MP VISITS NEW SHOPPING PARK AT BANBURY GATEWAY
On Saturday 5 December, Victoria joined retailers, local dignitaries and Banbury residents at the official opening of Banbury Gateway Shopping Park. The event took place in Ed’s Diner, one of 14 leading high street shops which have opened in Banbury’s newest shopping park. Victoria spoke about issues surrounding recruitment and parking, and welcomed several new brands to Banbury, which she said would complement the brilliant variety of business already operating in the town.
The opening coincided with Banbury Gateway’s ‘My Wild Winter’ event, which saw a day of free activities at the shopping park, as well as discounts and offers in the shops. Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust were there to educate shoppers on how to look after local wildlife this winter, and Victoria tried her hand at outdoor ice-sculpting. ‘My Wild Winter’ was organised by The Crown Estate (the owners of the Banbury Gateway Shopping Park) and the Wildlife Trust in order to help promote wildlife and nature at its shopping parks.