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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

Middleton Cheney Library Supporters Group was formed in 2011 to provide support and funding to Northamptonshire County Council in its efforts to maintain a full library service throughout the County.

As an informal body of volunteers for Middleton's library we have been successful in providing equipment that allows it to be used by more people from Middleton and surrounding villages.

Whilst library staff continue to offer the full range of modern library services, we have been able to programme and underwrite some twenty events a year – notably Author Talks and regular Films. With the County we are currently exploring the possibility of expanding the building to allow for larger audiences and more activities.

In the past year we can highlight the success of a Valuation evening and especially the October weekend Big Draw. With the support of, what we are told was. The only Arts Council grant to a local library we offered a family-oriented drawing experience to some fifty people of all ages. We plan to repeat our role in the National Big Draw experience next year.

Our activities - most of which are held in the library – are widely advertised and tickets are usually available at the library. Yet another reason to use this valuable local asset and to join the Supporters in their activities.

Events may be cancelled, if ticket sales do not meet a break-even point, one week before the published date.

- To avoid disappointment please book tickets early.

Welcome to the Autumn programme.

In addition to being able to purchase tickets for these events from the library, if it is more convenient you can purchase on-line at no extra cost, (unless you require tickets posted to you), otherwise you just print off your own tickets, please contact -


New Events for 2017

Sunday 14 May – 2 pm to 5.30 pm
Sponsored by DAWNS FLOWERS
A series of fascinating & frustrating challenges, played on tables around the library,
build up your scores to win prizes, donated by local companies.
Adult £3 / Child £1.50 per round, pay for as many rounds as you wish.
(A child will be deemed to be 14 or under)
Other competitions at nominal prices, Refreshments available.

Friday 26 May at 7.30 pm
An illustrated talk by Martin Edwards about being a Community First Responder. What is CFR?, What do they do?, How do you become one?, Do they get paid? Is there one in the village? all these and many other questions will be answered by Martin.
Adult £6 / Child £3, including wine or soft drink.

Friday 16 June at 7.30 pm
An illustrated talk by Barry Fewster, Head Warden of Hawkstone Park Follies on the family who developed this topographical feature in Shropshire.
Adult £7 / Child £4, including wine & soft drinks.

Friday 30 June from 7 pm
A summer party in the garden of Anne & Charles Woolland, 1 Moors Drive, Middleton Cheney.
Tickets at £8 includes buffet, drinks & garden games.

Thursday 13 July at 7.30 pm
'The Iconic Hedgehog'
An illustrated talk by Brian Scott of Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue
Adult £7 / Child £4, including wine & soft drinks.

Tickets & further information from the library or purchase on-line at


Thursday 5 October 2017
Chris Beardshaw
Garden Designer/Broadcaster/RHS multi Gold Medal Winner.Full details early 2017, or add your name to mailing list at the library.

Other events may be added, and TBC events may be withdrawn. Fuller details for each event will be published when appropriate. All events to take place at the library unless specified.

Tickets for all events will be on sale in the library.


NEW opening times for the Library from 7 March 2016.Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri – 2pm to 6pm Wed/Sat – 10am to 2 pm Sun – 11am to 2pm

We are always looking for new members, both for the 'committee' and to help with fund raising, sales and at events. If you can help please leave a message with Henderson in the Library or call Brian Goodey (Joint-Chair!) at 01295710554