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Soho House to open Cotswold outpost

The swanky London private members club, Soho House, has been granted planning permission to build a new hotel and leisure complex near Great Tew. West Oxfordshire District Council has approved the plans (reference 14/0423/P/S73) – submitted by the Soho House … Continue reading

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Enjoy a summer of fetes and festivals in and around Chippy

It’s June, which means it’s summer (whatever the weather might say). Luckily for us, the OX7 area is home to many fetes and festivals through the summer months – the first one, Enstone Primary’s summer fete, taking place this weekend. … Continue reading

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Neglected Chippy? A study of our town’s empty places

Chippy is a lovely place to live – it’s full of history, has its own theatre, leisure centre, schools, and lots of clubs and local organisations. But it’s not perfect. Coming into town from virtually any approach, you will see empty … Continue reading

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June edition out now!

The new edition of Chippy News is out now! The June issue features all the usual news, sports, clubs, arts and schools news – including: full details about the approval of Aldi’s plans to open a new store in town … Continue reading

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Euro election: Tories win, UKIP second in West Oxfordshire

The results of the European election in West Oxfordshire have been announced. The Conservatives came first, UKIP second, and Labour third. Labour were just ahead of the Green Party, who pushed the Lib Dems into fifth place. The full results … Continue reading

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Labour win Chippy Town Council seat

Labour’s Mark Walker has won the election for Chipping Norton Town Council’s vacant seat, West Oxfordshire District Council has just announced. The votes were as follows: James Kitcher (Conservative): 798 Mark Walker (Labour): 922 James Stanley (UKIP): 300 Turnout was 43.61% … Continue reading

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Labour win for Chippy at West Oxfordshire District Council elections

Labour’s Laetisia Carter (pictured left) has been announced as the new West Oxfordshire District Council member for Chipping Norton. This means that all three Chippy ward seats on the district council are now held by Labour – Laetisia will be … Continue reading

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