Monthly Archives: February 2013

Chippy News proud to sponsor literary festival

This April sees the second Chipping Norton Literary Festival, which will take over venues across town with an impressive array of events, workshops and performances. Chippy News is proud to announce that it will be one of the sponsors of … Continue reading

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Don asks to “set the record straight” with Labour

Town councillor Don Davidson has asked us to publish his response to information recently published by the local Labour Party in its newsletter: LETTER TO CHIPPING NORTON NEWS RE INCORRECT INFORMATION PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST LOCAL LABOUR PARTY NEWSLETTER REGARDING … Continue reading

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New look gym officially opened

The works may have been finished a few months ago, but Chipping Norton Leisure Centre’s gym refurbishment was finally unveiled on 22 February. The £150,000 gym make-over included complete redecoration, new equipment and a new layout. Leisure centre operator GLL arranged … Continue reading

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14 homes proposed for old hospital site

A planning application has been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council regarding the future of the old War Memorial Hospital site on the corner of Spring Street and Over Norton Road. The application, by London-based St Charles Homes, is to … Continue reading

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60 new houses planned for Churchill Road

Sharba Homes has released plans to build 60 new homes on a piece of farmland on Churchill Road in Chipping Norton. The proposed development, immediately next to Tilsley Road, would, they say, create a new gateway into the town, and … Continue reading

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Penhurst School to close in May

Chippy’s Penhurst School is to close in May, following a consultation into its future. The Banbury Guardian reports that Action for Children has taken the decision to close the school, situated on New Street. The school accommodates children and young … Continue reading

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Mosque site landlord threatened

In a worrying development of the mosque story we covered recently, the Witney Gazette is now reporting that the landlord of the proposed mosque site has been threatened. As a result of the threat, which appears to have involved threatening … Continue reading

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