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Pitch-a perfect - 3.16pm, 17th August 2017|
Sports clubs in Banbury and Bicester will soon be able to benefit from improved sports pitches following council's investments.
Development to care for dementia sufferers - 1.12pm, 9th August 2017|
The district's capacity to care for people living with dementia has been approved for expansion following a council decision.
The Grim sweeper - 9.48am, 9th August 2017|
Grimsbury will be swept up for the end of summer as one of Banbury's busiest areas gets a deep clean from the council.
Taxi rating scheme puts passengers in the driving seat - 11.40am, 7th August 2017|
Taxi passengers can now rate their experiences with the launch of a new scoring system designed to improve customer satisfaction.
Bicester grows enhancing residents' quality of life - 4.50pm, 4th August 2017|
Bicester's growth plans keep progressing focussing more on young people's aspirations and opportunities to improve residents' quality of life.
Silver screen nights out at Garth Park - 3.30pm, 4th August 2017|
Bicester's Garth Park will host a series of box office classics over the last weeks of summer as Cherwell District Council announces a programme of social outdoor screenings.
Extra time to comment on unmet housing need - 9.25am, 4th August 2017|
People have been given more time to comment on plans to accommodate Oxford's unmet housing need after it was agreed to extend the current consultation until October.
High scores come through the doors for fair - 9.19am, 2nd August 2017|
Scores of jobseekers and a dozen companies made the most of last week's Banbury Employment and Careers Fair.
Bin rounds change from next week - 3.52pm, 26th July 2017|
Waste and recycling collection days in the district are changing from next week.
COUNCIL TAX PAYMENTS - 4.58pm, 24th July 2017|
Residents are advised that due to a system changeover, for the month of July, council tax payments that are taken by direct debit on 25 of the month only will be taken on Friday, 28 July rather than Tuesday, 25 July.
Under a fortnight until bin round changes - 3.23pm, 20th July 2017|
From 1 August 2017, bin collection days will be changing for around half of the households in Cherwell district.
Volunteer leaders sought to activate Health Routes - 11.43am, 20th July 2017|
With all of Bicester's Health Routes due to be completed by the end of the summer, Cherwell District Council is now looking for walking and running leaders to promote them.
Splash into summer at Woodgreen - 10.37am, 20th July 2017|
Banbury swimmers can enjoy longer sessions from Saturday, when Woodgreen Open Air Pool launches its holiday timetable.
Call for jobseekers to check out the Employment and Careers Fair in Banbury - 10.26am, 20th July 2017|
A selection of Cherwell businesses will be on hand for job hunters at the upcoming Employment and Careers Fair in Banbury.
Cherwell's kids to enjoy three fun action-packed Play Days this summer - 10.03am, 20th July 2017|
Children are invited to take part in fun and games as Play Days return to the district, kicking off from Banbury on 26 July.
Feedback sought on parish council proposals - 12.28pm, 18th July 2017|
A public consultation will be launched at the end of July into plans to review the number of councillors representing six parishes across Cherwell.
Spring into action and register an interest - 11.50am, 18th July 2017|
Prospective homeowners looking to get their first foot on the property ladder can register an interest in a unique development of shared ownership homes in Banbury.
Consultation starts for Williamscot's conservation area's extension - 9.12am, 18th July 2017|
Villagers in Williamscot are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to the village's conservation area through a public consultation and exhibition.
Book online to give kids a good time - 12.03pm, 17th July 2017|
A new online booking system allowing parents to reserve places for children's activity hubs has proven an instant success with nearly 1,500 bookings within the first three weeks.
Consultation to commence on development proposals to help meet Oxford's unmet housing need - 2.09pm, 13th July 2017|
A six week consultation on proposals for how Cherwell contributes in accommodating Oxford's unmet housing need commences on Monday, 17 July. The consultation will be supported by a series of public exhibitions focused on the proposed development sites.
Summer challenge to enjoy Bicester's green spaces - 12.22pm, 6th July 2017|
With the summer holidays on the doorstep, Healthy Bicester has come up with a challenge competition which is free and fun for all the family.
Tackling the Green Streets of Glory Farm - 4.36pm, 3rd July 2017|
Glory Farm, Bicester is looking clean and green in time for the summer holidays after council workers removed 14.26 tonnes of waste.
Activators to animate parks and community centres over the summer - 4.22pm, 3rd July 2017|
Youngsters can make the most out of parks and community centres this summer as free games and activities will be set up by Cherwell District Council's activators.
Cherwell Local Plan Partial Review Consultation Dates - 9.51am, 30th June 2017|
Arrangements for a forthcoming consultation on the Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan (Oxford's Unmet Housing Needs) are being made.
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.
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.
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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