Boa Constrictor spotted in field near Banbury

Boa constrictor spotted near Banbury housing Estate

A snake, eight feet long, has been found in a field near a housing estate in Banbury. The RSPCA was contacted on Saturday, 18 March by a member of public who had spotted the giant snake while out walking his dog.   The snake was an 8ft 6 inch, 12.2kg boa constrictor but it is unknown how the snake came … Read More

Banbury News - The Hill community centre, Banbury

New community centre will take shape on The Hill

New community centre will take shape on The Hill A contemporary building will be the new home of The Hill Youth and Community Centre and will have a hall big enough to accommodate a badminton court.   Cherwell District Council’s planning committee last Thursday approved permission for the new facility, after £840,000 of funding was sourced last November. The existing building … Read More

Banbury News - Castle Quay 2

Details of Banbury’s Castle Quay 2 development released

Details of the £50m waterfront Castle Quay 2 development in Banbury, Oxfordshire have now been released. Developer Hawkstone Properties have unveiled the names of the tenants for the £50m Castle Quay 2 (CQ2) canal side development after securing occupiers including a cinema, hotel and restaurant chains.   The Light Cinema company has been confirmed as the cinema chain operating the 1300 seat … Read More

Banbury News - Lidl Banbury

Is Lidl coming to Banbury?

Budget supermarket Lidl is expected to build a new store in Banbury. understands that Lidl is set to become the new supermarket to be built on the former Spiceball Sports Centre site (now a temporary car park) as part of the Castle Quay expansion plans (CQ2).   Lidl UK GmbH has recently applied to Cherwell District Council for a New … Read More

Banbury News - The Grand Theatre Banbury

Banbury’s Grand Theatre making way for homes and shops

Planning approved for Banbury’s Grand Theatre Two shops and 12 flats are set for development in Banbury town centre following a council decision. On Thursday Cherwell District Council‘s planning committee approved permission for the site of The Grand Theatre on Broad Street to be redeveloped as shop units and one and two-bedroom flats. The building was most recently used Chicago … Read More

Banbury News - Flytip clear-up

Flytip clear-up under Wroxton bridge

Flytip clear-up under Wroxton bridge A car seat, 30 used needles and a significant amount of construction waste were amongst the fly-tip recovered by council officers near Wroxton this week.     Cherwell District Council cleared the area after a resident reported the offence. The site of the tip was in the field adjacent to the A422 under a bridge … Read More

Banbury News - Councillor Mark Cherry

Councillor tables motion for new Banbury link road

Councillor tables motion for new Banbury link road Banbury Councillor Mark Cherry says it’s time for the County Council to relieve Banbury’s increasingly serious traffic congestion and move ahead quickly with a proposed new link road connecting Bankside to Overthorpe Road, to the east of junction 11 of the M40.   Mark Cherry has tabled a motion to the next … Read More

Banbury News - Thames Valley Police

Seven arrested as Police tackle serious organised crime in Banbury

Thames Valley Police executes warrants to tackle serious organised crime in Banbury. Yesterday (16/3) officers from Thames Valley Police executed seven warrants in connection with serious organised crime in Banbury, Oxfordshire.   Seven people were arrested in the raids across various locations in Banbury. Operation Reacher is part of Thames Valley Police’s force-wide campaign, Stronghold which aims to work in … Read More

Waitrose Banbury

Work on new Waitrose to start on Monday

Waitrose has announced that work is to start on its new Banbury store on Monday (20th March) The shop , which will offer 27,500 sq ft of selling space (38,500 sq ft gross), is to be built on an area of surplus land next to the Jacobs Douwe Egberts factory on Southam Road. Plans were approved in November 2015 with … Read More

Banbury News - Ironstones

Animal remains in Black bin liners found in Banbury

Thames Valley Police have recieved reports of animal remains being discarded on Ironstones, Banbury.   15 reports were made by members of the public during February 2017 of plastic, black bin liners containing animal carcasses or bones being found on Ironstones. Local officers are working with partners in Environmental Health and Trading Standards to ensure there is no risk to the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Banbury

Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Banbury. Keith Michael Jervis, aged 53, was last seen on 16 February at the caravan park, Corner Meadow, Farnborough Road, Mollington, near Banbury. Keith was last seen on the evening of 16 February when he left the caravan park in a Silver Toyota Hilux index BJ65EFT. The … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Distraction Burglary in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Banbury. Around 2.15pm on Tuesday (28/02), an elderly victim was at his home in Springfield Avenue, Banbury when a man knocked on his front door. He said he was working on a neighbour’s house and noticed his roof cap stones were damaged causing damp in the loft space. … Read More

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