Hill View Banbury

Stranger attempted to grab a child in Banbury

PARENTS PLEASE BE VIGILANT! We have been made aware that there was an alarming incident today near to Hill View Primary School in Banbury. Parents have informed the school that a stranger attempted to grab a 6 year old boy from his mother whilst walking close to school. Although unconfirmed at the moment, there are reports on social media that three different parents … Read More

Banbury Town News

Girl, 16,  sexually assaulted in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a girl was sexually assaulted in Banbury. At around 3.30pm on Monday (27/6) the victim, aged 16, was near Debenhams when she was approached by a man who engaged her in conversation. They then walked together through the alleyway between Bridge Street and Christchurch Street. While in the alleyway the victim was … Read More

Van Crashes on M40

Dramatic crash on M40

A driver of a van on the M40 miraculously escaped with only minor injuries despite a dramatic crash yesterday. The Fire fighters who were called to the seen were met with debris all over the carriageway but no initial sign of the vehicle. Only when the crews climbed the embankment did they understand that the vehicle had left the road, … Read More

Banbury Town News

Man suffers broken nose during assault

A man suffered a broken nose and fractured cheek bone during a road rage incident in Banbury on Sunday. At around 12.30pm on Sunday (26/6), there was an altercation between the occupants of three cars in Beaumont Road at the traffic lights by Karcher House. The victim, a 51-year-old man, was driving a blue Ford Focus and got out of … Read More

Banbury Street Trading Saturday - Banbury Town

Banbury Traders take to the Streets

Independent businesses in Banbury’s Old Town will welcome shoppers and visitors from streetside on Saturday (July 2nd), in a pilot of a new initiative. More than 15 independents in Parsons Street, Church Lane, Church Walk and White Lion Walk are getting together for a first Street Trading Saturday. The mix of shops, cafes and restaurants will trade outside between 10am … Read More

Banbury News

Man assaulted in a Banbury park

Witness appeal following assault in Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a man was slapped in the face by a woman at Peoples Park in Banbury. At about 1am on Sunday 19 June, the victim entered People’s Park via the Church House entrance and walked through the middle of the park. At the memorial in the middle of the park, … Read More

Great Oxfordshire Shake Up - Banbury

The Great Oxfordshire Shake Up!

Some council services in Banbury are provided by the Oxfordshire County Council, others by Cherwell District Council or Banbury Town Council. But do you know who does what? Oxfordshire County Council is trying to clear up the confusion at a series of market day events around the county called The Great Oxfordshire Shake Up. Oxfordshire County Council will be at … Read More

Katharine House Hospice Midnight Walk 2016

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Katharine House Hospice, this year’s Midnight Walk had a ‘silver’ theme and the amazing 600 walkers who took part certainly did turn out wearing lots of sparkle! This year’s walk, which was first walked in 2007, was also Katharine House Hospice’s 10th Midnight Walk, with the previous 9 years raising … Read More

2016 Bloxham Rally - Banbury Town

The Original Bloxham Rally 2016

Now in its 48th year, the annual Bloxham Rally once again returned to its customary location at the 130 acre Smith’s Fields, Bloxham. The popular steam and vintage rally which attracted large crowds of people and featured steam engines, commercial vehicles, working steam machinery, classic cars, motorbikes and tractors. Away from the steam and vintage vehicles people were entertained by … Read More

Banbury Army Cadets packing shopping bags at Morrison's

Army Cadets pack bags for charity

Before joining everyone else at the Banbury Armed Forces Day in Spiceball Park, the Army Cadets volunteered their time at Banbury’s Morrison’s Superstore. The Cadets packed the shopping bags for the shoppers, to raise a fantastic £247 for the ‘Walking With The Wounded’ charity.

Armed Forces Day 2016 - Royal Artillery Band

Armed Forces Day 2016

Banbury celebrated the inaugural Armed Forces Day today (Saturday) with a daylong show at Spiceball Park. Despite the rain, people made their way to Spiceball Park to show their support for our Armed Forces. The event, organised by Banbury Town Council, featured the world famous Band of the Royal Artillery for the Trooping the Colour, together with 42 Vehicle Squadron, … Read More

BBC Filming in Banbury with presenter Jon Kay

BBC Breakfast Show Filming in Banbury

The BBC Breakfast Show was filming in the Banbury Town Market Place this morning. BBC presenter Jon Kay was in town asking local residents their views on this weeks #brexit vote, at one point ‬armed with a baguette! Former director of the CBI, Lord Digby Jones told BBC Breakfast in Banbury Town market that the UK has a “golden opportunity” … Read More

MP responds to Brexit and David Cameron

Victoria Prentis, Conservative pro Remain MP for Banbury and Bicester, has responded today (24/06.2017) to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. She said “The British electorate has had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to have their say on our future relationship with the European Union. Britain has spoken. I hope that the result can be respected; we must crack on … Read More

