Banbury woman launches 'community cheer' event for several neighbourhoods across town

A Banbury woman has launched a 'community cheer' event for several Banbury neighbourhoods over the half term school break.

By Matt Elofson
Sunday, 14th February 2021, 10:34 am
Updated Sunday, 14th February 2021, 10:40 am
A Banbury woman has launched a 'community cheer' event for several Banbury neighbourhoods over the half term school break.
A Banbury woman has launched a 'community cheer' event for several Banbury neighbourhoods over the half term school break.

Charlotte Jackson is coordinating the 'community cheer' event for Hanwell fields and the neighbouring estates such as Cherry Fields, Banbury Chase and Castle Grange.

The goal behind the event is to raise the spirits of the community during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown,

All you have to do to take part is create a piece of Easter or spring themed art and display it in the window of your home for others to see over the half term week. All participants need to send a direct message to Charlotte Jackson on Facebook with their address if they want to be included on the event map.

Charlotte said: "Then we can all safely and in our own time enjoy walking to look for the pictures over half term week and I can share the map with the route highlighted.

"With half term approaching I thought it would be nice to do something fun for our community and families living here."

Organisers hope to have all the entries by end of today, Valentine's Day February 14, in order to have the map ready for tomorrow Monday February 15.

There prizes for the top 'Community Cheer' displays. The prizes include gift vouchers for local restaurants in town (donated by the restaurants) such as Voujon Indian restaurant, Bobo’s Cambodian kitchen in Bodicote, a voucher to a local garden centre, bespoke hair bows by Jodie Louise Campbell, children’s books from Rose Val and a chocolate Easter basket from the childminders of Hanwell fields (Amanda, Nikki & Vikki).