• 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

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Councillor due to the resignation of Martin Holt. The Parish Council needs members with a range of experience and knowledge and would welcome applications from any members of the community who fulfil the criteria below. The Parish Council meets 4 times per year (currently via zoom) at 7/7:30pm depending on the availability of the councillors.

CRITERIA FOR STANDING AS A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Candidates must fit at least one of the following criteria –

  • On Electoral Register (i.e. registered to vote) for the parish
  • Have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area over the last 12 months
  • Lived within 3 miles of the parish over the last 12 months
  • Their principal place of work is in the parish and has been for at least 12 months

If you have any questions or would like to put your name forward to be considered for co-option please contact the clerk on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01295 275372.

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Safer Streets Northamptonshire

A consultation has been launched seeking views on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Northampton.

The Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan supports an ambition for Northampton to become a leading centre for active travel, which fully embraces walking and cycling. The document outlines the walking and cycling measures that could be introduced to transform levels of walking and cycling in the town.

We are looking for people’s views on the scope of the document, its approach and whether any changes are needed to the schemes proposed to ensure that they meet the new cycling design guidance LTN 1/20 Cycling Infrastructure Design.

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Wildlife in Overthorpe: and the winner is ...

On behalf of the village’s wildlife, thank you to everybody who took part in this year’s “Make Overthorpe a wildlife-friendly village” competition! The deadline for entries has now passed and it is time to announce this year’s Wildlife Champions…

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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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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.