Our town has reached the finals of the ‘Great British High Street of the Year’ Awards for the second year running – and the voting campaign is cranking up again.
Our friends at Experience Chipping Norton are campaigning to propel Chippy to number one and win the mantle of Best Small Market town in the UK.
You can help by voting at Chippy2Win.com, you can vote every day but hurry, deadline is the 18th of November.
Experience Chipping Norton are also seeking for volunteers to help with different tasks, if you are interested in helping please write Shaun an email.
Being crowned best Small Market Town of the Year, will give our businesses and residents a massive boost as well as winning £10,000 in prize money to improve Chippy. A GB win would shine a national spotlight on our town, granting us a prestigious title that can never be taken away.
Chippy News Team
Popular Over Norton Youth Club needs more leaders.
Could anyone interested in helping to keep this valuable and much-needed resource operating please call Mark Cooper on 07773 484623.
There will also be a meeting at the Club at Over Norton village hall on 12th October at 6pm for those keen to be part of the team.
After the resignation of MP David Cameron the by-election for the Witney seat, which includes Chipping Norton, is on Thursday 20th October. In 2015 the Conservatives won with 60.2%, Labour were second on 17.2%.
The candidates declared as of 25th September are:
- Conservative – Robert Courts, a barrister and West Oxfordshire District Councillor since 2014, living in Bladon, selected from a from a shortlist of three candidates.
- Labour – Duncan Enright, a businessman and West Oxfordshire District and Town Councillor in Witney, who stood against Cameron in the last two elections, coming second in 2015.
- Liberal Democrats – Liz Leffman, also a West Oxfordshire District Councillor (for Charlbury and Finstock) and businesswoman, who stood in 2005 and came second.
- Green Party – Larry Sanders, a former Oxfordshire County Councillor and past Chair of Oxfordshire Healthwatch.
- UKIP – Kenrick (Dickie) Bird, an ex-soldier, stood as a parliamentary candidate in Banbury in 2015, coming third.
- English Democrats – Winston McKenzie, who contested Croydon North in 2015.
- The Eccentric Party of Great Britain – Lord Toby Jug, says he is the only candidate who admits to being mad.
- Helen Rachel Salisbury – National Health Action Party.
- One Love Party – Emilio Rose Arno.
- Bus-pass Elvis Party – David Laurence Bishop.
- Monster Raving Loony Party – Mad Hatter.
- Independent – Adam Digby Knight.
- Independent – Daniel James Skidmore.
- Independent – Nicholas Ward
The full result will be published in the November issue of Chipping Norton News.
At all outlets from Monday – still only 50p!