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

People Urged To Be Sensible Amid the Reopening of Bars and Restaurants

People Urged To Be Sensible Amid the Reopening of Bars and Restaurants

Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:31 by Will Smith

"We know people will be looking forward to going out after such a long time but please be sensible and help newly reopened businesses out by abiding by the Covid-19 regulations."

This is the message from Chief Superintendent Ash Tuckley, the officer overseeing the policing operation in response to the reopening of the nighttime economy. More »

From Saturday, July 4, bars, restaurants and pubs have all been permitted to open for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed on March 23.

In readiness for this, Northamptonshire Police has been working with local businesses and the various local authorities across the county to ensure the reopenings adhere to government guidelines to keep local people and the staff who work at these venues, safe.

Chief Superintendent Tuckley, said: "We know people will be looking forward to going out after such a long time and we do want people to enjoy themselves but please be sensible and help newly reopened businesses out by abiding by the Covid-19 regulations and knowing your limits in regards to alcohol.

"We have been working with local businesses and our partners for some time now to ensure that the reopening of the nighttime economy passes off safely and the key advice I want to communicate to people is to know your limits, plan your day and consider how you will get home safely.

"The vast majority of drinkers are responsible but we know that there will be a small minority who will try and ruin it for others by drinking to excess and trying to create disorder.

"Let me be clear that we will not tolerate any anti-social or criminal behaviour and we have plans in place in order to quickly respond to any incidents of concern.

"I am also urging people to be mindful of the fact that Covid-19 is still a serious risk to people's health and that we all need to adhere to the measures local businesses will have put in place to mitigate the spread of the disease.

"Finally, I know the majority of people will be looking forward to an enjoyable and safe night out and I want to reassure them that your local police officers will be on hand throughout the weekend if you have any issues or need to make us aware of any incidents of concern."

Venues are responsible for ensuring they meet the government's guidelines on reopening on July 4, set out on their website here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb96e8e86650c278b077616/Keeping-workers-and-customers-safe-during-covid-19-restaurants-pubs-bars-takeaways-230620.pdf

If venues need clarity on what is expected of them, they should speak to their local authority's licensing department. » Less


Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:29 by Will Smith

Middleton Cheney's play areas at Astrop Road and Stanwell will re-open on Saturday 4 July in line with the Government's announcement.

For your information, the equipment has recently been inspected by RoSPA and is in good order (a few minor amendments like tightening screws are being addressed) and we have advice signs at both Astrop Road and Stanwell to ensure the safety of users. More »

Parents, guardians and carers should be aware of the new Government guidelines that now apply to all play areas and realise that coronavirus safety is also in their hands.

The Parish Council is unable to monitor or clean all play area equipment on a frequent basis and we are therefore asking parents to take on the responsibility of social distancing (a key factor), washing hands regularly, and wiping equipment before and after use and making sure children's hands are clean. The Parish Council will be cleaning equipment twice a week to meet current H&S Law.

Please read any signs before using the play equipment and follow the instructions to make sure everyone is safe.

The village play areas provide a much needed area for children to exercise in a safe environment and we have done everything reasonably practical to minimise the risk of catching Coranavirus however, it is impossible to eliminate the risk completely.

Finally, the Government's guidelines point out that people using any play areas in the UK do so at their own risk.

Take care and enjoy.

Val Furniss

Clerk/RFO » Less

Police Warn Against Unlicensed Music Events As the Warm Weather Continues

Police Warn Against Unlicensed Music Events As the Warm Weather Continues

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:06 by Will Smith

With the warm weather set to continue across the county, officers from Northamptonshire Police have asked people to remain vigilant to illegal raves.

The Force relies on information from the public when responding to raves, either to be made aware one is happening, or to be informed of suspicious activity that could indicate one is being planned. More »

Raves can be disruptive in terms of noise and nuisance and can be more difficult to clear once they are established, so it is vital that people let us know if they are concerned about any suspicious activity.

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Chris Stevens, said: "We want to remind people, especially those in rural communities, to be alert to any suspicious activity.

"We can nip illegal raves in the bud and stop them taking place if we have reliable information.

"We're often alerted to raves by people calling us to complain about a sudden increase in traffic and anti-social behaviour as people arrive at a venue.

"I would also urge people to be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary in their community, no matter how trivial it may seem.

"In many cases those people who are looking to set-up a rave will visit the proposed site a couple of days before the event and I would urge anyone who spots any suspicious activity in their village, along a country road or around farm land to let us know."

Please call the police if you notice the following:

  • Posters or messages advertising a rave
  • Cropped bolts on a gate
  • People in cars or vans stopping to look into a field or climbing over a fence into a field
  • Flattened or disturbed hedgerows
  • Anyone acting suspiciously

Members of the public can report suspicious activity via the 'Do it online' button at www.northants.police.uk or by calling 101. » Less