Curdle Hill Farmshop plan approved

West Oxfordshire District Council’s Uplands Planning Committee have approved the amended application for a lambing shed and farmshop on the land north-west of Chipping Norton Road, near the Caravan Park, which forms part of Curdle Hill Farm. As reported in this month’s edition of Chipping Norton News, this farm is now owned by Jeremy Clarkson …

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Methodist Chapel will be available to community

The working group (Lyndsay Winpenny, Claire Bradshaw, Zoë Townsend and Nina Morgan) who have been leading efforts to secure a one year trial of opening the Methodist Chapel in Chadlington  to community use have been successful. They attended a Methodist Circuit meeting on 21 October  where it was agreed that the project should go ahead. …

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Clocks go back on Sunday

Remember to put your clocks back one hour on Saturday night/Sunday morning as British Summer Time ends on 27th October this year. Officially the time change takes place at 2 a.m. and the change will bring lighter mornings and darker evenings. On the last Sunday of October the clocks ‘fall back‘: they go back by one hour. It may feel …

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‘Mill End Set’ victorious at Quiz

The first village Quiz of the 2019-20 season was a lively affair, as usual, with nine teams competing for the coveted prize of winning the first match. The Table Top Quiz resulted in a tie of four teams; then the ‘Pretty Thrings’ won by giving the closest correct answer to the length of Chesil Beach …

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Evenlode river floods creating waterfowl paradise

The river has burst its banks with all the heavy rain of the last month. Rainfall in the area has been much higher than normal; which is good for water supplies and for the ducks, swans and other waterfowl enjoying the temporary lake down by Catsham Bridge in Chadlington. Time to get the binoculars out!

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Time to buy Panto tickets

Chipping Norton’s famous pantomime will be showing from 13th November until 12th January but tickets are selling out fast. This year the pantomime is ‘Puss in Boots’ by Tony Hulse. Book now by calling the Box Office 01608 642350. If you’d like to know more about the other work of the theatre and how you can …

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Chadlington Robin photo in national paper

This spectacular close-up photo of a robin appeared in last Friday’s edition of The Guardian. It was taken by Mark Conisbee in Chadlington on 5th October. He says of his picture “This little robin happily sings his morning song while I stand a few feet in front of him taking his picture. Once …

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Gigaclear Broadband Company Residents’ Meeting

The company who will be installing broadband fibre cable in the village, Gigaclear, have arranged a residents’ meeting for this Thursday, 17th October starting at 6 p.m. at Chadlington Memorial Hall. The meeting should end around 7.30 p.m. All residents included in the Chadlington Community build will receive a postcard invitation this week informing them …

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Malicious intruder at village Church

The Editor has received this message from Mark Abery, our parish Rector, about an incident that took place in St Nicholas Church on Friday 4th October: “there were contractors working at the Church making repairs to the tower: one contractor working from the scaffold, the other in the bell chamber. At some point during this …

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A new beginning at Chadlington Playgroup

Our village playgroup now has a new approach and has renamed itself ‘Chadlington Little Learners’. Their aim is for each child to develop a curiosity of learning in a homely, safe, loving and fun environment. They will be replacing many of their plastic toys with natural and wooden items. They will also be adopting different …

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