Chippy’s Climate Emergency Meeting

19th June, 7.30, Methodist Hall

Should Chipping Norton declare a climate and ecology emergency?

Come to a special town meeting, discuss the issues, and plan some local action!

Transition Chipping Norton’s Marcus Simmons says: “With recent ‘climactic’ events in parliament, media and public, many things previously unthinkable now suddenly seem achievable! Change in our emissions, environment and communities is now urgent, but our concern and ambition have also dramatically increased. Who would have dreamed a few weeks ago that Parliament would declare a climate emergency, and a global science panel (IPBES) announce that species loss seriously threatens our existence?”

This special town meeting will discuss:

  • Should Chipping Norton declare a climate and ecological emergency?
  • What actions can we take locally, as ‘our part’ in the UK’s response?
  • Should Chippy hold a citizens’ assembly to devise measures that work for all?
  • Can we come together on a timely local strategy for this?

There’ll be a short address from an expert speaker, Dr Karsten Haustein from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, a platform for some local youngsters to express concerns and wishes for their future, a Q&A and brief group discussions to review everyone’s views, and ideas for action.

For any queries, email For latest and news about future meetings please see TCN’s website or Facebook page.

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Watch Your Town Council in Action!

Next public meeting: Monday 17th June, 7.15
Chipping Norton Town Hall Council Chamber

Chippy’s 16 newly-elected Town Councillors meet for their first main monthly meeting.

Six new councillors join ten others, with Mayor Don Davidson back in the driving seat. What will their priorities be? How will they pick up important town issues like parking, HGV bypass ideas, the Tank Farm development and the Link Road – as well as spending our Council Tax for the benefit of the community?

Members of the public are welcome. If you wish to speak, please notify Town Clerk Vanessa Oliveri in advance – or call 01608 642341

See you there?

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Summer’s coming – get your Chippy News now!

Still only 50p, after all these years! Read about green initiatives, the upcoming Town Festival, D-Day in the town, local elections and much, much more.

The latest edition is in shops now (for locations see the About page).

June 2019 Chipping Norton News - in shops now!

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Come to Chippy’s Mayormaking!

19:15, Upper Town Hall, Monday 20th May

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A newly elected Chipping Norton Town Council – somewhat changed with 6 new members out of 16 – meets for the first time at 7:15pm in the main Town Hall on Monday 20th May. The public are welcome and it’s a chance to see some of the ‘robes and ritual’ of our historic past – when the Town proudly ran many of its own affairs, rather than defering to District and County.

This first monthly meeting of the Council’s year is special as it includes the traditional Mayormaking ceremony, to elect and ‘swear in’ a new Mayor. Then it will be down to business with the Town Council representing the town in times of change, running some of our important town services.

Why not come along – take your seat by 7:05pm please – and see democracy in action?

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Local Election Results 2019

Local Election Results

The results from the 2 May Local Election for Chipping Norton were as follows.

West Oxfordshire District Council – Chipping Norton Ward:

Mike Cahill Labour and Co-operative 766 (elected)
Jonny Rosemont Conservative 631
Juliet Byrne Liberal Democrat 495

Turnout was 37.9%. Labour gain from Conservative (previously Cllr Guy Wall).
New district council includes 28 Con, 10 Lib Dem, 9 Lab and 2 Ind.


Chipping Norton Town Council – in order of votes gained for 16 seats:

16 candidates elected
Jo Graves Independent 1026
Laetisia Carter Labour 912
Eve Coles Labour 863
Mike Tysoe Independent 820
Don Davidson Independent 788
Nova Bradley Labour 724
Martin Jarratt Independent 715
Chris Butterworth Conservative 673
Lexy Tuckwell Labour 656
Richard Benfield Independent 646
Gordon Brown Independent 643
Mark Walker Labour 638
David Heyes Labour 630
Rizvana Poole Labour 621
Georgia Mazower Labour 610
Sandra Coleman Independent 569


9 candidates not elected
Aaron Miles Labour 559
Alex Corfield Independent 546
Dominic Harrison Independent 505
Zoey Macgregor Ind Chippy Res 398
Steph Harrison-White Independent 393
Hasan Tahirul 303
James Kitcher 288
Andrew Villars 203
Catherine Salmon U 178

Turnout 38%. There are 6 new councillors.
Previous council was 13 men and 3 women – now 8 and 8.

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May edition – out now!

Pick up a copy of the May edition to find out more about plans for the new relief road through town, Co-op’s anti-plastic campaign, Spring gardening tips and much more.

Only 50p, on sale all over town.

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Elections 2nd May – all the candidates!

Our next major  local elections are scheduled for Thursday 2 May 2019. 16 out of the 49 seats on West Oxfordshire District Council are being contested – this  includes 1 of the 3 seats in the Chipping Norton Ward. Separately, all 16 seats on Chipping Norton Town Council are up for election (amongst many other local parish and town councils).

Our May edition – out on Monday 29 April – will contain all the candidates’ profiles and pictures.

There are three candidates our seat at the District Council:

BYRNE, Juliet Elizabeth Anson; Liberal Democrats
CAHILL, Mike; Labour and Co-operative Party
ROSEMONT, Jonny; Conservative

Here are the 25 candidates for the Town Council’s 16 seats, with party allegiances where given:

BENFIELD, Richard Arthur; Independent
BRADLEY, Nova Jane; Labour
BROWN, Gordon Leslie; Independent
BUTTERWORTH, Chris; Conservative
CARTER, Laetisia Catherine; Labour
COLEMAN, Sandra June; Independent
COLES, Eve; Labour
CORFIELD, Alexander Miles Dickens; Independent
DAVIDSON, Don; Independent
GRAVES, Jo; Independent
HARRISON, Dominic James; Independent
HARRISON-WHITE, Steph; Independent
HEYES, David Marshall; Labour
JARRATT, Martin; Independent
KITCHER, James Robert;
MACGREGOR, Zoey Elizabeth; Independent
MAZOWER, Georgia Helen; Labour
MILES, Aaron James Michael; Labour
POOLE, Rizvana; Labour
SALMON, Catherine Elizabeth
TUCKWELL, Lexy; Labour
TYSOE, Mike; Independent
VILLARS, Andrew Spicer
WALKER, Mark Linsley; Labour





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