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New village hall for Fritwell - 3.33pm, 23rd May 2016|
A new village hall and eleven new homes have been approved for the former site of the George and Dragon pub in Fritwell.
Steam train factory decision delayed - 3.23pm, 23rd May 2016|
Plans to replace a dilapidated steam engine works on Banbury's Canalside are being held at a red light.
New housing for adults with learning difficulties - 6.03pm, 20th May 2016|
Councillors have given the green light to much-needed housing for adults with learning difficulties.
Adults with brain injuries get new homes - 6.02pm, 20th May 2016|
The construction of housing for adults with brain injuries is poised to begin in Banbury.
Have fun and keep cool at Banbury's outdoor pool - 12.47pm, 20th May 2016|
The May bank holiday will signify the first signs of summer as Banbury's outdoor pool opens its doors to the public for the first time this year.
District Council Leaders rule out cross-boundary unitary solution - 5.44pm, 19th May 2016|
Following the recent elections, Oxfordshire's District Council Leaders have reconfirmed their ambitions to simplify local government and give more power to the people of the county.
New chairman takes the chain - 5.48pm, 18th May 2016|
Newly-elected members of Cherwell District Council have met for the first time following this month's local elections.
Sir Tony presents coat of arms to Cherwell - 5.46pm, 18th May 2016|
The new chairman of Cherwell District Council has undertaken her first official duty by receiving a coat of arms on behalf of the authority.
Kirtlington homes refused on appeal - 5.38pm, 18th May 2016|
An appeal against a council decision not to allow up to 75 new homes to be built off Lince Lane in Kirtlington has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.
Text to donate and do something great - 12.34pm, 18th May 2016|
Residents who would like to offer support to rough sleepers can take advantage of a new text service which has been backed by Cherwell District Council.
Countdown has begun for four days of fun - 12.32pm, 18th May 2016|
With the countdown now on until the May half term, bookings lines have opened for Cherwell District Council's popular holiday hubs.
Funding available for Queen's birthday celebrations - 2.49pm, 11th May 2016|
To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, Cherwell District Council is providing financial support towards local community events that aim to bring people together and strengthen community spirit.
Time for a Park Run? - 2.46pm, 10th May 2016|
Bicester has joined the global running phenomenon that is Park Run and Cherwell District Council, along with Bicester Leisure Centre is promoting the idea. Runners, joggers and walkers, old or young are encouraged to come down and complete the flat 5k (3.1 mile) course on Saturday mornings at 9am.
Conservatives maintain control of Cherwell - 2.23pm, 9th May 2016|
The Conservative group has retained majority control of Cherwell District Council after the existing wards were disbanded and replaced with new ward arrangements.
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.
£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.
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