Storm Dennis latest updates

The latest details on how the storm is affecting North Oxfordshire

These are the latest details we have on how Storm Dennis is affecting North Oxfordshire.   Keep listening to Banbury FM for all the updates via this website, on ipRadio, via the TuneIn app, or by asking your smart speaker to “play Banbury FM”.

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Banbury Market will not be operating on Saturday.

Banbury Parkrun is cancelled on Saturday morning.   The organiser say, “After a course inspection the decision has been made to cancel tomorrow’s event. It’s waterlogged and covered in debris following Storm Ciara and with Dennis arriving this evening it won’t improve. We’re sorry to do it, but as always, your safety is more important”.

Upton House is closed all day on Saturday.


Problems on Sunday:

In Cropredy, Station Road by the school is flooded.

The Byfield Road in Woodford Halse, approaching the school is flooded.

There is a tree down on the Stratford Road Road in Banbury by the North Oxfordshire Academy.

These are the issues we were made aware of on Saturday.   The highways team have been working through the nigh to resolve the problems:

On the B4100 Warwick Road heading away from Banbury just before turn to Horley there is a tree down on carriageway.

Hook Norton Road, Swerford, near to Griffin House – there is a tree down in the road.

As you leave Milcombe village on the road to Wildfowl Sanctuary there are reports of branches on the road.

There is a tree down on the A361 heading towards Banbury just before Wardington.   It’s by the blind bend.   We are told the road may be closed whilst it is cleared.

In Hanwell, Main Street close to the Moon & Sixpence pub has a tree partially blocking the road.

The B4035 Broughton Rd as you leave Banbury has a tree partially blocking the road.

The B4031 Hempton has a tree partially blocking the road.

The Shutford Road from Lower Tadmarton towards Shutford is blocked by a fallen tree.

Cross Hill Road in Adderbury has a tree down by the bend.

The B4031 Hempton Road in Deddington is partially blocked close to the A4260.

Public Transport

Currently no problems.


Rugby: Wheatley Outlaws vs Banbury Lions 2nd XV is off.

Football: Brackley Town v Boston United – postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Kings Langley v Banbury United – postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Banbury Athletic v Brill Utd FC at Broughton – called off due to pitch conditions.


Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their tributaries: Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high and near to being full as a result of Storm Dennis. With further heavy rainfall forecast over the next 24 hours it is expected that water levels will continue to rise. Incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens.

River Cherwell from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford: Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high in the Upper River Cherwell especially around Woodford Halse and are forecast to rise further along the length of the Cherwell as a result of Storm Dennis. Flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is possible today on Sunday especially in the Hinton and Woodford Halse areas.


You can call 105 to report any power problems you might experience.

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