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Cllr Kieron Mallon: “Banbury Town Council is ahead of the game” Banbury Town Council says it plans to boost its green credentials and provide improved services – all without increasing its share of the council tax bill. The town’s annual budget meeting on Tuesday was told that the council tax precept would stay at £122.12 […]

Cherwell District now in England’s Top 50 COVID hotspots The Cherwell District has moved into the top 50 coronavirus hotspots in England.   Our area has seen COVID-19 rates rise to between 900 and 1,000 per 100,000 people – amongst the highest in the country. Now Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health, is […]

Company hopes to encourage more young people to consider a career in manufacturing and engineering Banbury-based tools manufacturer Norbar Torque Tools is hosting a series of virtual careers evenings in February for young people looking to start a career in engineering and manufacturing. COVID-19 has prevented the company’s usual in-person event at their premises on […]

Service will transport their oldest passenger aged 100 to an appointment this week As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme accelerates the Banbury based Volunteer Driver Service is playing a big part in ensuring people get to their appointments on time.   So far around 100 COVID-19 vaccination trips have been undertaken in just under […]

New groups to help people who are looking after others focus on themselves Two new online groups have been created to support people who look after someone who is currently accessing Oxford Health’s adult and older adult mental health services.   The support is being provided by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. One group, Family […]

Banbury United stalwart and Lions member suggested life saving equipment for the football club before passing away A life saving defibrillator has been donated by the Lions Club of Banbury to Banbury United in memory of a man who played a big part in both organisations.   Nigel Porter took a leading role in both clubs.   […]

Warning to be on your guard against potential vehicle crime Thames Valley Police is warning people to be on their guard after receiving reports of a man tampering with parked vehicles on Banbury’s Middleton Road on Monday afternoon. Officers first received a report of a man carrying a spanner tampering with parked vehicles at just […]

Trial judged a success after Ambulance crews saw a reduction in time spent waiting to enter properties Firefighters and paramedics are joining forces to speed up access to buildings where an incapacitated person cannot get to their door to enable entry. It is not uncommon for Ambulance crews to arrive when called on an emergency […]

Award for Saint’s manager as club back in people’s promotion thoughts Brackley Town’s Manager Kevin Wilkin has been named the Vanarama National League North Manager of the Month for December.    Mr Wilkin is one of the division’s longest serving managers. December was a good month for The Saints.   They achieved four league wins, against Guiseley, […]

Banbury beat Chinnor in the first Community Group Cup, but can they outwalk and outrun them this weekend? Banbury Rugby Club are this weekend re-challenging Chinnor Rugby Club for another Lockdown Challenge.  The distance challenge first took place last November to encourage club members to keep active safely during the pandemic. Lockdown Challenge 2 will […]


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