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Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Town Oxfordshire Cotswolds

About Chipping Norton

Welcome to the Chipping Norton edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Although it’s just a small town, most people in the UK know about Chipping Norton from the “Chipping Norton Set” – a loose association of local movers and shakers including the former Prime Minister David Cameron, the Murdoch Family and the former editor of the Sun newspaper.

Besides this connection Chipping Norton or “Chippy” to the locals, is a very charming market town, well-known for its antique shops, and it’s own theatre which hosts original productions and touring companies. It also lays claim to being the highest town in Oxfordshire.

St Mary the Virgin is a quintessential Cotswold church with the inside flooded with light because of its uninterrupted clerestory windows. In the lush and verdurous countryside outside the town, you’ll find the Rollright Stones, a Neolithic and Bronze Age stone circle.


Local news & stories

West Oxfordshire District Taxi operators ask to increase fares
/ Transport

West Oxfordshire District Taxi operators ask to increase fares

More than 20 of the 105 drivers or operators licensed by the district called on the council for the ability to charge more based on inflation and rising fuel costs.
West Oxfordshire Council rejects plans for eight homes in Enstone
/ Housing

Plans for eight homes in Enstone rejected by West Oxfordshire district councillors

West Oxfordshire district councillors went against the advice of planning officers and rejected plans for eight homes in Enstone.
West Oxfordshire District Council to pay costs over “vague” planning report
/ Government

West Oxfordshire Council to pay planning appeal costs over “vague” report

The council has been ordered to pay the planning appeal costs, after it was found to have made “vague” and “unsupported” assertions, despite it’s original decision being upheld.
Route revealed for Oxfordshire stage of Women’s Tour cycling race.
/ Culture

Route revealed for Oxfordshire stage of Women’s Tour cycling race

Residents between Chipping Norton, Carterton, Faringdon, Didcot and Oxford will be able to cheer on the elit riders when this year’s cycling race comes to Oxfordshire on Saturday, 11 June.
Marta Bastianelli wins first stage of AJ Bell Women’s Tour in Banbury / 2022 Women’s Tour Cycle Race Grand Finale
/ Culture

2022 Women’s Tour cycling race set for Oxfordshire finale

Stage six of Britain’s biggest and longest-running international women’s cycling stage race will start in Chipping Norton before culminating in Oxford city centre.
Country Creatures announces the launch of its Guest Chef series in January 2022
/ Food & Drink

Country Creatures announces the launch of its Guest Chef series in January 2022

Guest chefs will prepare and showcase a multi-course menu at the independently-owned collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget
/ Government

Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget

Residents and businesses are being urged to give their views on where West Oxfordshire District Council’s tax will be spent as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
A garden room at Soho Farmhouse
/ Travel & Stay

Soho Farmhouse gets permission for 20 new bedroom huts

It will transform the site of a former camping field and football pitch into new bedrooms, adding to it’s collection of cabins, farm buildings, gym, restaurants and walled garden cottages.
Chipping Norton IT firm in growth drive following expansion and investment
/ Business Services

Chipping Norton based firm Sci-Net in growth drive

Sci-Net – which designs and delivers ERP, CRM and cloud infrastructure solutions – is strengthening its industry position with a strategic acquisition, the launch of new premises and a raft of new hires.
Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022
/ Transport

Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022

Oxfordshire County Council will use £275k of its existing Local Authority Bus Subsidy Grant (LABSG) to support the services which would otherwise have faced withdrawal in August 2021.