On Thursday 22nd September, Andrew McHugh Conservative candidate, was elected the new Cherwell District Councillor for Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote Ward. This was a successful defence of the seat for the Conservatives following the resignation of Nigel Randall.
Today, Wednesday 31st August, the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts’ board of directors voted to implement a contingency plan to downgrade the Horton General Hospital maternity service to a midwife-only led unit.
On Saturday 30 July 2016, a demonstration took place in support of Horton maternity services in Banbury. Over 4000 people turned up to show their support for the maternity unit and stand against proposals to downgrade it to a midwife-led unit.