Visit Banbury has existed as a volunteer-led community organisation since April 2014.
Founded and driven forward by Tim Tarby-Donald, the organisation has fortunately benefited from the help and assistance of many people, Steve, Marta, Barry, Kate, Jacqui, Neil, Iain, Geri, Tina, Karen, Dewi, Rachel, Kerry to name a few, donating their time and resources freely along with many others, plus amazing collaborations with a variety of organisations.
We’ve had great support from many areas, from local councils and their teams, local businesses and media organisations.
However, we hope we have contributed lots and have played our part as a purely voluntary organisation as we have always tried to connect people, to build relationships and to drive a closer community network.
Here is a pack showing the range of activities Visit Banbury has been involved with, to remind you just what we have done as volunteers.
We have learnt a great deal since officially launching at the Banbury Positivity Summit on Friday 13th February 2015 and finally we have reached the stage we promised to, way back then.
We are bringing together a Board of Directors and a group of core volunteers to help launch Visit Banbury as a Social Enterprise, a business which will be for profit – but not for personal profit.
We feel that the time is right for some of us to participate in Visit Banbury as part of our regular work, but it will be our community and town more widely which profits as we can do more this way.
This will happen early in 2019 and we think we will be the first social enterprise in Banbury – please tell us if there are others as we’d love to collaborate!
We have an awesome group of people coming together but there is room for more so if you are interested, please get in touch.
We have lots of ideas for income generation and for social action projects and what we do will depend on the people’s time and resources we have available to us – and of course the need in our community to facilitate or do something.
So, please take a look back at what we have already done and then help us look forward and guide our activities for the benefit of us all, as the Time is Right !