Shenington  with Alkerton Parish


A roof alarm has now been fitted to the roof of Holy Trinity Church, Shenington. It was necessary for insurance reasons. Without it the remaining lead on the nave roof cannot be insured fully. The details of the alarm are below:

It the alarm goes off, there will be a warning message and blue flashing lights from the tower, which will last for 30 secs. The alarm then resets itself, and various villagers are telephoned in sequence until one of them accepts the call.

The alarm system will act as a deterrent. If the alarm going off because of thieves, they will be departing in a hurry. They are likely to be working in gangs of up to 10, so it probably best to let them depart and just take vehicle registration numbers if possible.

The system is operated remotely Custodian Monitoring, and has been fitted to about 800 churches in the UK. It has been fitted by E-Bound, who are the market leaders in the UK in church roof alarms.

 If you have any questions about it you can telephone Tim Clarke  on 07984 140 739. You can also telephone him if you see suspicious activity around either church.


Johnson’s have issued a new bus timetable with effect from June 6, 2016 with the following times.

From Shenington to Banbury: 9:48, 12.28, 13.48, 17.18.

From Banbury bus station to Shenington: 11:35, 12:55, 17:50.

From Shenington to Stratford: 7:32 (school days), 11:52, 13:12, 18:07.

From Stratford Wood Street to Shenington: 9:00, 11:40, 12:55, 16:25.

At other times buses will go straight along the A422.

269/270 buses will no longer go through Balscote, Shutford and North Newington.


Banbury and District have secured funding to operate a daily service in the Banbury area

The service operates from 9am to 5pm and bookings can be made 24 hours before the journey is needed.

Registration is completely free and a registration form must be completed before use of the service.

The service is for people with mobility problems, whether age related disability, wheelchair user or those who find it difficult to use conventional public transport.

It is also available to those who have little or no bus service to the village.

If you are aware of anyone in the community that would benefit from our service please contact us on 07798 922712


The defibrillator box is now in position on the wall of the village hall.

The defibrillator is a medical device which checks heart rhythm and delivers a shock when necessary. 
In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the ambulance service. They will give the code for opening the box and also send support. 

On opening, the defibrillator uses voice prompts to give clear instructions on what steps to take. 


Shenington C of E Primary School has a board of governors the majority of whom are appointed by the Church of England.

Due to recent resignations there are vacancies on the board and members of the village who are not parents are being invited to take on this role.

If you would like to contribute to the community through support of the school and to learn more about what is involved please contact the head teacher Miss Sarah Reynolds on 01295 670273 or by  email at


Drs Marshall & Sharples would like to inform you that the practice is not closing. Planning permission has been submitted for the development of the land at the front of the surgery by the old partners Dr Taylor & Marshall. The area of land includes the grassy bank and part of the existing carpark.

If the land is purchased, then the development of two houses will go ahead. The first priority before any building work starts is the creation of a new carpark to the rear of the surgery.

Under no circumstances will patient services or opening times be affected by these plans.

Dr Sharples is thrilled about his blossoming new partnership with Dr Marshall and is keen to continue implementing improvements and expand on existing services in the future at Shenington.

Further information regarding the development is available on the surgery website, which contains a link to Cherwell County Councils website and the planning application with site plans and details.

Should you have any pressing queries - please contact the practice manager – Kim Yarnold

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