Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Hallowe’en From Chippy News!

It’s Hallowe’en, and, as usual, the Yarnbomber has been out – marking the occasion by decorating town with an assortment of seasonally-themed knitted witches and their cats, as well as various ghouls and ghosties! Chippy News wishes all our readers … Continue reading

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New Edition Out Today!

Look out for the November edition of Chippy News, which is published today. This month’s edition has full reports on the suspension of services from the town’s maternity unit – and associated review – and an update as to what … Continue reading

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Portas Cash For Chippy

Experience Chipping Norton (ECN) has announced that Chippy is to become a member of the national Town Team partners programme, established out of the Portas Review. ECN, which is a consortium of local business owners, will receive £10,000 funding and … Continue reading

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Gym Closes For Two Weeks

From tomorrow, the gym at Chippy Leisure Centre will be closed for two weeks for refurbishment. A temporary gym has been established in the studio and one of the squash courts, which will have an impact on squash bookings and … Continue reading

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Penhurst Closure Proposed

After months of rumour, Action for Children this morning formally announced its proposal to close Penhurst School. The residential school, on New Street, supports profoundly disabled children and young people, but currently only looks after around 15 children. Barbara Street, … Continue reading

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Autumn Has Arrived!

One of the signs that Autumn has well and truly arrived in our area is the appearance of many types of fungus down at Foxholes nature reserve, near Bledington, a regular haunt of many of our readers. This year is … Continue reading

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More on maternity unit closure

Further to our previous post, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is not saying what has happened to prompt the closure of Chippy’s maternity unit, but stories, including on a Chippy Mums’ Facebook page, include rumours of midwives being fired or … Continue reading

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