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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All aboard for Minehead!

The Cotswold Line Promotion Group has arranged an excursion to Minehead on 23rd September for its members and other passengers of the Great Western Railway. The special train will stop at Charlbury on its way from Oxford to Worcester at approximately 8 a.m. and then travel via Bristol and Taunton to the Somerset coastline. The …

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Heavy traffic congestion likely

You may have noticed the many traffic signs to the Wilderness Festival and Countryfile Live in our area, and possibly noted that both events are taking place this weekend. As large numbers of people will be attending both events, heavy traffic congestion is very likely. If you have to travel in the Charlbury/Woodstock direction, have …

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Harvest begins in Chadlington

  In an effort to beat the forecast storms and wet weather over the next few days, farmers in Chadlington have begun to bring in this year’s grain harvest. Combine harvesters were busy in the darkness late at night and then continued during the day to ensure the best crop possible is bought in from …

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X8 Chipping Norton to Kingham Station withdrawn

Pulhams Coaches has announced that they will be ending this bus route from 21st July due to low patronage. They continued to operate the route since the end of the subsidy last year but now say they cannot operate the service on a commercial basis. ‘Use it or or lose it’ as they say; worth …

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New recycling service set to launch

There will be a new recycling service in West Oxfordshire. From October, all households will use a wheelie bin for recycling, except for glass which will be collected from their existing black box. The recycling service will become fortnightly, alternating with household rubbish and residents will be issued with a new recycling wheelie bin between July …

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Glorious Bagpipes sound out over Chadlington

Anyone outside in Chadlington on Saturday would have been surprised to hear bagpipes being played somewhere nearby. The Editor put out a request for information about the source on the Chadlington Community Notice Board Facebook page and received the following amazing story from a local resident. The bagpipe player was Alex, a 14 year old …

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Chadlington Speedwatch in the News – more volunteers still needed

Chadlington’s initiative to do something about dangerous driving by setting up a Speedwatch scheme in the village has been covered in the news. See this weblink for the full story! Chadlington Parish Councillor Neil Phillips has reported that the village Speedwatch scheme now has 5 volunteers and there will be …

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