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Cherwell to host landlords' forum - 2.23pm, 4th May 2016|
Cherwell's spring Landlords' Forum takes place on Wednesday 18 May between 6.30pm and 8pm in the Council Chamber, Bodicote House. The event is held twice a year (in the spring and autumn) and is free to attend for local landlords.
Old Town Party promises to be a fun day - 4.09pm, 3rd May 2016|
More than 25 independent businesses and community organisations from around Banbury town centre will take their trade and talents out onto the streets for the Old Town Spring Party on Saturday 7 May.
Customer views on Bicester town centre sought - 4.57pm, 29th April 2016|
Grey4Gold are looking to hear from Bicester shoppers on how they want the town centre improved.
The call is out for rusty musicians - 2.51pm, 27th April 2016|
Want an excuse to get that old guitar out of the loft? How about cleaning the banjo strings and tuning it up again? Or maybe it's time to have another go on those dusty drums?
New funding leads the way for rural businesses - 2.20pm, 26th April 2016|
Rural businesses in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to apply for a slice of European funding.
Rubbish approach to disposing of food - 11.06am, 25th April 2016|
More than a dozen black bags containing food waste and peelings have been dumped in layby near Piddington.
Fine price to pay for littering - 11.04am, 25th April 2016|
Two smokers who were spotted separately dropping cigarette butts on the ground have each been fined £75 for littering.
Court bench tackles armchair offence - 11.22am, 20th April 2016|
A woman who illegally dumped two armchairs in a communal bin area despite knowing she would be breaching her tenancy agreement has received a criminal record for her actions.
Unitary council options study launched - 4.32pm, 19th April 2016|
Seven District Councils yesterday (18/4) appointed leading advisors PwC to conduct an independent review of the best governance options to support an ambitious devolution deal for Oxfordshire.
Feel the rhythm at the Mill - 9.51am, 12th April 2016|
Providing leisure activity opportunities for older people is a key objective for Cherwell District Council. As part of this, the council runs activity programmes aimed at keeping older people active. It includes a range of cultural, sporting and other organised social activities.
Details published for election candidates - 9.37am, 12th April 2016|
Details of the candidates standing in this year's local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections have now been published.
Bretch Hill residents come together for fun-filled community play event - 4.47pm, 11th April 2016|
Cherwell District Council, Sanctuary Housing and a range of partners teamed up to put on fund a day of free activities with the Oxfordshire Play Association at the Hill Youth and Community Centre last week.
£100 community group rewards on offer - 4.46pm, 8th April 2016|
The call is out for community group volunteers to get involved in an energy programme in Bicester, and pocket £100 for their community group.
A better deal for Oxfordshire - 2.11pm, 7th April 2016|
Letter from Sue Smith to clarify the approach that the district councils are proposing to move forward the debate about public service delivery in Oxfordshire and to invite your input.
Have a ball at new Boccia sessions - 1.15pm, 7th April 2016|
Inclusive new sporting sessions are being launched in Banbury suitable for older people and those with limited mobility.
Dog owners must stick to new laws - 4.56pm, 6th April 2016|
New laws have come into effect today (Wednesday) making it a legal requirement for all dog owners to ensure their pets are microchipped.
One month to go until polling day - 11.59am, 6th April 2016|
There is just one month to go until the doors open at polling stations across Cherwell for this year's local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Keeping Cherwell clean is key priority - 3.37pm, 5th April 2016|
Keeping the streets clean is a key priority for the council and at its meeting last night (4 April) Cherwell District Council's executive heard that this is reflected in a high level of customer satisfaction with the service, which reached sixty nine per cent in 2015.
Nominations open for 2016 elections - 2.53pm, 31st March 2016|
The countdown has started until this year's elections in May with the nomination period now open for potential candidates.
Franklins House ready for business - 5.36pm, 29th March 2016|
The doors are preparing to open at Franklins House in Bicester symbolising the completion of the town's multi-million pound regeneration project.
