Tag Archives: Hilary Biles

Mike Howes: Chippy’s newest Honorary Citizen

In front of over 120 invited guests, Mike Howes was made an Honorary Citizen of Chipping Norton by Mayor Mike Tysoe at a ceremony at the Town Hall last week. Mike Howes, now 76, is a long-standing resident of the … Continue reading

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Walterbush Road: will it become a “failed road”?

There is bad news for residents of Walterbush Road, who had originally been led to believe that the road would be improved this year. Oxfordshire County Council has now decided that the works will not be carried out until 2015 … Continue reading

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Roadworks “a fantastic job”, says mayor

The roadworks that threatened to disrupt the centre of Chipping Norton for most of August were finished last Friday – a full week early, leading to Chippy Mayor Mike Tysoe calling it “a fantastic job”. At last night’s town council … Continue reading

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Hilary keeps council seat blue: but local turnout is just 29%

It was announced in the last half hour by Oxfordshire County Council that Hilary Biles has kept her council seat for Chipping Norton, following yesterday’s local elections – but the turnout was just 29%. The breakdown of votes were as … Continue reading

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More on maternity unit closure

Further to our previous post, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is not saying what has happened to prompt the closure of Chippy’s maternity unit, but stories, including on a Chippy Mums’ Facebook page, include rumours of midwives being fired or … Continue reading

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