MP Launches new Campaign for the Horton Hospital

Victoria Prentis MP  has launched a new campaign to protect services at the Horton General Hospital. An e-mail received by our District Councillor Ken Atack  reads:- Subject: #Banbury2JR campaign Dear Ken, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year! As part of our fight to protect services at the Horton General Hospital, I have launched the campaign, #Banbury2JR. The campaign will encourage people in and around Banbury to fill out a form (attached) about journey times to the JR in Oxford, and post their travel times on social media using the hash tag #Banbury2JR. My office will then collate the information and pass it onto the Oxford University Hospitals Trust and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Form

Visit to Parliament – May 8th 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have been offered a tour of the Houses of Parliament on Monday 8th May 2017, thanks to Victoria Prentis MP. The tour is for up to 25 people and tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We will most likely book a mini-bus or small coach to take us there and back, the cost of which will be divided equally among those attending. In the first instance, would you please send expressions of interest to Nigel Bankes either by email to or by telephone on 01296 750500.

HS2 Action Group – House of Lords Select Committee Hearing

HS2 ACTION GROUP House of Lords Select Committing Hearing - July 20th 2016 Location:12:25pm, Houses of Parliament. Present: Committee:, Charles Holbech ,Malcolm Patterson,  Bob Jarrett . The hearing began with Charles Holbech giving a summary of the petition: There would be 1,000 HS2 HGVs and 204 LGVs through Wardington daily. That represented two per minute in a 10 hour period, and this would seriously affect the quality of life in Wardington.  He outlined that the volume of HGVs using the A361 is to carry spoil from Greatworth and Turweston, for use at Lower Boddington, a distance of 27 miles. Wardington would not cope with this volume of traffic and it would be unsafe. Following the Commons Select Committee report and

Victoria’s Pub Tour

Victoria Prentis MP will be at The Hare and Hounds, Wardington between 6pm and 8pm on Friday 1st July Victoria is keen to meet as many of her constituents as possible. Please come along and say hello. Victoria's_PubTour

Minutes of the Wardington Parish Council Meeting 19th April 2016

Minutes of the Wardington Parish Council Meeting Location:  Wardington Memorial Hall Date: Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 (7:30pm) In Attendance: Mr G Page (Chair), Mr M Patterson, Mr I Franklin, Mr A Crossley,   Ms A Pasco, Mr G Martin,               Mr K Atack (District Councillor), Mr B Jarrett (Clerk), Apologies: None 1.    Minutes of previous meeting.(22nd March, 2016) Approved and signed. 2.    Matters arising from previous minutes. HS2 Update Mr Page reported that the Action Group had a meeting on the 6th April 2016, which was also attended by Victoria Prentis MP and Stephanie Garnett. At that meeting it was decided to petition the House of Lords, in a similar way to how we had petitioned the House of Commons. In addition to

HS2 Update – Parliamentary Select Committing Hearing – January 18th 2016

HS2 ACTION GROUP Parliamentary Select Committing Hearing - January 18th 2016 January 18 was a big day for our village. It was the day when the Parish Council represented by Chair George Page, Nigel Bankes, Malcolm Patterson and Clerk Bob Jarrett;  George Tuthill, representing local business and Charles Holbech a local resident , went to the House of Commons to present Wardington’s  petition. Its aim was to highlight the dangers and problems with HS2’s plan to route construction traffic through the village. We were very fortunate to have Charles Holbech, a barrister who actually lives off the A361, to make the presentation to the Select Committee. Our MP, Victoria Prentis, was there in support. The background is that HS2 need

HS2 Update Meeting Summary (July 23rd)

Summary of the HS2 Update Meeting led by Wardington Parish Council held on Thursday July 23rd 2015 at 7.00pm in Wardington Memorial Hall In Attendance:   Mr G Page (Chair), Mr N Bankes (Vice-Chair), Mr M Patterson, Mrs A Pascoe, Mr G Martin, Mr K Atack (District Councillor), Mr M Hickman (Clerk) Visitors: Victoria Prentis (MP for Banbury), Stephanie Garnett (Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Victoria Prentis), Mark Kemp (Deputy Director Commercial OCC), Charles Holbech (Wardington HS2 Action Group) Parishioners: Approximately SIXTY   1. Presentation Mr Page, Mr Bankes and Mr Holbech presented the HS2 update presentation. This can be seen here. The presentation explains that a HS2 Action Group has been established by the parish council to produce a parliamentary petition