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Cycling for all ages at Bicester Bike Day - 4.55pm, 22nd June 2017|
It is never too early or too late to get onto a bike and at Bicester Bike Day children to older people can find their way to cycling.
Quick and easy online booking for summer activity hubs - 4.51pm, 22nd June 2017|
Parents can benefit from the speed and convenience of online booking when reserving their kids' places on the summer activity hubs from this Monday.
Plan for Oxford's unmet housing need progresses - 12.26pm, 21st June 2017|
A vision for how north Oxfordshire can help accommodate Oxford's unmet housing need has been set out in a council document.
Free marketing training for Cherwell's entrepreneurs - 3.18pm, 19th June 2017|
Cherwell businesspeople will have the opportunity to improve their marketing skills and help their business stand out from the crowd at a forthcoming workshop.
Increase at housing site to fund sports pitches - 2.40pm, 19th June 2017|
A further five houses will be built as part of an ongoing development in Adderbury following a council decision.
Rail link's pond ambition - 12.17pm, 19th June 2017|
Newts, bats and butterflies are set to benefit from the creation of new wildlife habitats in fields outside Launton and Marsh Gibbon.
Coffee shop will be jewel in the Crown - 10.07am, 19th June 2017|
An application from Brickmort Developments proposing a change of use to the building adjoining Crown House has been approved.
Investment to bear fruit at Orchard Way - 9.54am, 19th June 2017|
Banbury's Orchard Way shops are set for a makeover after a swathe of improvements to their frontage received planning permission.
Views sought on Banbury's built environment - 9.48am, 19th June 2017|
Banbury residents are being invited to have their say on the town's architectural heritage and its future as part of an ongoing appraisal.
New council proposals focus on issues not restructuring - 1.53pm, 16th June 2017|
A document outlining counter-proposals to plans for the creation of a single unitary Oxfordshire council has been submitted to the new Government in response to the proposals for a unitary county council submitted by Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils.
Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31st March 2017 - 10.48am, 15th June 2017|
Cherwell District Council Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31st March 2017 Notice of Public Rights
Follow the four Cs of food hygiene - 4.38pm, 14th June 2017|
With just under 200 infectious disease notifications potentially related to food poisoning in Cherwell during 2016/17, residents are being urged to consider the four Cs for food hygiene: chilling, cooking, cleaning and cross-contamination.
Council's advice to keep dogs healthy and safe this summer - 3.40pm, 14th June 2017|
Residents planning to spend more time outdoors with their dogs over the summer are being offered hints and tips to keep them safe and healthy.
Spotless summer for Glory Farm - 9.54am, 13th June 2017|
A neighbourhood blitz will leave Glory Farm as clean as a whistle from next week.
Agents get lettings updates at seminar - 2.56pm, 12th June 2017|
Letting agents will be able to discover all the latest news in the rental market at a free council event running later this month.
Banbury constituency General Election result - 4.34am, 9th June 2017|
Victoria Prentis (Con) has been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Banbury constituency, following the General Election held on Thursday, 8 June 2017.
Joined up thinking for planners - 11.53am, 7th June 2017|
Proposals which will see two planning teams become one have moved a step closer with a council decision.
Saving green space for country park haven - 11.45am, 7th June 2017|
A new country park is set to be developed in Banbury, offering an accessible, green haven for walkers and wildlife.
Hubs tour holiday tasters - 11.11am, 7th June 2017|
Children will be able to grab a glimpse of the school holidays as council staff run tasters of the summer activity hubs in Banbury and Shutford.
Flytipping clear-up at Launton Meadows - 11.04am, 7th June 2017|
Launton Meadows is back to its best after council officers cleared a flytip.
Car park improvements driven by customer feedback - 11.45am, 6th June 2017|
Blue badge holders can now park for free in Cherwell District Council-owned car parks following the appointment of a new contractor tasked with improving facilities in the area.
Doors prepare to open for polling day - 12.14pm, 5th June 2017|
Polling stations will open across the country on Thursday (8 June) as millions of people are expected to turn out to vote in this year's general election.
Woodgreen now welcoming open air swimmers - 4.21pm, 2nd June 2017|
Banbury's popular outdoor pool is now open for outdoor swimming, having already hosted a week of half term fun.
Call for volunteers to request funds by 6 June - 5.21pm, 1st June 2017|
Voluntary groups in Bicester have the chance to request up to £1000 as the third round of SPARK funding is open until 6 June.
New Chairman announced for Cherwell District Council - 11.35am, 18th May 2017|
On Tuesday (16 May) councillors met at Bodicote House for Cherwell District Council's annual general meeting where the chairman and vice-chairman for 2017/18 were elected.
Healthy Bicester starts with a bang - 9.49am, 18th May 2017|
More than 8,000 people gathered in Bicester town centre to enjoy the launch of Healthy Bicester.
Majority favours parish split - 9.42am, 18th May 2017|
Results are in from the first round of consultation on a proposal to split Upper Heyford into two separate parishes, with a clear majority favouring the initial plans.
Banbury charity receives cash boost - 4.43pm, 17th May 2017|
A Banbury charity that enables adults with physical and learning difficulties to gain hands on skills and improve their confidence has received a £2,600 donation from Cherwell District Council.
Planning committee Thursday, 18 May - 11.23am, 17th May 2017|
The start time for Cherwell District Council's planning committee tomorrow has been brought forward to accommodate a large agenda.
Nordic walking on hand to tackle inactivity - 10.51am, 17th May 2017|
Residents looking to get more active or willing to learn a new sport are encouraged to have a go at Nordic walking.
Deadline looms for voter registration - 1.11pm, 12th May 2017|
Time is running out for people to register to vote in this year's general election with less than two weeks to go until the application deadline.
Sticker clue in tyre-some case - 1.00pm, 12th May 2017|
An investigation has been launched after 63 tyres were discovered dumped on Salt Way near Broughton.
Recycling mascot needs naming - 11.46am, 12th May 2017|
A social media vote will christen the star of a council recycling campaign as residents take their pick of six shortlisted names.
Warning for noisy neighbours as council adopts app - 10.25am, 12th May 2017|
Help is at hand for people suffering from noise nuisance in the form of an app which makes it easier to submit evidence of a problem.
Graven Hill appoints new managing director - 9.04am, 11th May 2017|
Karen Curtin has been appointed as the new managing director of the Graven Hill Village Development Company, which is leading the delivery of the UK's largest self and custom-build housing development.
Launch event will tackle loneliness with fun - 3.12pm, 9th May 2017|
A recently commissioned health and wellbeing survey shows that one in six residents in Bicester feels socially isolated.
Accolades for top business talent at ceremony - 1.31pm, 9th May 2017|
A gourmet café, funeral director and charity for cancer sufferers were among the businesses which had their hard work recognised at the sixth annual Cherwell Business Awards.
Garage acquisition fuels regeneration mission - 12.35pm, 8th May 2017|
Plans to transform Banbury's canalside into a hive of new residential, commercial and retail development have edged closer after Cherwell District Council purchased a redundant brownfield site for £2.15 million.
First blue bin is free - 3.58pm, 5th May 2017|
Residents still using blue recycling boxes can now upgrade to a wheelie bin free of charge.
Banbury's businesses called to shape BID - 10.24am, 5th May 2017|
Banbury businesspeople are invited to a consultation meeting to learn more about the proposed Business Improvement District (BID, to express views and to get involved in shaping its role in adding vitality to the town centre.)
Reap returns of circular food economy - 3.20pm, 3rd May 2017|
Green-fingered residents will be collecting free compost at three events designed to demonstrate the benefits of food and garden waste recycling.
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