02/12/2017

Banbury Rise road named after town hero

George Parish Road was officially opened on Saturday, 2nd December at Banbury Rise in honour of town hero, George Parish.

The road was named in honour of the remarkable former Mayor and councillor George Parish, who was recognised for his impactful campaigns and meaningful work.

Mr Parish led a successful campaign to stop Banbury’s Horton Hospital being downgraded in 2008, endearing him to people of the town. To add to his fantastic list of achievements, George Parish was also a long-serving Town and District councillor, former Cherwell District Council chairman and in 2014 was awarded an Honorary Burgess of Banbury – the town’s highest honour. 

Bloor Homes’ worked closely with Banbury Town Council to organise the launch of the road. Family, friends and fellow councillors attended the event to officially name George Parish Road at the Banbury Rise development.

Mark Powell, Regional Sales Director for Bloor Homes Western, said: “It was a real pleasure to welcome George Parish’s family at our Banbury Rise development for the opening ceremony of the road named in his honour. Mr Parish was known for his dedication to the community, and we are delighted to be able to recognise his highly influential work.”