Cherwell lottery

Do you run or volunteer for a local club, group, or charity that benefits your community? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Cherwell District Council has set up the Cherwell Lottery to benefit not-for-profit groups all over the district. Eligible good causes are supported through a free and simple joining process.

You encourage members and supporters to buy £1 tickets through your dedicated page on our secure Cherwell Lottery website. Your group receives a guaranteed 50% of all ticket income and ticket buyers have the chance to win up to £25,000!

Conservation Area public consultation

Cherwell District Council are re-appraising the Duns Tew Conservation Area and would like to hear your views.


Monday 16th September 2019, 16:00 – 20:00

Duns Tew Village Hall, Middle Barton Road, OX25 6JW


9th September 12:00 – 21st October

The draft appraisal can be viewed at:

Conservation Area Appraisal

Conservation area status is awarded to places that are deemed to be of ‘special architectural or historic interest’.  The intention of designating a conservation area is not to prevent change or development but to positively manage change in order to protect or enhance the special character and appearance of an area.

The draft conservation area appraisal and management plan is the first review and appraisal of the Duns Tew Conservation area, which was first designated in December 2005

Please contact us at:

Design and Conservation

Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote. Banbury, OX15 4AA

Cycle survey – Have your say

Cyclists from across the county are being invited to complete a survey about what they like or dislike about cycling in Oxfordshire.

The results will be used by Oxfordshire County Council to help shape Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) – new plans to radically improve Oxfordshire’s cycling network and make it attractive, comfortable and easy to use for all cyclists.

Oxfordshire county council has an ambition to enhance walking and cycling routes across the county to help people improve their health and wellbeing, whilst also reducing pollution and congestion. This is part of our work to make towns, villages and the city healthier places to live and deliver on our climate change emergency commitments.

Have your say by completing the survey: Please be aware the weblink takes you onto a page that say ‘other ways to complete your survey’. Click this button and it will take you through to the survey.

Patrick Lingwood
Active and Healthy Travel Officer • Infrastructure Strategy & Policy • Communities: Planning & Place 
Oxfordshire County Council

Duns Tew Energy Park Public Consultation

…and Low Carbon Hub Community Ownership Presentation

Public Consultation

Thursday 25th July, 17:00 – 20:00, Deddington Arms Hotel
Friday 26th July, 14:00 – 18:00, Duns Tew Village Hall

Low Carbon Hub Community Ownership Presentation

Friday 26th July, 19:00 – 20:00, Duns Tew Village Hall

You are invited to a public consultation event to consider updated proposals for a new solar farm and energy storage facility alongside the existing solar array constructed in 2016 on land at Hill Farm, Duns Tew.

Representatives will be present to explain the updated proposal and community ownership, answer your questions and take note of your views.

Oxfordshire based Low Carbon Hub will present the community ownership vision for the energy park on the 26th July at 19:00

Details about the proposed energy park can be found at:

Prevent Your Home From Becoming Hot Property This Summer

The summer is a time when Thames Valley Police, and other forces around the country, experience an increase in residential burglary. This is due to opportunist thieves taking advantage of doors and windows being left open in hot weather, and properties not being left secure while residents are away on holiday.

It only takes seconds to steal valuables that are within easy reach. Window opening restrictors can be fitted to ground floor windows to allow ventilation while preventing burglars from being able to climb through. If going out, even just in the garden, you should always close and lock your windows and doors.

The consequences of being burgled reach far beyond the cost and inconvenience of replacing stolen items. It is also the emotional impact of having your summer holiday ruined, and the feeling of being violated, after an uninvited stranger has been in your home.

If leaving your car at home when you go on holiday, remember to remove any valuables and check the windows are closed and doors are locked. If your vehicle is stolen you could lose your motor insurance excess and no claims bonus. You will still be responsible for any vehicle finance owed and likely to pay higher insurance premiums in the future.

Avoid checking-in on social networks at the airport and wait to post your holiday photos until you get home. Some home insurance policies become invalidated if you post that you are away from home.

Holiday Checklist:

– Lock all windows and doors
– Check side gates, sheds and garages are locked and tools and ladders are not accessible for burglars to break into your home
– Store all keys out of sight and away from your letterbox
– Use a RFID pouch to store fobs for keyless entry vehicles
– Make your home look occupied by using a timer switch to turn on lights at night
– Ask a trusted friend to look after your home while you are away
– Invite a neighbour to park their vehicle on your drive while you are away
– Don’t post details of your holiday on social media until you return home

For more burglary prevention advice, download your free Home Security Guide from the Thames Valley Police.

By working together we can build community resilience to deter burglars from targeting homes in the area. 

Aimee Hendley (Police, Corporate Communications Oficer, HQ South)

Church Fete – can you help?

Church Fete - can you help?

We would be very grateful for donations of any of the following items which we can sell at the fête. See below for details, and please deliver to these locations from Friday 31st May – Saturday 15th June:

Bric-a-brac/toys: David and Margaret Goundrey, The Nurseries (Look for the White Elephant sign). Any queries please contact Clare Howard, tel 07968 028818 or

Plants & Vegetables: Please leave plants in the church porch in boxes provided or contact Sue Glenn,

Books Please leave in boxes provided in church, or contact Rosemary Jefford (

Bottles/cans/jars suitable for bottle stall (in date please!): in box outside Daisy Hill Farmhouse, or Midsummer Cottage. Contact Helen Preston ( Collectors will also be coming round door-to-door.

Cakes / Jams / Chutneys (for cake stall): from Friday 14th June to Steph Lacey, 34 Main St, Duns Tew, tel: 01869 347350.

Cakes for Teas stall: on morning of the fête after 10am, at the Manor. Or contact Sarah Taylor, 2 Longfield, 01869 340827, We can reimburse for cost of ingredients of cakes!

Any other questions please contact;

Sarah Taylor

01869 340827

Open Farm Sunday

This Open Farm Sunday the Landless family invite you to explore Hill Farm, Duns Tew and learn about our cows, crops and renewable energy projects.

We have a 5MW solar farm project which powers 1,500 homes. Come down for a guided tour of the panels, a chance to hear more about how they work and see the new trees & hedges planted around them to support wildlife and biodiversity. See our woodchip burning biomass boiler which provides a sustainable heating system for the farm.

Jump on a tractor and trailer safari around the fields, meet our herd of 60 South Devon cross cattle and see our arable crops including wheat, oats & malting barley. We also have a small area of unspoilt woodland called Dashwood Gorse.

Free admission & children welcome!

About This Farm
Hill Farm is a small mixed family farm producing a variety of crops including wheat, oil seed rape and barley. We have a herd of 100 South Devon cross beef cattle. We have 26 acres of solar panels which produce enough energy to supply 1,500 homes.

Charles Landless

07946 576348