The small village just north of Bicester in Oxfordshire. Situated in the parish of Hardwick cm Tusmore.
We hope you clapped loud and proud for our wonderful carers at 8pm. 💙
Goodnight Malthouse 🦆
Thank you for nearly 8 years of memories and an unthinkable number of covers served. It’s time for change, to move with the times and create something revolutionary ✨
Thank you to everybody who has frequented the restaurant over the years. We are so excited to welcome you back, with open arms to our brand new foodie haven opening very soon! Listen out and keep your eyes peeled folks, this is something you’re not going to want to miss 👀
Big changes coming at The Muddy Duck:
mailchi.mp Almost a decade ago we made one of the most exciting additions to our family, which was the purchase of the modest village pub, then The Whitmore Arms…which, in our hands, became The Muddy Duck. The next two years were spent making huge changes to the pub into the renowned establishment it has bec...
Forthcoming Planning Policy Consultation:
Proposed Main Modifications to the Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan (Oxford’s Unmet Housing Needs) will commence on Friday 8 November 2019 and end at 11.59pm on Friday 20 December 2019.
When consultation starts, the documents and details of how to provide comments will be available on- line at
Alternatively, people will be able to contact officers at 01295 227985 for details on where they can view hard copies.
You will also be formally notified immediately prior of the commencement of the consultation.
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The people at Lone Barn, Stoke Lyne have lost their little grey cat and although it’s unlikely that it will have come this far, it’s not unknown for cats to wander further on occasions, therefore please check your garages and sheds.
New opening times for the restaurant at the Muddy Duck
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OUR LOVELY PUNTERS ***
From effect of 21/22 January 2019, The Malthouse Restaurant will be closed for dining every Monday and Tuesday. Fear not - the pub will be open and serving food as usual on these days, where tables may be taken in a first-come, first-served basis. .
Our team work mighty hard throughout the week, so this is a trial to see if, on rotation, they can catch up on some much needed Z’s and make your visit even more enjoyable than usual, having had some proper shut eye! .
Shut happens! Nothing else changes - view our revised opening hours below. .
Revised Opening Hours....... Pub: Monday to Friday: lunch 12:00-14.30 / dinner 18:00-21:00, Saturday: 12:00-21:00, Sunday: 12:00-16:00... .
Restaurant: Monday and Tuesday: CLOSED, Wednesday to Saturday: lunch 12:00-14:30 / dinner 18:00-21:00, Sunday: 12:00-16:00
Please note the pub and beer garden is bar service only.
Beautiful sunset in the village tonight.
[12/26/18] The bin collection this week will be on Saturday 29th December. It is recycling week - blue and brown bins.
Have your say on plans to close consultant-led maternity services at the Horton
Residents, patients and interested parties are invited to have their say on plans to close consultant-led maternity services at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
A meeting on Wednesday, December 19, will invite views on the impact of a permanent closure of the obstetrics unit.
It is being hosted by the Horton Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee - a key watchdog committee made up of county councillors, district councillors and members of the public.
Cllr Arash Fatemian, chairman of the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said all those with an interest would have an opportunity to share their views.
He said: “We want to ensure health scrutiny of consultant-led obstetric services at the Horton General Hospital is as effective as possible.
“We want to know what the impact has been of the closure of the obstetric unit and what people think would be the impact of a permanent closure.
“This was a really successful exercise last time around, hearing experiences of mothers first-hand and also a real cross-section of the community, from local politicians right through to local clergy.”
The public meeting on December 19 starts at 10am at Banbury Town Hall.
Anybody who wishes to speak and address the committee should contact Julie Dean via email at [email protected]
People are invited to specify what time they would like to speak and a timetable will be drawn up endeavouring to satisfy requests where possible.
Alternatively you can submit a written statement or send a video presentation of no more than five minutes via email to Julie Dean at the address above.
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group moved to permanently close obstetrics in August 2017, when the JHOSC referred the decision to the Secretary of State.
[11/29/18] Anyone have an idea when the power is due back on?
It was always so inviting.
And tonight’s powercut has been reported, it is affecting all of this area. Engineers apparently are on the way and they believe it will be fixed by 11 am 😲
Seriously considering investing in a generator!
[09/15/18] Could you please post the contact number for SSE in case of power cuts. Thank you
[09/15/18] Electric off again?
