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November 2019

Council revs up festive parking offers

By | News

People driving to Banbury for their Christmas shopping will find it easier thanks to a trio of new parking offers.

They are: a weekend shoppers’ rate at Banbury railway station; a park and ride scheme operating between Bodicote and the town centre; and a new offer for Old Town retail workers, set to free up more town centre spaces. Cherwell District Council has worked with the Banbury Business

Improvement District (BID), Chiltern Railways, Stagecoach and Banbury and Bicester College to agree the offers.

Graeme Kane, Cherwell’s chief operating officer, said: “It’s important that we support local shops and shoppers as much as possible during the run-up to Christmas. In order to support our local town centre, we wanted to make sure there was plenty of opportunity to visit and shop in Banbury during the Christmas period. The town centre car parks are often busy at the weekends and these new measures will free up hundreds of spaces.”

Jo Holland, Banbury BID manager, said: “These three parking schemes will provide greater parking options for visitors and staff, which will be to the benefit of the town as a whole. Working with Cherwell District Council has been crucial to achieve these results.”

Banbury BID and Cherwell have developed the railway station agreement with Chiltern Railways. Customers will be able to park there for up to three hours for £2.50 at weekends paying through the RingGo app.

The Bodicote Park and Ride scheme is being delivered in partnership with Stagecoach, who will be offering Saturday passengers a return ticket to Banbury for £2.50. Parking will be free at the council offices at Bodicote House.

The retail workers’ offer will work on a permit system, offering free parking a short walk away from Old Town shops. It is hoped that this will free up space at other town centre park parks.

All three schemes will be operating on a trial basis from Saturday 30 November up until Christmas and could continue into the new year if they are well received.

The council offices are at Bodicote House, Bodicote, OX16 3AA. For an overview of council-run car parks, visit:

All the trimmings

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When it comes to Christmas, it’s those little finishing touches that make all the difference and at Castle Quay, we’ve got everything you need to inject some festive spirit into your home.















From cute and quirky decorations at Flying Tiger to stylish seasonal soft furnishings and table settings at Debenhams and M&S.








The M&S Food Hall has your back with all your Christmas dinner prep. Get your Christmas and New Year food to order in by 5pm on 15th December and pick it up any day between 22nd – 24th and 30th – 31st December.











Wrap your gifts with a choice of colourful wrapping from stores like Cards Direct, Card Factory and Clinton’s and get all your cards and gifts sent out in time with a little help from The Post Office.

Vacancies at Burger King

By | Jobs


Working on lobby and making sure that it is kept clean at all times.

You will be responsible for keeping a clean and safe working environment, maintaining standards at all times and following the health and safety procedures in place. You’ll be using chemicals to clean our stores, stockrooms and other areas, making sure they are clean for customers and our team.

Have we ticked all the boxes for you? Great! Apply today


  • A team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Confident talking to and interacting with people
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Wanting to learn new skills
  • Taking orders on till
  • Making food in kitchen

Have we ticked all the boxes for you? Great! Apply today

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Take a Walk on The Quay for Gifts Galore

By | Offers

With a great choice of stores to explore this festive season we’re overflowing with giftspiration for the whole family! Check out these – all for under £25 each!

Know someone who is partial to a little globe trotting or simply planning a little jet-setting? Why not contribute to their holiday pot at Eurochange?

When it comes to the little ones, who doesn’t love LEGO? It’s the gift that keeps on giving, because once they’ve built whatever’s on the box, they can let their imaginations run wild and create whatever comes to mind! This LEGO Creator underwater robot will give them hours of fun! Just £15 at The Entertainer.


From novelty stocking fillers to gifts that mean the world, Debenhams has you covered. You’re sure to find something for even the trickiest on your list in their selection of gift sets. This cheese and biscuit hamper is ideal for sharing on Christmas Day and priced at £24.99 it won’t break the bank!

Looking for something for the main man in your life? This stylish Merino Wool Scarf from M&S is ideal for the dapper Dad.  Priced at £25, syou know this is not just any scarf…

JD Sports is your go-to place for label-loving sportswear fans. If a logo tee is top of their list, they’ll love this example from Adidas and so will you at just £16! 

If you’re shopping for someone with a bit on a conscience, then The Body Shop is the perfect place to find them a sweet beauty treat. We love this Christmas Cracketr hand cream gift set for just £25 because, let’s face it, who doesn’t want, or need hand cream in the depths of winter?

This beautiful bracelet set from Accessorize makes the perfect stocking filler for the girl that loves all things pink and sparkly. Pick it up for just £15.

H&M’s gorgeous scented candles are perfect for the person who has everything. Priced at just £12.99 and with three scents to choose from, your gift will fill their home with nostalgic winter notes for months to come.

All prices and product details correct at date of publish. 6th November 2019.

Christmas shopping time!

By | News

Shop ‘til 8pm Thursdays from 5th December until Christmas

We know how fraught the festive season can be, with so much to do and so little time to get it all done, so we’re giving you the gift of a little extra time to get everything you need for a fabulous Christmas.

You’ll be able to enjoy shopping ‘til 8pm every Thursday throughout December until Christmas, so you can pop in after work, or once the kids have gone to bed. If you’re still stretched for time, we’ve stretched our opening hours in the run up to the big day too, to reduce those stress levels further.


Festive opening times

Friday 20th December                  8.30am – 8pm
Saturday 21st December               8.30am – 6pm
Sunday 22nd December                10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday 23rd December               8.30am – 8pm
Christmas Eve                                8.30am – 6pm
Christmas Day                                CLOSED
Boxing Day                                      10.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 27th December                   8.30am – 6pm
Saturday 28th December              8.30am – 6pm
Sunday 29th December                 10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday 30th December               8.30 – 6pm
New Year’s Eve                               8.30am – 6pm
New Year’s Day                              10.30am – 4.40pm