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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

  • Image: Glovers Lane

    Glovers Lane

    Feb 2016

  • Image: Primary School

    Primary School

    Feb 2016

  • Image: Methodist Church

    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

Press Release SNC

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:49 by Alan Youel

Date: 17 February 2017

Issue: SNCPR13390

For Immediate Release

Record breaking start to 2017 for recycling

It has been a record breaking start to 2017 in South Northamptonshire with the highest recycling collection figures since the current regime began, and a record number of extra recycling bins sold during a Christmas sale. More »

With a recycling rate of just over 60 per cent so far for 2016/17, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is cementing itself as one of the best recycling authorities in the country.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services said: "I'd like to thank residents for the enthusiasm they have shown in support of our goals to drive down costs and reduce the district's environmental impact.

"Because residents are careful when recycling, the number of items that shouldn't be there is very low. But the evidence shows that it is possible to recycle or compost up to 80 per cent of waste from the average home and we will seek to continually improve our collection rate."

The biggest improvement has been the 281 tonnes of food waste collected during January 2017, a 47 tonne increase on the January 2016 figure of 234 tonnes.

The council also collected 960 tonnes of recycling from the blue bins this January, compared to 918 tonnes during January 2016.

Every Christmas SNC offers a discount on extra blue recycling bins for those households who wish to permanently increase their recycling capacity. This December a total of 160 blue recycling bins were sold, up from 150 the previous year.

Anyone without the space for a second blue bin, or those who rarely exceed the capacity of a single bin, can place extra recycling beside their blue bin for collection (no black bags).

In 2015/16 SNC was 12th out of 351 recycling authorities in the UK with a 59 per cent recycling rate - http://www.letsrecycle.com/councils/league-tables/201516-overall-performance/.

South Oxfordshire Council has the highest recycling rate in the country with 66.6 per cent, compared to the national average of 43 per cent.

For more information about SNC recycling system visit - http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling.htm » Less

Northamptonshire County Council Public Consultations

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:43 by Alan Youel

Northamptonshire County Council

Public Consultations

This email contains the details of the Consultation which has been


Consultation Details:


Consultation on Northamptonshire County Council's Prioritisation Framework and Process More »


Public Consultation
Strategic framework
Local Government

Start Date:

15 Feb 2017

End Date:

24 Mar 2017

Result Date:

26 May 2017


Northamptonshire County Council is putting in place a new way of thinking about its priorities and how it decides what they should be. This is called the 'Prioritisation Framework and Process' or 'the framework', for short.

By 'prioritisation', we mean developing a framework that will say what the council's main beliefs (principles) and standards (values) are, and how we determine what our priorities should be.

Why is the council making this change?

It is important that the council gets the best outcomes for the people of Northamptonshire and makes the best use of the money it has. It is also important that the council should 'live within its means' and not spend more money than it has in its budget.

This means that the council must decide what its priorities are, so it knows what to spend money on.

Priorities are what people think are the most important things for the council to do first. Councillors are elected to make important decisions for the council, and the council also asks residents, including the most vulnerable people with the highest needs, to say what their priorities are. Ultimately, the council has to balance its 'statutory responsibilities' (e.g. what the law says that the county council must do) with what our service users and residents think that our priorities should be.

We would also like to know what people in Northamptonshire think about how the council decides what its priorities should be, and need your help to decide on the beliefs and standards that should inform the framework.

Previous consultation

The council previously ran a short consultation about the Prioritisation Framework from 24th October to 22nd November 2016. The outcomes of this consultation, and relevant reports and Cabinet papers can all be accessed via the links at the bottom of this page.

What are we asking?

The council is writing a guide to say how the people who make decisions can measure priorities and decide, in an open and fair way, which are the most important priorities for the county council.

We would like the people who use our services, residents of the county and other partners to be involved in this process.

At this stage of the consultation, we are not asking what you think the county council's priorities should be. Instead, we are asking what you think about the way we plan to decide on them.

Principles are the basis for ways of thinking about what's right and wrong, good and bad, or fair and unfair. Values lead us to decide what we think is important in life.

As an organisation, we want to use our principles and values to decide our priorities, because we think it will help us to be fair and make the right decisions for everyone. We believe that, as a county, we can identify some principles and values that nearly everyone can agree on to decide priorities.

The feedback we receive will be used by the council to help decide what the final framework should look like and what will be in it.

To help you think about this, there are two documents to support this consultation. You can see an example of how principles and values can be used to make a framework by following the link to the document called 'Sample Ethical Framework', and you can see how we can measure and decide what the council's priorities should be by looking at the 'Sample Prioritisation Tool' document. Both of these can be accessed from the links at the bottom of the page.

View Consultation Details

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Library Supporters Present

Library Supporters Present

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00 by Alan Youel

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:30

Film at the Library.

Bridge of Spies.