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Monday 22nd is defrost your turkey day - 12.43pm, 19th December 2014|
To help you stay safe during this festive season Cherwell District Council is supporting the Food Standards Agency's (FSA)Defrost Your Turkey Day on 22 December.
Councillors reject Hook Norton homes - 12.24pm, 19th December 2014|
Controversial plans to extend the boundary of Hook Norton with a development of 48 new homes have been rejected by councillors.
A bin is for life, not just for Christmas - 6.25pm, 18th December 2014|
There is just one week left for people to take advantage of Cherwell District Council's Winter Bin Sale and purchase a new recycling bin for just £10.
Help shape the future of North West Bicester - 1.41pm, 18th December 2014|
Feedback is being sought on the document which will be used to guide the layout and delivery of the sustainable development of 6,000 homes at North West Bicester.
Cherwell plans for the future with multi million pound proposals - 11.55am, 18th December 2014|
Views are being sought on multi million pound proposals to protect Cherwell District Council's services through a confederation model and joint working with other councils.
Town team initiative brings pink pig back to Banbury - 1.28pm, 15th December 2014|
A popular Banbury vinyl records business is back in the town centre, five years since it left. Thanks to an initiative by the Banbury town team, Record Savings (AKA Pink Pig) has taken on a unit in Church Lane to sell its mix of vinyl, cds, posters and gifts.
Christmas opening hours and bin collections - 3.32pm, 12th December 2014|
Residents are being advised to make a note of changes to Cherwell District Council's opening hours and bin collections over the festive period.
"Exciting" times ahead for Bicester - 3.31pm, 12th December 2014|
The Government Minister with responsibility for Housing and Planning has described Bicester's proposed expansion as "hugely exciting" during a special visit to the town.
You're hired! Contractor appointed to lead apprentices - 3.29pm, 12th December 2014|
A team of apprentices has started to learn the tricks of the construction trade following the awarding of a £50,000 grant to an Oxfordshire contractor.
More call for pickleball - 3.27pm, 12th December 2014|
A new sport which was temporarily introduced to Cherwell District Council's sporting itinerary is set to continue following a high uptake by residents.
Letters land litter lout in court - 11.51am, 10th December 2014|
A litter lout who dumped household rubbish containing his name and address on farmland in Duns Tew has been ordered to pay more than £800 in fines, court and clean-up costs.
Prison for pensioner who pilfered £69,000 benefits - 11.49am, 10th December 2014|
An 80-year-old pensioner who fraudulently claimed almost £70,000 in benefits over an eight year period will spend Christmas behind bars after being sentenced to 40 weeks in prison for his crimes.
Bicester to welcome Government Minister - 10.34am, 10th December 2014|
Bicester's ambitious and innovative expansion plans will be seen at first hand when the Government's Housing Minister Brandon Lewis MP visits the town this week.
Eco Bicester - best in Europe - 8.04am, 10th December 2014|
Cherwell District Council has won a prestigious European energy award after being nominated by the National Energy Foundation earlier this year. The council scooped the ACE Award Overall Winner in the category Energy Smart Municipalities.
Drive by and recycle - 2.38pm, 9th December 2014|
Residents are being encouraged to drive by a layby and recycle following the introduction of three more glass recycling sites in Cherwell.
Adopt a flexible approach to the new year with yoga - 2.35pm, 9th December 2014|
Two new yoga classes are being launched in Kidlington to help people keep their new year's resolution to get fit.
Have your say on new council ward boundaries - 10.35am, 9th December 2014|
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Cherwell to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
Local Plan examination set to resume - 4.04pm, 4th December 2014|
A Government planning inspector will return to Cherwell District Council next week to resume his scrutiny of the document outlining where to build 22,800 homes by 2031.
Government awards Bicester Garden Town status - 12.56pm, 2nd December 2014|
Bicester is to receive a multi-million pound award to fund the delivery of 13,000 homes, 21,500 jobs and a new motorway junction after being awarded Garden Town status by the Government.
Support for Small Business Saturday - 4.17pm, 1st December 2014|
To support Small Business Saturday on 6 December, all Cherwell District Council owned car parks will be free for the day.
Cash boost will aid further joint working - 4.59pm, 28th November 2014|
Three councils are in line for a cash boost aimed at helping them work more closely together.
Affordable homes for Sibford Ferris - 11.21am, 28th November 2014|
Sibford Ferris is set to benefit from six new affordable homes following a decision from Cherwell District Council's planning Committee last night (27 November).
Bletchingdon development continues to move forward - 11.18am, 28th November 2014|
Plans to build up to 58 new homes in Bletchingdon have taken a step forward after Cherwell district councillors approved the latest stage of the planning process.
Register pooches for an early Christmas present - 4.02pm, 27th November 2014|
As Christmas shopping begins to take hold, dog owners are being encouraged to pick up the perfect present for their pooch by registering for a free identity tag.
