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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

A Middleton Cheney History Society Special

A Middleton Cheney History Society Special

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:35 by Alan Youel



Guest speaker : Rt.Hon. Sir Tony Baldry

( Chair of the Church Buildings Council )

Please note the venue is our Parish Church, over 700 years old and itself requiring urgent attention to roof and stonework to preserve it for future generations. More »





At the request of our speaker, Donations in aid of the All Saints Church Roof Appeal, would be much appreciated.

NFIB Alert - False Telephone Preference Service Calls

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:04 by Alan Youel

False claims of Telephone Preference Service:

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a 'Telephone Preference Service' - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres. More »

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.

On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim's direct debit cancellation request was refused.

During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.

Protect yourself:

  • There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK 'do-not-call' register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk.
  • You will receive postal confirmation of genuine direct debits. If you notice unauthorised payments leaving your account, you should contact your bank promptly.
  • Always be wary of providing personal information, or confirming that personal information the caller already claims to hold is correct. Always be certain that you know who you talking to. If in doubt hang up immediately.

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. » Less

Operation Crooked crime prevention advice

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:03 by Alan Youel

Northamptonshire Police has launched Operation Crooked to tackle burglary, vehicle crime and robbery across the county. As well as our proactive policing work, we're sharing the following advice to help you reduce your risk of crime. For more crime prevention advice, visit www.northants.police.uk/crime-prevention More »

Preventing burglary

  • Look at your home as a burglar would – if you were locked out, how would you get in? This will help you identify any weak spots where you need to improve your home security
  • Keep external doors locked, even when you're at home
  • If you open a window, always close and lock it when you leave the room or go out
  • Keep all keys out of sight and reach of letterboxes, pet flaps and downstairs doors and windows. Never keep a spare key hidden outside
  • Make your home look occupied once darkness falls by using energy-saving lights with timers
  • If you have an alarm system, use it. If you don't, consider getting one. Having pets doesn't mean you can't fit an alarm. Find accredited installers at www.nsi.org.uk and www.ssaib.org
  • Mark your property so it can be identified as yours and returned if stolen and recovered. Options include traceable liquids such as SmartWater® or a UV permanent pen. Find tested and approved security products at www.securedbydesign.com or www.soldsecure.com
  • Register your property for free at www.immobilise.com

Preventing vehicle crime

  • Before you get out of your vehicle, check nothing's left out on seats, the dash, console, door pockets or in footwells. If you can't remove items, lock them in the boot or a vehicle safe
  • Close all windows and wipe away suction marks left by sat nav or phone holders as these may tempt thieves to break in to see if the device is still in the car. Put phone charging leads away for the same reason
  • If your car has remote locking, always physically check the doors have locked before you leave it. Criminals nearby can use a jamming device to block the remote signal, leaving the car unlocked so they can get in once you have left
  • Where you park matters. If you park in daylight and will be leaving your car until evening or overnight, consider how the area may look in the dark – will it be lit, will it be busy or secluded? Out and about, try to use car parks with Park Mark status - www.parkmark.co.uk

Preventing personal robbery

  • Plan ahead before you go out. Know where you're going, how you'll get there, and how you'll get back. Let someone know where you're going, and be prepared for a change of plan
  • Keep your purse or wallet and keys close and secure. Only take out essential items, and if you can leave valuables at home, do
  • When you're out, always walk with confidence, and stick to well-lit, busy areas
  • Remain aware of your surroundings – don't walk along texting, making a phone call or listening to music. As well as being distracting, this advertises your valuable to criminals
  • Trust your instincts – if you don't feel safe then change your route, remembering to stay in well-lit and busy areas. Don't be tempted to take short cuts
  • Be a good friend and stay safe by sticking together. Always avoid walking alone at night

Report non-emergency crime and any suspicious vehicles or activity in your area to us on 101 or online at www.northants.police.uk/webform/online-crime-reporting. In an emergency, call 999.

Find out more about the progress of Operation Crooked and current wanted appeals by visiting our news pages or searching for #OpCrooked on Facebook and Twitter - find us @northantspolice. » Less