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Stand for the Town Council

Co-option (voting in by the Town Council) is taking place for 5 councillors on 15th May. 

If you would like to know what councillors get up to in Charlbury and who can be a councillor then have a look at these:

What do Town Councillors in Charlbury do?

Am I eligible to be a Town Councillor?

And as always don't hesitate to get in touch with Lisa with any questions. 

Lisa Wilkinson · Fri 12 Apr, 14:46 · Link

Time to vote for the Charlbury Sausage

Thanks to everyone who entered the Great Charlbury Sausage Mash-up competition, to have the winning sausage made and on sale for the first Charlbury market of the season (1st June).

The shortlist is:

1. Pork, bacon and maple syrup

2. Pork, paprika, chilli and lime

3. Venison, pork, rosemary, sage and beetroot

 Unfortunately the other entries didn't make it as Hook Norton Butchers deemed that these are the only options that would 'sausage'!. 

So please cast you vote for your favourite here:

Or just send a message to the clerk.

Lisa Wilkinson · Mon 8 Apr, 13:25 · Link

Only seven candidates nominated for Charlbury Town Council

The election for Charlbury Town Council will not be contested after only seven people were nominated to stand. There are 12 seats on the council.

The seven candidates are:

  • Tom Greenwood
  • Gary Harrison*
  • Peter Kenrick*
  • Frances Mortimer*
  • Carl Perkins
  • Liz Reason*
  • Tony Vetters

* indicates a currently serving councillor.

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 8 Apr, 11:00 · 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 Parcel At E436886 N217833 Charlbury Road Fawler Oxfordshire
    New Grain store measuring 36m x 24m with a 0.5m concrete lip on all sides.
    WODC reference: 24/00894/PDET28 - Tue 26 Mar 2024 - Under consideration
  • Land South Of Charlbury Road
    Outline planning application, with all matters reserved other than principal means of access to the highway, for the construction of up to 104 residential dwellings, together with the provision of open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
    WODC reference: 24/00769/OUT - Wed 03 Apr 2024 - Under consideration

Mon 8 Apr, 06:15 · Link

People’s Choice Award

Many congratulations to Megan Saunders who won the People’s Choice award today at the Charlbury Garden Society Spring Show for her beautiful spring arrangement. She was awarded the Ian Tolputt cup. Many thanks to all those who entered exhibits and joined us during the day. 

Alison Derham · Sat 6 Apr, 19:20 · Link

West Oxfordshire District Council election candidates

One of the two seats for Charlbury & Finstock ward on West Oxfordshire District Council is up for election on Thursday 2 May.

The candidates nominated are:

  • Gareth Dore, Conservative
  • Flora Gregory, Green
  • Liz Leffman, Liberal Democrat
  • Robin Puttick, Labour

Sat 6 Apr, 15:36 · Link

New Guided Countryside Walks from The Bull

Starting this May, join us as we explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside on the first of our bespoke guided walks from The Bull with The Cotswolds Wardens.

Starting at The Bull, we will walk from the town and into the surrounding countryside beyond, walking along an ancient track and through a nature reserve before returning for an optional spot of lunch.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Distance: 5 Miles

This walk requires a small booking fee, all of which goes straight to The Cotswolds Wardens to help take care of the local eco-system.

Book walk | Book lunch

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear, as some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (07841 663607) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

Charlie Helm · Thu 4 Apr, 10:26 · Link

Easter Kids Runaround

There will be a kids runaround at the community centre today 3-5pm. £2/child. 

daniela jenkins · Wed 3 Apr, 14:08 · Link

Charlbury Fire Service to the rescue !

The amazing Caspar, Paul, Bob, Dale and Stanley - from Charlbury Fire Station on ladder practice at the Rose and Crown last night in the pouring rain. At the same time they were helping out by putting up house martin nesting bowls in hard to reach places.  There used to be hundreds of house martins in Charlbury and their numbers have plummeted.  The birds are due to arrive in the next week and so we wait to see if they take up the new homes.  Big Thank you guys and thank you to Nikki and John and Paul and Patrick.  

Flora Gregory · Wed 3 Apr, 10:53 · Link

Town Council elections

Last call to stand for the Town Council. 

Nominations must be at District Council offices in Witney by Friday 5th April at 4pm (preferably earlier).

The Town Clerk will be at the community centre on Wednesday 3rd April between 9.30 and 11.30am  and will have nomination packs available. Or contact her for an alternative way of receiving a pack ( 

If you want to make a difference, have some good ideas and a couple of hours a week to give, stand for the Council. We would love to see some new faces.

Lisa Wilkinson · Tue 2 Apr, 10:53 · 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.

  • Tooleys Charlbury Road Spelsbury
    Internal and external alterations to include erection of a single storey extension
    WODC reference: 24/00750/LBC - Wed 13 Mar 2024 - Under consideration
  • Tooleys Charlbury Road Spelsbury
    Erection of a single storey extension
    WODC reference: 24/00749/HHD - Wed 13 Mar 2024 - Under consideration

Mon 1 Apr, 06:15 · Link

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