Village Information Leaflet




Delivered to all new residents as soon as we know about you!!


If you are aware of any newcomers to the village please contact Luci Jordan on 730928, Elaine on 738803 or Jess on738851  and we will visit them with a paper copy of this information and a welcome pack.


Anything else you would like to put on the website please e mail  – the editor.


Allotments. Limited availability in North Newington and Broughton.

Contact Laws and Fiennes Land Agents. Tel 256058

Bed and Breakfast. Margaret Taylor, Broughton Grounds Farm (1 mile towards Shutford). Tel 730315

The Blinking Owl, Main Street. Tel 730650

Mary Bentley, Herriefs Farmhouse, Main Street. Tel 738835 (self contained cottage, not B and B


Johnsons Coaches Tel 01564 797000.


Dial a Ride. Booking Tel 263777.  Enquiries Tel 273086.

This service is available to all residents and is operated by the Banburyshire Community Transport Association. (NN is within the Banbury Town area).

Regular service Tuesday mornings but also available Monday to Friday am and pm. Book by phone between 09.00 and 11.00 on day before travel.

WRVS Transport for older people to the Cornhill Centre for morning activities, lunch or a visit to the town.  Pick up from 9.30.  Return from 1.30pm.

Tel Liz Reed 01295 264214 or

Stagecoach The 50A service between Stratford and Banbury stops at Wykham Lane in Broughton approximately every 2 hours, Monday to Saturday.

Cherwell District Council.

All departments. Tel 252535


The nearest C of E churches are St Mary’s in Broughton and St Martin in Shutford.

‘Wykeham News’, the monthly newsletter for the Wykeham Group of Churches is delivered to every house. ‘Church Chatter’ page in the ‘Gossip’ too.


Blinking Owl Come along and try your hand at Aunt Sally, Dominoes, Darts or Ladies’ Darts. Maybe join one of the pub teams. Look out for the Pub Quiz too.

Book Clubs There are two ladies’ groups and a men’s group. The groups are kept fairly small. The development of new groups and sharing of books between groups would be encouraged. Roger and Gill Shapley Tel 730466

Broughton Art Society (Painting Group). Margaret Allan. Tel 730498

Calligraphy (Broughton). Margaret Allan. Tel 730498

Film Club  (VIG SCREEN) Films are shown on a big screen in Bishop Carpenter school hall, by the ‘VIG SCREEN’ GROUP, which are part of the village VIG.   They are usually recent  releases and are provided by our own equipment which we bought with a ‘Big Society’ grant. Watch out for news in the Gossip and by email.

Gardening Club (Broughton). Second Wednesday in the month. Neil Howarth. Tel  250596

Helping Hands See separate entry for information on this group providing volunteer     assistance in NN.

Ladies’ Thursday Club Fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 in the school hall. Meetings include talks, demonstrations and walks. New members and guests are welcome.

Margaret Morgan. Tel 730601 or Miriam Parsley. Tel 253026

Oil Delivery Club

Richard Moyle, 730085 

Senior Citizens’ Tuesday Lunch Club and Tuesday Friendship Club (Broughton). Doreen Knight.  Tel 253026     (Transport available)

St Mary’s Church Hall, Broughton Further activities in the Hall include yoga and short- mat bowls.  Up-to-date information can be found within Wykeham News, the  newsletter of the Wykeham Group of Churches, delivered monthly to every house.

Village Improvement Group –  The VIG raises funds for village activities and projects. Its many activities include: keeping the village looking attractive, e.g. by planting tubs, organising the summer fete and BBQ, Easter Egg hunt and Christmas carols, the village Christmas tree and the VIG SCREEN cinema

If you would like to get involved, please contact   Luci Jordan on 730928

Walking   Details of a local 4 hour circular walk are on the village website  leaflet

An interactive map showing footpaths is at

Conservation Area. A map showing the NN Conservation Area will be attached to this leaflet.  The implications of designation are available from Cherwell District Council

Doctors / Dentists. Information is available from Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust. Tel 01865 336800

Helping Hands. This is a list of volunteers who are willing to provide help when an extra pair of hands is needed e.g. heavy lifting or help at times of emergency. If you need a pair of helping hands or would like to offer to join the list, contact : Justin Bentley, Herriefs Farmhouse, Main Street. Tel 738835.


Horton, Banbury             275500

John Radcliffe, Oxford                         01865 741166

Churchill, Oxford     01865 741841

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford 01865 741155



Banbury market on Thursdays and Saturdays in Market Square.

