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Rubbish Santa delivers serious fly-tip message - 4.34pm, 9th December 2016|
 
A new campaign to target fly-tipping in Cherwell will go live on Monday (12 December) with a series of short videos starring a Rubbish Santa.
Say why Tadmarton deserves to be conserved - 3.13pm, 9th December 2016|
 
Tadmarton residents will be having their say on a series of possible changes to the village's conservation area as part of an appraisal being launched next week.
Homes under the hammer as Bicester house building continues - 3.12pm, 9th December 2016|
 
Almost 10 per cent of the 10,129 homes planned for Bicester over a 20 year period have been built since 2011 according to the latest housing figures to be published.
New contract awarded for local advice services - 10.01am, 7th December 2016|
 
A popular debt and advice service, which has helped thousands of people across the district, will continue to run following the award of a new contract.
Yule love the Bicester Christmas market - 12.39pm, 6th December 2016|
 
Festive treats and tasty tipples will be on offer at the Bicester Christmas Craft and Foodie market on Saturday.
Community jackpot plans progress - 11.48am, 6th December 2016|
 
Plans to create a community lottery are set to provide voluntary and community organisations with new funding streams.
Zone in on safe nights out - 11.12am, 6th December 2016|
 
Roadshows to help keep night-time revellers safe will be taking to the streets in the run-up to Christmas.
Bicester is fit to become a Healthy New Town - 1.54pm, 5th December 2016|
 
Partner agencies are working together to make Bicester a Healthy New Town ahead of the project's official launch in 2017.
Views sought on Wroxton conservation area - 4.51pm, 2nd December 2016|
 
Villagers in Wroxton are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to the village's conservation area through a public consultation and exhibition.
Car park ready for Christmas shoppers - 5.44pm, 1st December 2016|
 
People can park closer to Banbury's old town shops from today (Thursday) with the opening of a temporary car park in place of the Bolton Road multi-storey.
Tenancy Strategy consultation launched - 12.38pm, 1st December 2016|
 
The council is today launching its consultation on an updated Tenancy Strategy, which has received minor changes to reflect current Government legislation.
Community groups to SPARK off before deadline - 10.57am, 1st December 2016|
 
Community group organisers in Bicester are being reminded that the deadline for the first round of applications to the SPARK fund is 12 December.
Chance to win food safety course in return for feedback - 10.34am, 1st December 2016|
 
Food businesses could be in with a chance of winning a free food safety course by answering a survey about Cherwell District Council's support services.
Energy mapping survey brings green dividends - 9.54am, 1st December 2016|
 
Bicester residents and community groups who participated in a recent energy efficiency survey are having their green spaces rejuvenated with the help of free gardening vouchers.
Bicester receives a gift for the present and the future - 5.04pm, 30th November 2016|
 
Bicester has received an early Christmas present from Value Retail which has donated approximately £6,000 worth of festive decorations to the town centre.
Tributes to former Cherwell District Council chairman - 2.06pm, 30th November 2016|
 
The leader of Cherwell District Council has paid tribute to a hard-working former chairman who passed away this week.
Reminder to countdown to TENs - 11.53am, 29th November 2016|
 
People organising licensable festive celebrations are reminded they must obtain a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) or risk having their event cancelled.
Seasonal stalls swing by Kidlington - 12.01pm, 28th November 2016|
 
Festive foods and precious presents will be on offer at the Kidlington Christmas market on Saturday.
New spaces for gypsies and travellers - 3.33pm, 25th November 2016|
 
Gypsies and travellers will be able to use eleven new caravan pitches following two council decisions.
Outsized development raises red flags - 3.23pm, 25th November 2016|
 
Proposals which could have substantially increased the size of Finmere have been turned down.
Council supports a focus on the crocus - 12.48pm, 25th November 2016|
 
Flowerbeds and roundabouts will adopt a purple glow next spring after Cherwell District Council purchased 60,000 crocus bulbs in support of a charity campaign.
An extra recycling bin is not just for Christmas - 11.13am, 25th November 2016|
 
As households stock up for another festive season, the council is urging people to be prepared for the leftovers.
No pay and display on Small Business Saturday - 12.25pm, 24th November 2016|
 
