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Online discussion on Rural Crime on Thursday 10 May

Join our online discussion on Rural Crime in Wantage & Faringdon (& surrounding areas) on Thursday 10 May

Join the Wantage and Faringdon Neighbourhood Policing Teams for an online question and answer session between 7pm-8pm on Thursday 10 May.

Thames Valley Police is hosting the webchat, aimed at anyone with interests in Rural matters in Wantage and Faringdon (and surrounding towns and villages) including residents, visitors and workers.

A panel of representatives from the Neighbourhood Team including Sergeant Kevin Hickman will be on hand to take your questions. We are using this opportunity to identify the main concerns of the community and how we can problem solve them and work together on these concerns going forward.

To join the session go to

Questions can be submitted anonymously. You can also get involved via Twitter by using #ASKTVP to pre-submit questions.

Message Sent By

Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

May’s Charney Chatter – Welcome to Spring!

Read all about it here!!!

BUMPER Charney Chatter News!

Road Safety, Pilates and Yoga vacancies, Charney Army has a new boss, Village Facebook page, History Group memories of chamber pots…and much more

See it all here!

Special***Parish Council Consultation***Road Safety

Please find  HERE a special edition of Charney Chatter which provides details of the Parish Council’s consultation on road safety

It would be extremely helpful to know in advance how many are likely to come to the meeting. Simply email and  indicate how many are likely to attend from your household.

If you are not attending the meeting you may wish to give your views by returning this questionnaire.

Copies of the questionnaire will also be available at the meeting.

Thanking you all in advance.

David Roberts,

Chairman, Parish Council

British Pie Week at The Chequers

Soup Angels from The Chequers!

Local residents have requested a message is put out via this email messaging system thanking Jackie, Ian and staff from The Chequers for their recent surprise visits to those of maturing years. One resident sums it all up…….

‘There was a ring on the bell, we were surprised to find ‘the soup angels’ offering us 2 wonderful mugs of steaming hot stilton and leek soup, delicious, so amazing, now we know why we chose Charney Bassett!

Thank you so much’

Postponed! – World Day of Prayer Service

Due to the weather and road conditions we have decided to postpone today’s (2 March) World Day of Prayer Service.  The Service will be rearranged for a date in the not too distant future.


Feeling cold? Beef and Dumplings at the Chequers!

This lunchtime, Friday 2 March!







Charney Chatter – The 50th Anniversary Edition!

Congratulations to the various people, who, over the years, continue to produce our monthly Charney Chatter.

Read Charney Chatter March 2018 here!

Warning! Be careful about this caller

Message from a Denchworth resident

‘I had a phone call today from a well-spoken man to say that a team would be calling house to house in the next few days from ‘secure homes systems’. He mentioned a number of checks/installations they could do, from intruder alarms to carbon monoxide leakage. He even gave a phone number and a website I haven’t yet searched.

So I rang the police, they said ‘put it out on your neighbourhood watch or equivalent to be careful about callers since they cannot do this.’ (Besides which I’m on telephone preference, so their phone call was itself illegal). They may or may not be criminals, but they’re not very ethical.’

(Extract from the Denchworth Village Newsletter circulated today)