Community Groups

Banbury Book Group.

Posted on January 19, 2020

Meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month, 7pm. The White Horse, 52 North Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 0TH. For more information email James at banburybookgroup@gmail.com.

Good For The Sole Walking Group.

Posted on January 19, 2020

Adventure Walking Group based in Banburyshire. Join for some sociable fresh air and, improve your physical and mental wellbeing whilst helping raise money for charity. Regular walks planned in the Banburyshire area, get in touch or follow them on Facebook to find out more. Facebook @GFTS2020 or search Good For The Sole. Email richard_kinslay@hotmail.com or […]

Brackley Country Market.

Posted on January 19, 2020

Every Saturday, 10.30am to 12pm. Brackley Library, Manor Road, Brackley, NN13 6AJ. For homemade produce, eggs and honey, handcrafted gifts, baby clothes, cards and plants.

Advice on Wills and Power of Attorney.

Posted on January 19, 2020

Banburyshire Advice Centre. Free Initial Advice on Wills and Power of Attorney Drop in Service. To be held on 2nd Tuesday of month, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Rotary Way, Banbury, OX16 1ER. For more information call 01295 257974 (leave a message, office staffed on Thursday mornings) or email helpdeskbancp@yahoo.com.

Banbury Railway Society.

Posted on January 19, 2020

Meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month, 7.30pm. Butchers Arms, 8-10 Whittall Street, King’s Sutton, OX17 3RD. To talk about matters of general railway interest with films etc. All welcome. For more information call Paul on 07801 941101 or email pw109@btinternet.com.

Cherwell Theatre Company.

Posted on January 19, 2020

Drama Classes for ages 11-16. Mondays, 5.15pm to 6.45pm. Drama Classes for ages 16-24. Mondays, 6.45pm to 8.15pm. Cherwell Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Banbury College, Broughton Road, Banbury, OX16 9QA. KS1 and 2 workshops available during half-terms/school holidays. Cost is £60 per term to take part. Email cherwelltheatreworkshops@gmail.com to book a taster session.

Banbury Friendship Club.

Posted on January 19, 2020

A mixed group of people over 50 years, who meet twice a month. First Tuesdays of the month, 11am meet at General Foods Sports and Social club, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PA. £1. Third Tuesdays of the month, 10am meet at The Chestnuts Bowls Club, The Shades, West Bar, Banbury, OX16 9RS. For different […]

Banbury Folk Dance Club.

Posted on January 18, 2020

Meeting every 3rd Tuesday (except August), 2pm to 4pm. RVS Cornhill Centre, Castle Street, Banbury, OX16 5NT. Live music. All dances walked through and called. For more information contact Avis (01295 710875) or 01295 264214.

Tadmarton Folk Dance Club.

Posted on January 18, 2020

Tuesdays (except August), 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Tadmarton Village Hall , Main Street, OX15 5SG. All dances are walked through and called, accompanied with live music. A good opportunity for exercise and companionship. Everybody welcome. For more information call Diane on 01295 811404 or Chris on 01298 788180.

Banbury Chess Club.

Posted on January 18, 2020

Meeting every Thursday, 7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AA. Whether you want to play a friendly game or play competitive chess in local leagues, why not pop down and see what they’re about?! Chess has great educational benefits. For more information call Steve on 01327 860371 or email stephen.rumsby@maidford.plus.com.

Bicester Bridge Club – Afternoon bridge.

Posted on January 18, 2020

Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm. Ardley with Fewcott Village Hall, Ardley Road, OX27 7PA. Join for a friendly, fun afternoon of bridge. For more details call Ken on 07850 616069 or see www.bridgewebs.com/bicesterlearning.

Brackley Morris Men.

Posted on January 8, 2020

Open Tasters. Thursdays, 8pm. Manor Road CofE Junior School, Manor Road, Brackley, NN13 6EE. Music and dance works wonders for your mental and physical well-being. Brackley Morris Men’s practice sessions are always open. So, if you fancy feeling a bit of rhythm, working up a sweat and then quenching your thirst with a pint, why […]

Dementia Active.

Posted on January 5, 2020

Focusing on Ability. Mondays , 11.45am to 3.45pm. Holton Village Hall, OX33 1PR. Tuesdays, 11.45am to 3.45pm. Kingsmere Community Centre, Bicester, OX26 1EG Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm. Holton Village Hall, OX33 1PR. Thursdays, 12.30pm to 3pm. Chacombe Park, Banbury Road, Chacombe, OX17 2JL. Fridays, 11am to 3pm. Aynho Village Hall, Croughton Road, OX17 3BD. Groundbreaking […]

Mature Movers Exercise Class.

