Supporters of Banbury-based charity Dogs for Good raised nearly £47,000 for the charity last year. The Banbury and District Supporters’ Group raised £46,967 through a craft fair, a stand at Banbury Canal Day, local collections and giving talks to schools and community groups,The sum is the highest amount the group has ever raised in a year.
A self-builder in Middleton Cheney, is facing a levy of £48,800 – for building ONE house. Graham Evans is building his own home on Chacombe Road and received planning permission from South Northants Council in January last year. Although house builders have to pay a community infrastructure levy (CIL) which was introduced by the government in 2008 so local authorities can use it to help deliver infrastructure to their area, people who are building their own home can apply for an exemption.
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was on fine form at an auction in aid of Chipping Norton Lido which raised £15,000. This is the tenth year Mr Clarkson, who is a Chipping Norton resident, has been the guest auctioneer. Lido trustee Claire Jarvis said the auction, which was held on Friday, was ‘brilliant’. “We are delighted and the proceeds exceeded our expectations,” she said. “It was a great night. Our auctioneer was on good form and very relaxed, very jovial, very witty at his own expense.
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Selecting a term
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