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


Posted: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:25 by Alan Youel

Dear Residents and Landowners


On behalf of our colleagues on the Neighbourhood Planning Committee, we are writing to advise that work on the above Plan has made good progress and is now about to enter the next phase of consulting with residents, local businesses, land owners, clubs, statutory consultees, schools, Churches and other stakeholders. This consultation has been prepared with the aim of fulfilling the legal obligations required under Regulation 15(2) of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012. More »

We will be consulting on the objectives for our plan, which identify the main topic areas for the plan to address, including: housing, business, landscape, ecology and the environment, flooding, transport, and parking. We are releasing an early draft of this document on Tuesday 23 October at the parish meeting rooms, where we will be alongside members of South Northamptonshire Council.

We will launch the consultation formally on 24 November 2018, starting with an open day at the Primary School. Following this, we will be inviting comments on the document though a series of channels, including letters, emails, surveys etc. For now though, if you do wish to come and see us on Tuesday, please come down to the meeting rooms between 4:30pm and 6pm.

Landowners: As landowners of significant tracts of land within the Parish, we wanted to ensure you caught early sight of our proposed objectives. . Please feel free to join us on our open evening on Tuesday, 23rd October at the Parish Meeting Rooms (4.30 – 6 p.m.) where you would have a chance to ask questions of members of the steering group, and of representatives from SNC who will be here to talk about the Local Plan Part 2A. We believe that active and consistent engagement with yourselves is paramount to understand your perspective, particularly on any proposed growth and development issues and also gain your commitment to our Plan.

Our consultation is built around the Vision and Objectives we have formulated based on feedback received to date. The Neighbourhood Plan is the culmination of several years work, initiated by the Parish Council and driven at different times by community consultation and involvement, consistent with the implementation of the Localism Act 2011. For your further information the NP Committee has comprised over the years not only of Parish Councillors but a cross section of residents, local businesses and key community services. Throughout this process we have also worked closely with the appropriate planning authority at SNC.

Middleton's community has a history of being proactive in taking local decisions. Furthermore, the Parish Council applied to SNC for approval of Middleton Cheney as a designated Neighbourhood Area and approval was granted. We believe the 'community voice' should be heard throughout the development of our Neighbourhood Plan. Any concerns raised may require a holistic approach to the future development of the community as a whole.

You might ask: What happens if we don't put a Neighbourhood Plan in place – the simple answer is Nothing. The existing system is maintained whereby decisions on our future are made by SNC as opposed to the various members of our community. So, this is an unparalleled opportunity to bring 'power' back to the local community. Without the full involvement of the community any plan would not carry the necessary credibility for it to be a proper refection of the community needs so we do need YOUR SUPPORT!

Finally, we will have a wide range of communication channels to ensure maximum reach and feedback involving as broad a spectrum of the community as possible – our aims are to have a two way transparent process.

As mentioned, we are still engaging with SNC planning to gain knowledge and ongoing advice. We will endeavour to ensure that results of any consultation are fed back to the community as soon as possible in a format that is accessible (hard copy, website, etc) and easy to understand.

Look forward to seeing you at the open meetings and getting your feedback.

Yours faithfully

Cllr. Alan Youel​​​​ - Chairman
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History Society

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:18 by Alan Youel

Monday 22nd October: 7.30pm in All Saints Church. Our speaker is Anne Langley – who will tell the story of Joseph Ashby of Tysoe and his Victorian Warwickshire. Joseph was an agricultural trade unionist, who travelled round Warwickshire in the 1890s observing 'the real life lived by the labouring poor in the villages of Warwickshire'. Visitors are always welcome (admission £3).

Witnesses sought following reports of suspicious puppy sales

Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:11 by Alan Youel

Anyone who is offered puppies for sale under suspicious circumstances is urged to contact South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

The appeal follows reports of a man selling puppies from the back of a car at Towcester Recreation Ground off Islington Road on Wednesday, 3 October 2018. More »

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environment, said: "No reputable breeder will sell dogs in this fashion.

"People should be aware that buying animals from the roadside could be supporting their ill treatment or an unlicensed puppy farm. They might be kept in poor conditions: separated from their mother too early, they could be carrying diseases and it is unlikely they have been neutered.

"If anyone saw this incident or has been offered animals for sale in similar circumstances, they should contact us right away."

To report the suspicious sale of animals email details to licensing@southnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 322278.

For more information on animal licensing, visit https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/15/licensing/344/animal-welfare-licensing. » Less