Welcome to Chipping Norton

Ponies in the Chippy snow

What is Experience Chipping Norton?

Experience Chipping Norton (ECN) began in 2013 as a voluntary, not-for-profit group aimed at uniting the town’s fragmented traders and various groups working in isolation. Today, ECN has become a unique town project working magic through its digital platform and innovative ventures in the areas of TRADE, TOURISM and COMMUNITY. We use interactive website and multiple social media channels to integrate Chippy’s residents, visitors, businesses, creative talent, tourism, community groups and charities in an energetic fusion which constantly evolves. Learn More.

 Chippy2Win cupcake

Proud #GBHighSt Finalist

We’re enormously proud of our town. Chipping Norton has won the title of Runner Up in the Market Town category of the 2015 Great British High Street Awards. We’re working on a new batch of projects designed to further trade, tourism and community in Chippy. And we’re all set to re-enter #GBHighSt in 2016, with our eye on winning next time round.

Where is Chipping Norton?

Just 74 miles from London and known as the gateway to the Cotswolds, Chipping Norton is located 12 miles south west of Banbury and only 18 miles north west of Oxford.

Chippy Almshouses in bloom

New Year, New Challenge

We want to build on our 2015 #GBHighSt success and reach new levels of business engagement, community involvement and digital innovation. Stand by for a website relaunch in 2016 along with a new ECN membership scheme for local business, development of Chippy’s own version of Dragon’s Den and expansion of ECN’s designer merchandise range selling through local retail outlets.