND - Mon 21 Dec 2020 - Under consideration

Mon 28 Dec 2020, 06:15 · Link


Charlbury Street Fair 18th September 2021 - News

As things keep changing over the Christmas and New Year break, we, in the Street Fair Committee, will arrange a 'recruitment drive' later in the year - around March 2021. Normally we have set this for mid January and appreciate other things will be on peoples' minds. This year we have vacancies for our Treasurer and Catering leads.

For 2021 we probably won't have a 'normal' March Quiz Nite, but will be aiming to help with Open Gardens, to organise a 'Scarecrow' competition and a 'back to as near a normal Street Fair' on September 18th.

2020 saw us cancel the Fair and other events, but thanks to the generosity of Charlburians, we still were able to pass a cheque for £2000 to the Corner House and War Memorial Charity. Amazing really! 

Any offers of help on the committee will in the meantime be gratefully received. I can be contacted at csfchairman@charlburystreetfair.org.

Do have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Prof. John Dora 

Chair, Charlbury Street Fair Committee

John Dora · Sat 26 Dec 2020, 09:16 · Link


Advent Windows

St Mary's Church completed the Advent calendar on Christmas Eve by illuminating the 24th window. 

The Nativity Story has been built up day by day throughout December. Participants have created an illuminated display in a window of their home or business. One more was revealed each day during Advent, opening in a random location as it does in an Advent calendar. 

Sally Welch said "I am delighted that St Mary's and the Art Society have worked so successfully together on this project. They have brought light into a rather dark December for the whole town". 

Each window contains its day number and the relevant Bible verse. Windows will be lit up from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. each evening and they will remain lit between these hours until Twelfth Night.

Although some of the events we know and love have not been able to take place this year, new ones such as Advent Windows and the Christmas Tree lit path have replaced them and may, perhaps, become future Charlbury traditions. 

A map showing the locations of all the windows is available to download on the Events page of this website together with images of all the windows.

Tony Lloyd · Thu 24 Dec 2020, 16:10 · Link


Pharmacies Open over Christmas and New Year holidays

 

LOCAL PHARMACIES open over Christmas and New Year:

 

Christmas Day:

·       Boots, High Street, Witney:  Closed

·       Lloyds in Sainsbury’s:  Closed

·       Rowlands, Welch Way, Witney:  9 am to 12 noon

·       Burford High Street: Robert Reavley’s: 10 am to 1 pm

 Bank Holiday Monday 28th Dec:

·       Boots High Street Witney: 10 am – 4 pm

·       Lloyds in Sainsbury’s:  10 am – 4 pm

·       Rowlands, Welch Way, Witney:  Closed

·       Burford High Street: Robert Reavley’s: 10 am – 2 pm

New Year’s Day Friday 1st January:

·       Boots, High Street, Witney: 10 am – 4 pm

·       Lloyds in Sainsbury’s:  10 am – 4 pm

·       Rowlands, Welch Way, Witney:  Closed

·       Burford High Street: Robert Reavley’s: 10 am – 2 pm.

Phone numbers for pharmacies:

·       Boots, High Street:   01993 705 705

·       Lloyds in Sainsburys: 01993 778691

·       Rowlands, Welch Way:  01993 702191

·       Burford Robert Reavley’s:  01993 823144

Remember NHS 111 is open and ready to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week

susan smith · Thu 24 Dec 2020, 15:45 · Link


Cornerstone

Cornerstone will now be closed until 4th January (we will open for food deliveries on Tuesday 29th December).

Thank you for all your support since we opened in August.

Happy Christmas and see you in the New Year.

Cornerstone at the Corner House. 

Jo Paton · Thu 24 Dec 2020, 13:40 · Link


Tier 4 - Charlbury Library Closed

Charlbury Library was due to reopen after the Christmas period but as we will now be in Tier 4, all of Oxfordshire's Libraries will be closed until restrictions are eased.  There will be no quarantine crates available to return items to but all return dates for items on loan will be rolled forward until April.  Therefore, items currently out on loan (and not already overdue), will not incur any fines.  Please see the attached poster for more information.

Wishing all of our customers a safe and peaceful Christmas.

