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Middleton Cheney Parish Council

Serving the people of Middleton Cheney

All Saints Church 1920

Clerk: Mrs Valerie Furniss
Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
Oxon OX17 2LR

Tel: 01295 713500

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    All Saints Church

    Feb 2016

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    Glovers Lane

    Feb 2016

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    Primary School

    Feb 2016

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    Methodist Church

    Feb 2016

Middleton Cheney is one of the largest villages in South Northants District, situated in the south west of Northamptonshire - 3 miles from Banbury, 2 miles from junction 11 on the M40 and 7 miles from Brackley. A variety of shops, a doctor's surgery and a primary and secondary school serve the local community and the surrounding area. The diverse population, comprising families, young professionals and retired people enjoy the benefits of a wide range of clubs, organisations and activities, many with the encouragement and support of the Parish Council.

Middleton Cheney Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Middleton Cheney a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

History Society

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:44 by Alan Youel

History Society - Lunacy and the Victorian Asylum. Monday 23rd October. 7.30pm. in the Library.

Patients were treated for 'mania, melancholia, and general paralysis of the insane,' forced into a head brace or held up by Police Officers; or sitting down with their eyes rolled back in their heads. These are the harrowing facts of mental illness in the Victorian era. As always, visitors are very welcome (£3.00 admission). Members free (annual subscription £12.00)

Updated Information from the Met Office Advisor - Storm Brian

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:36 by Alan Youel

Just a quick update regarding the gales over the weekend.

Latest forecast details still expect a deep area of low pressure to move across the British Isles during Saturday from off the Atlantic Ocean. Further bouts of rain, showers and blustery winds are also likely into the early part of next week. More »

The yellow wind warning has been updated but there are no changes for the East Midlands. This Warning continues to bring a Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts – and is valid from 0400 until 2359 on Saturday, when gusts of more than 50mph could occur (highest gusts most likely over high/exposed ground)

Although the warning expires at midnight tomorrow it will be a slow decrease in speed and well into Sunday morning before the wind feels significantly calmer.

It is likely that there will be flying debris such as broken twigs and branches and perhaps loose garden furniture, wheelie bins etc on the loose. Driving conditions could be challenging due both to the gusty nature of the wind and debris. There could also be some temporary interruptions to power.

Since my message yesterday, our partners at Met Éireann in the Republic of Ireland have issued 'orange' warnings associated with stronger winds that could affect western parts of the British Isles this weekend. This means that the deep area of low pressure has now been given a name – Storm Brian.

More details on Storm Brian and the weekend weather further afield in the UK can be found at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2017/storm-brian-to-arrive-this-weekend » Less

Northamptonshire County Council 2018-19 Budget Consultation

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:32 by Alan Youel

Phase 1

Northamptonshire County Council 2018-19 Budget Consultation: Phase 1

The financial challenge and the need for change

The money the Council receives from the Government has been reducing for some time and will do so again in 2018/19. Since 2010, we have delivered savings totalling £376 million. By 2021, our total savings will have risen to £0.5 billion. On top of this, we are facing higher than ever demand for our services. We have made a number of difficult choices over the last few years to make the savings we needed, and we need to do this again to make sure that we have enough money in our budget to run services that meet statutory requirements (what we must do) and help those who need it the most. More »

Our population is growing and its needs are changing. New responsibilities for the Council have placed huge pressures on our public services in the county. As a result of this, and changes at a national level (including Brexit and a new minority Conservative government) we must look again at our financial plans. We are making our case to the Government for Fairer Funding to address this, but we need to act now to make sure we have enough money in our budget for 2018/19 to meet all the pressures we face.

Have your say on Phase 1 of the County Council's budget proposals

We have started to look at what we might need to change in terms of how we deliver our services and whether we need to reduce or stop anything we currently do. Our proposals set out the start of our plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2018/19 to make sure we have enough money to deliver our key services. In Phase 1, we are consulting early on proposals where we might need to meet contractual or procurement deadlines, where we may need to consult with staff, or where there is a chance of starting to make savings in 2017/18. For Phase 1, these add up to a value of £9.6m.

In December, we will launch Phase 2 of our consultation, which will be our consultation on the draft budget. Phase 2 will also include consultation on the level of Council Tax we propose to set for 2018/19 and have more proposals on how we will manage next year's budget.

Your feedback on both phases of consultation is really important to us, and all consultation feedback from both phases will be analysed and considered, and will help Councillors make a final decision on the Budget at the Full Council meeting on 22nd February 2018. This meeting is held in public and anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should contact Customer Services.

The consultation on Phase 1 of the budget proposals covered by this survey will run for six weeks, starting on 20th October 2017 and ending on 1st December 2017. Details about the consultation on Phase 2 of the budget proposals will be announced in December. Please email consult@northamptonshire.gov.uk if you would like to be notified when Phase 2 of this consultation launches.

How to give your views

We want to hear your views about these options to understand the possible impact of the proposals and what would be the best way forward for the Library and Information Service in Northamptonshire.

Please visit our web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback to these proposals, including our online questionnaire and public events.

This consultation closes at 1st December 2017.

Details of this consultation and other past and present consultations are available on Northamptonshire County Council's Consultation Register. » Less