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, 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

Voter registration is quick and easy

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07 by Alan Youel

Letters will be landing on the doorsteps of 41,000 South Northamptonshire households from next week as the yearly electoral registration drive kicks off.

From Monday, 15 July South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) will be asking people to confirm or update their details on the electoral register via the Household Enquiry Form (HEF). More »

Residents can respond by text message, online, phone, or using an enclosed self-addressed envelope. Text and online responses are the quickest and most efficient.

Richard Ellis, South Northamptonshire's electoral registration officer, said: "You can update your electoral registration details in a matter of minutes – about the same amount of time it takes to boil the kettle or take the recycling out.

"Being able to respond online or via text message makes it more convenient and quicker than ever, and it costs the taxpayer less money too.

"And remember, if you are after a mobile phone upgrade, applying for a mortgage, or anything else that involves a credit check, it's essential that you are registered to vote."

After responding to the HEFs being sent out next week, those not already registered to vote will be sent an Invitation to Register application form or can visit www.gov.uk/registertovote.

Anyone whose circumstances change must make sure their electoral registration information is up to date. That could include moving home, turning 18 and needing to register for the first time, or a change of name following marriage or divorce.

Every household is legally required to respond, even if there are no changes to the details of the voters at the address.

Residents of new build homes may find they do not receive the information automatically and will therefore need to manually request the forms by contacting SNC directly.

People are asked to respond before Thursday, 15 August to avoid receiving a reminder in the post. » Less

Launch of Summer Fire Safety Campaign

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:58 by Alan Youel

A campaign to highlight the grass fire risk posed during warm summer months has been launched by firefighters in Northamptonshire.

Last year Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended 378 fires affecting grassland, woodland and crops in areas ranging from people's gardens to roadside vegetation and farmland. More »

NFRS launched its Summer Fire Safety Campaign to highlight the fire risks posed during hot, dry weather and promote the safety steps people can take to prevent blazes breaking out.

The launch was held at Brixworth Country Park where a fire broke out last year in a composting area, which it is believed could have been caused by a barbecue thrown away while still hot. The fire damaged the composting area and surrounding fencing.

Steven Swan, NFRS risk intelligence officer, said: "The British weather can be very hard to predict and periods of heavy rain can very easily be followed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather.
"What so many people do not recognise is the difference a change in weather makes to the conditions in the environment around them. Grass and shrubbery can become tinder dry, which means fire can take hold and spread more easily.

"We would ask people to please respect their environment and think twice about where and how they use barbecues or put out cigarettes."

Last summer, Northamptonshire experienced long stretches of hot, dry weather which made grass, trees and shrubbery across the county extremely dry. Although there have been recent periods of heavy rain in Northamptonshire, a hot spell of weather has been predicted and NFRS are keen to encourage people to think about fire prevention in the coming summer months.

In the last 10 years, NFRS attended 3676 fires in farmland, gardens, woodland and cropland.

District Liaison Officer Tina Collett said: "We would like to use this opportunity to remind people about how they can help prevent potentially serious fires from breaking out in Northamptonshire's areas of countryside, parks and in their own gardens.
"If going out and about to have a barbecue, make sure you only use safe, designated areas and, when disposing of a barbecue, make sure it is cold and thoroughly extinguished. Barbecues can remain hot for a surprising amount of time.
"We want people to enjoy their summer, but also to take steps to ensure they are keeping themselves and the countryside safe."

Summer safety prevention messages:

  • Only have barbecues in designated areas and avoid setting any open fires in the countryside.
  • Always stay with a barbecue and do not leave it unattended. Never use accelerants such as petrol or paraffin on or near barbecues or fires.
  • Whether at home or elsewhere, make sure barbecues are kept away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs or garden waste.
  • Avoid setting fire to garden waste.
  • Barbecues can remain hot for a very long time. Ensure they are cold and have been extinguished properly before disposal. Keeping a bucket of water handy, or having a garden hose nearby is a useful precaution.
  • Do not empty ashes into dustbins or wheelie bins. If they're hot, they can melt plastic and start a fire.
  • In hot, sunny conditions, glass items like bottles can start fires if left in the sun. If having a picnic, it's best to take bottles and jars home and recycle them properly.
  • Make sure cigarettes are extinguished properly. Never throw cigarettes out of car windows, they can ruin whole fields of crops.
  • NFRS recommend you do not use sky lanterns. People have no control over them once they've been set off. They can litter the countryside and even start fires.
  • If you see a fire in the countryside, please alert the emergency services by ringing 999.
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Draft policy to protect air we breathe

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:56 by Alan Youel

People in South Northamptonshire will be asked what they think about a new planning policy which will make developers consider their impact on air quality.

South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) draft Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is designed to give developers clear information on how their applications will be judged in terms of air quality.A public consultation seeking representations on the draft SPD will run from Monday, 15 July until 4pm Friday, 16 August 2019.Cllr Phil Bignell, portfolio holder for planning, said: "Good air quality is a fundamental to a long and happy life."We believe this draft policy is a big step towards improving and protecting the district's environment and I would urge people to read the document and share their opinions to ensure the policy is the best it can be."The Draft Air Quality SPD can be viewed on South Northamptonshire Councils website at the following link: https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/consultation from 15 July.Hard copies of the SPD are also available from the SNC offices at The Forum in Towcester and from libraries across the district.