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Welcome to Banbury Civic Society

Banbury is a fine country town and a delightful place in which to live and work. The aim of the Civic Society is to encourage a sustainable future for the town and to safeguard its historic past. The Society is consulted on critical planning applications, both for modern developments and in the Conservation Areas.

Issues such as town planning, public transport, new roads and housing developments as well as preserving our architectural heritage are all covered as part of our activities.

The Society makes representations to Public Inquiries, responds to planning applications when necessary and represents members’ views on local issues to the County, District and Town councils.

The Society is represented on the Banbury Traffic Advisory Committee, The Banbury Town Centre Partnership, Banbury Built Heritage Working Party and other locally-organised forums.


The Society produces a Newsletter which is distributed to members, key Councillors, local decision makers and other relevant groups.

The Society is a member of the Civic Voice, the national body of the civic movement in England.

To join, please use the contact form here

Stop Press

Banbury Station Access Improvements

Oxfordshire County Council is currently proposing improvements to Tramway Road (Banbury) with the scheme seeking to "improve journey times for buses between southern Banbury and Banbury town centre and providing improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to Banbury Railway Station."

There is a public consultation which finishes at 23.59 on 14 December 2021 to gather feedback on the scheme. More information is available at https://letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/banburystation which includes links to the on-line consultation page as well as a neat mapping tool, Remix. The proposals seem at first sight to be the same as shown on our Planning Issues - Transport Projects 2020 Page