Gearing up for the season of goodwill - 11.07am, 27th November 2014|
Customers who book an MOT with Cherwell District Council will receive a free winter check, mince pie and hot drink in the run up to Christmas Eve.
Don't forget your licence for those festive events - 2.04pm, 24th November 2014|
All pub landlords and owners of licensed premises who are intending to extend their opening hours over the festive season, or any resident organising a festive ad-hoc event, must submit a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) by the deadline to avoid having to cancel the event.
Delivering Christmas cheer to the post office - 1.41pm, 24th November 2014|
Cllr Alastair Milne Home, Chairman of Cherwell District Council, visited Royal Mail's Banbury delivery office this morning (24 November) to pass on Christmas wishes to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.
College's cricket set bats off competition to win contest - 5.35pm, 20th November 2014|
A vice which transforms into a children's cricket set was named the winning creation at a competition between three educational establishments in Bicester.
Bike prize will light up children's faces - 5.06pm, 18th November 2014|
Youngsters in Bicester are being offered the chance to turn on the town's Christmas lights and win a bike by taking part in a festive competition.
Deadline looms for Local Heritage Assets suggestions - 4.08pm, 17th November 2014|
Time is running out for people to put forward recommendations of monuments and buildings to be included within a Register of Local Heritage Assets.
Enjoy fitness progression at zumboga session - 10.03am, 17th November 2014|
Ladies looking for a new way to keep fit and active are being encouraged to attend zumboga sessions in Banbury.
Christmas signals return of recycling bin sale - 3.31pm, 14th November 2014|
Residents are being offered the opportunity to purchase additional recycling bins at a discounted rate with the return of the £10 winter bin sale.
Majority of residents confirmed on electoral register - 3.28pm, 14th November 2014|
A total of 94 per cent of electors in the Cherwell area have now had their details confirmed on the new electoral register.
Pledge plastic support at evening roadshows - 3.26pm, 14th November 2014|
A series of evening recycling roadshows will be held to promote Cherwell District Council's support for the national Pledge 4 Plastics campaign during European Waste Reduction week.
Recycling team set shining example - 3.23pm, 14th November 2014|
Members of Cherwell District Council's green team are hoping to brighten residents' day by handing out freebies at three Christmas lights switch-ons.
New sport gets players in a pickle - 3.19pm, 14th November 2014|
Residents looking to try their hand at a new sport are being encouraged to join a new pickleball course in Bloxham.
Enjoy a taste of the continent - 5.02pm, 13th November 2014|
Residents looking to indulge in a choice of cheeses, batches of bread and plenty of pastries are being encouraged to visit a touring French market when it comes to Banbury and Bicester.
Plenty of fun at fundraiser - 2.33pm, 12th November 2014|
Schoolchildren are being invited to try a new sport for free as part of a series of events being planned in support of Children in Need.
Build! scheme to house educational opportunities - 2.29pm, 12th November 2014|
Banbury's former ambulance station is to be demolished to provide affordable housing opportunities for adults in education and training.
Play sessions offer youngsters a sense of fun - 2.25pm, 12th November 2014|
Weekly play sessions designed to stimulate babies and toddlers have been launched in Duns Tew.
New rules on allergens for food businesses - 2.00pm, 10th November 2014|
New EU rules for food businesses take effect from December, affecting the way they provide allergen information. Councils across the country are working with the Food Standards Agency to make sure businesses know what to do and how to provide safe food for those with food allergies and intolerances.
Walking football sessions to kick off in Bloxham - 3.17pm, 4th November 2014|
A new club has been set up for older football fans who are eager to keep playing the game but at a more leisurely pace.
Half term events create a hub of activity - 3.57pm, 3rd November 2014|
Organisers of Cherwell District Council's holiday hubs have vowed to host more events in the future following the successful launch of its first October sessions.
Council makes a racket about new tennis club - 2.08pm, 3rd November 2014|
A new tennis club is being served up to ladies in Bicester as part of an ongoing initiative to create more sporting opportunities for women.
Planning permission granted for 160 homes - 4.16pm, 31st October 2014|
Plans for up to 160 new homes have been approved in Banbury at a location named as a preferred site for development within Cherwell District Council's Submission Local Plan.
New building to rise from the ashes - 4.08pm, 31st October 2014|
The site of a former cash and carry warehouse which was destroyed by a fire has received planning permission for a replacement building to be built.
Sportivate event promises to pack a punch - 5.41pm, 28th October 2014|
Organisers of a Banbury boxing club are hoping two sessions with a Great British champion will prove to be a hit when it launches at the start of November.
Street wardens gain Community Safety Accreditation - 4.56pm, 28th October 2014|
Cherwell's street wardens have received formal recognition under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme at a presentation attended by Thames Valley Chief Constable Sara Thornton at Cherwell's Bodicote House HQ today (28 October).
Street-smart Southwold - 10.44am, 28th October 2014|
Southwold can consider itself literally street-smart after a five-day blitz of the area cleared an amount of rubbish equal to the weight of a large killer whale.
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