Polling cards begin distribution - 5.35pm, 29th March 2016|
Polling cards will begin landing on doorsteps across Cherwell this week as the countdown begins to local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May.
New use found for empty office block - 4.51pm, 29th March 2016|
Town Centre House is a 1980s-built office block in the centre of Banbury that has stood empty for several years.
Connecting communities in Kidlington - 1.32pm, 24th March 2016|
Two more features have been added to the Connecting Communities event in Kidlington.
Countdown is on for voter registration deadline - 2.15pm, 23rd March 2016|
Residents who are not already included in the voters register only have less than a month left to apply for their details to be added ahead of this year's election or they could lose their right to vote on polling day. The deadline to register by is 18 April.
Bicester offices prepare to relocate - 1.43pm, 23rd March 2016|
The doors to Cherwell District Council's Link Point office in Bicester will close for the final time this week as staff prepare to move to new premises.
Cherwell turns up the heat with latest funding grant - 12.03pm, 22nd March 2016|
Proposals to use household waste to heat 6,000 homes at North West Bicester have been given a boost after receiving a £50,000 Government grant.
Jobs on offer in Bicester - 11.07am, 22nd March 2016|
There is an opportunity for jobseekers to find out what's on offer in Bicester on Wednesday, 30 March as Cherwell District Council hosts its second job fair of the year, this time at the John Paul II Centre.
Community leaders unite to deliver a brighter future for Banbury - 4.55pm, 21st March 2016|
Representatives from business, education and politics came together on Friday (18 March) as part of an ongoing drive to increase opportunities for Banbury residents.
Easter fun for everyone - 1.37pm, 21st March 2016|
Parents looking for fun and affordable ways to keep children occupied over the Easter holidays can take advantage of Cherwell District Council's activity programme.
Souldern conservation area: public exhibition - 11.23am, 21st March 2016|
There will be a public exhibition at Souldern Village Hall on Wednesday 30 March, from 4pm to 6:30pm about the Souldern conservation area appraisal.
District councils tell County Council to get on board with study on unitary options - 5.28pm, 18th March 2016|
District councils have begun to commission a study into the future of local government. Councillor Matthew Barber, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, has called on Oxfordshire County Council to "co-operate with the work being undertaken and not to waste the public's money duplicating the study".
Planning application approval aims at job creation - 2.10pm, 18th March 2016|
An application from Albion Land Ltd for a development of almost 50,000 square metres of employment floor space on land north east of Skimmingdish Lane, Launton has been approved.
Adderbury homes refused - 10.52am, 18th March 2016|
An application to build up to 50 new homes in Adderbury was turned down yesterday (17 March) at Cherwell District Council's planning meeting.
Resident thrilled following apartment self-build - 12.53pm, 17th March 2016|
A resident involved in Cherwell District Council's award-winning Build! project has described the opportunity as "like winning the lottery".
Try and keepy up with activators - 12.51pm, 17th March 2016|
Budding Beckhams and potential Peles can put their football skills to the test by taking part in Cherwell District Council's keepy-uppy challenge.
Council looks for company at job fair - 12.35pm, 17th March 2016|
Places are still available for businesses who would like to promote current job vacancies at this month's Bicester Job Fair.
Entrepreneurial Spirit Wins Top Awards - 10.42am, 17th March 2016|
Ambition, innovation and a commitment to doing things differently have scooped Cherwell District Council (CDC) a top accolade, not once but twice on the same night.
Activators go on tour with free activities - 4.07pm, 16th March 2016|
Parks and community centres will become the setting for free activities over the Easter Holidays as Cherwell District Council's activators prepare to go on tour.
Crack on with Easter recycling - 9.51am, 16th March 2016|
Residents who are looking forward to indulging in Easter treats can satisfy more than their sweet tooth by recycling their leftover rubbish.