Posted on January 5, 2020

Mondays, 2pm to 3pm. Piddington Village Hall, Lugershall Road, Piddington, OX25 1PU. £4, includes coffee/tea. Contact Maggie Pearce 01844 237688.

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship.

Posted on January 5, 2020

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2.30pm. Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Rotary Way, Banbury, OX16 1ER. A social afternoon with good speakers, a monthly Lunch Club. Everyone welcome. 14th January. Ragbag and Cocktail – 28 years abroad as a diplomatic wife. Julia Miles. 11th February. Curiosities of the Chilterns. Alan Copeland. 10th March. […]

Banbury Overeaters Anonymous.

Posted on January 5, 2020

Meeting Monday evenings, 7.30pm. Tandy Room of the Dupuis Centre, St. Johns Church, 25 South Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9AF. Whatever problem you may have with food; from anorexia, bulimia to binge eating etc, you are welcome. Not a diet-club, a 12-step fellowship. Call Emily on 07712 414931 for more information. www.oagb.org.uk

Brackley Community Dementia-Friendly Choir.

Posted on November 28, 2019

Thursdays, 10.20am to 11.20am. Winchester House School, 44 High Street, Brackley, NN13 7AZ. The Brackley Community Dementia-Friendly Choir is looking for new members to join its informal weekly sing-a-longs on. Whether you’ve sung in a choir before, have confined your singing to the bathroom, want to get out of the house or simply enjoy a […]

Northamptonshire Carers.

Posted on November 28, 2019

Drop in Café for Carers in and around Brackley. The third Wednesday of every month, 10am to 12pm. Bridgewater House, Halse Road, Brackley, NN13 6EF. An informal, friendly atmosphere for carers with information, support and refreshments. Northamptonshire Carers is a charity that support unpaid carers (who look after their loved ones/neighbours/friends…) throughout Northamptonshire.

Park Kids Banbury.

Posted on November 28, 2019

2nd Sunday of the month, 10am. Spiceball Park (near the playground), Banbury, OX16 2RD. They are inclusive of all, so why not bring the entire family for a fun morning out. Park Kids running events take place across the UK to inspire children, from toddlers to teens, to run together for fun and enjoyment, and […]

Banbury Caledonian Society.

Posted on November 16, 2019

Scottish Country Dancing. Meeting every Tuesday, 7pm to 9.30pm. Hanwell Fields Community Hall, Rotary Way, Banbury, OX16 1ER. For further information contact Sue Young on 07866 465533 or susanmyoung@hotmail.co.uk.

Banbury Breast Cancer Support Group.

Posted on November 16, 2019

Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month, 7.30pm. Orchard Health Centre, Cope Road, Banbury, OX16 2EZ. For more information contact Brenda on 07719 455669 or Beverley 07771 772992. Facebook: Banbury Breast Cancer Support Group.

Nai’s House

Posted on November 16, 2019

A new holistic support service that provides counselling and holistic activities, as well as focusing on suicide intervention and prevention. It is a free service delivered by volunteers and aims to change the way that young adults and their families receive support for their mental health, currently being held at Kingsmere Community Centre, 2nd Floor, […]

Banbury Cross Indoor Bowls Club.

Posted on November 14, 2019

Welcoming those new to bowls and more experienced bowlers. To join them in this fun, inexpensive, active and inclusive sport during those cool, dark, damp winter months. You’ll find them at Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury, OX16 0HS; where they organise both social and competitive club and inter-club bowling. More information at www.banburycrossibc.com or […]

Banbury Uniform Exchange.

Posted on October 20, 2019

Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am to 1pm. Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Rotary Way, Banbury OX16 1ER. Aiming to encourage people to recycle and donate old school uniform items rather than putting them in the bin. There are many families who struggle with rising uniform costs, who would benefit from your generosity; helping families to […]

Mental Health Friends – Brackley Group.

Posted on October 4, 2019

Brackley Peer Support Group. Meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7pm to 9pm. The 2nd Thursday of the month, 1pm to 3pm. The aim of mental health friends is to help people build connections with others and come together to help and support each other. They believe in a holistic approach to meet […]

Bicester Fossils Walking Football Club

Posted on October 4, 2019

For ages 50+, currently 3 sessions every week. Mondays, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Wednesdays, 10.30am to 11.30am. Fridays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ. With fantastic pitches and facilities.Walking Football is great for health, fitness and socialising. Cost is £3 per session, including hot drink from onsite cafe. First game […]

Classic Cars in Banbury.

