Welcome to Cherwell Valley Today

Cherwell Valley Today is a mobile-first hyperlocal website focused on the Cherwell Valley in Oxfordshire. Our aim is to provide features and information for local people and visitors to the area about the very best that we have to offer here in Cherwell and up to the edge of the Cotswolds.

We have previously been called Bicester Today.

With a strong emphasis on rural life, and the best places for shopping, eating, drinking, pampering and visiting, Cherwell Valley Today provides an alternative media outlet for the area.

We feature independent shops and businesses, artisan and boutique lifestyle companies and the agricultural community, as well as looking at the local issues that really matter to your community.

Our website provides local news for the smartphone era, delivered real-time using imagery, video, social media and a cutting-edge mobile design.

Who is behind Cherwell Valley Today?

Cherwell Valley Today is edited and published by Sarah Edwards and jointly owned by Sarah and her husband Colin Adams. They live at Lower Heyford.

Sarah is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with 30 years’ experience, and has worked for local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and TV.
Colin is an engineer by day and a biker, cycler, hiker and general nature lover at all other times!

How can we get coverage in Cherwell Valley Today?

We want to promote the very best that our area has to offer to both people who live here and those who visit. We are happy to offer some initial FREE coverage to anyone who contacts us and tells us about their business, however, we are a business too! We have developed a cost effective, simple advertising and marketing package to help promote your business and make sure that you are well and truly on the map!

There are however a range of ways in which you or your business can take advantage of our readership, both in terms of scale and engagement.

These are:

Advertising: We offer a range of highly competitive and targeted mobile and desktop advertising opportunities on our cutting-edge, mobile-first website. All campaigns come with full performance reporting.

Sponsored content: If your business would like a more editorial profile, we have a number of sponsored content opportunities that come with editorial and photography included.

Columns: If you’d like to share and promote your expertise with your customer base in The Cherwell area, a column could be a great idea. Whether your specialist area is wine or windows, gardening or golf, we can give you a fantastic platform to reach your customers.

To learn more about any of these opportunities, please email Sarah at bicester@hyperlocaltoday.co.uk