This page could contain useful help and advice for villagers such as a village map with house names/numbers, useful website links such as Byfield Surgery, DCC Planning Portal etc.
Places of Worship
Charwelton is relatively unusual in having two Anglican places of worship. The Church is situated in the fields about a mile from the village along a gated road, and it is used regularly for worship. There is also a small Chapel-of-Ease in the village itself in which there are also regular services. This is an interesting building, originally a Methodist chapel, having a mural on the Chancel wall depicting the Nativity, but in which the figures depict people living in the village at the time it was painted (by Henry Bird) in the mid-1980s. In 2000 the Chapel was refurbished as a village Millennium project.
Broadly the church is used for all summer services, with the Chapel being used in the winter. Details of the services are posted outside the Chapel and the Church every month and in “The Link” magazine.
The nearest Catholic Church is in Aston Le Walls.
A history of the village and church has been written by Graham White, and is available from the Church.
A Parish Appraisal was published in 1997 and is available from the Chairman of the Parish Meeting – see below.
The nearest shops and Post Office are now at Byfield.
The village pub is the Fox and Hounds, situated on the main Daventry-Banbury Road. It has recently closed but there is a plan to re-open it as a village co-operative, see more here.
There are state primary schools in Badby, Byfield and Woodford Halse, while secondary education is provided in Daventry at the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village and the EACT Parker Academy, followed by the Northampton College at Daventry. There are several private primary and secondary schools within reasonable reach. There are nursery schools in several neighbouring villages and the nearest Catholic Primary school is in Aston Le Walls.
There is a milk delivery three days a week by Dairy Crest, Banbury 01295 264776.
The mobile library calls on the 1st. Thursday of the month from 11.50 – 12.20 parking half way down Church Street..
There is no gas in the village. Coal is delivered as required by K.G. Smith, Hartwell Tel: 01604 862261 and a number of Oil Companies regularly deliver to the village.
Newspapers are delivered daily to a collection point at the Chapel by Bobby’s Newsagents of Woodford Halse. Tel: 260253 to place your order.
Waste and Recycling Collection
Carried out on Thursday mornings and usually starts very early so bins should be put out on the prior Wednesday evening.
- Grey wheelie bins are used for landfill waste
- Brown wheelie bin for garden waste (for composting)
- Red crate for cardboard and paper
- Blue crate for cans, bottles, plastic & foil
- Small lockable brown bin for food composting.
Brown and Grey Wheelie Bins are collected on alternate weeks, all crates and food waste are collected weekly. Daventry District Council can be contacted for new bins. - see the notice on your brown bin for details.
There is an active village hall which is available for hire by any organisation or individual. The hall committee itself arranges a number of events. Contact the Chairman Caroline Elkins on 262506 or via the Village Hall web site at www.charweltonvillagehall.co.uk.
The Clerk to the Parish Meeting (there is no parish council) is Sharon Maplethorpe, tel: 263857.
The co-ordinator is Barbara Langdon 261658.
There is a regular hourly bus service between Rugby and Banbury, via Daventry and Charwelton. For details see the time tables in both bus shelters on the main road.