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A group of villagers are hoping to set up a separate Parish Council for West Adderbury From today villagers in Adderbury are being consulted on whether the village should be split into two separate entities, divided by the Sor Brook.   The consultation follows a formal request for a review by a group calling themselves the […]

Drivers warned of roadworks with signed diversions as Castle Quay II utilities installed Motorists heading from Grimsbury across to the Southam Road through the centre of town may need to allow extra time this week as one of their main routes will be closed for roadworks.   Shoppers hoping to use the main Castle Quay multi-story […]

With lockdown rules on holding weddings now lifted couples can begin making plans at a local online event today Brides and grooms were this week given the green light to start planning their special day.   Today (Sunday) a virtual wedding fair has been organised so happy couples can get their preparations underway and begin the […]

Club members are hoping the easing of lockdown restrictions will allow them to start supporting local good causes again Charity champs Banbury Lions are hoping for the further easing of lockdown restrictions so they can get back to raising money for worthy causes.   The group, which was formed in 1968, says the coronavirus shutdown could […]

Popular activity hubs pulled due to coronavirus Parents in North Oxfordshire will have to find alternative plans for the forthcoming summer holidays as Cherwell District Council has announced the popular Activity Hubs have been cancelled this year. Cherwell says it has made the decision to call off the popular childcare provision for the first time […]

Andy Whing starts to put together the Banbury United squad for 2020-21 Banbury United have confirmed the signing of a new striker for the 2020-21 season.   Henry Landers played for the Southern League Division One side North Leigh during the 2018-19 season.   Prior to that the 20-year-old was a member of the youth team level […]

Fairport Convention planning to provide their festival spirit online this year Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy Convention may have been cancelled this year, but the band still plan to provide a day of Fairport entertainment on Saturday August 15th. Whilst there won’t be an opportunity to meet physically in the fields at Cropredy there will be […]

Band issue statement following rumours of unofficial events in Cropredy in absence of annual festival The members of Fairport Convention have issued a plea for visitors to stay away from Cropredy during “Fairport weekend”.   The band have issued the statement after becoming aware of a number of activities being planned. In a message issued jointly […]

Banbury Bowl boss tells of his shock on discovering bowling alleys could not open on July 4. The Managing Director of Banbury Bowl has spoken to Banbury FM to express his frustration that bowling alleys have been told they cannot reopen on July 4. Banbury Bowl, together with other bowling companies, had assumed they would […]

Armed Forces Flag raised at Town Hall to show support for forces personnel Armed Forces Day may have been cancelled this coming Saturday but Banbury Town Council are still marking the occasion and this morning raised the Armed Forces Flag.   Today marks the official start of Armed Forces Week, an annual event, which is an […]

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