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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.

Mon 25 Dec 2023, 06:15 · Link

Charlbury MoW Team Cooks and Delivers Christmas Lunch

On Tuesday a team of Charlbury volunteers prepared and delivered Christmas lunch as part of  Meals on Wheels (MoW).  Over the past 10 years alone, MoW has delivered more than 14,000 meals to residents of Charlbury, Chadlington, and Stonesfield, with continuous service throughout the pandemic.  MoW volunteers have served the Charlbury area for nearly 70 years.

MoW works cooperatively to deliver meals once per week to our senior residents many of whom volunteered for MoW in their younger years.   Meals cost £4 each.  Special thanks to the lunch team of Susan, Jules, Marianne,  Chris, Wendy, Liz, Graham, Brian, Shelagh, Annie, Tonya, Peter, Diana, Tony, Bridgid, David, Jim and Ali.  We could use help with cooking once per month on a Tuesday morning.  Please contact for more information.

Marjorie Glasgow · Sat 23 Dec 2023, 07:09 · Link

Refuse collection over Christmas

West Oxfordshire District Council has published the revised refuse collection dates for Christmas and the New Year, with collections delayed by two days for the first two weeks, then one day for the next:

Extra cardboard recycling can be flattened and left beside the bin. Other recyclables (with the exception of glass and food waste) can be left inside a clear plastic bag.

Real Christmas trees will be collected for all households (including those without a current garden waste licence), on their scheduled garden waste collection day between Tuesday 9 January and Monday 22 January 2024. Please remove all decorations and reduce larger trees down to sections no longer than 3 ft to assist crews.

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 18 Dec 2023, 14:49 · Link

Charlbury Run Club with The Bull

Hello all,

Starting this January, we invite you to join us on our bi-weekly run club and coffee at The Bull. Our instructor, Conor will take us on a run around Charlbury, before stopping for a workout in the park and then heading back for a coffee by the fire in the garden. Ticket includes access to our run club, workout in partnership with LucieApp and a coffee of your choice at The Bull around the fire.

Book your slot here:

Charlie Helm · Mon 18 Dec 2023, 14:08 · 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.

  • Land And Woodland South Of Watermead Farm Spelsbury Road Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Change of Use from agricultural to 'glamping' campsite comprising 18 nos. camping units (8 nos. bell tents, 7 nos. shepherds huts and 3 nos. A-frame pods), ancillary facilities (including cafeteria and site reception, 2 nos. toilet and shower blocks, maintenance and storage barn), access and parking, and associated infrastructure
    WODC reference: 23/03136/FUL - Mon 11 Dec 2023 - Under consideration

Mon 18 Dec 2023, 06:15 · Link

Primary School Applications

A reminder for parents applying for a primary school place in September 2024.

Rachel Claridge · Sun 17 Dec 2023, 20:08 · Link

Winners of the Christmas Tree Competition

It was a very close result this year for the best decorated tree in the Festival at St Mary’s.

Children: First Place - Stay and Play, Second Place - Charlbury Pre-School

Adults: Joint First Place - Royal British Legion and Charlbury Tennis Club, Second Place - The Old Shed

Well done everyone and congratulations to the winners.

Maureen Sparling · Sun 17 Dec 2023, 12:01 · Link

Charlbury Medical Centre: repeat prescriptions.

Charlbury Medical Centre will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1st January.

To make sure you do not run out of prescribed medicines order your prescription in good time.  Allow 5 days for the prescription to be approved and prepared.

Averose pharmacy will be closed on 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Thank you.

Charlbury Patient Participation Group. 

susan smith · Sat 16 Dec 2023, 09:51 · Link

Free bulbs

The Garden Society has not been able to plant all the bulbs we wanted to this winter. Please come and help yourself to a bag full; plant up (in a pot or border).  Planted in a pot they’d make a nice Christmas present too! They’ll be by the door of the Christmas Market at the Memorial Hall. See you there. 

Alison Derham · Fri 15 Dec 2023, 13:36 · Link

Charlbury Community Gym for Students

University Students home for the holidays and looking to keep fit? In addition to our many circuits and exercise sessions throughout the week, Charlbury Community Centre is offering a special Student Gym Membership for a month – a bargain at £16! Come on in and we’ll set you up. Visit for more information or call 01608 811878.

daniela jenkins · Thu 14 Dec 2023, 17:08 · Link

New Film about the work of the Evenlode Catchment Partnership

'Beneath the Surface' is a short new film about works and challenges on the Evenlode, which has been undertaken by the Evenlode Catchment Partnership, for anyone interested in our local river and its surroundings

Anne Miller · Tue 12 Dec 2023, 11:42 · Link

And the Winner is........

The Fraser family.

Many thanks to everyone who bought a raffle ticket for the chance to win the original oil painting of " The Old Charlbury Grammar School " by local artist Maureen Sparling, all the funds raised go to the Charlbury Exhibition Foundation Charity (Registered Charity No.309236 )  a local charity that supports the education of young people in Charlbury.

The winning ticket holders have been notified of their good fortune.

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Mon 11 Dec 2023, 10:41 · 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.

