Extra Activity Hub places added due to demand

North Oxfordshire Academy Drayton Road Banbury
North Oxfordshire Academy Drayton Road Banbury

The huge popularity of Cherwell District Council’s summer activity hubs has resulted in additional staff being hired in order to offer children extra places.

The hubs are based in Banbury, Bicester and Bloxham. Cherwell District Council’s recreation and sports team has made an extra 20 places available at each of these sites to keep up with demand.

Bookings are now being taken for the additional places, which are expected to sell out soon.

Cllr George Reynolds, deputy leader for Cherwell, said: “The summer hubs are now under way and district children are getting stuck into sports, games, arts and crafts.

“The high demand continues the trend we have witnesses over the past year. I applaud our recreation and sports team for the success they are making of the hubs and for going the extra mile to facilitate the extra capacity.

“I am delighted that Cherwell parents are capitalising on this cost-effective way to keep children active and entertained over summer and I expect to see the additional sixty places being taken up over the next few days.”

As well as regular sports, arts, crafts and games, there will also be guest activities which include swimming, table tennis, fencing and archery.

The additional spaces are available between August 1 and September 2 on the standard-length days, running from 8.45am to 3pm at North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury, Cooper School Sports Facility in Bicester and The Warriner School in Bloxham.

The additional slots are priced at £14.95 per day, working out at just over £2.25 per hour. All sessions are led by DBS (formerly CRB) checked staff. Lunch breaks are supervised but not catered for.

For more information or to book call 01295 221803. For details about the hubs including the timetable of activities visit www.cherwell.gov.uk/holidayactivities