Monthly Archives: April 2014

Is Chippy close to (finally) getting an ALDI?

A report by planning officers for West Oxfordshire District Council is recommending approval of ALDI’s proposal to build a new store on Banbury Road, next to the Cromwell Park site. The WODC Uplands area planning sub-committee was originally due to … Continue reading

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#ChipLitFest: A Good Time Had By All!

Chipping Norton Literary Festival – commonly known as ChipLitFest (or, if you’re on Twitter, #ChipLitFest!) – took over town again at the weekend, filling venues such as the Theatre, Jaffé and Neale, St Mary’s Parish Rooms and the Chequers with … Continue reading

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Sarsden burglar sent to prison

A 30-year-old Somerset man has been sentenced to 14 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to committing a burglary in Sarsden. Rikki Newby, from Crewkerne, committed the burglary early last Wednesday morning, stealing a number of tools from the property. … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist hurt in A361 crash

A motorcyclist has been injured this morning in a crash on the A361 between Chippy and Banbury. The Bicester Advertiser is reporting here that a driver failed to stop after the collision – Thames Valley Police are looking for the individual. The accident … Continue reading

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Election candidates announced

The deadline for nominations for next month’s local elections was yesterday – and the candidates who will be asking for your vote on 22 May to become the new councillor on Chipping Norton Town Council, following the resignation of David … Continue reading

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ChipLitFest starts today

Chipping Norton Literary Festival – commonly known as ChipLitFest – starts today. Now in its third year, the festival has grown rapidly, and has received positive reviews across the local and national media. This year features a diverse list of … Continue reading

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Chippy’s Favourite Places

We asked you recently what your favourite historic places in Chippy were. We have the results, and with 25% of the votes, it turns out that our favourite place in Chippy is – perhaps unsurprisingly – Bliss Mill. The most … Continue reading

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Deadline looms for potential town councillors

As we mentioned here last week, the deadline for people to nominate themselves for the vacant position of councillor on Chipping Norton Town Council is this Thursday – 24 April. So if you are interested in local issues, politics, and … Continue reading

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Public exhibition on Penhurst plans

Savills, the agents appointed by Action for Children to develop the Penhurst School site, are to hold a public exhibition on development plans. It is proposed that the site on New Street, which has been empty for a year since … Continue reading

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Could you be our new Town Councillor?

Town councillor David Lydiat has resigned from the council due to now working outside of the area and being unable to be as involved in town matters as he would like. This leaves a vacancy on Chipping Norton Town Council, … Continue reading

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