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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.
Network Rail seeking residents' views on Launton and Bicester railway crossings - 11.34am, 14th November 2014|
Residents from Launton and Bicester will have the opportunity to give their views on how railway crossing safety can be improved in their area by attending a public consultation event on Wednesday 19 November.
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.
Eco town gives economy a boost - 2.41pm, 27th October 2014|
The economic benefits brought about by the creation of the North West Bicester eco town are beginning to be felt locally through increased employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
A chance for business to shine - 2.35pm, 27th October 2014|
Returning for its fourth year in 2015, the Cherwell Business Awards have now established a solid reputation for showcasing the district's excellent business people and organisations and celebrating the achievements of employers, employees and entrepreneurs.
Community Bank out on tour - 1.49pm, 27th October 2014|
The Cherwell Community Bank (CCB) will be out and about on a bus tour tomorrow (28 October).
Cherwell continues to Build! successful reputation - 12.07pm, 27th October 2014|
Members of Cherwell District Council's Build! initiative have picked up their second accolade of the month in recognition of its pioneering Build! project.
Book your place for the Disability Forum - 3.24pm, 24th October 2014|
Bodicote House is once again the venue for the Cherwell Disability Forum as Cherwell District Council plays host to the event that aims to raise awareness of disability issues.
Organisers recruit record turnout to job fair - 1.29pm, 22nd October 2014|
A record number of employers took to the Bicester Job Fair to advertise employment and apprentice opportunities across the local area.
Cost of ignoring letters tops £500 - 1.09pm, 22nd October 2014|
A man who ignored three requests to provide information to Cherwell District Council has been ordered to pay more than £500 in court costs and fines.
Councillors give support to revised local plan - 4.07pm, 21st October 2014|
The decision on where to locate future housing and employment sites in Cherwell will be made by a Government Planning Inspector after councillors endorsed their preferred sites for developments.
Councillors to vote on amendments to local plan - 12.44pm, 17th October 2014|
A decision on whether to endorse changes to accommodate additional homes within Cherwell District Council's Local Plan will be made by councillors at a meeting on Monday.
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