The time is now


For anyone who is interested in being part of the Visit Banbury project in 2018 please note that there is going to be a kick off meeting on Thursday 1st March at 7.15pm in the Community Room in the new Waitrose on the Southam Road.

As some context to the project I was asked to write a piece for the Banbury Guardian’s new Voices section.

Banbury Voices

Many organisations (including those locally) use a tried and tested methodology of identifying gaps and problems and trying to solve or fill them.

This was initially my thinking when I set up Visit Banbury but following the first inspirational talk at the Eden Project Big Lunch Extras Bootcamp from Sue Hill I decided to rip up the plan and to change the approach!

I decided to lead with the positive things that existed in order to motivate and energise our community, so that maybe somewhere along the way we will be resilient enough to fix those problems, but we don’t want to start there – we want to celebrate everything that is good about Banbury and our community, not everything that isn’t good.

In brief, we want Visit Banbury to be based on positive psychology, explained very well here by Shaun Achor:

Please email me on if you would like to come along.



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