Julie Ward · Wed 23 Dec 2020, 17:13 · Link


Gigaclear work for the start of April

All Gigaclear work will be stopped from 21st December to 4th January.

At the start of January, works will be:

Wed 23 Dec 2020, 10:27 · Link


Update from the Charlbury Medical Centre: COVID Vaccination Information

We are delighted to announce that, at the beginning of the New Year, Charlbury Medical Centre patients will start receiving their COVID Vaccination. Please do not contact the surgery to book. You will be called in for the vaccine when you are eligible and when the vaccine has been received . This system is being run by the Primary Care Network and not by the Charlbury Medical Centre.

We thank our community for your  support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hugely appreciated. We hope this is the beginning of a return to normal life but we need your help us get there:

Please bear with us as we step up to deliver the vaccination program alongside normal general practice, and consider other resources such as the NHS website and local pharmacies to help self-manage problems when appropriate.

We are still waiting for confirmation as to exactly when the vaccine will be delivered, but we hope they will be offered throughout January and February.

We would encourage you to read the attached information leaflet, so that you know if you are eligible and you are fully informed about the vaccine once you are called in.

www.ulh.nhs.uk/content/uploads/2020/12/PHE-vaccine-leaflet.pdf

Staff  will be unable to answer any questions about this at the moment, but please rest assured that you will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions before you have the vaccine.

Nikki Rycroft · Tue 22 Dec 2020, 21:21 · Link


Charlbury Meals on Wheels celebrates Christmas 2020

Twenty-three freshly cooked Christmas meals were delivered to residents of Charlbury, Chadlington, and Stonesfield today.  Thanks to the cooking talents of Ally, Marianne, and Jules, the meals have arrived weekly throughout the challenging year of 2020.   

We have also been fortunate to have a small, dedicated group - Jan, Jim, Brigid, David, Tonya, Lydia, Annie, Liz, and Graham - who have kept the wheels for the meals moving to make deliveries as per Susan's direction.  MoW is an enduring Charlbury-based volunteer program having served local people for nearly 60 years.

Meals are delivered each Tuesday at midday.  The cost is £3 per meal.  Please contact mglasgow@theridgegroup.com for more information or if you would like to volunteer in 2021.

Marjorie Glasgow · Tue 22 Dec 2020, 15:13 · Link


Christmas Tree Festival

The 2020 Christmas Tree Festival in the churchyard of St Mary's church has been a great success and we have been pleased to welcome many visitors. As part of the festival, a raffle raised the amazing sum of £502 and we are most grateful to all of you that bought tickets. A list of the 14 winners can be found at the entrances of both Cornerstone and the church.

Also a big thank you to all of our sponsors whose generous donations made the festival possible.

Applegarth Nurseries, New Barn Garage, Charlbury Deli, Finders Keepers, M&S, Styan Produce, Caffe Nero, House and Carriage, Lycetts, Charlbury Garden Centre, Gigaclear, Diddly Squat Farm, Widerness Festival 2021, The Heat Store, Cotswold Frames.

Paddy Gallagher.

Patrick Gallagher · Sun 20 Dec 2020, 12:52 · Link


Cancer Research UK Christmas Treasure Hunt

Our local fundraising group for CRUK has organised a Christmas Treasure Hunt for the kids - a fun activity for the Christmas holidays which is raising much-needed funds for Cancer Research UK.

Entry is £2 and all prizes are donated so all the money raised will go direct to the charity. To enter, all you need to do is donate £2 per child on our fund-raising page:

WWW.CRUK.ORG/CHARLBURYTREASUREHUNT

Put your child's name in the comments when you donate. Then email gillbegnor@live.co.uk for a copy of the map and entry form.

HAPPY HUNTING AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Gill Begnor · Sun 20 Dec 2020, 09:53 · Link


Museum booklet available on Saturday

Thank you to everyone who came to our stall at the Farmers Market on Saturday and bought our latest booklet.  We were delighted with how many we sold, with people buying them for themselves and as presents for their children or friends who used to live in Charlbury. 

Possibly our most glamorous customer was the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire who went round all the stalls in the welcome sunshine.  She and her husband have a keen interest in local history and worked hard to restore the Sarsden washpool near Churchill where sheep were traditionally washed to clean their fleeces of mud and dung. 

