Football Club Public Meeting: Town Hall Thurs 31st Jan 8pm

We’ve received the following message from Adam Hunt on behalf of the Chipping Norton Town Football Club. We’re featuring it here because the paper edition won’t be out until just before the meeting and we wanted to give as much notice as possible.


Town Hall Public Meeting

Chipping Norton Town Football Club

8-10pm Thursday 31 Jan 2019

As many of you are aware, there’s recently been a BBC Panorama Investigation into the involvements of Mr Glyn Jones and his associated organisations regarding Chipping Norton Town Football Club / Chipping Norton Town Football Supporters Social Club.

The newly formed committee of Chipping Norton Town Football Club held a public/town meeting on the 15 February 2017, since when the club/committee have continually been investigating and working with other organisations/clubs regarding this matter. We apologise for not being more open and transparent with the local community regarding our investigation and findings but as you can imagine we needed to wait until the BBC Panorama documentary had been aired.

We now propose to hold an additional public meeting to openly detail our current situation and options going forward. This is a public meeting, open to all and shall not be filmed.

Feel free to pass on this information. Please note: this is no specific agenda other than to openly discuss what we understand has occurred and what options this leaves us with going forward!

The club would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the local residents and community for all of their support regarding our cumbersome and complex situation.

For those of you whom haven’t yet seen the BBC Panorama Documentary please follow the link below.

If you would also like to contact the club directly, please feel free to do via the following email address:

Adam Hunt – Public Relations – CNTFC

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Chippy football ground debacle features on TV & radio – Monday

Many people will already know that the BBC’s long-running investigative documentary programme, Panorama, has been researching the activities of Minotaur Clubs Partnership, the Chesterfield-based company that has been involved with football clubs up and down the country.

Final filming has been taking place this week, including attempts to doorstep the man at the heart of the issue. Both Panorama and BBC Radio Oxford will be covering the story on Monday 3rd Dec.

Ripped Off? Join the Club

Listen to David Prever’s Radio Oxford breakfast show on 95.2FM from 7am, then Kat Orman will take the story on into her show, starting at 10am.

UPDATE: former mayor Mike Tysoe was to have been in the studio with Kat, but the BBC have now decided not to go ahead with that interview.

Later on, BBC South Today will cover the story at 6.30pm before the main event, Panorama at 8.30pm, with their report “Ripped Off? Join the Club”.

The programme summary says: “Panorama investigates a businessman targeting sports and social clubs with offers of financial help that can end up costing them everything.”


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The Christmas edition is on sale NOW!!

dec 18 issue

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Second chance – let OCC know what you think, now!

Tell OCC your views on Chippy’s proposed 20 mph speed limits

Extended deadline – 7 December – the page on the OCC website says the deadline (2nd November) has passed, but you can safely ignore this.

Q: What do you need to do?

A: Read the following, click through to the links and then email your thoughts to OCC (details at the bottom).

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to introduce a 20mph zone in the centre of Chipping Norton. Your views are important as this will affect safety and traffic in the Town. You can see what is proposed on OCC’s web site under “consultations”,  at . The proposed limit covers all five main roads out of town, but only as far as the edge of the town centre and stops short of the narrow part of West St, nor along past The Green/ St Mary’s School, nor by Holy Trinity School nor by Chipping Norton School.

To see just the map of the proposed 20mph zone, click here (PDF).

Because of the short period of notice for the official consultation (deadline was 2 November), OCC have now said they will note all views sent in by 7 December 2018. The comments will be passed onto the Cabinet Member for Environment decisions meeting which has been arranged for 20 December. Members of the public may also apply to OCC to address that meeting.

Who to email or write to:

You need to email comments  to (quoting ref: CM/12.6.166) or send them by post to Christian Mauz (Technical Officer – Traffic & Road Safety) Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND. Tel 0345 310 1111

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November news is out for sale!


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20mph limit in Chippy? Last chance to let OCC know what you think!

Editor’s note: As the deadline has now been extended, this post has been superseded by an updated one here.

Thank you.

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Flu Clinics for the over 65s – change of dates

Chipping Norton Health Centre has announced that the over 65s should NOT attend the open Flu Clinics on Saturdays 6 & 13 October but instead clinics run specially for them on 27th October and 3rd November.

This is because of a slight delay in obtaining the alternative Flu Vaccine recommended for those 65 and over.

(Please note the change to Sat 27th, not 29th as previously stated, apologies for the error).

Click here for full information.

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