Free parking will be temporarily introduced to Cherwell District Council operated car parks on 3 December in support of Small Business Saturday.
Options Consultation: staffed exhibitions - 10.19am, 22nd November 2016|
 
Cherwell District Council is undertaking a Partial Review of its Local Plan to determine how it can help Oxford with its unmet housing need.
Rough sleeping reduces - 4.31pm, 21st November 2016|
 
The latest estimate for the number of people rough sleeping in Cherwell has shown a 19 per cent decrease on last year's figures.
Things are looking up for The Hill - 5.05pm, 18th November 2016|
 
A dilapidated community building is set to be knocked down and replaced with upgraded facilities after £840,000 of funding was sourced to deliver the project.
Maintenance work planned for car parks - 5.04pm, 18th November 2016|
 
The number of spaces available in two of Cherwell District Council's car parks will be temporarily reduced to allow for essential maintenance work to be undertaken.
At pains to maintain a home left alone? - 5.06pm, 16th November 2016|
 
Fraud, vandalism and disrepair are among the risks being highlighted to property owners as Empty Homes Week approaches.
Consultations to support sustainable development - 5.02pm, 16th November 2016|
 
Members of the public can have their say on how developers contribute to the costs of building new infrastructure, with two new consultations that were launched on Monday.
Rental done right is theme for forum - 12.36pm, 16th November 2016|
 
Private landlords will be getting updates on issues affecting the rental sector at the council's latest forum, which runs next week.
Consultation on helping accommodate Oxford's unmet housing need - 4.55pm, 15th November 2016|
 
Proposals for how Cherwell district could help accommodate Oxford's unmet housing needs have gone out to public consultation.
Businesses get some va-va-voom with Velocity - 10.32am, 14th November 2016|
 
Local businesses are being given the opportunity to benefit from free, expert business advice at a series of clinics being run by Cherwell District Council in partnership with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership's (SEMLEP) Velocity service.
A week to win for Banbury town - 5.06pm, 10th November 2016|
 
There is just one week left to back Banbury's bid to win the town centre category of the Great British High Street awards.
Not the end of the road for demolished car park - 11.05am, 10th November 2016|
 
Work to demolish a multi-storey car park in Banbury has been completed on schedule with rubble from the site being recycled to form new roads at a nearby housing development.
Faith communities come together at event - 4.14pm, 9th November 2016|
 
The rich tapestry of Bicester's faith groups will be celebrated during the next Connecting Communities event on 16 November.
Giant poppy shows support for Forces - 2.21pm, 9th November 2016|
 
A giant poppy is on display at the reception at Bodicote House to mark Cherwell District Council's support for the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal.
A clear and fair approach to anti-social behaviour - 3.36pm, 8th November 2016|
 
A clearer and more consistent approach to tackling antisocial behaviour is to be introduced under a new joint council policy.
Consultation to help bridge funding gaps - 11.48am, 8th November 2016|
 
Residents and developers will be able to have their say on two new documents which will help the delivery of local infrastructure, following a council decision.
BID business plan for Banbury boost - 11.13am, 8th November 2016|
 
Banbury businesspeople have backed the idea of pooling funds to boost the town centre, meaning a business plan can now be made.
Public consultation on planning policy review - 10.43am, 8th November 2016|
 
Residents will be able to have their say on how Cherwell district should accommodate Oxford's unmet housing needs, as an Options Paper goes out for consultation.
Public support to bring Order to town - 9.49am, 8th November 2016|
 
An order to stop begging, rough sleeping and alcohol consumption on the streets of Banbury town centre has been approved after a public consultation showed overwhelming support for the proposals.
Voters' ringing endorsement for Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan - 9.46am, 7th November 2016|
 
Bloxham villagers have delivered an overwhelming referendum result in favour of a document that will guide decisions on future planning applications in the village.
Get in the market for business awards - 1.06pm, 2nd November 2016|
 
District businesses have a chance to shine following the launch of the 2017 Cherwell Business Awards.
Referendum will plan for Bloxham's future - 12.48pm, 2nd November 2016|
 
Villagers in Bloxham are being invited to have their say on the document that will guide decisions on future planning applications by participating in a neighbourhood plan referendum.
Breeze through survey for a breath of fresh air - 4.41pm, 1st November 2016|
 
