Voting now open!

Vote for who you think deserves to win Castle Quay’s Community Awards 2019!

Winners will receive a trophy, £100 to spend at Castle Quay, recognition of their achievement and their name in the Banbury Guardian.

Voting closes Wednesday 17th July.


The staff there are always friendly and always offer their help to me. Only return for the service.


Staff were very helpful & honest towards my wife as she had difficulty in finding an outfit for a wedding.


Very helpful staff members who take the time to help you find what you are looking for.


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Ryan Wheeler (Gap)

Friendly, attentive, an all round hard worker.

Laura Buswell

Excellent service, Always a warm and friendly welcome. Nothing is too much trouble.

Kelsey Smith (Monsoon)

Kelsey is a great manager. She has managed to create a fun but always professional atmosphere to work in. She always has time for her team.


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Tim Tarby Donald

Tim recently helped the Banbury and District Playbus raise enough money, a sum of £40k in just a few months to keep them going into 2019 and see them put together a sustainable funding strategy.

Charlotte Sullivan

Charlotte has stopped at nothing to organise fundraising events for the Lily foundation #TeamGrace after losing her niece. These events are all community events bringing families and friends close together to help find a cure/treatment for Mitochondrial disease

Karen Smith

From fundraising to networking friends, Karen certainly revels in a challenge. She has helped run numerous competitions and Ricochet Trampoline Club couldn’t be as successful as we are without her!

Mrs Gavaghan – Hillview School

Mrs Gavaghan has been a fantastic support for our son who has left sided hemiplegic cerebral palsy & sensory processing disorder. Recently this year, things have got worse for him with constant  pain & daily struggles becoming more frequent. Mrs gavaghan shows so much care & consideration towards him & all other children in the class.

Mr Halford – Orchard Fields Community School

Mr Halford has really helped me with my maths this year. I used to be very anxious with my numbers but now I’m top of the class. He is funny. A great teacher and helpful.

Karen Moriarty – Hardwick Nursery

My 5 year old has autism and has been kept back a year while we arrange for him to go to a specialist school. This wonderful lady has been amazing with our son, taught him basic sign language and the biggest achievement we could ask for is his began to talk! This lady has gone out of her way to include our son in the nursery.

Janet Cox (HomeStart)

Janet completed our preparation course in November 2013 and has volunteered for 6 years. Since then, she has supported almost 20 local Banbury families from a wide variety of backgrounds. Janet has worked tirelessly, often supporting 2 families at a time, and rarely taking a break. She is non-judgemental, cheerful, reliable and willing to help where it is most needed.

Jason Kattenhorn (Banbury Pride)

As the vice-chair of Banbury Pride, Jason has given so much time and support to the group since he joined us. He hasn’t been with us since the start but from the outset of him joining he was passionate and really supported us all. His support has been overwhelming and he really has been a great addition to the group.

Ian Matthews (Citizens Advice)

Ian is one of the most dedicated and outstanding volunteers in our Advice Service. Ian has been an Adviser with us for 7 years, he is a compassionate listener who helps clients through difficult times and champions social justice. Over the last year Ian has really gone above and beyond for his clients, he has dedicated extra hours of his time to challenge unjust decisions.