[09/14/18] Current power cut SSE estimated fix time 01:30
For the cyclists - how to safely pass horses.
How to pass a horse: Be nice, say Hi.
Cycling UK and The British Horse Society have teamed up to offer advice on how to pass a horse safely out on the trail.
Hardwick Village's cover photo
I didn't know this existed just round the corner in Stoke Lyne!
[07/25/18] The rotated 30 mph sign as you enter Hardwick from the Bicester direction has been reported to Oxfordshire CC via Fix My Street and is now scheduled to be sorted out.
St Mary’s Church
Photos from Hardwick Village's post
Stunning flower arrangements and wonderful music and song in the tranquil setting of St Mary’s Church, Hardwick this weekend. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a fantastic festival!
Super fast broadband is now available for properties in Hardwick.
To take advantage you will need to order the upgraded service.
For BT customers just go to https://www.productsandservices.bt.com/broadband/availability?s_cid=con_ppc_maxus_vidZ60_T1&vendorid=Z60&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIno3-o9WH3AIV7bDtCh3EkQnpEAAYASAEEgK96vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds and check availablity then pick a package.
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Don't forget the festival of flowers and music is on this weekend in the church.
Flowers, tea and cake 2-6pm both days. Music concert at 7pm on Sunday. Free entrance
Hardwick has a website http://hardwickvillage.btck.co.uk/ still a work in progress but let us know if there’s anything you would like to see on it.
hardwickvillage.btck.co.uk Community website for the village of Hardwick, just north of Bicester in Oxfordshire. Situated in the parish of Hardwick cm Tusmore.
[05/16/18] Parish Meeting tomorrow - Thursday 17th May 7pm in the church. All welcome.
Power cut this evening update from SSE:
SSE: Our repair team is on site and will need to make repairs to a wire that has come down in the area. We expect to have supplies restored by midnight. We will not disturb you with further updates after 22:00 due to the time of night, however you are welcome to call us anytime overnight for the latest information. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. Kind regards Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks.
Cherwell District Council
Electrical items lost their spark?
Did you know we will collect and recycle your unwanted or broken small electrical items for free?
We will collect items such as kettles, toasters and hairdryers as long as they fit in a standard size carrier bag.
Just put them in a carrier bag and place them on top of any of your bins on collection day for the crews to take away. Simple!
For more information on recycling visit www.cherwell.gov.uk/recycling
Cherwell District Council
The planning department has been busy registering the latest applications which were submitted during the week commencing 5 March. To find out what has been proposed and for where, scroll through the list below:
18/00107/DISC - Adderbury - Land West Of Horn Hill Road Adderbury Discharge of condition 8 (access drive and parking) of 17/00588/F
18/00370/LB - Adderbury - 3 Lambourne House Lambourne Way Adderbury Banbury OX17 3PW Conversion of attic and insertion of conservation rooflights to rear and side elevations
18/00403/TPO - Adderbury - 16 Round Close Road Adderbury Banbury OX17 3EP T1 - Removal of Willow tree in the front garden of number 16, to allow more light into the house - Subject to
Cutting back the branches of a large Conifer hedge along the rear boundary of the property.
