Playground

The village has a small playground in School Lane which is maintained by volunteers, mainly parents & guardians of the children and young people who use the playground. The group usually does the maintenance on a weekend in the spring and the autumn. This year it will be on Saturday 16 April 2016. Please contact us if you can help.

Newsletters

The monthly “ABC” (Akeman Benefice Calendar) is circulated to each household in the benefice by a group of volunteers. It contains news and articles about the villages in the benefice. Contact chestertonmag@gmail.com if you would like to receive a copy.

Book Club

There is a book club which meets every 4 – 8 weeks. Please contact us if you would like details of the current book and meeting venue.

Allotments

There are allotments on the Ardley Road. Law & Fiennes, a legal firm in Banbury, is responsible for waiting lists and issuing allotment holder agreements.

Neighbourhood Watch

There are some active schemes in the village. Each scheme covers a road or lane and has a coordinator. Residents are asked to contact us if you wish to join a scheme or set one up if there isn’t one in your street/road.

Other sources of information

Transport

Bus services – the village is served by the 25A and the timetable is here (real time reporting on bus times is available from Oxontime.com although the quality of this service is variable). Please note that the service is continuing with a revised timetable from 23 July 2016, available here Thames Travel – 25A – July 2016.

Hotels & Restaurants

Places to stay and eat in the village and nearby – please look at Trip Advisor or other similar websites for up to date information and reviews.

Cherwell District Council

Snce the May 2016 elections, Middleton Stoney has become a part of the Fringford & Heyfords Ward of Cherwell District Council. The Ward is represented by 3 Councillors whose details are as follows:

Ian Corkin, ‘Slievenamon’, Fewcott, Oxon, OX27 7PA. Telephone 01869 346151. email – ian.corkin@cherwell-dc.gov.uk.

James Macnamara, Heyford Manor, 18 Church Lane, Lower Heyford, Oxon, OX25 5NZ. Telephone 01869 340109. email – cllr.james.macnamara@cherwell-dc.gov.uk.

Barry Wood, 16 Chinalls Close, Finmere, Buckingham, MK18 4BQ. Telephone 07546 073678. email – cllr.barry.wood@cherwell-dc.gov.uk

Ian Corkin will be invited to attend our PC meetings

CDC is responsible for the waste collection which is generally on Fridays with brown & blue bins one week and green bins the next. There is more information on this page including the collection calendar.

The CDC planning permission information is available on this page.

Oxfordshire County Council

The County Councillor for the village is Councillor Mrs Catherine Fulljames, Winter Hill House, Ardley Road, Middleton Stoney, OX25 4AD; phone 01869 343237; and email Catherine.Fulljames@Oxfordshire.gov.uk

Highways are responsible for pothole repairs which can be reported via this link.

This is the link to information on schools & education. Broadly, the nearest

  • primary schools are in Chesterton, Upper Heyford, Kirtlington & Bicester; and
  • secondary schools are in Bicester, Kidlington, Woodstock and Banbury.

Member for Parliament

Our MP is Victoria Prentis and she can be contacted via her website