Tag Archives: Hanwell

Vistry Homes Planning Application

As you are doubtless aware, Vistry Homes have submitted an outline planning application to Cherwell District Council to build 170 houses on the fields between Hanwell and Banbury. 

Details of the application, together with a form to comment on and track the application, can be found here: Vistry Homes Planning Application. Comments are due by 19 May 2023.

It is important that all comments are sent directly to Cherwell District Council before the closing date.

Whilst the application relates to land in Hanwell Parish, if you would like to make your views on the application known to the Horley Parish Council for their information, please send an email to: horleypc@gmail.com. NB: This should be in addition to sending comments directly to Cherwell District Council.

Reminder of public meeting tomorrow (Weds 19th April)

The action group Keep Hanwell Village Rural, is running a public meeting tomorrow evening from 7.45pm at the Old School, to give more information about both the Vistry application to build 170 homes between Hanwell and Banbury and the proposed solar development on BOTH sides of the B4100, covering over 80 hectares.

Do please come along to find out more about these developments and how they will affect Horley.

Fundraising Quiz Night – next Friday (14th April)

‘Keep Hanwell Village Rural’ would love you to come their fundraising Quiz Night next Friday. They say:

‘We need you to come, pay your £10, have a fabulous fun evening and help us to fund the campaign to protect Hanwell but also the countryside between Hanwell, Horley and Shotteswell.

Your support is very much appreciated and every penny will go to help us fight the landowner and the developers.

If you’re coming, please email keephanwellvillagerural@gmail.com

HanFEST THIS Saturday 15th at 11-5pm & 6pm BBQ

Celebrating farming, local produce & rural village traditions

……. with kids activities, live folk music during throughout the day (Folklaw in the evening), best in show, pony and trap rides, plants, food & drink, village tea room, arts & crafts

HanFEST Saturday 15th 11-5pm & 6pm BBQ get your tickets online or at the gate …

Book your evening tickets online & get day passes free! WWW.HANFEST.CO.UK


HanFest Food & Craft Markets – Gets Folked Up – You’re Invited

Another Hanfest just over the road in our sister village Hanwell with a few folk from Horley and Horton! The 3H’s now have music and crafts to add to our gardening collaborations. What a creative community we have here in our little corner of North Oxfordshire, hope to see you there. Deb

See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..


Start your Christmas shopping early at HanFestive Food & Craft Market at St Peter’s Church Hanwell – Free Entry –

Saturday 26 November at  11am – 5pm and Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm

AND for one night only Hanwell gets folked up and you are invited to the Folk Night & Supper

Saturday 26 November at 7:30pm – Adults £10, Child (7 – 16 years) £5 – Price of the ticket a tasty hot meal & of course a night of live entertainment!

Get ready for a fiery jig! Brimstone’ folk band performs live and will get you up for a fiery jig!  Plus ‘Horwell’ local folk group performs.

Dancing • Food & Craft Stalls • Bar with local beers!


See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..


Joint Celebration for Mothering Sunday- 11am @St. Peter’s

Mothering SundayHorley and Hanwell are joining together to celebrate Mothering Sunday at St Peter’s Church Hanwell at 11am.

What a lovely way to show your appreciation for everything that mothers do.

Also thanks to Tamsin Woods there will be a small gift for all mothers and grandmothers, as well as drinks for everyone afterwards.


Update: Elderly Man Found- Messages

Update: Elderly Man Found  – Messages:

Last night 2/2/16 from Maurice (son in law):

“Thanks so much for all your help over the past few hours as we have tried to track down my father in law Wim, if you didn’t hear, he was found safe and sound in the Premier Inn in Banbury.

I am honestly moved to tears by how Hanwell has pulled together when someone is in need. I do sometimes worry a bit about Wim and Margaret being so far from us but now I know they have scores of friends who are looking out for them day and night, who will be willing to drop everything and venture out into the cold to help. You guys are pure class, thank you, and next time I’m in the Moon, I’ll buy you all pint!”

This morning (3/2/16)  from Margaret about her experience in finding her Husband Vim last night:

“I just want to say how totally amazing the Banbury Police were yesterday evening dealing with Wim’s disappearance . They sprung into action within 10 mins of my call at 6.30pm & their support was amazing. The Hospital too when he went in for a thorough check up, 6 hours later. These people get such a lot of bad press but I thought I should mention how totally dedicated & kind they all were.”

Thanks to Natasha from The Red Lion for calling me after she had received a call, I posted the Neighbourhood Alert and connected to the Hanwell Community alert. What a wonderful demonstration of community spirit working with the Emergency Services and combined with social media. So glad that Vim was found so that Margaret and their family and friends could sleep easily last night, I know I did Rgds Debra

Source: NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT: Elderly Man Found