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

Claim Your SNC Covid-19 Business Grants

Claim Your SNC Covid-19 Business Grants

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:13 by Will Smith

here are now three grant funding schemes available to businesses:

(NEW) Discretionary Grant Fund - This fund is to help certain businesses that fall outside the current eligibility requirements for the below funds. More »

Small Business Grant Fund - This is a £10,000 grant for all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief.

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund - This grant scheme offers:

  • £10,000 for businesses with a rateable value of less than £15,000
  • £25,000 for businesses with a rateable value from £15,000 to £51,000

In order to process these grants, please complete our online form.

Free Business Support Webinars

There are a wide range of free webinars for businesses to understand and utilise the latest information and guidance available. We are promoting these through our Twitter account so you can book on to as many as you wish.

Partners currently offering webinars include:



Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:05 by Will Smith

During our comprehensive scheme of work on the A43, we will repair and replace damaged drains, partially reconstruct the carriageway, renew any damaged kerbs, refresh road markings and install road studs. More »

Once completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother driving experience.

When will the work take place?

We will be delivering four schemes of work sequentially from early June 2020 to December 2020 in the following order:

1) A43/M40 Ardley Roundabout

Work is due to be completed over June 2020, when we will work:

• between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday (week night closures)

• from 8pm Friday until 6am Monday (full weekend closure during one weekend)

2)& 3) A43 Northbound RAF Croughton and Barley Mow Roundabout and A43 Southbound at Tusmore (combined build)

Work is due to take place over August 2020 when we will work:

• between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday (week night closures)

• from 8pm Friday until 6am Monday (full weekend closures for 3 weekends)

4) A43 Southbound A413 to Whitfield and Abthorpe Roundabout

Work is due to take place in September 2020 and is scheduled for completion in December 2020, we will work:

• between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday (week night closures)

To minimise disruption to motorists we are packaging together other essential roadwork schemes which can run concurrently within our closures to avoid further unnecessary disruption to motorists to ensure we are working as collaboratively as possible.

These works include:

• the installation of new sign plates supporting emergency diversion routes. This will ensure that the correct diversion route signing is in place and will aid the travel and safety of road users when an emergency or unplanned road closure is needed

• minor improvement works at the Abthorpe roundabout

• offering litter picking opportunities to the local authority

• other general maintenance works including gully cleaning and grass cutting. Please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions, significant events or unforeseen circumstances.

How will the work affect traffic?

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and motorists, we will need to use a mixture of full weekend closures, overnight lane and full carriageway closures while we work. To minimise inconvenience and disruption to road users we will close the roads in phases. During full road closures we will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the Local Authority and UK Highways Ltd.

If you would like further information regarding the different phases, please contact us so we can explain them in greater detail.

How will the work affect businesses and residents?

We will make sure that access to businesses and residences is maintained wherever possible.

To ensure we keep residents and businesses up to date with the latest closure details we will issue regular bulletins and information. We will also have a dedicated Public Liaison Officer on hand to answer any questions.

Maintaining safety during Covid-19

We are working hard to maintain the road network and are prioritising critical operational activities. This will help ensure that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they're needed most. All our sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and none of our sites are open to the public. All construction projects are closely monitored, and the situation is kept under constant review.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this work or you would like to arrange a virtual meeting with us, please contact our Public Liaison Officer, Leanne Gibson, as follows:

• Email: EMADcomms@kier.co.uk

• Telephone: 07768 796542

Alternatively, you can contact our Highways England Customer Contact Centre as follows:

• Email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk

• Telephone: 0300 123 5000 » Less

Covid-19 lifeline extended for small business

Covid-19 lifeline extended for small business

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:01 by Will Smith

he application process for the latest small business grant support for those impacted by COVID-19, will be opened by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) from Tuesday, 2 June 2020.

The scheme is intended to help small and micro businesses that were not eligible for Small Business Grants or the majority of other government Covid-19 support schemes. More »

Cllr Peter Rawlinson SNC's portfolio holder for finance and governance, said: "Things have evolved quickly during the pandemic and I'm glad government has been able to react to help those who fell through the net during the first round of grants.

"Our officers will be working hard to process applications as quickly as possible."

The scheme is based on a limited pot of funding and the Council will be looking at how best to distribute the limited amount available to local businesses.

There will be a two-week window during which businesses can apply after which applications will be processed and paid.

After the window closes, no new applications can be considered.

Further information on the scheme, the policy and application process can be found on the Council's website https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/COVID-19-business-grants. » Less