Find out what’s happening to the Nat West!

Old Nat West Bank Open Day


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Tank Farm – what do YOU want?

Chipping Norton Town Council want your views on the best vision for Chippy’s town expansion at Tank Farm – to influence our planning authority and the landowners.

See poster (link below) to sign up for the Town Council’s December public Town Hall workshops. More detail and discussion in this month’s Chipping Norton News – out now!

Tank Farm Public workshop details

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Get ready for Christmas with your festive Chippy News!

We had a lot of fun composing our Christmas edition and we hope you enjoy reading it too!

  • Cheesy cracker jokes
  • Fun games like Find the Robin
  • Churches at Christmas
  • Panto review – oh, no it isn’t!
  • Holiday baking
  • A huge number of events – bazaars, comedy, theatre and concerts

There’ll also be all the updates you’d expect – local issues, schools, clubs and societies. Then there’s the all-important Election Special, with candidate information for the Witney constituency.

The December edition be in the usual places from the afternoon of Monday 25th November – get in quick!

December 2019 Chipping Norton News

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Short notice – Sorelli Ensemble Christmas Concert

We have just received word of this concert in Chipping Camden. We wanted to share it as it’s past the deadline for the Christmas Edition – which will be in the shops on Monday!

Sorelli Ensemble Christmas Concert

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Find out what’s happening this autumn with the November edition

Yes – the Chippy News is out again, get your copy from all the usual outlets. There’s news about the empty bank buildings, updates on traffic with the 20 mph scheme and HGV plans.

Plus a review of what’s been happening and all the events to come. Why not grab yours today?

November 2019 front page

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“Boutique hotel” plans for HSBC building – comments by 25th Oct

At last, new plans have been unveiled for the former HSBC building in Market Place.

The Setha Group proposes to convert and extend the building to create a 31-bedroomed hotel were displayed at a public exhibition in the banking hall on 10th October. This will involve a restaurant, open to the public, in the glass-domed banking hall, meeting rooms and two wings of single-storey bedroom accommodation in landscaped gardens. The developers say that their £7m investment aims to create a 4-star boutique luxury hotel.

Visit the developers’ website for more details and to send comments (deadline for these is 25th October).

The proposals are at the pre-planning stage, meaning plans have not yet been submitted to the district council.

See the full story and pictures in November’s Chippy News – out on Monday 28th October.

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Important changes to first aid in town – public meeting Weds 23rd Oct

The following press release was sent to us recently by the NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. There is also a poster you can download here, print and put if you would like to publicise the meeting.

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit

It is proposed that the Chipping Norton First Aid Unit (FAU) will move from its current location in the Chipping Norton Community Hospital building to the adjacent Chipping Norton Health Centre building. Both are on the same site. The public and patients can view the new proposed location for the FAU at a public meeting in the town on 23 October.

The public meeting is being held at the Chipping Norton Health Centre, Russell Way, Chipping Norton OX7 5FA on Wednesday 23 October (7pm to 8pm). People can view the site and discuss the move with staff and clinicians.

The FAU which is managed by the NHS South Central Ambulance Service Trust (SCAS) has been providing care for minor injuries at the community hospital since 2011. It delivers care Monday to Friday 5pm to 9pm and at weekends and bank holidays 10am to 9pm.

Services delivered at the First Aid Unit will continue at the new location with the same highly skilled clinicians and the same opening hours. The unit will continue to be open to any member of the public who requires care and treatment. The move has the backing of the paramedics and clinicians, and provides an opportunity for closer working between health staff on site.

People are encouraged from the local area to attend the meeting on 23 October. It will be open to all – local people and visitors whether you are registered with a local GP or not. NHS staff will be answering questions, showing people round the building and listening to people’s views about the move. NHS partners want to show the public the new location which is only a few steps away from the current location.

The proposed move is in line with the NHS Long Term Plan aspirations around urgent care and is needed to ensure we comply with new NHS guidance. It will also bring benefits for patients and the service. For example, the First Aid Unit staff will be able to access more information about their patients to support their care and a wider range of dressings and medical equipment will also be available to them.

Further opportunities are being explored including sharing training and treatment skills to further improve patient care. In addition, the unit would have access to the pharmacy and its staff which could make prescription management more effective at the unit.

Diane Hedges, Chief Operating Officer at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We asked SCAS to work with the practice to give us an integrated solution that would benefit patients. The proposed move is welcome and has the support of the clinicians at SCAS and the health centre.

“This relocation is required under national NHS guidance intended to reduce the variation of services across the country offering walk-in urgent care. We are pleased to see that those providing these services are enthusiastic to explore all possible opportunities for improving care for patients which is what is most important.”

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