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Banbury Town Oxfordshire

About Banbury

Welcome to the Banbury edition of The Oxford Magazine.

More of a working town than many of in the county, Banbury, in the far north of Oxfordshire, has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Famous for its cakes, cross and the ‘Ride a Cock Horse’ nursery rhyme, this flourishing town attracts shoppers from miles around, and the pedestrianised centre with its fair share of history is the right location for a wander.

The town sits at the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and is an ideal springboard for exploring the fantastic heritage in the area including the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon and Warwick.

There are three resplendent country houses: Sulgrave Manor, Upton House and of course, Broughton Castle – a medieval fortified manor house with a most delightful walled garden.


Local news & stories

First controlled parking zones approved in Banbury
/ Transport

First controlled parking zones approved in Banbury

Residents on Beargarden Road, Crouch Street, Monument Street, New Road, West Bar Street, and Westbeech Court in the central-west area of Banbury will require parking permits following the introduction of the town’s first controlled parking zones (CPZs).
Consultation in the pipeline for an exciting new vision for Banbury town centre
/ Government

Consultation in the pipeline for an exciting new vision for Banbury town centre

Work on this comprehensive consultation and engagement programme called Banbury Vision 2050 is the first phase of the long-term regeneration planned for Banbury.
Regional solicitors Spratt Endicott celebrates Legal 500 rankings success
/ Business Services

Regional solicitors Spratt Endicott celebrates Legal 500 rankings success

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500, the UK’s leading guide to the best law firms and lawyers, awarded Spratt Endicott Debt Recovery practice with the highest Top Tier for another year.
‘Hands off Hanwell’ Say Residents Who Want to Keep Hanwell Village Rural
/ Community

Residents want to keep Hanwell village rural and avoid becoming a suburb of Banbury

Concerns have been raised that another developer could be building another 170 houses in the last two agricultural fields that separate the village from the town.
Clifton Gate development in Deddington
/ Housing

Burrington Estates unveils Clifton Gate development in Deddington

Award-winning developer, Burrington Estates, has unveiled its latest collection of 10 prestigious new homes off Clifton Road in the Deddington area in Oxfordshire.
Castle Quay, Banbury
/ Retail & Leisure

Expected revenue from Castle Quay plummets by nearly £1m

Cherwell District Council’s latest monthly performance, risk and finance monitoring report revealed that it anticipates net revenue from the centre to be much lower than initially budgeted.
County Council Highways chief commits to meeting over Banbury parking fines
/ Transport

County Council Highways chief commits to meeting over Banbury parking fines

Businesses on Parsons Street in the old town area of Banbury have highlighted dismay over the issuing of parking tickets for vehicles they say are delivering to their premises.
The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone
/ Technology

The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone

Arrival has successfully completed all the required functional and safety testing to achieve EUWVTA, which is a critical step towards starting trials with customers in the coming months.
Kendrick Homes is launching a sizeable new development site in Banbury
/ Housing

Kendrick Homes is launching a sizeable new development site in Banbury

White Horse Meadows will be a collection of 40 two, three and four-bedroom homes situated on the northern edge of Banbury.
The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened
/ Food & Drink

The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened

The Grade II listed property in the heart of the rural village of Bloxham, near Banbury, has reopened its doors following a major refurbishment by new owners, Prospect Pubs Ltd.