Popular Wheatsheaf landlady Lan Xi will set off for her home country of China with her husband Ming Lin this weekend after seven years of running the George Street pub.
But as their parting gift to the town they have come to see as home, the couple have donated £1,508 to Thames Valley Police to buy a CCTV camera to cover the street.
The pair have worked closely with Banbury police to battle crime in George Street and have often assisted officers by providing CCTV footage from the pub’s two cameras.
This close relationship prompted Lan donate the funds for a camera.
She explained: “The police have done a very good job helping me here in the pub and I am really amazed at the service they have provided.
“They have often asked us for CCTV footage because there are no CCTV cameras covering the street.”
She added: “They asked us for footage when a girl was attacked in a car park in the street and we were able to help them.
“I wanted to leave something not only for my regulars but also for the community.”
More than 300 people attended Lan’s leaving party at the pub on September 14, a testament to the couple’s popularity. Money was raised from raffle tickets with prizes donated by a host of local businesses.
Cash was also raised from weekly bonus ball competitions held throughout Lan’s time at the pub.
The couple transformed the Wheatsheaf, barring more than 80 trouble makers in their first two years in charge and putting on live music nights and charity gigs.
Wheatsheaf barmaid Amy Ferris, 25, has taken over as the pub’s new landlady and the pub is open as normal.