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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The Xmas special is out

Xmas issue 2017

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Understanding Dementia – Free seminar

Dementia seminar

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Have you got your October copy?

The Chipping Norton News October issue is available at the usual local outlets.

Oct Issue


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