A Rowan for Remembrance

After months of planning by Chadlington Parish Council, a special Armistice tree–a rowan– has been planted at the village’s Memorial Hall.

The dedication ceremony, included prayers led by the Reverend Mark Abrey and a selection of readings of WW1 poetry by Parish Council Chairman Howard Rowley, Cllr Tony Allan, David Payne and Sue Haffenden.

The well attended event took place in bright sunshine on Remembrance Sunday, one of many ceremonies across the UK marking 100 years since the end of the Great War. Inside the hall was an exhibition about the Chadlington soldiers involved in the conflict.

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Chadlington Parish Council Agenda for Meeting on Monday 12 November 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Parish Council Meeting of Chadlington Parish Council will be held at the Memorial Hall, Chadlington on Monday 12 November 2018 at 7.30pm.


Members of the public & press are welcome to attend. Members of the public may make representations to the Council under Item 7, in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders. [Contact a Councillor or the Clerk at least 2 weeks before the next Council meeting if you wish to have an item placed on the agenda]



  1. Apologies: to receive apologies
  2. Declaration of Interests
    1. Register of Interests – Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests.
    2. To declare any pecuniary & other interests in items on the agenda & their nature.
  3. Minutes: to approve minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 10 September 2018 and the Extra-Ordinary Budget meeting held on 8 October 2018.
  4. Matters arising & action points
  5. District & County Councillors Reports
  6. Parish Planning Policy – Cllr Howard Rowley
  7. Parish Plan
  8. Budget for 2019/2020

               Draft budget 2019/2020 enclosed.  All finances checked and in order.

  1. Speeding Project – Update from Cllr Monty Phillips
  2. Memorial Hall – Update from Cllr Zoe Townsend
  3. Playground – Update report from Cllr Rose Cleevely
  4. Armistice Tree Planting – Update from Cllr Tony Allan
  5. Book Exchange
  6. Public participation – Opportunity for the public to ask questions.
  7. Planning

          Applications received:

18/02661/HHD 8 Orchard Cottages, Chipping Norton Road. Erection of single and two storey

rear extension.

Applications approved:

18/01735/S73 Curdle Hill Farmhouse Chipping Norton Road. Non compliance with condition 2 of planning permission 16/01505/FUL to allow changes to approved plans.

Applications withdrawn:

18/01708/FUL East Downs Farm Old London Road.  Conversion of outbuildings to 2 dwellings and annexe to serve existing East Downs Farmhouse, new access and associated works.

  1. Finance

                    Income: Current Account £NIL Memorial Hall Project Account £NIL

Expenditure for approval:

Standing Order (monthly) Clerk’s salary £250.82 for Nov & Dec.

C No 100199 Chadlington Methodist Church Room Hire 6/8 & 8/10/2018            £16.00

Approval of monthly bank reconciliation 2018/2019. Current Account Opening balance 01 Apr 2018 £19,608.12; income to 31 Oct 2018 £16,189; expenditure to 31 Oct £4099.14: Closing Balance £33,251.99.  Memorial Hall Project Account Opening balance 08 April 2018 £1554.01; income to 31 Oct 2018 £NIL, expenditure £NIL

Monthly bank statement verification.

Bank Mandates

  1. Asset Register reviewed
  2. Correspondence
  3. Other issues
  4. Information Exchange

 Date of next meeting: 7.30pm on Monday 14 January 2019 at Chadlington Memorial Hall.


…………………………………Gill Hill, Clerk to Chadlington Parish Council 5 November 2018



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Firefighters to the rescue–but could you help them?

While the story of the muntjac cut free from a garden gate in Chadlington might have given you a smile, the firefighters on duty always know that their next call-out could be to a serious road crash or a house fire.

The team at Chipping Norton are currently looking for new recruits. Could you help spread the word?

Being an on-call firefighter is a paid, professional role, and recruits receive the same training as full time firefighters.

The difference is that they are called in, ‘on demand’. This could be two or three times a week for about an hour each time; night or day. There are training exercises each week, which include maintaining equipment at the fire station. Recruits might also be involved in community work to help reduce the risk of fires.

