Grants for local economy projects

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to farmers, foresters, rural businesses and community groups in the Cotswold area for projects which create jobs, bring visitors to the area or provide essential local services. These LEADER grants are allocated by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty organisation under the Rural Development Programme for England, …

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“Haste makes waste” – new recycling and disposal arrangements from 1st Oct.

West Oxfordshire District Council may not be aware of this 16th Century proverb but they are certainly keen that householders take their time reading a 10 page guidance booklet delivered to all households and a new leaflet on ‘charges for the disposal of non-household waste! The booklet includes a comprehensive explanation of how to use …

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Apple problem? We can help with that..

Got a few too many apples in your garden? Can’t eat your way through them? Suffering “apple guilt” from the sheer volume of rotting apples under your tree? We can help with that. Chadlington Apple Day is on Saturday 30th September from midday at the Memorial Hall. For those not quite in the know about Chadlington Apple …

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Yoga in the Village Hall from Monday 18th

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‘A Good Walk’ in Chadlington

A local resident has given the Editor a copy of this article; which appeared in The Times on Saturday, 9th September, describing a walk along footpaths around Chadlington. If you have a subscription to this newspaper’s on-line content, you can view this article. If not, you can use your local knowledge, signposts and an OS …

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Is your electric blanket safe?

Old or damaged electric blankets cause more than 5,000 fires a year in the UK. 19 percent of the blankets tested in West Oxfordshire district were discovered to be faulty when tested last year. Make sure yours is not one of them. Blankets will be tested in Chipping Norton on 18th October this year. You …

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More memories of 1930s Chadlington

The Editor has been in correspondence with a reader who was fostered in Chadlington from Middlesex in the 1930s. He has related some interesting stories which give a vivid first-hand picture of life in the village at the time. They are linked to previous website correspondents who have written about being evacuees here, the school and …

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The Making of Chipping Norton

A fascinating new book which charts Chipping Norton’s history through a survey of its buildings from the 12th to the 18th century will be published in September. The book is by  Adrienne Rosen  and Janice Cliffe. The historical research is partly based on a historic buildings survey undertaken by the Chipping Norton Buildings Record group. …

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Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Stage seven of the The Tour of Britain will be passing near Chadlington on its 186 kilometre route from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham. Riders will come through Charlbury on 9th September around lunchtime and cycle down Dyers Hill past the station on their way to Shipton under Wychwood. Any photos of the race passing Chadlington …

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More improvements to recycling service

West Oxfordshire District Council have announced that householders can now use thin plastic bags and carrier bags to line the waste food caddies that they put out for collection every week. This rubbish is now taken to the Anaerobic Digester at Cassington for recycling, where the liner bags can be extracted and sent to an …

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