Mill and Spiceball North car parks - 10.25am, 11th March 2016|
The Mill and Spiceball North car parks in Banbury have now been cleaned, following flooding, and were re-opened at 10am this morning.
Score popularity points at football camp - 4.17pm, 10th March 2016|
Parents looking to score popularity points with their children over the Easter holidays can sign them up for football camps with professional players.
Partners club together to offer support - 2.04pm, 10th March 2016|
Sports clubs can receive free advice about funding, training and development opportunities at specialist forums taking place in Banbury and Bicester.
Officers flat out as apartments go on sale - 5.14pm, 8th March 2016|
An extensive renovation project to convert an historic house into modern apartments has been a "huge success" with just one property left unsold.
Residents asked for views on Kidlington masterplan - 5.11pm, 8th March 2016|
The proposed approach to guiding development in Kidlington until 2031 will be subject to a public consultation after it was agreed to proceed with a draft masterplan.
Officers flat out as apartments go on sale - 5.08pm, 8th March 2016|
An extensive renovation project to convert an historic house into modern apartments has been a "huge success" with just one property left unsold.
Taxing job as bills begin distribution - 3.57pm, 8th March 2016|
The new council tax bills for 2016/ 2017 will begin dropping on doormats this week as Cherwell District Council begins the billing process for 61,767 households.
New project will develop tools for planning Green Infrastructure in Bicester - 11.38am, 7th March 2016|
Cherwell District Council is working with the University of Oxford, Forest Research and Bioregional to find better ways of planning networks of green infrastructure (GI) in and around Bicester.
Project end signals new beginning - 5.54pm, 3rd March 2016|
Work on the second phase of Bicester's multi-million pound regeneration project is nearing completion with the first businesses due to open their doors in the coming weeks.
War is over as blitz team clear litter - 11.23am, 2nd March 2016|
Members of Cherwell District Council's green team declared war on litter as they removed over 18 tonnes of rubbish from a Banbury estate.
Skip the challenge and enjoy the fun - 5.27pm, 26th February 2016|
A £10 Amazon voucher is up for grabs for children who take on Cherwell District Council's activators in their latest fitness challenge.
Year's first job fair attracts large turnout - 11.48am, 26th February 2016|
Hundreds of vacancies were on offer to jobseekers at the council's first 2016 job fair, in Banbury.
Twice the fun as booking numbers double - 9.10am, 24th February 2016|
Booking numbers for Cherwell District Council's half term holiday hubs doubled in 2016 as demand for the service continues to soar.
Lucky number seven as council tax remains frozen - 3.14pm, 23rd February 2016|
Residents will pay the same amount of money towards Cherwell District Council's services as they did in 2009 after councillors froze its share of council tax for the seventh consecutive year.
Plans driven forward for new road - 9.03am, 23rd February 2016|
A major new road which will serve 6,000 new homes at North West Bicester and alleviate congestion at a nearby pinchpoint has been given the green light for approval.
Partnership work to accommodate rough sleepers - 8.54am, 23rd February 2016|
Residents with concerns about rough sleepers can help people off the streets and on the road to a brighter future by supporting a partnership project and reporting individual cases.
Sign up to work at this year's elections - 10.59am, 15th February 2016|
People who would like to earn some extra money in time for the summer can apply to work at this year's elections in May.
Traders market French fancies - 4.10pm, 10th February 2016|
Meat treats, tasty pastries and pleasing seasoning will be among the delicious delicacies on offer at a visiting French market.
March into action with Nordic walking course - 4.10pm, 10th February 2016|
Residents looking to make the most of the arrival of spring can sign up for new Nordic walking courses starting in March.
No fare at job fair - 12.27pm, 9th February 2016|
Employers looking to advertise their vacancies for free can still sign up to host a stall at the upcoming Banbury Job Fair.
Questionnaire seeks feedback from Bicester locals - 10.18am, 8th February 2016|
Residents and businesses are each being asked to take part in a short questionnaire regarding the future growth of Bicester to help identify what is important to locals.
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