Playground equipment repairs completed

The Parish Council is grateful (once again) to a small band of volunteers – Brian, Ron, Matt and Anthony who have carried out a number of repairs, including mending the swings at our village playground. While they were carrying these repairs out they also found that the rear posts of the swings needing replaced so …

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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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Home Library Service available

If you’d like to borrow books, music or films from Chipping Norton Library, but can’t manage to get there at the moment, local volunteers will bring them to you. There is no charge and all volunteers are DBS checked and wear identification badges. Please contact this service on 01865 810259 or e-mail homelibraryservice@oxfordshire.gov.uk  More information …

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Businesses open as usual

Please continue to support our village businesses during the roadworks. Although the broadband fibre laying work is causing some disruption, currently along Chapel Road/East End, the shops will be open as usual and will welcome your visit.

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Methodist Chapel Update

The minutes of the latest meeting, held after the working group received the good news that the Methodist Council have approved their idea of developing the Methodist Chapel in Chadlington for use as a Community Hub, have just been circulated to those who have signed up for the email list.  If you would like to …

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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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Broadband company meeting held

The company who are installing broadband fibre cable in the village, Gigaclear, held a community meeting at Chadlington Memorial Hall in October. If you were unable to attend but have any questions about the project or how to access broadband services once the fibre ‘goes live’ please call Gigaclear customer services on 01865 591151 or e-mail …

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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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