Chipping Norton Sports Awards 2018

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Town Council wishes to receive nominations for local sports and Olympic legacy awards, for their 8th annual award ceremony, recognising sporting talent in the town.

The awards are sponsored by the Chipping Norton Town Council offering prizes and certificates to the winners.

Last year we received a good amount of nominations and a lot of local people attended the awards night. This year we want to make it even bigger. The awards for 2018 are for sporting achievement in 2017.

Previous winners have included motor racing, skater hockey, golf, football etc.

The awards that will be presented are:

  1. Sportsperson of the Year (18+)
  2. Young Sportsperson of the Year (11-17 year olds)
  3. Younger Sportsperson of the Year (Under 11)
  4. Team Award (18+)
  5. Team Award (11- 17 year olds)
  6. Team Award (under 11)
  7. Club Award (18+)
  8. Club Award Junior Section or School (11-17 year olds)
  9. Club Award Junior Section or School (Under 11)

In addition we have the Olympic Legacy Gold, Silver and Bronze awards set up by Chipping Norton Town Council with the aim of awarding coaches and people who are dedicated to helping sporting clubs in the town. Does your club or organisation have anyone you believe should be considered for either of the above awards? Anyone can be nominated who either lives in the town, works or is educated in the town. Also any child who attends a Chipping Norton Partnership School or anyone who plays a sport or organisation in the town can be nominated. A written nomination needs to be sent to the Guildhall by the 12th January 2018, you can download the nomination form here. We are happy to accept photocopies of this form. Alternatively you can email your nomination to cntc@btconnect.comThe Award Ceremony will take place on 9th February 2018, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm in the Large Hall, the Town Hall, Chipping Norton.

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Christmas tree recycling

West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can simply put them out on their next scheduled garden collection from Tuesday 9 January. Trees should be cut up and placed inside their licensed garden bin. However, if their garden waste bin is full, the tree can cut up and left next to the full bin for collection. Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.

Alternatively anyone, including those who are not garden waste customers, can take their tree along to the Council’s collection point in New St Car Park 9-11am on Sunday 14 January. All trees will be chipped for free.

Christmas tree chipping in Chipping Norton:

Sunday 14 January – New Street car park, 9 – 11am

All the tree chippings will be taken to the composting facility that processes garden waste.

 

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Chippy Aldi store opening update

Unfortunately this is a ‘no update’ update.

At noon Aldi UK told us “we are hoping to reopen as soon as possible” and suggested we contact them again tomorrow for an update. That implies the store will not open today (Wed) as they had initially hoped.

If you do find that the store is open tomorrow, or Friday, please let us know.

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Have you lost a credit card in Chippy?

A message from Kate who runs Bliss at 28 High Street:

“A gentleman found a credit card outside my shop yesterday and handed it in to me. I have it safe – it can be collected from shop if the person brings in ID”

Please pass the message on.

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Did you help a woman in Moreton on Sunday?

We’ve been contacted by a woman who was stranded in Moreton when the snow stopped the trains last Sunday.

A family of four from Chipping Norton in a large car very kindly gave her a lift to Evesham; she was wearing a patterned woolly hat and red scarf. She thinks she left something in your car and would love to come and retrieve it!

Let us know and we’ll put you in touch, please share this and pass the word around.

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Snow and bin collections in West Oxfordshire

Bin collections cancelled – Tuesday 12 December

Due to the icy road conditions there is no bin collection service in West Oxfordshire today (Tuesday 12 December) – this includes bulky household waste and clinical waste collections.

Weather permitting crews will be collecting bins as scheduled from tomorrow (Wednesday).

Catching up on missed collections from Monday & Tuesday (11 & 12 December)

We will empty the missed bins from Monday and Tuesday as soon as possible, depending on road conditions. However, if necessary, crews may be working over the weekend and early into next week to catch up.

Please leave your bins out.

Garden waste collections suspended

So that crews can concentrate on clearing the waste and recycling from Monday and Tuesday, garden waste collections have been suspended until 9 January.

Why collections were delayed

Although main roads have been gritted by Oxfordshire County Council, many of our collections are on hills and minor streets. Collection trucks are heavy and will be braking as they do hundreds of stops on each round – this can be hazardous in icy conditions. We delayed collections to take account of the safety of pedestrians, other motorists, property and our own crews.

More information

If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact Oxfordshire County Council at enquiries@westoxon.gov.uk. Thank you for your support.

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Top School rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Chippy schoolChipping Norton School’s staff, students and supporters were delighted to learn in November that the latest Ofsted Inspection has rated the School ‘Good’ overall with ‘Outstanding’ ratings for both personal development and the high-performing sixth form. This is excellent news after the School has spent over 18 months working on improvements to its performance

In a letter to parents announcing the ‘exciting news’, Headteacher Simon Duffy pointed to the inspectors comments that ‘teachers are firmly focussed on helping pupils achieve their best’ and ‘the School’s work to promote students’ personal development and welfare is outstanding’. He also singled out comments on the sixth form, judged as outstanding where ‘students benefit greatly from very high quality teaching, learning and assessment. Outcomes are impressive. Students in the sixth form achieve highly.’

Simon said in his message to parents ‘we are really pleased that the hard work of students and staff has been acknowledged in this way and we are now determined to make our school outstanding. It is very clear that the message about “working harder on harder work” is getting through as students strive to be the best that they can be. I am hugely grateful for the relentless support of students and parents who have always recognised the great qualities of Chipping Norton School, qualities that the Ofsted team saw in abundance.  You can have a look at the full report here. Can I take this chance to thank you once again for all of the support you give to make Chipping Norton School such a great school.’

Anyone interested in visiting the School, or signing up new students for both its sixth form and the main year 7 entry for September 2018 is free to contact the Head or the school office – see the website for details.

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