The quality of the air we breathe, and how to improve it, is the subject of a newly-launched council survey.
Hi-vis visitors completing canvass - 1.06pm, 1st November 2016|
 
Residents who have still not responded to the household canvass form are now receiving visits from authorised council canvassers.
Great British High Street Awards "Vote Banbury" team goes to market - 9.37am, 1st November 2016|
 
Banbury's town team is taking its campaign to win a 2016 Great British High Street award to market this week - literally!
Bright sparks avoid powder kegs - 3.46pm, 31st October 2016|
 
The sparkling delights and bright lights of Bonfire Night are an exciting time for many. But loud bangs, smoke and large groups of people can cause annoyance to some residents and distress to their pets.
Councillors work to accommodate new office building - 4.41pm, 28th October 2016|
 
Permission has been granted to demolish an existing building and associated units on a Bicester trading estate and replace them with new purpose-built office space.
Airbase regeneration plan features hotel, bar and market - 1.11pm, 28th October 2016|
 
Plans to open a hotel, covered market and bar at the former RAF Upper Heyford have been given the go-ahead.
Modest increase for housing development - 1.00pm, 28th October 2016|
 
A further four houses will be built as part of an ongoing development in Bodicote following a council decision.
Cropredy expansion not according to Plan - 12.45pm, 28th October 2016|
 
A proposal to expand the number of houses in Cropredy by up to 20 per cent has been turned down.
More mooring at marina - 12.36pm, 28th October 2016|
 
The construction of a new basin at Cropredy Marina is set to provide 100 new moorings at the popular boating venue.
Three is key to free - 11.14am, 28th October 2016|
 
Free parking will be temporarily introduced across car parks operated by Cherwell District Council to support Small Business Saturday and the January sales.
Joint chief executive announces decision to step down - 5.37pm, 27th October 2016|
 
The joint chief executive of Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils has announced she will step down from her post in March next year.
Clock change signals time to help - 5.33pm, 27th October 2016|
 
With the clocks due to go back one hour this weekend, Cherwell District Council is reminding people of the services available to help the homeless during the colder winter months.
The safe and clean Halloween scene - 2.50pm, 26th October 2016|
 
As the nights draw in over autumn many of us are looking forward to the colour and revelry that come with Halloween.
Where there's a skill there's a way - 4.00pm, 24th October 2016|
 
Young people and anyone considering a career change can meet employers from a range of sectors at Thursday's Bicester Skills and Careers Fair.
Hardwick, spick and span - 10.45am, 19th October 2016|
 
Banbury's Hardwick estate will soon be looking its very best, with the area due for an intensive autumn clean-up from council officers.
Banbury calls for residents' vote in national Great British High Street award - 9.40am, 18th October 2016|
 
Banbury has today been named as one of the country's best high streets with confirmation that it is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition.
Take a power hour to learn and grow - 5.02pm, 17th October 2016|
 
Entrepreneurs looking to grow and develop their businesses are being invited to get free expert advice at Power Hour Business Clinics taking place in October and November.
Portion control is a piece of cake - 2.20pm, 14th October 2016|
 
Green gurus will be spilling the beans on food waste at a series of events being held across the district next week.
Inside Housing honours chief executive and commercial director - 12.23pm, 13th October 2016|
 
This week, Sue Smith, chief executive of Cherwell District Council (CDC) and Karen Curtin, commercial director, have both been selected to feature in the list of 'Who's Who in Local Authority Housing Delivery.'
Guide recreation in future direction - 9.57am, 11th October 2016|
 
Sport and recreation facilities are the subject of a new questionnaire which will be used to guide future improvements across Cherwell.
SPARK Fund offers a brighter future - 10.48am, 10th October 2016|
 
Voluntary groups in Bicester can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help launch and develop community projects in the town.
Wasters will pay new penalty - 3.22pm, 7th October 2016|
 
Those illegally disposing of waste in the district will face tougher deterrents as the council announces plans to issue them with new penalties.
Get down to business at awards launch - 11.39am, 7th October 2016|
 
Businesses are being invited to attend the launch of the 2017 Cherwell Business Awards to find out more about celebrating the achievements of employees and companies across the district.
Cause for paws applause - 9.25am, 7th October 2016|
 
