We are OPEN!!!
We are open please come along.
10th Dec 2019
We will be soft opening on 13th Jan, so please enquire about booking.
bookings are now open
12th Sept 2019
The chairman appear on BBC Radio oxford and BBC south today, to highlight that the centre still has not been handed over. Over all the coverage has opened correspondence from the consortium as to the progress.
Community Centre Handover Update
28th May 2019
Currently the centre had made a small step closer to being handed over.
we now know that the consortium has made orders towards kitting out the community centre.
This leaves the association no closer to opening the centre for the time being.
Community Centre Handover Update
8th March 2019
the council are currently awaiting taylor wimply to collect the signature from the consortium signatories to move the hand over to the next phase.
LPCA Charity registration
12th February 2019
The LPCA has now registered with the charity commission as 1181953 LONGFORD PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION.
Banbury Guardian story
11th February 2019
The Banbury Guardian has picked up on the stories of the delay to the community hall and the other services promised to Longford Park. See the article here:
24th October 2018
We have had a person advertising an event at the community centre this November that didn’t have a booking which has cause a few issues for us.
The committee would advise any person planning events to ensure that a booking request via the booking system is completed before planning for the following reasons.
- Is secures your time to prevent others booking it
- starts the process of completing the needed hiring paperwork
- ensures your get information about any issues happening that can effect your booked time.
- most importantly will grant you access to the venue on the date and time you have advertised.
Any event at the centre requires us to have converted your request into a confirmed committed booking, deposit and completed hiring T&Cs before we can grant access, this will avoid disappointment and issues later down the road.
Delays on community centre handover
20th October 2018
Because of issues between CDC and the consortium of builders ( Bovis, Taylor wimpy & Barretts), the community centre hasn’t yet been handed over to CDC. As such the consortium has missed handing over the building for the second time.
This has a knock on effect to us at the LPCA as we can’t commence operations from the centre, as such frustratingly we are regretfully left with no option but to cancel all bookings for November.
If you have any bookings in December these remain as provisional on the hope that CDC and the consortium can complete handover in time. however we understand that you may not able to organise due the uncertainty, we totally understand if you also choose to cancel those as well.
8th September 2018
We’re continuing to chase anyone who will listen to keep the pressure on the Consortium of developers to deliver some of the additional amenities that will complete Longford Park. Here’s some more news from Cherwell District Council:
The first stage of the new country park is about to progress. The park will be completed in stages over a period of time.
LAPs and LEAPs
Agreement has been reached between CDC planning and the developers regarding the play areas and start of work should be imminent.
Shops and Local Centre
No agreement has yet been reached between CDC and the developers. The Consortium attribute this to the fact that no contractor has been found by the developers to build the centre – there would seem to be no interest. CDC will continue to chase this on our behalf.