If you missed us at the market, don't despair!  We will be selling our booklets and museum teatowels outside the Corner House on Saturday morning.  (If wet, we will be sheltering in the doorway of the Museum.)   

Copies are £8 each   64 pages in colour, fully illustrated.  For more details contact us by email: info@charlburymuseum.org.uk or phone 819133 /  07530 012332

Judy Dod · Fri 18 Dec 2020, 08:24 · Link


Christmas Trees at St Mary's

Christmas tree winners

The Christmas Tree competition at St Mary’s has been kindly and thoughtfully judged, and we are delighted to announce that the results are as follows:

Adult trees

1st Bookclubs of Charlbury

2nd Cornwell Family

3rd Charlbury Community Centre

Children’s trees

1st Charlbury Primary School

2nd Little Monkeys

Congratulations to the winners as well as huge congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part and was so patient with the constantly changing situation. We are very appreciative that so many of you were prepared to be involved, despite all the difficulties and restrictions we have had to deal with. The whole town has enjoyed the spectacle that we have produced together.

We are aiming to keep the trees up till Christmas, even if they only have their lights on. If you feel that your decorations are looking a little bedraggled, please could you take them off your tree, to save us doing so in a few weeks time.

If you are leaving them, and want them back please can you come and take them as soon as possible after Christmas. If you can also take your tree away and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way, that would be very helpful. Please let us know if you are doing this.

Please leave the lights for us in the box in the church porch. Thank you!

Any questions please email Hilli on hilli.waller@gmail.com

Thank you again for being involved, for supporting and for being part of this lovely gift to Charlbury

Elisabeth Partington · Tue 15 Dec 2020, 21:22 · Link


News from Charlbury Medical Centre

The Charlbury Patient Group has been aware of the problems concerning appointments,  and having been in discussion with the Practice during the autumn, there is now a new telephone message giving updated  instructions on how to access an appointment. 

You will have heard the news about the imminent roll out of the Pfizer Covid vaccine and may know people in the first tranche who have been offered the vaccine this week at a nearby practice. Please see the attached information for further details about this, and all patients are requested to wait for their letter inviting them for vaccination and avoid contacting the Medical Centre for information at this time.

https://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/covid-19-vaccination-programme.htm

If any Charlbury resident needs transport in order to get to their appointment at a vaccination centre and does not have family or friends available to call on, remember that All Together In Charlbury (ATIC) aims to help transport to medical and other necessary appointments. You can ring their call centre number on 01993 776277 to see if ATIC can help you. Please given as much notice of your appointment as possible.

Flu immunisation sessions for ages 50-64 are to take place on the 5 th and 12 th January , and if you are eligible, having not already had one, you will hear from the Practice.

We welcome offers of volunteering to help with these clinics to spread the load, this will mean only being outside for an hour’s slot, social distanced, and further details will be given if you contact us at patientgroup.charlbury@nhs.net You will have seen how well this works if you have attended one of the flu clinics already , and we shall certainly need further volunteers for the Covid clinics if they are to happen in Charlbury.  Please do contact us if you can help 

Thank you

Nikki Rycroft · Tue 15 Dec 2020, 14:57 · Link


Charlbury Christmas Trees 2020

We would like to thank all those who have visited us the last 2 weekends, especially those who braved the weather and visited last Sunday. And we would like to thank all our visitors for complying with the Covid precautions that were put in place. 

We are pleased that our visitors enjoyed their visit and appreciated our decision to open in what has been a difficult year for all.  This has made all the hard work involved in opening safely worthwhile. 

We have now reluctantly had to take the decision to close for this season as the stock of 4ft-7ft trees available for 2020 have all been sold. We will not be open the weekend of 19th/20th December. 

We wish everyone a peaceful and safe Christmas and a better year in 2021. 

Janet Burroughs · Tue 15 Dec 2020, 13:19 · Link


Mr Dunstan's Last Week at Charlbury School

After 8 years at Charlbury School, Mr Dunstan will be leaving this Friday (18th December). He has taught hundreds of the Charlbury young. We wish him all the best in his move to Italy. 