Posted on August 26, 2019

Calling all classic car enthusiasts. The North Oxfordshire Natter, part of the MG Car Club, Abingdon Works Centre meet on the first Monday of each month at the Saye and Sele Arms, Broughton Road, Broughton starting at 7.30pm. You do not need to have a MG or any other classic car, just an interest in […]

Charlbury Close Community Room.

Posted on August 25, 2019

Social Club for older people. Charlbury Close, Off The Moors, Kidlington, OX5 2BW. Also organising various outings and activities. Gentle Seated Exercise. Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm. £3. All welcome. For more information call 01865 373927.

Brackley & District Floral Club.

Posted on June 2, 2019

Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. Evenley Village Hall, 1 The Green, Evenley, NN13 5SQ. A friendly club who meet to watch a flower arranging demonstration or to take part in a workshop. If you like flowers and flower arranging, why not give them a try. For more information contact Sandra on 07815 […]

Bicester Methodist Church. Weekly Timetable.

Posted on June 2, 2019

Mondays: 10am to 12pm. Ride On Time – active play for under 5’s. 10.45am to 11.45am. Musical Minis – fun music programme, (birth to 4 years). 12.15pm to 2.30pm. Age UK Strength and Balance class for over 60’s. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Bicester Widows – help, friendship and support (first Monday of the month). 8pm. BMC […]

Cherwell Business Awards 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019

  Digital Accounting Enterprises, a Bicester-based accountancy practice supporting small Limited companies and Sole Traders, has been named ‘one to watch’ after it won the New Business category at Cherwell Business Awards 2019 last Friday night. Based on Market Square, Bicester, Digital Accounting beat the two other companies shortlisted for the ‘New Business’ award sponsored […]

King’s Sutton WI

Posted on March 29, 2019

Meetings are held through out the year on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except August) at 7.30 pm in the Small Hall of the King’s Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall, OX17 3PG.  Visitors are always welcome.  For further details please telephone 01295 816848.

Bicester Camera Club

Posted on March 10, 2019

Meeting every other Monday, 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, finishing around 9.45pm. Kingsmere Community Centre, Whitelands Way, Bicester OX26 1EG. For more information call 01869 601576. www.bicestercamera.club

Banbury Civic Society.

Posted on March 3, 2019

The aim of the Civic Society is to encourage a sustainable future for the Town and to safeguard its historic past. The Society is consulted on critical planning applications, both for modern developments and in the Conservation Areas. Issues such as Town Planning, public transport, new roads and housing developments as well as preserving our […]

THE CORNHILL CENTRE, CASTLE STREET BANBURY OX16 5NT

Posted on March 3, 2019

We have a wonderful community centre – mainly, but not exclusively – for older people, right in the heart of Banbury – yet very few people seem to know they are there! The café at the Cornhill Centre, run by the Royal Voluntary Service, is open between 9.30am and 2pm every weekday except Wednesday, when […]

Banbury & North Oxfordshire Ramblers.

Posted on March 3, 2019

Put a Spring in your step and walk with them for lovely scenic views and new friends. With 12 walks in April including one with the Health Walkers. Three of their April walks: Wednesday 17th April. Middleton Cheney near top of Washle Drive (OX17 2TN), 4.25 miles via both Purstons with Alpacas and views. Thursday […]

Probus, call to retired Banbury businessmen

Posted on January 4, 2019

The Banbury branch of a national club for retired businessmen is looking to recruit new members. The Probus Compton Club of Banbury, which meets monthly at the Whately Hall Hotel, is a forum for retired business people. Chairman Roger Moore explains: “It can be a very lonely life when you retire from business – and […]

Adderbury Village Morris Men

Posted on January 4, 2019

Be part of a unique local tradition, improve your fitness, enjoy friendship and camaraderie. With members aged between 7 and 70. 2019 practices and taster sessions begin on Wednesday 20th February. To find out more, organise a taster session, or enquire about booking the side to attend an event, call John on 01869 811741. www.adderburyvillagemorrismen.co.uk

Painting Group

Posted on October 15, 2018

The Painting Group in Cropredy meets on Mondays from 2.30pm – 4.30pm in the months from September to June.

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