Banbury town centre

Town Trading Partnership

Cherwell District Council has appointed advisors to investigate the possibility of creating a Business Improvement District (BID) in Banbury town centre. The move follows an appeal from local business leaders and the Banbury Chamber of Commerce. In a Business Improvement District, businesses pool funds to back projects which stimulate their local high street. Cllr Lynn Pratt, Cherwell District Council’s Lead … Read More


EU REFERENDUM RESULTS – CHERWELL The residents of Cherwell voted to leave the EU by a small majority. The local turnout for Cherwell was 81,908 (75.6%) and the number of spoilt votes was 72 The local results for the Cherwell for the EU Referendum question “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European … Read More

EU Referendum 2016 - Banbury Town

EU referendum: The marathon EU campaign is finally over

Polls have opened in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST. Over 46 million people are entitled to take part in the vote, in what is only the third nationwide referendum in UK history and comes after a … Read More

David Cameron Visits Warrriner School children – Banbury Town

David Cameron Visits Banbury

Prime Minister David Cameron made a surprise visit to Banbury today (22nd June 2016), when he met with children at the Warriner School in Bloxham. The Prime Minister was continuing his campaign to avoid a Brexit ahead of the EU referendum tomorrow (23rd June 2016). At Warriner School in Bloxham, the PM, who was joined by historian Dan Snow and … Read More

Sugafest 2016 - Banbury Town

Sugafest Family Fun Day 2016

On Saturday 18th June, Sugarswell Business Park, near Shenington was once again turned in to the Sugafest Family Fun Day; to raise much needed money for two amazing charities – Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Katharine House Hospice. A large crowd attended this years event to enjoy the jam packed family fun day, which included children’s entertainment, live music, … Read More

Morrison’s Got Talent 2016 - Banbury Town

Morrison’s Got Talent 2016

The Morrison’s Supermarket in Banbury celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday by holding a Morrison’s Got Talent show to raise money for charity. During the two day event (Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June), the various singers, musicians and dancers raised just under £500 for the Sue Ryder charity. Groups and people who took part include The Skeptics, Hillview School and … Read More

Banbury United - The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium

New name for Spencer Stadium – Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United  have announced a stadium naming rights sponsorship agreement with local firm Banbury Plant Hire. In an initial 3-year deal worth an annual five figure sum to the club, the Spencer Stadium will be re-named The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium. Commenting on the news, Banbury United Commercial Director Mark Allitt said “I’m absolutely delighted we’ve been able to … Read More

Woman racially abused in Banbury

Do you recognise this woman? Thames Valley Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to after a woman was racially abused in Banbury. The police would like to speak to the woman in the picture as they believe she may be able to help them in their investigation. At around 12.50pm on Tuesday … Read More

Banbury Town News

13 year old girl from Banbury charged with assault

13 year old girl from Banbury charged with assault A 13-year-old girl from Banbury, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with one count of assault by beating. The charge is in connection with an incident on 15 May in Banbury when a 12-year-old girl was assaulted in a park in Banbury. Police became aware of the assault … Read More

Aviva Womens Tour - Banbury Town

The 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour Comes to Banburyshire

The 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour made its way into Banburyshire today (16/06/2016) for the Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon stage 2. The riders made their way past Kineton, Gaydon, through Avon Dassett, up Edge Hill before making their way to Stratford upon Avon via Shipston on Stour. Many local spectators and cyclists including some members of the Banbury Star Cyclists Club made … Read More

Banbury and District Show 2016

Banbury and District Show 2016

Despite the bad weather, thousands of people made their way to Spiceball Park in Banbury to enjoy the Banbury and District Show organised by the Banbury Town Council. The theme for this year’s event was the Queen’s Birthday and a giant TV screen was provided to broadcast live the official events attended by the Queen. This year’s event included impressive … Read More

Bridge Street Wall Art - Banbury Town

Bridge Street Wall Art

Bridge Street Wall Art @ Naomis Café Bar The new wall art on the side of Naomis Café Bar on the corner of Bridge Street in Banbury is finished. Naomis Café will be hosting an official open evening soon, drinking some bubbles. Naomi Perkins said “Hope you like it as much as we do people of Banbury!”

Permanent Closure of Banbury's Multi-Storey Carpark

Multi-Storey Carpark Closed

The Castleside multi-storey car park at Bolton Road, Banbury was permanently close on Friday 10 June 2016, a decision that has angered both residents and town centre businesses. This part of the town has been identified for significant regeneration, and as part of the ongoing scoping and appraisal works, a recent inspection of the car park was undertaken by Cherwell … Read More

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