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Carols on the Green, Wed 21st Dec at 6pm

This year's Carols on the Green is from 6pm to 6:45pm on Wednesday 21st December on the green in Upper Wardington. We will be accompanied by the Wardington Hand Bell Ringers as usual. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served. We will be collecting for the Friends of St Mary Magdalene - please bring some cash and give generously. The mulled wine and mince pies are free, however we greatly appreciate a donation of at least £1.50 each. The event will last for 45 minutes.

Christmas Fundraising Draw Reminder

St Mary Magdalene, Wardington, Christmas Fundraising Draw. ENTER ON-LINE - CLICK HERE! Join our Church Christmas Fund Raising Appeal with Prizes to be won too! Prizes to include: Long week-end in cottage in the Yorkshire Dales (donated by Roderick & Nikki Stell) Virtual Flight in 737 Cockpit - 30 Minute Experience Pair of Tickets to the Banbury Light Cinema Family Day ticket for Compton Verney Festive Christmas Hamper (donated by DSV (UK) Ltd) Barn Farm Plants Voucher Mumford Butchers Voucher Case of Carlsberg Lager Case of Ale Wine (donated by Majestic Wine) Follow the link to the ticket page. Pledge the number of tickets you want and pay by BACS to be entered into the draw. Full instructions on

Carols on the Green, Wed 21st Dec at 6pm

This year's Carols on the Green is from 6pm to 6:45pm on Wednesday 21st December on the green in Upper Wardington. We will be accompanied by the Wardington Hand Bell Ringers as usual. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served. We will be collecting for the Friends of St Mary Magdalene - please bring some cash and give generously. The mulled wine and mince pies are free, however we greatly appreciate a donation of at least £1.50 each. The event will last for 45 minutes.

Christmas Fundraising Draw

St Mary Magdalene, Wardington, Christmas Fundraising Draw. ENTER ON-LINE - CLICK HERE! Join our Church Christmas Fund Raising Appeal with Prizes to be won too! Prizes to include: Long week-end in cottage in the Yorkshire Dales (donated by Roderick & Nikki Stell) Virtual Flight in 737 Cockpit - 30 Minute Experience Pair of Tickets to the Banbury Light Cinema Family Day ticket for Compton Verney Festive Christmas Hamper (donated by DSV (UK) Ltd) Barn Farm Plants Voucher Mumford Butchers Voucher Case of Carlsberg Lager Case of Ale Wine (donated by Majestic Wine) Follow the link to the ticket page. Pledge the number of tickets you want and pay by BACS to be entered into the draw. Full instructions on

LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT: Construction of up to 140,000 sq m on the A361

This is your final chance to comment on this MASSIVE grey box development on the A361. The plan is to cover the farmland opposite the new grey box warehouses with acres of similar eyesores. You may also be interested in the "Keep Nethercote Rural" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RuralNethercote/.  Comments close on 1st December 2022 Neighbour Notification (amended details) Application No.: 22/01488/OUT Applicant's Name: Greystoke CB Proposal: Construction of up to 140,000 sq m of employment floorspace (use class B8 with ancillary offices and facilities) and servicing and infrastructure including new site accesses, internal roads and footpaths, landscaping including earthworks to create development platforms and bunds, drainage features and other associated works including demolition of the existing farmhouse Location: OS Parcel 5616

Construction of up to 140,000 sq m of employment floorspace opposite the new grey boxes on the A361

Neighbour Notification (amended details) Application No.: 22/01488/OUT Applicant's Name: Greystoke CB Proposal: Construction of up to 140,000 sq m of employment floorspace (use class B8 with ancillary offices and facilities) and servicing and infrastructure including new site accesses, internal roads and footpaths, landscaping including earthworks to create development platforms and bunds, drainage features and other associated works including demolition of the existing farmhouse Location: OS Parcel 5616 South West Of Huscote Farm And East Of, Daventry Road, Banbury Parish(es): Banbury Expected Decision Level: Committee Plans and documents can be viewed on the Council's on-line register at https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/22/01488/OUT. If you do not have access to the website, you may inspect the submitted plans and documents at Bodicote House on one of

Communication with Stagecoach re the 200 bus service

Please see below communication between Cllr Malcolm Patterson and Stagecoach re the 200 bus service: 'Dear Mr Harrison Stagecoach 200 Bus Service between Banbury & Daventry and stopping in Wardington/Williamscot As you are no doubt aware Stagecoach announced the closure of this hourly service in February. There was a stay of execution until August to allow for consultations. This extension was funded by Northants CC and Oxfordshire CC. A further postponement until January 2023 has been agreed. We understand this is being funded solely by West Northants Unitary Authority. While most of the route is in Northamptonshire, we in this corner of Oxfordshire benefit enormously from it. Banbury also benefits. The people of West Northamptonshire are able to use public

Wardington Parish Council’s response to Planning Application 22/01488/OUT

To: Planning Department, Cherwell District Council, Banbury, OX15 4AA Subject: Objections to Planning Application 22/01488/OUT From: Wardington Parish Council Chair: Malcolm Patterson, The Old Granary, Church Close, Wardington, Oxfordshire, OX17 1RS. Tel 01295 750014. Email: theoldgranary5@gmail.com Date Sent: June 29 2022 Having reviewed Application 22/01488/OUT, Wardington Parish Council has the following objections: Summary of Objections The size of the proposed development Yet more unsightly warehousing The employment created will be mainly low skilled and low paid Not consistent with the CDC Local Plan and its aspirations It will put yet more pressure on the already congested and air polluted Junction 11 area It will result in the permanent loss of an environmentally and visually important area of countryside The Size

FINAL CALL to action: planning application to build over 160 acres of Banbury farmland

The window for objections is about to close. Please ACT NOW! https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/developers-shock-hamlet-with-premature-planning-application-to-build-over-160-acres-of-banbury-farmland-3721654 An application has been lodged with Cherwell District Council for outline planning permission to build industrial estates over 140 acres of ancient pasture on both sides of the A422 off Junction 11 of the M40 motorway. The development would link the new ‘Frontier Park’ warehousing with the M40 in the south, burying farmland once thought to be untouchable. The applicants say the industrial units would total 140,000 square metres and be used for storage and 24-hour distribution. To comment on the application see here https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/22%2F01488%2FOUT Comments must be made by June 30. A campaign group called Keep Nethercote Rural has set up a petition against the plan and also has a Facebook page

Parish Council objects to Cherwell DC Planning Application 22/01488/OUT

Reproduced below is a letter sent by Wardington Parish Council Chair, Malcolm Patterson, to Banbury MP Victoria Prentis. You are strongly encouraged to submit your objection, if indeed you do object, before the deadline of 30th June 2022.   Dear Victoria It was only last week that we heard about the planning application above. The opportunity to object closes in less than 3 weeks. It involves a further 100+ acre warehousing development off the A361 close to Junction 11 of the M40. We in Wardington and other local villages in North Oxfordshire and South Northants are very alarmed. It would be more accurate to say ‘horrified’. The Banbury Guardian has launched a strong campaign against. Wardington Parish Council is still