18/00013/CC - Ambrosden - Plot 294 Phase 1 1B Graven Hill Circular Road Ambrosden 5 Bed detached 2 storey dwelling - Plot 294
18/00100/DISC - Arncott - The Tally Ho Inn 45 Ploughley Road Arncott Bicester OX25 1NY Discharge of Conditions 3 (bin details), 4 (cycle parking), 5 (parking and turning), 6 (pedestrian provision), 7 (landscaping scheme) and 8 (planting timings) of 17/01079/F
18/00352/F - Banbury - Edinburgh Woollen Shop 10 High Street Banbury OX16 5DZ Variation of conditions 2 (plans), 3 (roof slate sample), 5 (window and external doors), 7 (restriction on use class) and 8 (biodiversity) of 17/01944/F
18/00334/F - Banbury - 9 Grebe Road Banbury OX16 9YZ Demolition of existing garage, conservatory and covered parking, and erection of two storey side and rear extensions and single storey rear extension (Householder Application)
18/00361/HPA - Banbury - Myrtle House Grange Road Banbury OX16 9AS Single storey rear extension - height to eaves 2.25m, overall height 3.505m, length 6m
18/00349/F - Banbury - 54 Pinhill Road Banbury OX16 2NQ Single storey side and rear extensions (Householder Application)
18/00101/DISC - Banbury - Longford Park Parcel F Adjacent To Bankside Banbury Discharge of Conditions 6 (landscaping scheme), 9 (arboricultural method statement), 11 (tree pits details), 12 (tree pits details) and 28 (spoil management plan) of 15/01168/REM
18/00363/OUT - Banbury - Banbury Cross Retail Park Lockheed Close Banbury Variation of Condition 2 of 14/01874/OUT - To extend the range of goods permitted to be sold
18/00008/NMA - Banbury - 2 Mayfield Road Banbury OX16 9DW Move two front roof windows from front left elevation to front right elevation. We will not install 3 roof
windows to rear of property as kitchen/diner will no longer have a vaulted ceiling (proposed as non-material amendment to 15/01493/F)
18/00025/SO - Banbury - Banbury Cross Retail Park Lockheed Close Banbury Screening opinion to 18/000363/OUT - variation of condition 2 of 14/01874/OUT - To extend the range of goods
permitted to be sold
18/00207/F - Banbury - 59 Park Road Banbury OX16 0DH Single storey out building (Householder Application)
18/00113/DISC - Banbury - Flat At 6 North Bar Street Banbury OX16 0TB Discharge of Condition 3 (roof fixings) of 17/02047/LB
18/00309/CLUP - Banbury - 11 Neithrop Avenue Banbury OX16 2NT Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Development for a single storey extension to rear of property to enlarge
kitchen and dining room
18/00024/SO - Begbroke - Begbroke Science Park Begbroke Hill Begbroke Kidlington OX5 1PF Screening Opinion for an outline application (all matters reserved except access) for employment and commercial development comprising up to approximately 12,500sqm of floorspace (B1a/b/c) and ancillary D1
uses with related development
18/00345/F - Bicester - 34 Browning Drive Bicester OX26 2XN Extend and widen the current dropped kerb
18/00359/F - Bicester - Land At 126 Churchill Road And 1 Arkwright Road Bicester 22 No. formal car parking spaces, including 2No. larger disabled parking spaces to replace the existing grass
18/00031/NMA - Bicester - Windrush Meadows Rear Of Tangmere Close And Scampton Close Bicester Non-Material Amendment to 14/00697/F - To amend Condition 33 to allow dwellings to be constructed to be
5.5% more efficient instead of 19% more efficient
18/00108/DISC - Bicester - Garage Block Rear Of 52 To 58 Bucknell Road Bicester Discharge of conditions 4 (contaminated land), 9 (tile samples), 10 (brick samples), 11 (means of enclosure)
and 12 (external lighting) of 16/01421/F
18/00080/DISC - Bicester - Bicester Eco Town Exemplar Site Banbury Road Bicester Discharge of Conditions 13 (bicycle and bin stores), 34 (rainwater harvesting), 54 (construction environment management plan) and 88 (site waste management plan) of 10/01780/HYBRID
18/00387/CLUP - Bicester - 28 Swallow Close Bicester OX26 6YL Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Development for addition of a dormer and rooflights to side elevations in association with loft conversion to habitable accommodation
18/00099/DISC - Bicester - Mckay Securities Plc 1 Mckay Trading Estate Station Approach Bicester OX26 6BZ Discharge of Conditions 3 (cycle parking) and 4 (car parking) of 17/01700/F
18/00364/F - Bletchingdon - Hill View Church End Bletchingdon Kidlington OX5 3DJ Addition of a small dormer window to the south elevation (Householder Application)
18/00312/LB - Bloxham - Cumberford Cottage Cumberford Bloxham Banbury OX15 4QG Refurbish 4 windows including lounge, dining room and 2 bedrooms at the front of the property.
