Since the start of the pandemic, Charlbury Community Centre staff and many volunteers have been supporting local residents, who have been shielding, and have helped with shopping, collecting prescriptions and have assisted in other ways if necessary.
Now that we are finally out of lockdown, and shielding has officially ended, we hope that our community can slowly but surely return to normal ways of life and people will resume daily tasks with more confidence. We do realise that this might not be so easy for everyone, so we will try to help you set up the assistance you need if we can.
Please ring 01608 811878 and our staff will try to point you in the right direction
You can also contact the Cornerstone on 07510 772764 (between 10am and 1pm, Monday to Saturday) for the following services (please also refer to Cornerstone information on this page):
We are immensely grateful to the large number of volunteers who have supported our community effort over the past year.
Charlbury Cornerstone at the Corner House will continue to deliver food to those who most need it. There is also a ‘Give and Take’ shelf where you can leave donations of food or pick up food items if you need them. If you know of someone who could use a bit extra now, please feel free to take something away or encourage them to pop in. You can also make a financial contribution to the scheme and request deliveries or collections by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Cornerstone is open Monday to Saturday 10am –1pm. Please respect social distancing. Cornerstone staff can help guideyouin the right direction to find advicewith any issues or problems you may face at this difficult time. Puzzles and boardgames can be borrowed for free. Second hand books are £1.00 each. Tel: 07510 772764
Now that the COVID19 vaccination programme seems to be starting locally, ATIC (All Together in Charlbury) will be available to try to help with transport to the vaccination hubs for people who otherwise cannot get there.
Please phone ATIC’s call centre number 01993 776277 (open 9.00 to 1.00, Monday to Friday or leave a message on the answerphone).
Normally Styans come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months, but now we are lucky they are making up veg boxes for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon from outside the Community Centre. Bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box AND keep your social distance at all times. To reduce contacts maybe arrange to collect for friends and neighbours. Watch your emails on Saturday morning – you will be allocated a time to come and pick up your veg. Click here for fuller and regularly updated information.
You can also order some products from Bibury Trout Farm, honey from our own Halcyon Farm and various other products.
Order your goods from StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk by 10pm previous Thursday and pay online.
House-bound and need your box delivered? Call us on 01608 811878 and we’ll arrange for someone to bring it to you.
Boxes are Large or Small and there are optional extras like beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes, honey, and Worcestershire tomatoes grown using heat from a biomass boiler.
Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.
Our weekly Scrabble sessions stat at 2pm every Monday. Do come along and have a game. Everyone is welcome.
This new session is aimed at promoting strength, stability and flexibility and thereby helping to prevent falls. Tuesdays at 3pm.
A big thank you to everyone involved with the visit of The Countess of Wessex to Charlbury on 17th May. The Countess spent time visiting the Community Centre, chatting with people from our coffee club, singing with children from Charlbury Pre-school and watching Pickleball and Line Dancing. The Countess was met by enthusiastic children on the Playing Close, where she planted a tree for the Queen's Green Canopy, before making her way to The Cornerstone to find out about its community initiatives. We would especially like to thank Oxfordshire Lieutenancy for organsing this special visit.
Would you be interested in a Community Workshop? Please get in touch to offer your help in organising this or just to join the movement.