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Charlbury Cricket Club 150th Year Celebrations - Hundred Competition open to all Charlbury Organisations

As we advance into our 150th year, we are organizing a friendly hundred competition, in the week of Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of July open to all Charlbury organizations. The competition is all about fun and sides should consist of 8 players of which only 4 are entitled to be regular cricketers. 

We are hoping to invite 8 teams, with a straight knockout tournament with games on Monday, and Wednesday and a final on Friday evening with bands, food, and festivities. The bar will be open each evening. The only criterion is that your organization must be Charlbury-based.

To enter a team, simply complete the form below. An entry fee of £80 per team and all proceeds will go to St Marys Church fundraising.

Further details will follow but please register your interest by clicking the below link.

Expressions of Interest

Paul D Jenkins · Sun 31 Mar, 08:53 · Link

Thank you from Cornerstone

An enormous thank you to everyone who donated Easter Eggs to Cornerstone so that we could send these out with our food bags last Friday. We had a brilliant response and had plenty to go to all households. 

Thank you also to Coop for another trolley full of food for use in the food bags - all of this was used up on Friday. 

If you'd like to know more do have a look at the website or contact us on 

Happy Easter

St Marys and All Saints · Mon 25 Mar, 14:13 · 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 Bank Dyers Hill Charlbury
    Proposed single story front extension, alterations to existing front pergola, windows and terrace, minor alterations to rear elevation windows, additional roof lights to front elevation and alterations to roof to rear elevation
    WODC reference: 24/00619/HHD - Fri 15 Mar 2024 - Under consideration

Mon 25 Mar, 06:15 · Link

Remembrance Service for the life of Peter Wesley Barrell

We are sorry to announce the death of Peter Wesley Barrell on March 9th 2024..

There will be a private family cremation followed by a Service to remember Peter's life with his family, friends and colleagues who knew and worked with him.

The Remembrance Service will be held at Charlbury Memorial Hall at 1.00pm on Thursday 4th of April, everyone is warmly invited to join his family to celebrate his life. Refreshments will be served.

Juliette Barrell · Sat 23 Mar, 11:56 · Link

Charlbury Museum is 75 years old!

2024 marks 75 years since the founding of Charlbury Museum. In March 1949 an historical exhibition was held in the Corner House featuring many items loaned by the people of Charlbury. It was a resounding success and led to the formation of the Charlbury Society.  Many of the exhibits formed the basis of the museum collection.

The museum reopens on Easter Saturday. It could not function without the many volunteers who kindly offer their time to steward whenever the museum is open. A huge thank you to you all. We are immensely grateful for the time you give to welcome visitors and point out our current exhibition and other items on display.

We are always looking for new stewards to join us. It is not a big commitment, and stewards can choose how many or how few two-hour sessions to do in a season – every little helps. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet people and to learn more about the history of the town. 

Please do think about offering a few hours each year to keep the museum open and share the history of the town with residents and visitors alike. If you are interested, please email or pop a note through the museum door.  Thank you.

PS Keep an eye out for our next posting about this year’s exhibition. It commemorates the centenary of the tragedy in 1924 when three children drowned in the Evenlode while beating the bounds of the parish.

Judy Dod · Sat 23 Mar, 09:39 · Link

Rail disruption

Train services will be suspended between Charlbury, Moreton-in-Marsh and Evesham for four days just before Easter while Network Rail replaces life-expired track at Ascott-under-Wychwood and Honeybourne.

And there will be a further five-day closure between Evesham and Worcester Shrub Hill and between Cheltenham Spa and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26.

During the work in March, buses will replace trains at all stations between Charlbury and Worcester Shrub Hill on Sunday, March 24, and then between Charlbury, Moreton-in-Marsh and Evesham from Monday, March 25, to Wednesday, March 27, inclusive.

More info

Stephen Andrews · Fri 22 Mar, 16:49 · Link

Reminder to order repeat prescriptions before Easter.

The Charlbury Medical Centre will be closed on Good Friday, 29 March and Easter Monday, 1 April.  Please ensure that you order repeat prescriptions so you do not run out as we approach the bank holiday weekend. It usually takes four days to process a request.  The NHS App and Patient Access is the quickest, cheapest and most efficient way to do this. 

