For a small market town, Chippy had a lot going on in 2011. Here are just a few of the events that took place – all covered by the print version of Chippy News.
February: The new style Chippy News was launched.
March: Ken Norman’s “Big Society” video about Chippy Lido funding went viral.
April: The summer season at the Lido started, with the cafe under new management.
May: The Westgate department store on Topside was bought by Bournemouth-based Beales.
June: David Cameron officially opened the town’s new hospital.
July/August: Four new trustees were appointed at the “thriving” Chipping Norton Theatre.
September: Dean Pit controversially closed, leaving people with a long trip to find their nearest tip.
October: Thames Water’s pipeworks – originally due to have been finished in the spring – now miss their new deadline.
November: The Town Council unanimously rejects controversial plans for a new, edge-of-town Sainsbury’s.
December: Organisation starts for the town’s Neighbourhood Planning Project – one of the government’s “frontrunner” schemes to encourage more localism.
Those are some of the headlines from 2011 – we wonder what we will be reporting on over 2012?