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Junior santas and entrepreneurial youngsters can do their bit to help Katharine House As youngsters in our area head back to school the team at Katharine House are encouraging them to take part in some fun fundraising activities for the hospice. The popular Schools Santa Run returns this year.   The sister event to the main […]

Every day of learning lost has an impact later on This week is back to school week and Oxfordshire County Council is highlighting national guidance and information on why regular school attendance has many benefits. The Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Youth Services, Liz Brighouse, acknowledged that whilst many children were looking forward […]

The consultation proposes ideas for how our area will change up to 2040 After a number of delays a consultation on proposals for our area’s new Local Plan is finally set to get underway.   A 340 page document with suggestions as to how our area will develop and grow between now and 2040 was approved […]

The new term will start as planned on Tuesday, but no hot meals will be available Hardwick Primary School could potentially have reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete – which is known as RAAC – in part of the building. Banbury FM understands that RAAC might be in the roof of the kitchen area.   The school will […]

Cherwell District Council had rehoused all the tenants by early this year after the problem was found Town Centre House in Banbury was closed after it was discovered that reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) had been used in the building’s roof. The material has hit the headlines in recent days after areas in a number […]

The flag was presented during a visit by Vadym Boichenko in July A Banbury Town Council flag is occupying pride of place in a civic sanctuary in war-torn Ukraine. The Banbury flag is hanging proudly alongside a Mariupol City flag in the office of Vadym Boichenko, the mayor of Mariupol. Mariupol is an ancient port […]

A local Councillor has written to the Secretary of State for Education describing the situation as a “fiasco” With just days to go until children are due to start a new school year, concerns are growing as to the safety of some school buildings and whether any local schools are affected. On Thursday, the government […]

Rail companies want to move to all tickets being purchased online, via apps or from ticket machines Today is your last chance to have a say on the proposed closure of the ticket office at Banbury Train Station and other train stations across the country. The consultation to review how tickets are sold will close […]

Performances start at 4.30pm A new music festival, organised by Banbury BID, is set to bring Banbury town centre alive on Saturday evening. Dusk Busk will run across 11 venues from 4.30pm, offering a variety of genres of music performed by a number of live bands, singers and DJs. Early performances include Luke Bougham at […]

The Council has been based at Bodicote House since 1974 Cherwell District Council could be set to move out from its headquarters at Bodicote House next year – moving into Castle Quay in Banbury town centre.   A feasibility study is underway looking at the council vacating its current home in Bodicote, where it has been […]

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