Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mike Howes: Chippy’s newest Honorary Citizen

In front of over 120 invited guests, Mike Howes was made an Honorary Citizen of Chipping Norton by Mayor Mike Tysoe at a ceremony at the Town Hall last week. Mike Howes, now 76, is a long-standing resident of the … Continue reading

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Planners recommend rejection of Churchill Road proposal

Planning officers at WODC are recommending that a proposal to build 60 flats and houses on farmland at Churchill Road should be rejected. The plans were submitted by Sharba Homes, and include a mix of accommodation from one-bed flats to … Continue reading

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Will Chippy get a better playground?

Local councillors are to undertake a recce of local playgrounds this week, to see what makes them so successful. For despite Chippy getting new equipment for the New Street playground a few years ago – and the MUGA – there … Continue reading

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Festive Chippy News out today!

The new edition of Chippy News is out in shops and businesses this afternoon. This is a two-month special, covering December and January – so it has lots to make the festive season even more festive… as well as the … Continue reading

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Chippy Co-op scales back expansion plans

Chippy’s Co-op store has ‘significantly scaled down’ its expansion plans, according to the Banbury Guardian. This week’s edition, published yesterday, states that the shop floor area expansion will be reduced and a proposed two-storey car park will no longer be built. … Continue reading

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Chippy Panto Is A Gigantic Hit

A gigantic panto awaits the audience at Chippy Theatre’s Jack & the Giant. Even before the sparkly blue curtain rises the audience is immersed in a world of fun, games and laughter at the village fete of Merrytown-on-the-Wold, guessing the … Continue reading

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Councillors express support for ALDI

Chippy town councillors have expressed their support for the proposed ALDI store on Banbury Road. At this week’s town council meeting, a discussion was held about the planning application that the company has submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council – … Continue reading

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WODC fights for Chippy rural bus services

West Oxfordshire District Council is to send a ‘strong’ message to Oxfordshire County Council regarding the future of rural bus services in our area. Following the county council’s decision to hold a consultation exercise into future provision of subsidised services … Continue reading

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Chippy has a new town councillor

At last night’s Chipping Norton Town Council meeting, Richard Benfield was co-opted as a new town councillor. A vacancy had arisen following the resignation of Rebecca Herrin, who had moved away from the area. Six candidates put themselves forward for … Continue reading

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Is Brad Pitt filming in Chippy?

Rumours are abounding that Brad Pitt is in Chippy this weekend… or rather, that scenes for his new movie are being filmed here. Fury, a World War Two drama scheduled for release next year, finished filming scenes in Watlington last … Continue reading

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