18/00346/Q56 - Bloxham - Barn At Wooden Hill Farm Barford Road Bloxham OX15 4LP Conversion of barn to form 2 No dwellings with associated operational development
18/00032/NMA - Bourton - Orchard Lea 7 Church Close Great Bourton Banbury OX17 1RW Non-material amendment to 17/01547/F - 1.2m rear garage door added; window added to side elevation within bedroom 1; window increased to 1.8m wide within bedroom 3
18/00351/F - Caversfield - 10 Fairhaven Road Caversfield Bicester OX27 8TX Single storey side and rear extension (Householder Application)
18/00191/F - Charlton On Otmoor - Ivy Dene High Street Charlton On Otmoor Kidlington OX5 2UG Extend existing conservatory by 1.7m. Changing style from a conservatory to an orangery with a glazed roof lantern. Install bi-fold doors (Householder Application)
18/00365/OUT - Deddington - Land To Rear Of 19 The Paddocks Adj To Mill Close Deddington OUTLINE - Single Dwelling
18/00289/F - Duns Tew - Land South Of The Bridleway Main Street Duns Tew Removal of Condition 3 (timber boarding samples) and variation of Condition 14 (use of land) of 14/00754/F
18/00021/SO - Duns Tew - Land South Of The Bridleway Main Street Duns Tew Screening opinion to 18/00289/F - Removal of Condition 3 (timber boarding samples) and variation of Condition 14 (use of land) of 14/00754/F
18/00371/F - Fencott And Murcott - Land South West Of Moorlands Farm Murcott Hay barn and manure store
18/00380/F - Fencott And Murcott - 2 Manor Farm Cottages Fencott Kidlington OX5 2RD Erection of 2 no barns within domestic curtilage at rear of dwelling (Householder Application)
18/00353/F - Finmere - 16 Valley Road Finmere Buckingham MK18 4BG Removal of condition 3 (parking and manoeuvring areas) of 14/00032/F. (Householder Application)
18/00182/F - Hampton Gay And Poyle - Manor Farm Church Lane Hampton Poyle Kidlington OX5 2PY Erection of new garden room (Householder Application)
18/00183/LB - Hampton Gay And Poyle - Manor Farm Church Lane Hampton Poyle Kidlington OX5 2PY Erection of new garden room.
18/00390/LB - Hethe - Palmer House Main Street Hethe Bicester OX27 8ES Single storey rear extension and overcladding of existing brickwork
18/00389/F - Hethe - Palmer House Main Street Hethe Bicester OX27 8ES Single storey rear extension and overcladding of existing brickwork (Householder Application)
18/00105/DISC - Hook Norton - Eastleigh East End Hook Norton Banbury OX15 5LG
Discharge of conditions 4 (stone sample panel) and 5 ("wavey edge boarding" sample) of 17/00245/F
18/00110/DISC - Hook Norton - OS Parcel 6680 North Of Hook Norton Primary School And South Of Redland Farm Sibford Road Hook Norton Discharge of Conditions 3 (material samples), 7 (porches, doors and windows) and 21 (LEAP/LAP/Open Space) of 17/00950/REM
18/00115/DISC - Hook Norton - Uplands Down End Hook Norton Banbury OX15 5LW Discharge of Condition 3 (external wall colour scheme) of 17/00069/F
18/00366/F - Kirtlington - Akeman Spinney Heyford Road Kirtlington Kidlington OX5 3HS Variation of condition 2 (plans) of 17/02158/F - minor layout alterations, minor increases to sizes of houses
and materials alterations
18/00323/F - Kirtlington - North Green Cottage North Green Kirtlington Kidlington OX5 3JZ Amendments to application 17/00229/F - To alter the pitch of the roof, raising the ridge slightly matching the
adjoining property on the east elevation, making it more in character with the majority of the properties
within this conservation village. Altering the size of the window on the south elevation to match the adjoining
bedroom window of our existing property. (Householder Application)
18/00104/DISC - Launton - Plot 2 Link 9 Land North East Of Skimmingdish Lane Launton Discharge of condition 24 (Employment & Skills Plan (ESP)) of 15/01012/OUT
18/00374/F - Milcombe - Larch House 9 Oak Farm Close Milcombe Banbury OX15 4GB Single storey extension to side (Householder Application)
18/00106/DISC - North Aston - Middle Cottage St Marys Walk North Aston Bicester OX25 6HX
Discharge of conditions 3 (stone sample panel), 4 (roof material) and 5 (doors and windows) of 17/00562/LB
18/00114/DISC - North Aston - Middle Cottage St Marys Walk North Aston Bicester OX25 6HX
Discharge of conditions 3 (stone sample panel), 4 (roof material) and 5 (doors and windows) of 17/00561/F
18/00388/LB - North Aston - Middle Cottage St Marys Walk North Aston Bicester OX25 6HX
New structural proposal for converting the roof space to living accommodation with a less intrusive method of
resitting the purlins and strengthening the roof [resubmission of 17/02515/LB].
