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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

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:38 by Alan Youel

Monday 26th June - The Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry on the Somme. Our speaker is Mr Stephen Barker, a museum professional having worked closely with the Soldiers Of Oxfordshire Museum and Banbury Museum. More »

7.30pm in the village library - Members Free (annual membership 12.00), visitors always welcome 3.00. » Less

South Northamptonshire - number one for economic vibrancy in the county

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:36 by Alan Youel

One of the world's largest independent business accountancy firms has identified South Northamptonshire as the most economically vibrant district in the county.

For the past six years, Grant Thornton has issued the Northamptonshire Limited report which focusses on the growth of Northamptonshire's top 100 privately owned businesses. More »

In a national league table of local authority areas, South Northamptonshire features in the top 40 percent of places in the country. The ranking is a measure of growth, innovation, social equality, health and happiness.

Cllr Stephen Clarke, South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, said: "South Northamptonshire is the ideal location for businesses to invest in as well as being perfectly placed for businesses to succeed.

"This report shows that during a time of uncertainty the district continues to be a good place to live, work, invest and grow."

The Northamptonshire Limited report analyses the financial performance of the county's leading privately owned companies to provide a yardstick against which to measure health of the local economy.

The findings of the 2018 report showed that the combined turnover of the 100 companies rose by 5.6 percent to £6 billion, and employment levels rose by 9.7 percent.

In addition to seven of the top 100 county firms with bases registered in South Northamptonshire, the district has 66 business parks and is home to over 5,000 companies, including: AMG Petronas Motorsport, Faccenda, John Lewis and Yusen Logistics.

Eighty percent of the working age population is employed, and the district's workforce also has an above average level of education, with over 90 per cent qualified to NVQ1 and above.

A recent study showed that around 2.7 million tourists visit the district each year and spend over £183.5 million, and in addition to good road links via the M1 and M40 motorways, the district is at the centre of the Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor and has five international airports within a two hour drive.

With a rising population and ambitious numbers of new houses being built, South Northamptonshire is perfectly positioned to grow and thrive.

For more information, visit - www.investinsouthnorthants.com. » Less


Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:32 by Alan Youel


On Saturday 8th September, Churches throughout the country will welcome cyclists, walkers, horse riders and drivers raising money from sponsorship based on the number of Churches they visit during the day. More »

We want to make this a special day for the residents of the villages in the area of the Chenderit Benefice ( Chacombe, Greatworth, Marston St Lawrence, Middleton Cheney, Thenford and Warkworth) and for the ten Churches in our area (six Anglican, three Methodist and one Baptist) and we are inviting as many local people as possible to take part.

Traditionally, most people visit the Churches by bicycle. We will organise at least one group of cyclists which will visit all ten Churches but we expect that many cyclists will want to tour the Churches alone or in their own groups. Once they have visited all our ten Churches, some cyclists may want to cycle further afield to some of the Churches elsewhere in Northamptonshire and adjoining counties which are also taking part in Ride & Stride.

There will be a "rolling" sponsored walk, which will visit all ten Churches, starting at Warkworth and ending at Greatworth. We have one volunteer who aims to walk the full ten miles and we hope that many others will join him, some to do the full walk and others to "dip in and out" by walking shorter stretches. If you do not want to join the organised walk, you are welcome to make your own arrangements to visit some or all of the Churches on foot.

And we plan to organise a sponsored horse ride which will visit at least four of the Churches, Greatworth(2), Marston St Lawrence and Thenford. Horses and ponies of any size and shape are welcome!

Not everyone will want to walk or go by bike or horse, and we hope that they will make their own arrangements to visit the Churches by car.

Provided we can get enough volunteers to work shifts, we hope that the Churches will be open for most of the day. We also hope that volunteers will play the organs or other instruments in our Churches.

Some of the Churches will be offering cakes, biscuits and refreshments to their visitors.

There will also be a written quiz with questions about the many exciting features you can find in our Churches. The quiz will be compiled by Walter Stageman, a respected local historian, who would welcome suggestions of questions for possible inclusion in the quiz.

Our event coincides with the annual Three Villages Show which is being held this year at Greatworth School. The two events are often held on the same day and we hope our participants will find the time to visit the Show as well as our Churches.

This promises to be a very enjoyable day and a great opportunity to learn about our Churches. Please join in and get as many of your friends and neighbours to join in as well. And please try to raise money through sponsorship.

One half of the money we raise will go to the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust and the other half to the Church nominated by the participant.

If you would like to take part or if you are prepared to work a shift to help keep our Churches open for as long as possible during the day or if you would like to volunteer in any other way (including helping with marketing and social media), please contact your Church or Nicholas Ward on 01295 711530 or Sue Gale on 01295 711267. » Less