Taking Chippy’s HGV fight to Oxfordshire County Council

In your September issue:

Lorry and pollution meter

On page 3 of the current issue you can find out what the newly formed ‘Clean Air for  Chippy’ action group has up it’s collective sleeves.

And they need your support next Tuesday morning at Oxford’s County Hall for the full Oxfordshire County Council meeting.

If you’re free to support them, find out more in the paper.

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Improving our town centre

In your September issue:

London Road signWho’s responsible for the growing number of eyesores around town?

Whether it’s OCC, WODC, CNTC, a company or an individual, it’s usually the Town Council that fields the complaints in the first place and tries to find out. At June’s Town Council meeting, councillors agreed with Cllr Nova Bradley that it’s time the Town Council gave this some focused attention. Broken railingsFind out what’s happening and how you could help – read more on page 8 of the September issue.

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Slip into September with our new edition!

Fresh from our usual summer holiday break, the Chippy News is back.

Catch up on everything from July and August and look forward to autumn – including OCC leader Ian Hudspeth’s impending appearance at September’s Town Council meeting to answer questions about traffic in Chippy.

Available at all the usual outlets from Tuesday 27th August.

September 2019 front page

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Voluntary Bodies – apply for grants now

Are you involved in a local charitable or community organisation that could use funds?

Chipping Norton Town Council’s Grants to Voluntary Bodies Scheme is now open to applications from local organisations. The scheme funds projects addressing the needs, aspirations and issues of our community.Chipping Norton Town Crest

The Town Council invites local charitable and community organisations working for the benefit of the people of Chipping Norton to apply for funding to support projects.

How to apply:

Application forms are available from the Town Clerk’s office at the Guildhall or by email: cntc@btconnect.com

The deadline for applications is 25th September 2019.

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Chippy ATC – New intake starts Tuesday 10th September

We’ll have more information about the ATC in the upcoming September issue. But for now, here are the key details, for anyone thinking about joining.

ATC Recruitment - Tue 10th Sept 2019

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Chippy’s HGV issues – demands for County action!

Monthly Town Council meetings are getting interesting!

The next two are Monday 19 August and 16 September at 7.15 at Chippy Town Hall. Why not come along?

Chipping Norton’s newly elected Town Council is debating many issues – and has invited Oxfordshire County Council’s Leader Ian Hudspeth to come and explain why the County has achieved little, in nearly 20 years, to curb the HGVs and heavy traffic causing illegal pollution and damaging people, roads and pavements.

Cllr Hudspeth was due to come in August – but has postponed his visit, probably until September. He will find an attentive audience.

Pollution meter in Horsefair.

A lorry passes the pollution meter that has been recording illegal levels in Horsefair for over fifteen years.

Reviews, surveys and plans have all said many times that a weight limit and alternative HGV route is what’s needed – particularly for the busy trunk A44 route through town. The County Council is planning yet another traffic survey this autumn. But there is still no commitment to action.

June’s Town Council meeting was packed with protesters and July saw street demonstrations at the pelican crossing and a petition to the County Council. Climate change issues, and the latest air pollution shocks, have roused Chippy’s townsfolk into taking action.

….and new Council gets to work!

Chippy’s new Town Council is also stepping up to some other important issues – and July’s meeting was lively. Joining HGVs on the Council’s hot list are: the state of the town centre, ideas for a Town Youth Council, more issues about Tank Farm and the disliked ‘link road’ (which does nothing about the A44 HGV traffic).

All new Town Councillors have enthusiastically signed up to the Council’s committees and are getting involved in issues both in and out of council meetings. The Council also said goodbye and thanks to long-serving Town Clerk Vanessa Oliveri, while welcoming replacement Janine Sparrowhawk (previously in Thame).

To keep up-to-date and see your Councillors in action, why not come along on 19 August and watch the action?

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Summer fun and festivals!

Did you buy your Chippy News summer edition?

If not, don’t worry, it’s still on sale around town. And it has a great centre spread of things to do this summer; events big and small.

There’s still plenty of fetes and festivals to catch throughout August – festivals first, fetes lower down – lots of excuses to get out and about!

BBC Countryfile Live – Thurs-Sun 1-4 August, Blenheim Palace.
Family fun day out. Wildlife zone, ice cream parlour. Shires & Shetlands. Meet favourite presenters & TV chefs. Waterside activities. Adults £26.40/£13.20 child. www.countryfilelive.com

Wilderness – Thurs-Sun 1-4 August, Cornbury Park.
Multi-genre music festival set amongst rich forests, lakes and parklands. Escapism, creative freedom and flourishing cultures – plus debates, theatre, arts, comedy, dance, & boutiques. www.wildernessfestival.com

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – Thurs-Sat 8-10th August.
Three-day open-air festival of rock, pop and folk includes host band Fairport Convention and many more acts. Three market areas, catering, craft and clothing stalls. Large camping area. www.fairportconvention.com

The Big Feastival – Fri-Sun 23-25th August, Alex James’ Farm, Kingham.
A feel-good festival of food and music for all the family. Headliners: Rudimental’s DJ set, Jess Glynne, Elbow, Lewis Capaldi. Top chefs. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, vintage funfair. Camping and glamping village. www.thebigfeastival.com

Now the summer fairs and fetes:

South Newington Flower & Produce Show
Sat 10 August 1.30pm with village fete. Marquee, Silver Band, Fun Dog Show, children’s fancy dress

Enstone Show
Sat 10 August 1– 5pm, at Sports & Social Club, opened by Graeme Garden. Dog show, crafts, Heythrop Zoo, Archery, bouncy castle, rides, skittles and more.

Shipton-Under-Wychwood Village Fair
Mon 26 August 12noon-4pm New Beaconsfield Hall. Game, Whiskey, stalls, Fun Dog Show (waggiest tail etc), Falconry, Witney Town Band, go-karts, penny arcade

Whichford & Ascott Flower Show & Fete
Mon 26 August 1.30-5pm village green. Flower & craft show, vintage plane flypast, live music, Fun dogs, children’s games, Birds of prey & owls.

Wychwood Forest Fair
Sun 1 Sept 11am-5pm. Little Park, Cornbury. Wychwood Project main event. Wychwood Barn Owl and Flora groups, rural crafts, children’s fun fair, Morris dancing, beer tent. See www.wychwoodproject.org

The summer News has much more – open gardens, bus trips, the Lido, Town History Trail, what’s on at The Theatre and much more.

Have fun!

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