Susie Lawson · Mon 14 Dec 2020, 14:51 · 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.

  • Green Oak 3A Lees Heights Charlbury
    Proposed garage with office above
    WODC reference: 20/03219/HHD - Fri 20 Nov 2020 - Under consideration
  • Watermead Farm Spelsbury Road Charlbury
    Proposed swimming pool, plant room and store building and associated engineering and landscaping works
    WODC reference: 20/03146/FUL - Mon 16 Nov 2020 - Under consideration
  • The Cottage Church Street Charlbury
    Remedial works to include the re slating of the roof slopes using natural stone slates to front and Cardinal reconstructed stone slates to rear, replacement of velux windows roof lights to rear and repair of two first floor windows on front elevation.
    WODC reference: 20/03079/LBC - Tue 08 Dec 2020 - Under consideration

Mon 14 Dec 2020, 06:15 · Link


Charlbury Deli extends opening hours for Christmas.

From Monday December 14 to December 23, we'll stay open Monday-Friday from 8.30 till 4.30. We'll still close at 3.30 on Saturday, though. 

On Christmas Eve, we open at 7.30 then close at lunchtime: we reopen on Wednesday December 30 till 2.00. We'll be open New Year's Eve till 2.00 and close on New Year's Day.

Then on Sat Jan 2, back to "normal". In January, that's likely to be till 2.00 on weekdays and 3.30 on Saturdays

Once we're all vaccinated and we're confident it's not too soon, we'll move back from "normal" to normal. 

Meanwhile: have a happy Christmas - and stay safe.

Michael Flanagan · Mon 14 Dec 2020, 06:11 · Link


Christmas at St Teresa’s

Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 8 pm but is already full.

Christmas morning Mass will be at 9.15 am and there are some places left. Please book on charlburymass@gmail.com if you wish to attend.
We are very sorry for the restrictions but Covid regulations mean our small church cannot accommodate a large number of folk.

A happy, holy and safe Christmas to all. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Father Clive Dytor · Sun 13 Dec 2020, 11:09 · Link


Charlbury Community Speedwatch News

Many of you will have seen our Speed Information Device (or SID for short) on the new 20 mph sign just above Browns Lane. It has been displaying speeds to drivers coming down towards the Coop for the past week.

SID records a range of data in both directions and we can see that roughly 40% of vehicles coming into Town were driving over the new 20 mph limit. We had surveyed the same location a few weeks ago with a different device, which was not on show. Then the much higher figure of 70% of vehicles exceeded the limit.

So we would like to think that the helpful messages from SID have helped drivers decide to slow down!

The highest speed coming into Town was 40 mph and an astonishing 51 mph was recorded going back up the road out of Town.

Thank you for all the supportive messages we have received, especially at the Farmers' Market.

SID has already spent several weeks on duty in the Enstone Road and on The Slade recording much helpful data.

We know that these are frustrating times but please, please stick to the speed limits, not just for safety but for the avoidance of noise nuisance and for the environment.

Oxfordshire County Council has decided to set up a Speeding Taskforce Group in conjunction with the Police and others and we look forward to working with this new body.

Jim Holah · Sun 13 Dec 2020, 10:59 · Link


Christmas Services at St Mary's Church and All Saints

Due to social distancing requirements, Christmas at St Mary’s (Charlbury) and All Saints (Shorthampton) will look different this year. There is limited seating available and a booking system is in operation for our services. If you would like to attend a service, please click on the links below to book.

The Reflective Christmas Service on Christmas Eve at 7pm and Parish Communion on Christmas Day at 10.30am will be livestreamed: https://bit.ly/35YHmk9

• Reflective Christmas Service: St Mary’s Church Christmas Eve 7pm. Offering an opportunity for reflection, with readings and music from the choir.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reflective-christmas-service-on-christmas-eve-tickets-131754498251

• Midnight Mass: St Mary’s Church Christmas Eve 11.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midnight-mass-christmas-eve-st-marys-church-tickets-131761992667

• Christmas Day:

St Mary’s Church 8am BCP Communion

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-day-holy-communion-8am-tickets-131754722923

All Saints (Shorthampton) 9am BCP Communion

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-day-service-at-all-saints-tickets-131581266109

St Marys Church 10.30am Parish Communion 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-day-parish-communion-1030am-at-st-marys-tickets-131754885409

Our apologies that we will not be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend the services.

