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

  • All Saints Church

    All Saints Church

    Feb 2016

  • Glovers Lane

    Glovers Lane

    Feb 2016

  • Primary School

    Primary School

    Feb 2016

  • 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, 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

Courier Fraud Warning

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:34 by Alan Youel

Detectives are urging people to never give out financial details if they are cold-called by people claiming to be from the police or other official bodies.

Courier fraud happens when a victim receives an unsolicited call from someone pretending to be from an official body, claiming there has been an issue with their bank account which requires them to transfer money, or provide financial information, hand over bank cards, cash, or buy gifts. More »

The criminal will sometimes suggest the victim rings their bank or the police in order to authenticate the call. However the fraudster does not disconnect the line, so when the victim re-dials they are still speaking to one of the criminals. In some cases, a courier is also sent to the victim's home to collect bank cards or documents.

During November, Northamptonshire Police received 19 reports of people posing as police to attempt courier fraud across the county, mainly in Kettering in Wellingborough, compared to seven in October and three in September, where criminals also claimed to be from HMRC.

Advice for avoiding courier fraud:

  • Remember that neither the police or a bank will ever ask for your PIN or arrange collection of your bank card.
  • Your bank and the police will never ask you to make high value purchases, gift cards or to withdraw cash to send for examination.
  • Your bank, the police or any genuine organisation will never contact you and ask for your online banking log in details, including a one-time password, or to move money to another account.
  • If you receive one of these calls, end it immediately and contact the police and your bank via a different phone line, using a number you know is genuine. If you do not have another phone line you can use, hang up and wait five minutes until the line has fully cleared.

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Northamptonshire Police Announces Annual Drink and Drug Driving Campaign

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:30 by Alan Youel

Drivers are once again being reminded of the dangers and consequences of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs as Northamptonshire Police gets set to launch its annual campaign. More »

From next Monday (December 9), the Force will be taking part in the month-long Christmas drink and drugs drive campaign to tackle offending in a bid to make the roads safer over the festive period.

Officers carry out breath tests throughout the year, however with more people out celebrating over Christmas and New Year, increased patrols and roadside checks will be held across the county.

These will also include early morning operations, when people may be driving after consuming alcohol or taken drugs the previous night and may not realise that they are still over the limit.

Chair of the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA), Chief Superintendent Mick Stamper, said: "We are committed to increasing road safety in Northamptonshire and through this campaign, we will continue to raise awareness of the dangers of drink or drug driving.

"There is absolutely no excuse or circumstance that could ever justify drink or drug driving – it is exceptionally selfish and reckless. Not only are you risking your own life, but those of innocent road users.

"The majority of people know how dangerous it is to take the risk of driving under the influence and though we share this message every year, I guarantee there will be some who still choose to ignore it. Please don't be one of these drivers.

"If you do not want to be stopped, arrested, taken to the cells, charged and forced to appear before court. Or don't want your friends, family and employers to know that you're a drink or drug driver. The message is simple – do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs."

As part of the campaign, drivers charged with drink or drug driving will be publicly named on the Northamptonshire Police website and social media. This is the third time the Force has taken such a hard line approach.

Following the change in the Force policy, despite the number of breath tests more than tripling, fewer people have been arrested for being caught behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Last December, officers carried out 1,798 breath tests across the county compared to 537 in 2017, which resulted in 72 arrests for drink driving - six less than in the previous 12 months.

However the number of people who failed a roadside drug test, pending the results of blood tests, increased from six in 2017 compared to 16 for the same period last year.

PC Dave Lee from the Safer Roads Team, said: "The decision to name all drivers charged with drink or drug driving last Christmas went down a storm with the public, and again when we repeated it as part of our summer campaign.

"We will be out in force over Christmas and New Year, ready and waiting to seek strong penalties for all those found to be offending. If you do not want a conviction for drink or drug driving, please make sure your name is not included on our list."

If you're lucky enough not to kill or seriously injure someone by drink or drug driving, or simply don't care, think about whether you can afford to be caught? A conviction for drink or drug driving could mean a prison sentence, a driving ban, and an unlimited fine.

PC Lee said: "As a police officer on the roads, I have seen the devastating effects drink and drug driving can have. It only takes one second to have a collision which can change your life or the life of an innocent bystander and their family.

"When the temptation to take that risk and get behind the wheel strikes, ask yourself – could you live with knowing your actions had caused a fatal collision and the devastation of an entire family?

"If you are out and know you will be drinking, make sure you have plans for getting home safely without driving. If you do have to drive, our advice is to avoid alcohol completely. The only safe limit is none.

"And if you've been drinking, you may still be over the limit the following morning, so if you do need to get somewhere make alternative travel arrangements so you don't have to drive."

To report suspected drink or drug driving in confidence, call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or dial 101. In an emergency, call 999. » Less

TTRO(19/20) W263 - Main Road, Middleton Cheney

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:55 by Alan Youel

Anglian Water are intending to install a new water connection adjacent to number 2 Main Road in Middleton Cheney. To carry out these works safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days and Anglian Water are in the process of request a start date of the 6th January 2020. More »

The closure and the diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=115646913

If you require more information about the works please contact Megan Baldar on 0800 145145. » Less