Parks, Open Spaces and Play Areas

Banbury Town Council is responsible for the maintenance and management of the town’s parks, recreation grounds, cemeteries, open spaces and allotments. This includes over fifty play and teenage areas, ninety open spaces, twelve neighbourhood parks, including the historic People’s Park, Spiceball Country Park and St Mary’s churchyard.

Click here to view a map of Banbury Town Council's Legal Title Land Ownership

The provision of safe, attractive parks and open spaces is a high priority and the Council will continue its programme of repairs, maintenance and improvements as necessary to ensure this is achieved. 

The routine maintenance of these sites is undertaken by Idverde whose depot is based in Southam Road Cemetery working in partnership with the Town Council. The contract covers the routine maintenance of the parks, open spaces and cemeteries in the Council's ownership. To see when an area was last maintained, please click here

The grounds maintenance operations has been separated from the litter picking and dog/litter bin emptying on these sites. Cherwell District Council's Cleansing who will now carry out these operations.

Both contractors will be expected to work together to achieve a high standard of maintenance that will benefit the residents of and visitors to Banbury

To gauge how well these sites are being maintained the Town Council will send out a questionnaire to 10% of residential households annually, which will influence payments to our contractors especially our GM contractor. Anyone returning these completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw.

If you have any enquiries for parks, open spaces, recreation grounds, cemeteries and play areas located within Banbury, please contact us on 01295 250340 or email


Peoples Park