Jo Paton · Fri 11 Dec 2020, 09:53 · Link


Charlbury Museum at the Farmers Market

Our new Museum booklet is selling fast! It brings together the articles which have appeared on the Charlbury website during the year, telling the history of the town through objects in the museum. We will be selling copies at the Farmers Market on Saturday.

Look out for our stall if you haven't bought your copy yet. 

Please note: we are only able to accept cash payments.  If you prefer to pay in advance by internet banking, please email info@charlburymuseum.org.uk  for our bank details.  We will then reserve you a copy at the stall.

64 pages in colour, fully illustrated, £8 each

We will also be selling a range of other publications - Lois Hey's 'History of Charlbury' and other titles of local interest.

Judy Dod · Fri 11 Dec 2020, 03:52 · Link


Charlbury Pre-school Christmas Challenge Update!

There has been amazing support for the Charlbury Pre-school Christmas Challenge! We are almost half way to achieving our ambitious mission of raising £2000 for Pre-school.

Join us by simply donating to our JustGiving Christmas Challenge!

A very big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!  Your support will buy teaching supplies and help maintain the beautiful historic building where our children learn and play.

Merry Christmas and thank you!

Jeni Burnell · Thu 10 Dec 2020, 11:35 · Link


CRAG collection of clothes and blankets for refugees is now complete

Supporters of the Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG) have been extraordinarily generous, yet again, in supporting our recent plea for warm clothing, blankets etc on behalf of refugees who are sheltering in horrible conditions in the Calais area.  

A good four car-loads or more have been handed over to the two charities Help Refugees and Care4Calais, and under their auspices our donated stuff will be very soon on its way across the Channel; hopefully bringing some comfort at this most miserable season.  

CRAG cannot accept any further donations of material at present, but we'll post news here of any future collections in aid of refugees in France and Greece. 

Meanwhile, do take a look at CRAG’s Christmas tree among the wonderful array of trees lining the pathway in St Mary’s churchyard. Alongside the CRAG tree you will find information about our Christmas appeal should you wish to donate much needed funds. 

Vicky Buser · Thu 10 Dec 2020, 08:31 · Link


The History of Charlbury through .... The Parish Leaflet 1940-2020

Janet Jeffs for Charlbury Museum

In 1940 Charlbury experienced food rationing, the departure of the Durhams for France in the British Expeditionary Force, the return of survivors from Dunkirk, victory in the Battle of Britain, and the distant glow from the bombing of Coventry. The town was full of troops and evacuees. And the first edition of the Leaflet was published. The new Vicar, the Reverend T J Wood, announced in December that the Church Council had decided to start a "Parish Paper", to be sent to every house in the parish to provide a way of keeping people in touch with what was going on locally, including C of E services. Donations were invited towards the cost.

750 copies of the "Monthly Parish Paper for Charlbury with Chadlington, Shorthampton and Chilson", No. 0, were distributed in December 1940. It contained a letter from the Vicar, meeting dates for the Girls' and Boys' Clubs and the Ashford evacuees' Club; and an invitation to the troops to use the Red Triangle Club and the YMCA Canteen for recreation and refreshment. Mr Wood wrote "We are passing through one of the greatest crises of human history".

The January 1941 edition (No. 1) announced the start of a new Girl Guide Company, meeting in the School on Tuesday evenings. 79 years later the Winter 2020 Charlbury Chronicle announces the latest new Girl Guide Company.

The archives form an encyclopaedia of Charlbury's social history, including church clock repairs, family news, brief obituaries, children's exam results, programmes for future events such as the Festival of Britain 1951, proposals to cut down some Playing Close trees in 1954, planting of a Scarlet Oak tree in Nine Acres to commemorate the 1953 Coronation, and changes in education.

It was in 1949 that the Parish Paper became "The Leaflet", and in 1963 Chadlington was separated from the Charlbury Parish. With the founding of the Charlbury Council of Churches in 1964, all churches in Charlbury began to include information regularly in The Leaflet. The printer for many years was Vic Smithson of Park Street, a regular member of the church choir, who printed hundreds of Charlbury posters and leaflets.

