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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

The future stars of dance head to Oxfordshire in Ballet Central Tour 2023
/ Arts & Entertainment

The future stars of dance head to Oxfordshire in Ballet Central Tour 2023

The future stars of dance are headed out on a major UK tour, including one night only at Chipping Norton Theatre on Saturday, 17 June.
Big Feastival announces lineup with more music, food and family entertainment for 2023
/ Arts & Entertainment

Big Feastival announces lineup with more music, food and family entertainment for 2023

Big Feastival has revealed further entertainment lineup for 2023, including the Main Stage hosts, Cheese Hub DJs and another round of Music Acts set to appear across the weekend.
Wilderness announces more extraordinary talent for Season Twelve in 2023
/ Arts & Entertainment

Wilderness festival announces more extraordinary talent for Season Twelve

Wilderness festival announces more extraordinary talent for Season Twelve in 2023 – including Arlo Parks, Laurent Garnier, Honey Dijon, Franc Moody and Todd Terry – joining already announced headliners The Chemical Brothers, Christine and the Queens, and Fatboy Slim.
Park Fair 2023 returns with an impressive lineup of stylish modern brands delivered directly to Oxfordshire’s rural tastemakers
/ Arts & Entertainment

Park Fair 2023 returns with an impressive lineup of stylish modern brands

After a hugely successful launch, Park Fair will return to the Oxfordshire countryside for its second year in 2023.
ChipLitFest celebrates its tenth year in 2023 with strongest line-up yet. Image - David Baddiel (Credit: Steve Best/Xavicus Media), Clare Mackintosh (Credit: Heledd Roberts), and Adam Henson
/ Arts & Entertainment

ChipLitFest celebrates its tenth year in 2023 with strongest line-up yet

Chipping Norton Literary Festival is celebrating its tenth year from 27 to 30 April with a dazzling line-up of authors, children’s events and writers’ workshops.
The Wild Rabbit and The Old Swan to host British farming inspires supper club.
/ Food & Drink

The Wild Rabbit and The Old Swan to host British farming inspires supper club

The ticketed evening will be hosted in The Wild Rabbit Dining Room and will give guests a rare opportunity to experience an exceptional tasting menu created by two household names in British fine dining.
Cotswold Meat Company acquires Slatters Butchers in Chadlington. Image: Nick Passmore & Tom Gratton
/ Food & Drink

Cotswold Meat Company acquires Slatters Butchers in Chadlington

The acquisition comes as the Cotswold Meat Company celebrates its first year of trading under new owner Nick Passmore.
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.