  • 14 Hill Close Charlbury
    Create level terrace and parking area on redundant sloping driveway (retrospective) (amended scheme)
    WODC reference: 23/03112/HHD - Thu 07 Dec 2023 - Under consideration
  • Little Paddock 34 Elm Crescent Charlbury
    Erection of single storey side extension to existing garage outbuilding
    WODC reference: 23/03099/HHD - Tue 05 Dec 2023 - Under consideration
  • 8 Elm Crescent Charlbury
    Erection of single storey front and rear extensions
    WODC reference: 23/03110/HHD - Mon 04 Dec 2023 - Under consideration
  • The Bull Inn Sheep Street Charlbury
    Alterations to pub garden and car park (part retrospective)
    WODC reference: 23/03021/FUL - Thu 07 Dec 2023 - Under consideration
  • Thornycroft Woodstock Road Charlbury
    Replacement of existing windows
    WODC reference: 23/02924/HHD - Wed 06 Dec 2023 - Under consideration

Mon 11 Dec 2023, 06:15 · Link

Farmer's Market

Due to teh waterlogged state of the Playing Close the Farmer'smarket has relocated to Spendlove car park.

Mike Summers · Sat 9 Dec 2023, 07:58 · Link

Christmas Tree Festival - Silent Auction

Last chance to make a bid at the Christmas Tree Festival Silent Auction - bidding will end at the Quiz night on Saturday 9th December. There are some amazing auction prizes from The Bull, The Bell, SoHo Farmhouse plus a special round of golf at Cleeve Hill. Please submit your bid to Dine Glasgow at by 5pm Saturday 9th December.

All proceeds will benefit St.Mary’s and its community initiatives.

daniela jenkins · Fri 8 Dec 2023, 15:15 · Link

St Mary’s Charlbury 5th Christmas Tree Festival

To all our generous sponsors and to all those in our community who sponsored and decorated a tree

Thank you all for your help contributing to setting up running our Christmas tree festival this year. It is about to start and we know it is going to be a great success, despite the wind and rain this week! We are so grateful for all the financial help and other contributions from you all.

Please come and enjoy the trees and the events on offer over this coming weekend.

Competitions open until the end of next week and the festival is up until 28th December

Hilli Waller

Maureen Sparling · Fri 8 Dec 2023, 09:04 · Link

Launch of the Charlbury Society Website

We are delighted to launch our website today , and hope you will join us for our talk tonight on Zoom at 7.50 for 8pm with Liz Woolley, further details on Events.

Nikki Rycroft · Thu 7 Dec 2023, 11:21 · Link

Silent Auction

We will be holding a special silent auction that will close out at the Quiz this Saturday. Whether or not you can attend the quiz, you can start bidding now!

All proceeds will benefit St.Mary’s and its community initiatives.

Lot 1 – SoHo Farmhouse

Lot 2 – The Bell, Charlbury

Lot3 – Golf with Jeremy Dale at Cleeve Hill

Lot 4 – The Bull, Charlbury

This is an analog auction 😳, so please contact me ( to make a bid.

dine glasgow · Wed 6 Dec 2023, 10:16 · Link

St Mary’s 5th Christmas Tree Festival 8-28 December


Don’t lose your chance to sign up to sponsor and decorate a tree. There are still a few left, so please enjoy the fun with your club, society or family. Everyone loves this event, but we need the trees to be decorated!

Remember that there is a competition. Forms will be available inside the church, so you can vote for your best adult and children’s trees and post the form in the box. Results to be announced in ten days or so!

This festival will be held from early evening Friday 8th December until 28th December.

Any queries about the festival please get in touch with Hilli Waller or the Parish Office.

Sign up by the end of Thursday, click here for the booking form and return as soon as possible. Trees have nearly run out!

Maureen Sparling · Wed 6 Dec 2023, 05:34 · Link

Christmas Cabaret & Carols

Join Seb De Souza and his merry band in our garden from 6:30pm for a night of festive Cabaret & Carols on Friday 22nd December.

Mulled Wine, Cider, Hot Chocolate and S'mores will be available from the garden bar.

We will be collecting donations with all proceeds going to a local charity.

RSVP here to let us know you're coming.

Kamil Swiderek · Tue 5 Dec 2023, 19:45 · Link

Thames St closed - further information

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Emergency Road Closure – at Charlbury, Thames Street

Oxfordshire County Council has been informed of a temporary emergency road closure on Thames Street whilst low voltage electrical fault repair works are carried out for public safety reasons.

A temporary Emergency Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 4 December 2023.

The anticipated completion date is 8 December 2023, 24 hours per day.

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.

Further information regarding the emergency works may be obtained by contacting Russell Davies at SSE on email

Lisa Wilkinson · Mon 4 Dec 2023, 12:26 · Link

Thames St closed

Immediate Road Closure Alert.

Thames Street - Road closure required to repair an electrical low voltage mains fault by SSE , expected to finish on 8 December 2023.

We are waiting for the submission of the diversion route and will process asap through the normal channels once received.

Oxfordshire County Council - Highways

Lisa Wilkinson · Mon 4 Dec 2023, 12:08 · Link

Late night shopping this Friday 8th

Tis the season to be spending so come on down and support your local shops and stock up on some Christmas goodies for the festive season, shops open till 8pm this Friday 8th December, hope to see you all there

Tim at Cotswold Frames · Mon 4 Dec 2023, 11:31 · 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 4 Dec 2023, 06:15 · Link

Make your own Christmas Wreath

Christmas is Coming!

By popular demand The Chadlington Flower is returning for a fun and festive evening. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while you make your own wreath. £30 all materials supplied. 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall 12th December. Please contact for tickets

Alison Derham · Fri 1 Dec 2023, 16:36 · Link

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