18/00097/DISC - Shenington With Alkerton - Alkerton House Well Lane Alkerton Banbury OX15 6NL Discharge of condition 3 (stone sample) of 17/00657/LB
18/00096/DISC - Shenington With Alkerton - Alkerton House Well Lane Alkerton Banbury OX15 6NL Discharge of condition 3 (stone sample) of 17/00656/F
18/00103/DISC - Shenington With Alkerton - Adze Cottage 1 The Beeches Alkerton Banbury OX15 6NJ Discharge of Condition 4 (parking and manoeuvring details) of 17/02357/F
18/00375/LB - Shipton On Cherwell And Thrupp - 2 And 3 Canal Yard Canal Road Thrupp Kidlington OX5 1JZ Landscaping scheme to rear garden and retrospective consent for minor items as detailed in the application
18/00109/DISC - South Newington - South Newington Manor Street Through South Newington South Newington Banbury OX15 4JE Discharge of conditions 3 (schedule of materials), 4 (stone sample panel), 5 (driveway details), 7 (replacement
tree planting) and 8 (newts mitigation strategy) of 15/00714/F
18/00143/TPO - Steeple Aston - 34 Grange Park Steeple Aston Bicester OX25 4SR
T1 Tulip - Reduce section over No 33 by approx 2.5m and shape - Subject to TPO 11/2016
18/00098/DISC - Upper Heyford - Land South Of Building 296 And 297 Heyford Park Camp Road Upper Heyford Discharge of Conditions 8 (parking and manoeuvring areas), 9 (cycle parking facilities) and 11 (footway linking)
18/00348/CLUP - Upper Heyford - 23 Hart Walk Upper Heyford Bicester OX25 5AF Certificate of lawfulness of proposed development for rooflights inserted on roof slope
18/00368/F - Yarnton - Charnwood 178 Woodstock Road Yarnton Kidlington OX5 1PW Alterations to form accommodation at first floor level; new bay windows at the front - re-submission of
17/02199/F (Householder Application)
18/00175/F - Yarnton - 65 Meadow Way Yarnton Kidlington OX5 1TA First floor pitched roof side extension to form wet room and sitting room (Householder Application)
HOUSEHOLDER APPLICATIONS: Any appeal in writing against refusal for planning permission will be sent to the Secretary of
State, after which you won’t be able to comment further. Full details of these applications may be inspected during normal
office hours at the Council Offices, or at http://www.publicaccess.cherwell.gov.uk/online-applications/
If you have any comments on any of the applications listed above, please submit them via Cherwell Council’s Public Access
Service. Instructions on how to use the Public Access service to view, comment on and keep track of applications can be
found at https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/info/115/planning/443/see-or-comment-on-a-planning-application
If you do not wish to submit comments via the Public Access service, you can submit them by email to
[email protected]. All comments must include your full name and address and be received within 21 days
from the date the application was publicised on Public Access, otherwise they may fail to be considered by Cherwell Council
in determining the application. Only comments relating to planning matters will be taken into account.
Bicester's Catholic Church is regularly the site of fantastic choral and orchestral concerts.The beautiful acoustics make every event a magical experience.
This page is dedicated to promoting what's happening at Marsh Gibbon CE School, for everyone who lives locally & all those with an interest in the school.
Bicester Spiritualist Church meets every Sunday at 3pm with a different medium delivering messsages. There are occasional . clairvoyant evening, cake and coffee clairvoyance, workshops and open circle just visit our Facebook for more information
The parish church for the town of Bicester, Oxfordshire, England.
We are a group of Christians whose purpose is to respond to the Gospel of God's love in Jesus Christ, through worship, care, discipleship and witness.
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ALL TO MATURITY IN CHRIST We are a Pentecostal, Charismatic, grace-based, word of faith, born - again Christian church.
Emmanuel Church is a lively Church of England Church based in Bicester. We offer all-age worship and fellowship in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Our weekly home gatherings are places to be known, to grow, and to pursue the Holy Spirit together. They are as varied as the people who make them up but most will include prayer, sharing, studying the Bible together and worship.
International Christian Gospel Ministries objectives are to preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; Help persons in need and advance Education.