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Chastleton House volunteering

The National Trust is looking for new volunteers at Chastleton House, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Room guides, visitor welcome volunteers and Sunday teas volunteers are all being recruited at the moment. For more information, see their website for general information about volunteering or call Georgina on 01608 674355.

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A happy ending to a stray story

  The Editor is pleased to report that the young cat seen astray in Brook End has been reunited with its owner. Thanks to the kind neighbours who kept an eye on this cat and took the trouble to help him find his home again.

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Become an ‘on-call’ Firefighter

There are vacancies at Chipping Norton, Charlbury and Woodstock for ‘on-call’ firefighters. If you’re interested there will be a taster day on 29th April at Chipping Norton Fire Station. During three two-hour sessions you can experience hose running exercises, ladder climbing and water pumping drills. Please contact Simon Piper to book a slot between 9-11, …

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Is this your cat?

This young cat has been spotted stray around Brook End. He’s appeared in the last week. He’s a young male who doesn’t seem to have been neutered and so he may have roamed. He doesn’t have a collar and he looks about a year old. If this is your cat, or you think you know …

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New clue to origin of village’s name

Why is Chadlington so called? There are a number of theories but new evidence points to an origin for the village’s name linked to the traditional crafts practiced locally. See April’s Home Page for more……

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Funding available to improve local sport and fitness facilities

Sport England have opened their Community Asset Fund, which offers financial help with improving halls, pitches and other facilities. All kinds of sports clubs, community organisations and social enterprises that have facilities they need funds for can apply for grants. All you need is a great idea to get people moving. Go to their 

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Arts and heritage projects offered grant funding

Grants of up to £500 are being made available to organisations across West Oxfordshire looking to develop arts and heritage projects. Grants of between £100 and £500 are available for specific projects to be carried out by community groups and charities. For more details and an application form, see www.westoxon.gov.uk/grants The deadline for applications …

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Call for voters to register in time for elections this May

With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Oxfordshire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May. The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to …

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Cherry and Whites regain title

Twelve teams entered the Tite Inn Quiz for the final quiz of the winter season, guaranteeing a full house for the final quiz of the winter season. The ‘Cherry and Whites’ team were once more victorious, winning the contest by gaining a magnificent 69 points out of a possible 84. The winners of second place, with …

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Village Hall buzzes with ideas

A very lively afternoon was spent at Chadlington Memorial Hall on 5th March with many people of all ages and from all ends of the village attending. They viewed the excellent and informative exhibition of ideas from the project team and discussed what they might want from a redeveloped village hall. There was delicious cake …

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