Message From Adderbury Parish Council

The Parish Council has received a number of reports that dogs are being allowed in the children’s play area in the Lucy Plackett and dog mess is being left near to the equipment. Please could users note that dogs are not permitted in the play areas at the Lucy Plackett or The Rise. Dog mess should always be picked up by owners because it can be extremely hazardous, especially to children.

This issue has been raised with the Dog Warden at Cherwell District Council so that he can use his powers to take any necessary action.

Adderbury Snow Wardens Meeting – 21 January

Through Adderbury Parish Council Andy Millard and Laura Walker have been tasked with forming a snow warden scheme in the village.  They are looking for volunteers to help around the village.  We all know how bad it can get in the village when we have a snow fall.  The main roads are gritted but this leaves the village streets untreated and sometimes difficult to get around.   Snow wardens are volunteers who play an active role in their community when the weather takes a turn for the worst.

Laura and Andy are holding the Snow Warden inaugural meeting at The Bell Inn 19:00, 21 January.

2020 Community Policing Awards

Nominate now for the 2020 Community Policing Awards.
The Community Policing Awards is now in its nineteenth year, providing an opportunity to recognise and nominate the work of officers, staff and volunteers who have made the greatest contribution to their community over the past year.
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in their role? Someone who has made a difference to you or your community? If you can provide examples of this, nominate for the Community Policing Awards today.

Views Sought on Street Lighting

The Parish Council has been approached by residents of the village with a request to switch off/dim some street lights in residential areas of Adderbury, between 1230am and 530am every night.

This is an initiative which is supported by Oxfordshire County Council, who are responsible for street lighting.  OCC has introduced a programme to reduce energy consumption and achieve savings in the cost of energy by replacing street lights with a LED solution, converting to part-night street lighting in parishes, trimming and dimming the operational times of the lights.

There are some areas of exception, which include Oxford Road, Banbury Road and Aynho Road, around The Green and High Street.

The Parish Council would like to invite comments from residents on this initiative to gauge whether or not this is a project which is supported and could be taken forward.

If you would like to make any comments, please email them to or write to the Clerk, Theresa Goss at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2GD.

Parish Council Biodiversity Project for Adderbury

There has been a large amount of interest from residents in leaving areas of vegetation more natural to encourage increased bio-diversity. In response to this the Parish Council has agreed to a number of actions, which also comply with the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan’s Policies on bio-diversity: If residents wish to make comments or be involved in this project, please contact the Parish Clerk