Oxfordshire Libraries

Oxfordshire Libraries are still here and working hard to provide you with a wide choice of digital library services from the comfort of people’s homes. We are working hard on plans to adjust our libraries for when we are able to welcome our customers back. Rest assured we will not open libraries until it is safe to do so, based on the Government and Public Health England advice.
In the meantime online facilities are still available.
Go to www.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk and click ‘Join the Library’ and fill in your details.
We will email your account access details back to you within 1-2 working days

eBooks and eAudio

Choose from a great range of fiction and non-fiction reading for adults and children. We are investing in more titles in response to the current situation. Download the Libby or Borrowbox apps.

eMagazines and eNews


Pressreader and RBdigital magazines provide thousands of UK and international titles of leisure reading or current affairs for you to read online or download. Time to garden, get creative or find out what’s going on around the world through curated news content.

Digital learning and study resources

leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/general-reference Britannica Online, dictionaries and reference books provide high quality homework support and resources for personal study


https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and culture/libraries/reference-online/books-and-music

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Download the Oxfordshire Libraries app to your tablet or phone from your app store.
Lots of our digital services have their own apps, too such as Libby for Overdrive eBooks, Borrowbox, Pressreader, RBdigital Magazines and Naxos Music Library.

June’s Charney Chatter

June’s Charney Chatter

Child Safety on the Web

Background Information – online sexual abuse is any type of sexual abuse that happens on the web, whether through social networks, online gaming or using mobile phones. In some cases this involves children being groomed or exploited by an adult. Any child or young person that uses the internet or has a smartphone could be a victim of online abuse regardless of their age, gender or background.

Reports of online child sexual abuse in the Thames Valley area were 146% higher in March 2020 in comparison with March 2019. We want to warn young people that those they are speaking to may not be who they say they are and to help parents and carers take action in protecting their children from falling victim to online sexual abuse.

This document about child safety online provides information and suggestions.

Recycling Centres Reopen

Recycling centres open on 18 May for essential use.
Oxfordshire County Council will re-open Household Waste Recycling Centres on 18 May, for essential use. Essential use means waste that cannot be stored at home, or would cause hard to health if stored.
There will be new site rules to ensure social distancing and the safety of residents and site staff. This includes reducing opening hours to 8am – 4pm to allow for cleaning, limiting the number and size of vehicles coming in and contactless payments only.
Queues are likely, so if it can wait, please do. If it’s waste that can be disposed of legally and responsibly in another way, such as weekly kerbside collections or district council collection services, please do that.
Full information about the changes to recycling centre rules can be found on the web – www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wastereopenquestions

Face Masks for Charity

Julie Ingram-Johnson has been busy using her sewing talents to make face masks. She wondered if Charney residents would be interested in viewing them and perhaps selecting one with a donation to the children’s hospice.

The masks are available to view on a table in the carport of Gunton Barn (last house on the right at the top of the Green).

Photograph of masks

All Face Masks have been made with washed, new fabrics. There are three layers – fabric designed outer layer, flannel middle layer and a close weave reverse layer – new, thin elastic loops to hold masks behind the ears or pulled to the back of the head and clipped (the latter may be more comfortable for people with glasses or hearing aids).
The masks will fit adults but Julie will make children’s masks if asked.

Please support the Acorns Children’s Hospices by giving a donation in the collection box for your mask.

Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 13th May

The next Council meeting will be convened around 7.15 pm for a start at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 13th May 2020. The meeting will be a ‘virtual’ meeting held over SKYPE.

Residents of the Village are welcome to join by SKYPE. Please can they contact the Parish Clerk in advance for joining instructions, as indicated in the agenda which  can be viewed here

OCC – Health Information

Cancer consultations available via telephone and video

Doctors in Oxfordshire are urging people to get medical advice if they are worried about symptoms of cancer.
A recent national survey suggests getting coronavirus or giving it to their family were among the top reasons that people would not come forward when they have cancer symptoms, along with fears that they could be a burden to the health service.
But NHS staff have worked hard to make sure people can get cancer checks and treatment safely, so there is no need to delay.
Dr Kiren Collison, GP and Clinical Chair of Oxfordshire CCG, said: “We strongly encourage anyone with concerns or worries about their health to contact their GP for advice. If you are worried about any new symptoms, then please get in touch with your surgery.
“We will be able to reassure you or if necessary get you to see a specialist quickly and safely. It is important to remember that the sooner cancer symptoms are picked up and treated, the better.”
Initial telephone consultations or via video mean people do not necessarily need to go to GP surgeries for check-ups, and if they do need to be seen in person then there will be measures in place to keep patients safe. Waiting to get help could have serious consequences for patients and put a greater burden on the NHS in the future.
Dr Shelley Hayles, GP and Planned Care and Cancer Clinical Lead at OCCG, said: “NHS staff here in Oxfordshire have made huge efforts to deal with coronavirus but we are also working hard to ensure patients can get essential services such as cancer checks and urgent surgery safely.
“We are doing all we can to make sure patients receive the life-saving care they need.
“The wishes of patients and their families will always come first, and we have to make sure that people feel safe coming to GP practices and hospitals, but our message is clear: people should seek help as they always would.
“We know that finding cancer early gives us the best chance to cure it, and ignoring potential problems can have serious consequences now or in the future.”
Oxfordshire’s cancer diagnostics and treatment centres are based at the Churchill Hospital, which is a regional centre of excellence, as well as other specialist services in the John Radcliffe and Horton General Hospitals.
Nick Maynard, Cancer Lead at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have been working incredibly hard at our Trust to make sure that we can still provide urgent cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do, and we have made every effort to make sure that cancer treatment at our Trust is supported by robust shielding and screening procedures to protect our patients against COVID-19.”
A major public information campaign launched last week to persuade people to contact their GP or 111 if they have urgent care needs and to attend hospital if they are told they should.
Cancers are detected earlier and lives are saved if more people are referred for investigation for checks.
Louise Chandler
Media & Communications Officer
Oxfordshire County Council | 2nd Floor | County Hall | New Road | Oxford OX1 1ND
Phone number: 07776388154
Email: Louise.Chandler2@Oxfordshire.gov.uk
Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Plant Stall OPEN

The plant stall outside the Chequers Inn is now open for business.

Proceeds from sales will be shared between the Charney Hall and Field Trust and St Peter’s church.

If you have any surplus plants you wish to donate then please leave them on the stall.

Thank you for your support.

May’s Charney Chatter

May Chatter 2020

Curry night at the Chequers! Monday