If you have a Blenheim season ticket, or plan to visit for the day, you may be interested to learn that for 10 weeks in the summer you will be able to travel for free on a new bus that goes from Hanborough Station to Bladon every 30mins on Saturday and Sunday, between 9.10 and 5.40.
We don’t know what the intentions are beyond the trial period, but free travel at this time may be useful for some while it lasts! There is also a discount available for those arriving by bus.
Hanborough Playing Fields Association planning to hold a “Party at the Pav” in September. They have booked two live bands for the evening, and will also be offering other activities, details to follow. This event is entirely run by volunteers for the benefit of the community. We are delighted to confirm that Hanborough Parish Council is making a grant of £2000 to cover the basic running costs of the event to ensure it can go ahead. Any profit that is made by the HPFA from this event will be put towards the project to upgrade facilities at the Pavilion - more on this exciting project to follow soon!
Residents of Church Hanborough have brought to our attention that the Parish noticeboard (to the left of the Hand and Shears) is in a poor condition. We shall be replacing the noticeboard with one that is identical to the same as the one at the Co-op in Long Hanborough. It is hoped to install before the Jubilee weekend.
A topic that is regularly brought up at Parish Council meetings is that of speeding drivers on the A4095 and through Church Hanborough. We are actively looking at various methods to reduce this, and Hanborough Parish Council are investing in speed indicators that flash and warn drivers when they are going too fast. These will be installed by the new surgery and on Church Hanborough road as it comes into Long Hanborough.
We maintain a central list of all clubs, societies and activities that take place in Hanborough - these are promoted on our website and in the Herald.
If you or one of your neighbours have recently moved into Hanborough and have not yet received a Welcome Pack, please contact Judy Haynes on 01993 882379 or email
The Trustees of the Hanborough Welfare Trust are very concerned that there may be Hanborough residents who are in need as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and requests are invited at this time to cover emergencies by any individuals or families who live in Hanborough and may consider themselves and their need appropriate. For further information email
Although Hanborough Parish Council has the opportunity to comment on planning applications made, WODC make the decision to grant or otherwise. Applications can be viewed at the following site.