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September 2019

Banbury Museum – Gallery Host Volunteer

By | Jobs

Banbury Museum is currently looking for volunteers to assist with their temporary exhibitions.
As a volunteer you would be welcoming visitors to our PYE gallery, collecting tickets, helping with information and assisting with any queries.
This role would suit someone who loves meeting people, and enjoys bringing Museums and Arts to life.
Morning or afternoon shifts available, 7 days a week on an ad hoc or regular basis.

If you would like more information please contact Karen Paul on 01295 236165 or email karen.paul@banburymuseum.org

For the latest autumn trends…

By | News

After another pretty lovely summer, the temperatures have taken a decidedly chilly turn and it’s time to update your wardrobe for winter. 

From cool checks to oversize coats, we’ve got you covered with the latest AW19 trends at stores including New Look, Debenhams, H&M, Dorothy Perkins, M&S and Roman at Castle Quay.

Dorothy Perkins

Check mate

If there’s one trend to be seen in this season, it’s checks. Whether you go for stylish and adaptable checked blazer to pair with anything from jeans and a casual tee, to silk skirts, utility layers and animal print midis or opt to be more daring with checks on check, it’s this season’s most versatile trend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debenhams

Colossal coats

When it comes to winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up in a cosy coat and this season you won’t be disappointed because when it comes to outerwear, the bigger the better!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H&M

Dark florals

Ornate and nostalgic, this season’s floral trends conjure up all sorts of nostalgic memories with oversized ‘wallpaper’ prints and darker ditzy florals dominating the rails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M&S

Corduroy comeback

This season, Corduroy is reaching the masses after making a quiet comeback over recent months. Shop shirts, skirts, dresses, coats and more in your favourite stores.

Check out Banbury’s First Zero Waste Shop

By | News

Are you looking to shop a little more eco-consciously? 

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Banbury’s first zero waste shop, opening at Castle Quay this Saturday 7 September. ‘Nothing But Footprints’ will be selling package-free foods and household cleaning products, alongside sustainably sourced and plastic-free products for the eco conscious home.

The people behind this great brand are local Banbury residents, Daniel Ludlow and Violeta Martin Garcia. Living a conscious life is their life passion and they wanted to bring this way of thinking (and living) to the people of Banbury, after spotting that there were no zero waste shops in the area.  

You’ll find the store opposite Bodycare and it will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week between 9:00am – 5:30pm.

Nothing But Footprints works with small start-up companies to source a range of ethical products.  One example is SESI (www.sesi.org.uk), a social enterprise based in Oxford who make and distribute household cleaning products, such as washing up liquid and laundry liquid in a fully circular system where all containers are sent back, cleaned and reused. They started making their products in their shed and selling at local markets and have grown from there. They now distribute their refills all over the UK and have an army of loyal supporters and customers. They are currently designing and building a pedal-powered cleaning system to clean their empties before refilling, and all refilling is done using gravity. 

The team also work with Primal Suds (www.primalsuds.com) who make soap in a traditional way. They are a couple from Southampton whose soaps, shampoo bars and solid deodorants have been hugely popular across the UK and are handmade, vegan, and smell incredible.

For those looking to make small but worthwhile changes in and around the home that have minimal impact on the environment, Nothing But Footprints is the perfect place to start.

Spiceball Leisure Centre Footbridge Closure

By | CQ Development

Please be advised that due to ongoing construction works for Castle Quay Waterfront, the Spiceball Leisure Centre footbridge will be closing from Monday 23 September. This is a temporary closure, and is necessary to allow the construction of a car park which will form part of the new Lidl store.

We would like to clarify that the footbridge is not being demolished and replaced. Alteration works will be taking place to a small section of the bridge which, in the longer-term, will improve the connectivity of the Spiceball Leisure Centre to the town centre. The bridge is constructed from steel and brick, and it is this brick section on the Castle Quay shopping centre side of the river that is being changed.

There are a number of alternative routes to the Spiceball Leisure Centre, utilising existing pathways alongside the creation of new pathways which will be completed before the footbridge closes. These pedestrian pathways will meet Highway Standards in line with the existing pathways around the town centre and signage will be in place. Alternative car parking is available at Riverside Car Park and Compton Car Park, along with short stay parking at The Mill and Chamberlaine Court.

It is expected that the footbridge could be closed for up to 18 months, although we will be working as fast as possible with contractor McLaren to open the footbridge earlier than this, with minimal disruption. We will keep the local community informed of progress.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and visitors are encouraged to follow the signposting put in place to highlight alternative access routes. Please get in touch if you have any questions on this.

Free Fun at the Imagination Station

By | Events

Join us at The Imagination Station, here at Castle Quay for a host of fabulous FREE events throughout the year!

Coming up this winter…

‘Come to my Party’ toddler party with Kerry

10am – 12pm, Tuesdays 5th & 19th November and 3rd and 17th December

Bring the little ones, from new-born upwards for party fun including singing, movement and play with Kerry. Parties start at 10am, 11am and 12noon but you’re welcome to join in at any time.