Witney Pharmacy, Windrush Health Centre, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JS. Tel: 01993 705644 will be open on 29, 31 March and 1 April from 2pm until 5pm. Check details on the NHS website: Oxfordshire Pharmacy Opening Times Easter 2024.

The phones are always very busy after a bank holiday weekend. Please only call the surgery between 8am and 9:30am if you have an urgent need to speak to a clinician on the same day.  If it is safe to do so, please call later in the day, or wait until the following day.  The practice will be very grateful for your help.

Charlbury Patient Participation Group. 

susan smith · Thu 21 Mar, 15:04 · Link

Street Fair Quiz Night: Late Booking

We still have space for a few teams on Saturday should anybody want to make a late booking. If you do, then please contact me via the email address on the poster below, or call me on 07850 987922

Steve Jones · Thu 21 Mar, 10:15 · 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.

  • Grey Tiles Sturt Road Charlbury
    Internal and external alterations including erection of two storey rear extension and single storey car port and proposed dormers
    WODC reference: 24/00604/HHD - Thu 29 Feb 2024 - Under consideration
  • 5 Hone Court Charlbury
    Replace existing wooden windows and doors with upvc ones in pebble grey colour (RAL 7032). (Part Retrospective).
    WODC reference: 24/00456/HHD - Thu 14 Mar 2024 - Under consideration
  • Land East Of Fawler Road Charlbury Oxfordshire
    Upgrading of existing access into agricultural land and provision of trackway to serve proposed new general storage building.
    WODC reference: 24/00432/FUL - Mon 11 Mar 2024 - Under consideration

Mon 18 Mar, 06:15 · Link

Cornerstone - can you donate some Easter Eggs?

We would love to be able to give the households we support some Easter Eggs. Would you be able to buy some for us and bring them to Cornerstone by Friday 22nd March? Either large eggs or bags of small eggs. 

Many thanks for your help.

Any queries email us on  

St Marys and All Saints · Thu 14 Mar, 12:51 · Link

Speedwatch device vandalised

Dear Charlbury Residents,

It has come to our attention that the Speed Indication Device (SID) located on

Grammar School Hill was unfortunately vandalized. This regrettable act of

vandalism necessitated the removal of the SID for repairs, rendering it out of

action for just over a week.

We understand the importance of the SID in promoting road safety and its role in

alerting drivers to their speed as they drive through our town. The absence of

this device may have caused concern among residents who value the safety

measures it provides.

We are, however, pleased to inform you that the SID is now back up and running.

It has been relocated to The Slade, on the Dancers Hill side, where it will continue

to serve its purpose of enhancing road safety.

Both SIDs, along with the tireless efforts of our volunteer, are invaluable assets to

Charlbury. The dedication and hard work behind the scenes ensure that these

devices are deployed and maintained, contributing significantly to the well-being

of our community.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for your

support. It is the community's collective effort that makes Charlbury a safer place

for everyone. Let us continue to stand together against such acts of vandalism

and show our appreciation for the volunteer who works diligently to keep our

roads safe.

Thank you once again for your understanding and continued support.

Warm regards,


Lisa Wilkinson · Wed 13 Mar, 10:10 · Link

Town Council elections are on their way!

Thinking of standing for the Town Council?

Would you like to be more involved in the decision-making process at the council? Do you have the time and ideas to work with your community and council to make further improvements in local services and facilities?

Friday 5th April is the deadline for nomination papers to be at the District Council offices in Witney. You can click here to find out if you are eligible to stand. If you would like to receive a nomination pack then contact Lisa, the town clerk, or the Electoral Services manager at WODC (

If a contested election needs to be held, polling day will be Thursday 2nd May. 

Lisa Wilkinson · Tue 12 Mar, 15:20 · Link

Street Fair Quiz Night Booking: deadline approaching

For those organising a team for the Annual Charlbury Street Fair quiz (and if you are not, then why not consider it?), the booking deadline of Friday 15th March is approaching. The cost is unchanged at £15 per person, and includes a half time meal, which is being prepared by the Ameralo Bistro and freshly prepared on site. It will be paella, with both normal and vegan options.

There will be the usual licensed bar. John Kearsey is the the quiz master for the night. If you can't raise a team, then we can try and place you with another. We have a lot of bookings, but more are welcome.

All profits to the Corner House and War Memorial Hall trust for improving access, facilities and comfort. Doors are at 7:00pm on Saturday, 23rd of March with quizzing starting around 7:30pm.