Judy Dod · Fri 4 Dec 2020, 17:57 · Link


Thanks for the Tree!

A magnificent Christmas tree is now twinkling outside the Community Centre. The Thomas Gifford Trust would like to thank Halcyon Farm for subsidising the tree and Pareto FM for sponsoring it. Also many thanks to our crack team for putting it up, which is no easy job.

Tanya Stevenson · Fri 4 Dec 2020, 17:17 · Link


New NHS Covid-19 testing centre on the Woodford Way long-stay car park in Witney

A new NHS Covid-19 testing centre is to be built in Witney. 

The building will be situated in the Woodford Way long-stay car park and is expected to remain for at least three months. The building works will start on Monday morning, 7 December, and the centre will be operational from Saturday 12 December. It means that around 80 long-stay car parking places will be out of action while the test centre is there.

Further details, including alternative long-stay parking arrangements, can be found in the News section of the West Oxfordshire District Council website here: https://news.westoxon.gov.uk/news/residents-and-businesses-urged-to-be-patient-as-covid-19-test-centre-is-built-in-witney

Meryl Smith · Fri 4 Dec 2020, 14:06 · Link


Nutmeg + Thyme Plant based food Saturday vendor - Chilled ready meals available

Tomorrow (Sat 4th December), Nutmeg + Thyme Plant based Food will be serving our variety of bakes, savouries, treats, hot takeaway dishes, bundle boxes, nut butters, and a range of our seasonal chilled ready meals, including;

- Green pea, Cauliflower and Potato Coconut curry (GF/VG)

- Roasted Butternut, Lentil and Chipotle Chilli non Carne (GF/VG)

- Mushroom, Chestnut and Rosemary Pie (GF/VG)

- Leek, Celeriac and Hazelnut Pie (GF/VG)

- Spinach Turmeric red lentil Dhal (GF/VG)

- Roasted Butternut, Cranberry salad with rosemary ginger pecans (GF/VG)

- Peanut Aubergine Sesame coconut curry (GF/VG)

(£8 per two portions for all the above)

Any pre orders are welcome from our seasonal menus, however if you're in the area and would like to collect any of the above and more, we will be there between 8.30am-2.30pm!

Thank you for all your support so far!

Emily Weir · Fri 4 Dec 2020, 10:24 · Link


CRAG collections for refugees in Calais: an update and a call for more donations

Warmest thanks to the many donors who have already contributed blankets and warm clothing to be taken to refugees camping out in Calais and other parts of northern France. A load of material including CRAG donations is going to be collected for delivery on behalf of the charity Help Refugees on Friday (4 Dec.).

A further delivery is planned by Care4Calais, and material will be picked up from Charlbury at some point in the next ten days.

We are looking for good-condition warm clothing and shoes for men, in small and medium sizes, including donations of *new* boxer shorts and socks.

If you can help, please get in touch with Alice within the next few days (alice.prochaska@some.ox.ac.uk or 01608 238274).

She will most grateful to receive any donations and pass them on to Care4Calais, on behalf of CRAG. It’s good news that despite delays caused by the Covid19 lock-down, we will be able to get some relief and comfort to the refugees before the worst of a cold winter hits them.

The generosity of CRAG members and supporters is really heart-warming. For those who wish to make a financial donation, please go to https://justgiving.com/charlburyrefugee

Vicky Buser · Wed 2 Dec 2020, 20:00 · Link


Join the Charlbury Pre-school Christmas Challenge!

Hello Friends, 

Charlbury Pre-school is a vital community resource run by a dedicated team and managed by a committee of volunteer parents. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our local community to support us in delivering quality early years education to local children.

Like many charities, restrictions have stifled this year's fundraising ambitions. With Christmas approaching, we invite you to join our JustGiving Christmas Challenge! Make us your christmas charity and together we will raise £2000.

SIMPLY CLICK HERE AND DONATE!

Your support will buy vital teaching supplies and maintain the beautiful historic building where our children learn and play.

Thank you so much for your support and have a really fantastic Christmas!

Jeni Burnell · Tue 1 Dec 2020, 10:07 · Link


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