Community News

Plastic free Pop-up shop comes to Banbury

Posted on April 8, 2019

Plastic free Pop-up shop comes to Banbury to help local residents tackle their plastic waste. Residents of Banbury can now join the fight against plastic pollution with the help of SCOOP zero-waste, a new plastic-free pop-up shop taking place at Neva Culinary Affairs on Sunday 19th May. Run by passionate zero-waster Katie-Louise Herring, aged 31 […]


Posted on March 3, 2019

The calculators have been hard at work and the sums have now been checked, revealing that the Dogs for Good Banbury & District Supporters’ Group raised a whopping £30,876.69 for the charity in 2018.  In the last 20 years, Dogs for Good Supporter Groups nationwide have raised over £1.5million; helping to train more dogs that […]

The Hummingbird Centre.

Posted on February 24, 2019

Have you or someone you know been affected by cancer? Do you want to get back in control of your life? Free HOPE courses – Help Overcoming Problems Effectively. Run by Macmillan Cancer Support and accredited by Coventry University, self-management programmes. For people who have completed clinical treatment, are living with cancer or are receiving […]

Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme.

Posted on February 24, 2019

Are you over 60 or disabled, and live in Kidlington, Yarnton or Begbroke? Assistance can be arranged with gardening, small household tasks, dog walking, prescription collection etc.  Befriending services can also be organised. Would you like to help? They are always looking for more volunteers. The Scheme operates from Kidlington and District Information Centre; Monday, […]

National Honour.

Posted on February 1, 2019

Andy Willis founder of the Banburyshire Advice Centre has been recognised with a National Honour in recognition of his many years of charity work and for services to education. Andy set up a number of initiatives in Banbury over the years. He was instrumental in setting up a branch of WEA which ran from 2010 […]

BYHP Annual Christmas Party

Posted on January 10, 2019

On 21st December, 33 attendees including young people, their families and BYHP Volunteers, were treated to a delicious Christmas meal courtesy of Head Chef Mark Roberts and the fabulous Highmarket House Care Home team who provided everything that we could’ve wished for. Christmas dinner with our Peer Support Group has been an annual event at […]

Oxfordshire Wheel

Posted on January 4, 2019

Do you need advice about benefit entitlement? Help with universal credit application or completion of benefit claim forms? The Community Wheel can help. Call 01295 266887 to make an appointment. Open Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm. Community Wheel, Suite 5, Borough House, Marlborough Road, Banbury.

Calling all knitters – The Big Knit is back!

Posted on January 4, 2019

Every hat is important – Age UK Oxfordshire receives 25p for every hat knitted. This year their target is 25,469 knitted hats! Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it’s easy to get started – get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and […]

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