Country Park Update

28th May 2019

While the park has now been planted handover to the town council has been delayed because of the quality planting which means that it will only likely open in the autumn.

this means as residents on phase 2 ( Chaffinch Way, Swift Drive ) and 3 ( Foxtail Crescent & Yarrow Rd) will have to put up with Whitehorse contracting using the estate as a motorway for articulated lorries.

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.

Shops & Commercial Space Update

19th March 2019

The council are currently pursuing the consortium on the S106 requirements to provide shops and commercial space. We will bring you more information on this as we get it.

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:

Advertising Bookings

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.

Development News

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:

Country Park

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.