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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

  • Image: New Inn circa 1920

    New Inn circa 1920

  • Image: Club meeting outside Red Lion circa 1907

    Club meeting outside Red Lion circa 1907

  • Image: Lexton House

    Lexton House

  • Image: Wisteria House circa 1920

    Wisteria House circa 1920

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.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:19 by Alan Youel


Main Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2LR

01295 713500


Any person willing to apply should contact the Clerk, Val Furniss, directly expressing interest and requesting the Parish Council considers your application to co-opt for one of the vacancies. More »

Eligibility For Office is as follows: To qualify as a local Councillor, and to hold such office, you must be a Commonwealth citizen (which includes a British subject) or Euro national and reached 18 years of age, and

  1. You are/continue to be, a local government elector for the area or the authority;
  2. You have during the whole of the 12 months preceding occupied, as owner or tenant, any land or other premises in the area; or
  3. Your principal or only place of work during that 12 months has been in the area; or
  4. You have during the whole of those 12 months resided in the area; or
  5. You have during the whole of the 12 months resided within 3 miles of the parish or community.

We look forward to hearing from you. » Less


Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:21 by Alan Youel

The Banbury Guardian ran a story, in its 4 February edition, about a group of largely local midwives, obstetricians and gynaecologists who are appealing for support for a mission to Calais, to provide support and emergency medical care to women refugees in the 'jungle'. They are leaving on 29 February for 5 days and will work through a voluntary organisation already working in the camp. All Saints is going to help by acting as a village collection point. More »

They need:

1) Clothing & Bedding: sleeping bags; blankets; warm or weatherproof clothing. This is the highest priority category.

2) Shoeboxes: Filled with items such as sanitary pads; talc; soap; toothpaste; toothbrushes (adults & children's) flannels; hand towels; nappy sacks and socks.

3) Food:oil; rice; sugar; tinned fish; biscuits; tinned goods such as chick peas, kidney beans & tomatoes; tinned fruit & vegetable, veg stock cube; UHT milk.

4) Money: (£2k) to cover transport costs and for the purchase of goods which need to be bought locally in France. You can donate via the crowdfunding page


Many of us have been moved by the plight of the refugees, but have felt helpless to do anything; here is a practical thing which we can do. What if this happened to you?

Do you have a coat that has sat on a peg unworn for years, or a blanket tucked into a drawer since upgrading to a duvet, unlikely ever to be used again? Canny shoppers might call in to the Mountain Warehouse in Castle Quays, which is having a closing down sale.

Donations can be left at All Saints on Wednesday 7 February 11.00am to 1.00pm, or at other times at Church Cottage, to the right of the church gate. The deadline for Middleton donations is Tuesday 23 February.

Thank you.

David Thompson, Church Cottage, Tel: 01295 711115 » Less

Press Release SNC

Press Release SNC

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:19 by Alan Youel

Date: 04 February 2016

Issue: SNCPR8542

For Immediate Release

Former Councillor John Kilmister

The Leader of South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has paid tribute to a long service former councillor who passed away last week. More »

John Kilmister served as a Conservative member for the Middleton Cheney ward of SNC from 2003 until last May.

Mr Kilmister served on a range of committees including Scrutiny, Development Control, Licensing and more recently the Grants Panel.

In paying tribute to Mr Kilmister, the Leader of SNC, Cllr Ian McCord, said: "John was a diligent and hard-working councillor who represented both the interests of the Middleton Cheney ward and its residents vigorously.

He added: "You always knew where you stood with John, he said it as he saw it and did not pander to fads or fashionable ideas. He was a very principled Conservative gentleman and will be missed by us all. My thoughts are with is family at this difficult time."

Mr Kilmister's funeral takes place at 1:30pm on Friday 12 February at St Mary the Virgin Church, Queens Street, Culworth, Northamptonshire, OX17 2AT.

The family have requested no flowers but donations can be made direct to Culworth School, Culworth Church and Help the Heroes registered charity if desired.

Please note there is an image attached to this message.

Further information contact:
Janet Ferris - Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager » Less

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