Firefighters join from all walks of life–homeworkers, builders, shopkeepers, parents of school-aged children and people who aren’t currently employed. Physical fitness is key; and there is flexibility on the hours you work.

Interested? You need to be over 18, and to live or work within five minutes of a recruiting fire station–and to be

able to respond when called, immediately.

More at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk



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Recycle that pumpkin!

Once Hallowe’en celebrations are over, a reminder from West Oxfordshire District Council that pumpkins can be recycled as part of your weekly food waste collection service. Pumpkins can either be left at the side of food waste bins, or cut into pieces and placed inside the bin.

They are then taken, along with other food waste, to the local processing plant near Cassington to be recycled into electricity and fertiliser.

Alternatively if pumpkins are still edible, they can be used for cooking – see the Love Food, Hate waste website(opens in a new window)for recipe ideas.

For more information about waste and recycling in West Oxfordshire, or to order a free food waste bin and kitchen caddy, email enquiries@westoxon.gov.uk or call 01993 861000.

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Chadlington Book Exchange

Eagle-eyed villagers may have noticed that a set of shelves has been put up in the bus shelter opposite Cafe de la Post and that there are some books in them. This is a Parish Council initiative and the shelves have been kindly put up by a local resident.

This is the Chadlington Book Exchange for residents and visitors to exchange interesting books in good condition that they think others would like to read. The books will be monitored and topped up as necessary with surplus stock from Oxfam Books and Music in Chipping Norton.

Feel free to place your books on the shelves and take books you’d like to read. As this is a public space, please ensure that the books you leave are suitable for anyone who might see them here. If you have more than two or three books to dispose of, please take them to a charity shop as this community facility only has limited space.

Enjoy a good read!

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New booklet on Chadlington men who went to fight in the First World War now available


A booklet to mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War is now available for sale at the Café de la Post and Chadlington Quality Foods.

The booklet tells the story of the seven Chadlington men who died in WW1 whose names are listed on the War Memorial plaques in St Nicholas Church and the Memorial Hall.

Also included are stories of three Chadlington men and one horse who served in WW1 and returned.


Copies cost £5 each, and all profits will go to the Royal British Legion.

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Consider being an organ donor

Last month’s Organ Donation Week, run by the NHS, highlighted that in the county last year 57 people had life-saving donations of organs but 27 people died waiting for one.

If you would like to consider becoming a donor, spare a few moments to look at this official website to learn more about how to help people waiting for a transplant.

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Remember to put your clocks back

The clocks will go back from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of this month, 28th October.

For more information, go to the official Government website


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A very busy term so far

Chadlington C of E Primary School is back with a bang. Well more of a loud snap actually as the Clapperboard has been signalling the theme for the term, ‘We are the Little Acorn Film Company’.

The Romans have been a major focus in the opening weeks of the autumn, with Years 3 and 4 heading up to the Lake District to learn about the Romans in Britain, and some of the skills required during those times, including making and baking their own bread from scratch.

All of the Key Stage 2 pupils headed to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, and there has been plenty of intrigue amongst all of the top 4 years as they have read The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence – this was then wonderfully complemented by a visit from the author herself, who was able to give the children an incredible workshop on writing mystery stories, and setting a scene in a historical era.

The reception class, and Years 1 and 2 have been to meet the Chippy Mayor, with the former settling in well to the school environment at the same time, and they all combined harmoniously to sing their hearts out at the recent Harvest Festival service.

The Footballers were superb at the Chipping Norton Primary School tournament held at Chipping Norton School, with the boys winning the Small Schools Trophy with ease, and the girls missing out on top spot solely on goal difference.


Half term is from 22nd to 26th October and the end of the Autumn Term will be on 21st December.


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Methodist Church closure

We are sad to report that the Methodist Church in Chadlington, built in 1903, has had to close its’ doors and cease operating as a separate congregation, due to a dwindling number of regular attenders.

The Church has been an important part of the village’s community life and played a significant role in providing religious services for the children housed at the Methodist Foundation residential homes (which later became the National Children’s’ Homes charity) at College Farmhouse and Ivy Dene.

The latest edition of the Parish Magazine provides more historical information about the church and its community.



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