Banbury Farmers Market in Market Square, first Friday morning of month, 08.30 to 13.30

Deddington Farmers market, fourth Saturday of month, 09.00 to 12.30

Milk and Provisions.

Doorstep deliveries of milk and provisions Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Jon Taylor’s Dairy Ltd. Tel 01926 641717

Free range eggs are delivered to your doorstep on Thursdays by Andy Taylor, Broughton Grounds Farm.

Tel 730315. Home produced lamb, beef and Christmas poultry are also available from Andy and James Taylor


Delivered daily by Smiths Newsagents. Tel 268499 (If this link does not work, please copy and paste)

Neighbourhood Watch.

For the latest information visit the village website or the North Newington Facebook page.

If you would like to receive e-mailed Reports from Thames Valley Police please contact … to be decided, as new members are being sort to cover this role……




Notice Board

Opposite Blinking Owl.  A plan showing house locations is attached to the rear of the board….coming soon

Parish Council.

Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are usually on 1st Tuesday of the month in NN school hall.

Clerk Sarah Davisontelephone 01295



National non-emergency number: Tel 101

Central control. Tel 08458 505505.

Crimestoppers (confidential report line).  Tel 0800 555111

Details of the Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Police Team can be found under ‘Community Contacts’ on the village website.

Post Box.

At entrance to Park Lane, opposite Blinking Owl.

Post Offices.

The nearest post offices are in:

Bloxham, High Street. 09.00 (08.00 Mon) to 17.30 (12.30 Sat). or Easington.

Pre-school Group.

Castle Pre-school in Broughton and NN Social Club

Contacts are Jill Smith or Nicky Catchpole on 07963 046219

Public Houses.

Blinking Owl, NN. Tel 730650

George and Dragon, Shutford. Tel 780320

Saye and Sele Arms, Broughton. Tel 263348


Bishop Carpenter. NN. Tel 730404

Warriner, Bloxham. Tel 720777


The nearest shop for food is the Coop on Queensway, Banbury. (Open 7 days a week).  This has a cash machine.

Near to the Coop is a fish and chip shop.  Bloxham has several shops including Coop, Post Office, delicatessen, fish and chips and a petrol station.


See Yellow Pages.

Chris Cars (Private Hire) operates from School Lane, NN. Tel 738873


Tourist Information.

The Banbury Tourist Information Centre is in Banbury Museum within Castle Quay Shopping Centre. Tel 259855.


Chiltern Railways (to Marylebone and Birmingham). Tel 08456 005165

First Great Western Link (to Oxford, Paddington and Stratford). Tel 08457 000125

Cross Country Trains (to Oxford, Brighton, Bournemouth, Birmingham and the North).

Tel 08448 110124.

Wrexham and Shropshire (to Wrexham, Chirk, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Marylebone).

Tel 08452 605200

Village events.

Regular events include village fete, carols around the Christmas tree and social events organized by the Village Improvement Group.  There are a number of Clubs/Groups in the village.  Some are detailed above under ‘Clubs/Groups’ but further information and current events can be found on the village website and the ‘Facebook’ page.

“Village Gossip”. This is the NN newsletter delivered to all homes in NN every two months. If you wish to receive this by electronic means please email the editors with your information at info@northnewingtongossip

Last day for sending information is the 15th of the previous month, delivery is usually by the 1st of every other month.

Contributions and all  content are very welcome and can be made to  info@northnewingtongossip  Neil and Carol Wild and family, are the editors.

Waste and Recycling.

Refuse is collected on Tuesday mornings. Green bins one week, Blue & Brown the next. No glass collections, sadly.

Blue=recycling plastic & paper. Brown=garden green waste & food. Green=household.

The nearest site for household waste and recycling is at Alkerton. (8 minutes drive).

For information on collection of bulky or special waste, contact Cherwell District Council.

Website. The village website is at  which is  closely linked to the Village Gossip (info@northnewingtongossip) and the North Newington Facebook page.

Please visit any of these and contribute any comments or suggestions. The Gossip also comes out onto the website every two months.

Women’s Institute.

The nearest WI is in Shutford. Contact Enid Weston. Tel 788227 October 2010

The Village Information Leaflet is given to village newcomers by Luci Jordan as part of a ‘Welcome’ visit.
Please let her know of any new arrivals.  If you would like a paper copy please print it from the Website.
If you have any comments or updates on the information in the Leaflet please contact Terry, David or Chris, Luci or leave a comment on the Website.
Map of the area
For your information ….

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