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A council tax rise, bringing rent collection in-house and ending grants to Banbury museum are proposed A £5 rise in Cherwell District Council’s part of the Council Tax, increasing licencing fees and cutting grants to Banbury Museum are amongst the ideas the Council has had to bridge a £0.5million gap in its funding. Proposals for […]

“Please help us spread the word and let’s get knives off the streets” A new knives and blades amnesty bin has been placed in Banbury town centre. Thames Valley Police have installed the bin next to the taxi rank at the public toilet block by Banbury Cross. They are hoping anyone who carries a knife […]

Bulls Lane was flooded in places first thing on Wednesday morning Villagers in Kings Sutton have been suffering with low water pressure, or no water. Early this morning residents in Bulls Lane reported large amounts of water in the street from what appeared to be a burst water main.   Anglian Water sent engineers to the […]

The County Council’s policy says all new developments will have lower speed limit A new street in Banbury will have a 20mph speed limit following a decision taken by Oxfordshire County Council – but the street and houses are yet to be built and some local people don’t appear to want the limit. Across Oxfordshire […]

Planting has taken place at Crouch Hill open space with an avenue of oak trees set to be planted at Hanwell View open space Fifty trees are being planted by Banbury Town Council as a living memorial to Queen Elizabeth ll. The trees will be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy – a nationwide tree […]

Its hoped the popular endurance walking competition will be back in 2023 This year’s Tour de Trigs will not take place.   Organisers have cancelled the hike as they didn’t have enough resources available to them to run the event safely. The popular endurance walking competition was due to take place this weekend. The Tour de […]

During the first two weeks of November we have already received a months’ worth of rainfall Following a number of weeks of wet weather Thames Water has today announced they are lifting their hosepipe ban.   The Temporary Use Ban came into force on August 24 and followed a period of particularly warm and dry weather […]

Previously Activate Learning has printed over 25,000 copies of their prospectus The group behind Banbury and Bicester College has become one of the first in the further education sector to use personalised digital prospectuses.   Activate Learning will issue the e-document to prospective students in a pioneering move to make the way they recruit new learners […]

The owner of Broad Street Supermarket was fined £600 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge and some of the costs A Banbury retailer has been prosecuted for selling disposable e-cigarettes to children. Broad Street Supermarket sold the disposable e-cigarettes, sometimes known as ‘puff bars’ or ‘vape pens’, to 16 year old test purchasers in […]

“Well done BUFC for paying for this facility which is worth every penny” Banbury United’s first aid contingency plans have been praised after a supporter was taken ill at Saturday’s FA Trophy game. The club’s Sports Therapist Lindsay Davis was first on the scene when the medical incident occurred, together with his counterpart from Stowmarket […]


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