Banbury News

56 car tyres dumped in field near Wroxton, Banbury

An investigation has been launched after 56 car tyres were found dumped in a field beneath a countryside layby. Enforcement officers from Cherwell District Council were notified of the flytip by colleagues from the street cleansing team who discovered the tyres in a field off the A422 Stratford Road between Wroxton and Balscote. The tyres had been dumped over the … Read More

Banbury News - Pamela Relph at Warriner School Bloxham

Paralympic gold medalist visits Warriner School to inspire students

Paralympic gold medalist visits Banbury to inspire students Double Paralympic gold medalist rower Pamela Relph MBE visited Warriner School in Bloxham this week (7th April) to talk to their Year 11 GCSE students.   Pamela spoke to students about peak personal performance in order to motivate and inspire them before they embark on their GCSEs. Pamela Relph MBE (born in … 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

Family butcher Steve Betts is leading the way as businesses in Banbury respond to the call for volunteer snow wardens.

Family butcher Steve Betts is leading the way as businesses in Banbury respond to the call for volunteer snow wardens. Staff at Mr Betts’ Church Lane shop are the first to receive their safety equipment and training after Banbury Town Council appealed for shops and offices to help keep town centre pavements free of snow and ice.   The town … Read More

Banbury News

Lucky escape after M40 Collision

Lucky escape after road traffic collision on M40 motorway A woman, whose car hit the central reservation of a busy motorway after a collision with an HGV, has escaped with almost no injury.   The incident, which left her car with significant damage, happened at about 8.30am this morning (Thursday) on the M40 northbound just after Junction 12. An ambulance, … Read More

MP Encourages Communities To Get Behind “The Great British Spring Clean”

MP Encourages Communities To Get Behind “The Great British Spring Clean” Banbury MP, Victoria Prentis, organised the campaign’s Parliamentary launch and is calling on schools, businesses and community groups to get outdoors, get active and help clear up North Oxfordshire with “The Great British Spring Clean”. “The Great British Spring Clean” follows on from last year’s very successful “Clean for The … Read More

Euro Garages Banbury M40

New Motorway Service Station for Banbury’s Junction 11 of the M40

New Motorway Service Station for Banbury’s Junction 11 of the M40 Euro Garages, one of the UK’s leading forecourt operators, is developing plans for a motorway services area with petrol station on the Junction 11 (Banbury) of the M40.   The plans for the 30 acre development site would also deliver 80,000 sq ft of new office space, 150,000 sq … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Hotels in Banbury fail sexual exploitation test

Hotels fail sexual exploitation test – Banbury and Bicester Thames Valley Police in partnership with Cherwell District Council has carried out child sexual exploitation tests at hotels and guest houses in Banbury and Bicester.   The objective of the operation was to test the reaction of front of house staff when a man and girl attempt to book a room. … Read More

Waitrose Banbury

Waitrose to open Banbury Store this year

Waitrose to open Banbury Store this year The Waitrose supermarket chain has confirmed that construction of their new Banbury store will start this spring and that the store will be open in time for Christmas 2017.   The 38,500 sq ft Waitrose Food Store will be located on the Southam Road in Banbury opposite Homebase on the redundant area of … Read More

Hands of our Horton - Banbury News

Breaking news: Horton maternity downgrade decision referred to Secretary of State

Horton maternity downgrade decision referred to Secretary of State The ‘Hands of our Horton’ campaign has today received a huge boost as Oxfordshire County Councilors have voted unanimously (vote of 12 in favour) to refer the decision to downgrade Banbury’s Horton maternity to the Secretary of State. The Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OJHOSC) looks at the health … Read More

BREXIT – Article 50 Ruling

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin Brexit talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing. Parliament is expected to give their backing in time for the government’s 31 March deadline. The government said it had powers to get talks … Read More

Banbury News - Dog and Gun

A happy ending after St Mary’s Churchyard attack

Community spirit shown by regulars at the Dog and Gun Pub in Banbury In July a regular at the Dog and Gun was attacked by three women while in the St Mary’s Churchyard in Banbury. Read our report : www.banburytown.com/appeal-information-robbery-banbury/ The victim, a 43-year-old man, is a passionate Burnley football fan and during the attack his Burnley football shirt was destroyed. He … Read More

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