New £1 coins replace old ones

  From midnight on Sunday 15th October, shops and businesses will not be accepting round £1 coins from customers and should not give them out as change. These coins will not be legal tender from Monday, 16th October. They are being replaced by the new 12-sided £1 coin which came into circulation in March this year. …

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Remember to pay your Parish Magazine Subscription

A Parish Magazine is delivered to every household in the Chadlington and Spelsbury Parish by a small band of community-minded volunteers, who also put this excellent publication together. And for just £3 you can make your contribution to the magazine’s production. It’s time to pay this small once a year subscription now, so please don’t …

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Farewell to Slatters & Co

The Editor is sad to report to those who have not seen the notice in our local butchers’ shop window, that the business will be closing on October 21st. Martin, Launa and Chris will be taking well-deserved retirement after many years of providing the village, and many customers for miles around, with high quality meat …

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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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