• Welcome to Overthorpe
    Welcome to Overthorpe

    Overthorpe is a small parish of around 235 people and sits on the edge of the Cherwell Valley overlooking Banbury.

    The village consists of around 50 properties and is approached by single track country lanes flanked by tree lined hedgerows.

    The beautiful countryside has been designated as the Aynho, Cherwell Valley and Eydon Special Landscape Area and the village was designated a conservation area in 1978. Within the central core of the village almost all of the traditional properties are listed.

  • Overthorpe Parish Council

    Parish Council

    Overthorpe Parish Council

    Welcome to the website of Overthorpe Parish Council. This website has been developed to provide the community with useful information about what is happening within the Parish.

    In this section, you can find out who is on the Parish Council and about what is being discussed at the Parish Council meetings. You can also send in any comments you have to the Parish Council.

    Parish Council

Welcome to Overthorpe

Welcome to the website of Overthorpe Parish Council, Northamptonshire. This website has been developed to provide the community with useful information about what is happening within the Parish.

In this section, you can find out who is on the Parish Council and about what is being discussed at the Parish Council meetings. You can also send in any comments you have to the Parish Council.

Overthorpe News

Traffic through Overthorpe

Following the increase in traffic through Overthorpe in recent weeks (caused by the roadworks on A422/M40 Junction 11 roundabout), there have been a large number of posts on What’sApp with suggestions of how to mitigate the problems.

Usually, around this time of year, there would be a Parish Meeting – an opportunity for residents to put forward their concerns to Parish, District and County Councillors. Obviously, as a consequence of Covid19 restrictions, we cannot hold a meeting this year.

All of the issues raised via What’sApp have been raised at some time in the last 30 years – either through the Parish Council, or previously the Residents Association, so we thought it would be useful to review past proposals, ideas and action:

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Notice of Vacancy

Overthorpe Parish Council

Clerk to the Council:

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74 Beaulieu Close
Banbury
OX16 4FQ

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Martin Holt, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

In accordance with the Local Elections Rules an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 25 September 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to The Returning Officer, South Northants Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD by TEN electors for the Electoral Area, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

In line with the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is called it will take place on or after 6 May 2021.

Richard Ellis

Returning Officer

Dated 7 September 2020

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Wildlife in Overthorpe

Making Overthorpe a Wildlife Friendly Village

The UK’s wildlife is struggling. In the last 20 years the number of hedgehogs in Great Britain has halved, 95% of turtle doves have disappeared and over 60 species of wildflowers have gone extinct in Oxfordshire alone. But it isn’t too late! Together we can make a big difference by making Overthorpe a wildlife-friendly village!

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Have your say on cycling and walking in Northamptonshire

Northants Couny Council want to hear YOUR ideas for making Northants a better place for cycling, walking & maintaining social distancing.

As Government Covid-19 lockdown procedures are adjusted, they want to hear your ideas for making the streets in Northamptonshire better for walking and cycling.

Whether you are concerned about the ability to maintain social distance, want a new cycle route, or have ideas for creating quieter residential streets or around schools, they want to hear from you.

Use their interactive map to log your suggestions for cycle routes, cycle parking, improved footway space and quieter streets

Click here to make cycling and walking safer in Northamptonshire

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Covid-19: Community Response

24th March 2020

Dear All,

The last 10 days have seen rapid changes in advice and instruction from Government and Local Authorities, alongside an increasing number of local initiatives in response to Covid-19.

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the actions of many residents who have already taken action, either by contacting their neighbours to offer assistance to those in self-isolation, or to get involved with groups co-ordinating support. Thank you for all your efforts.

Your Parish Council cannot provide advice on Covid-19 or updates on restrictions imposed by Government. In the first instance, changes are happening too fast for us to keep you informed. Please refer to the NHS website 111.NHS for advice. You should obtain other information from trusted websites such as BBC News - How Do I Stay Safe?.

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Visit Overthorpe

Overthorpe is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, about 2 miles east of Banbury in Oxfordshire and 1 mile southeast of junction 11 of the M40 motorway.