Monthly Archives: February 2011

BBC Radio 5live picks up Chippy Lido big society story

The efforts of Chipping Norton Lido trustees have succeeded in getting the withdrawal of the pool’s rate relief covered by BBC 5live. Their Breakfast programme featured an interview with Clare Jarvis at the pool on Wednesday morning. The interview will … Continue reading

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Twitching Update

There is no sign of visiting twitchers returning home anytime soon. Chippy is still full of the migrant birdwatching species, with its distinct green jacket and woolly hatted head. The numerous members of the species have been spotted running variously … Continue reading

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Ma Larkins: A Cafe No More

West Oxfordshire District Council has granted permission for the Ma Larkins restaurant/cafe at the top of Banbury Road to be given a change of use to enable it to be used solely for car sales. Permission has been granted subject … Continue reading

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What’s The Future For Chippy?

West Oxfordshire District Council has produced a new edition of its Creating Futures newsletter this week, aiming to keep residents up-to-date with its proposals for the area’s development over the next 15 years. The view from Witney is that future … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Twitchers About

You may have noticed a rare species wandering around town in some numbers over the last two days. Predominantly of the male species, they walk with purpose down The Leys, armed with large cameras and a large amount of concentration. … Continue reading

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A Champion Visit At Tumble Tots

Chipping Norton Tumble Tots received an Olympic-class visitor this week, when former champion hurdler Sally Gunnell dropped in to play. Sally was joining the organisation’s Eat Fit, Keep Fit campaign, which aims to encourage parents to cook healthy food for … Continue reading

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The Big Society: View From The Lido

The Government has been trying to stimulate interest in its idea of the Big Society, where communities take over the running of some of their local organisations. However, how does this idea work in the face of local and central … Continue reading

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