The dog warden service at Cherwell District Council is leading by example in the care of stray hounds after retrieving its fourth consecutive Gold award from the RSPCA.
All the fun of the fair! - 12.13pm, 6th October 2016|
 
Banbury will be turned into an array of bright lights, dizzy heights and spooky frights as the annual Michaelmas Fair prepares to return to the town centre this October.
Employment zone plans approved for Bicester - 1.02pm, 30th September 2016|
 
1,000 jobs are expected to be created in Bicester following the council's approval of new employment space.
Heritage centre lands decision - 12.46pm, 30th September 2016|
 
A heritage centre at former RAF Upper Heyford has come a step closer following a council decision.
Rally school remains, under conditions - 12.32pm, 30th September 2016|
 
Would-be racers will be able to continue to receive tuition at a Rally school at Stratton Audley after it received a new planning permission.
Pupils in line for amphitheatre and new classrooms - 12.09pm, 30th September 2016|
 
Pupils at Tudor Hall School will benefit from new classrooms and an amphitheatre, following a council planning decision.
Date set for Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan referendum - 10.04am, 29th September 2016|
 
Bloxham villagers have an important date for their diaries as Cherwell District Council gives notice of a referendum on the parish's Neighbourhood Plan.
Update on the next stage of demolition at Bolton Road car park - 9.57am, 29th September 2016|
 
The Phase 1 demolition to separate the main car park from the east stair tower will be complete by Friday, 30 September.
Events to celebrate the contribution of older people - 1.32pm, 28th September 2016|
 
There will be ballroom and Latin American dance in celebration of Older People's Day during an Information Fair in Kidlington on Wednesday, 12 October.
Week of events to celebrate the older generation - 12.01pm, 28th September 2016|
 
There will a sing-along, tea-dance and a seated Zumba session when Banbury celebrates Older People's Day next week.
Information Fair to help celebrate older people - 11.38am, 28th September 2016|
 
There will be free activities, refreshments and advice during the Bicester Information Fair, part of Cherwell's celebration of Older People's Day.
Lines opening soon as hubs roll round again - 11.10am, 26th September 2016|
 
With booking for the ever-popular popular half-term activity hubs opening from Monday, 3 October, council officers are readying themselves for a high volume of calls from parents.
ADDERBURY, BLOXHAM AND BODICOTE WARD - BY-ELECTION RESULTS - 9.18am, 23rd September 2016|
 
The results of the Cherwell District Council by-election for the Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote ward, held on Thursday 22 September, are as follows:
Seekers value fair opportunity for work - 2.56pm, 22nd September 2016|
 
Scores of jobseekers had the chance to meet local employers at another successful Banbury Job Fair last week.
Team foils top myths on green tour - 5.11pm, 20th September 2016|
 
Residents' top questions about recycling are being revealed in the wake of Recycling Week 2016, which came to a close on Sunday, 18 September.
Canvass chases unregistered residents - 4.59pm, 20th September 2016|
 
Reminders to people who have still not confirmed or updated their electoral registration will soon be going out to homes around the district.
Ironing out the scrap metal kinks - 3.55pm, 19th September 2016|
 
Residents can help iron out rogue metal dealing by following a few elementary rules, says a new message from the council.
Worshippers have faith in latest Build! project - 4.08pm, 16th September 2016|
 
Members of a Banbury congregation have had their prayers answered after their redundant church was demolished and replaced with a purpose-built building.
Car park demolition steps up a gear - 12.07pm, 14th September 2016|
 
Demolition work has started on a multi-storey car park in Banbury with the first external concrete pillars being removed from the site.
Events and incentives are lift for blitz - 10.05am, 14th September 2016|
 
Bicester will be looking extra spick and span from next week as the town centre gets a deep cleanse, with green promotions for residents.
Three councils are best for Oxfordshire - 3.24pm, 13th September 2016|
 
City and District council statement on the future of local government in Oxfordshire.
Banbury is national market town contender - 4.58pm, 12th September 2016|
 
Efforts to boost Banbury town centre will go under the spotlight as part of a search for the best examples of work to stimulate Britain's high streets.
Free leisure centre passes up for grabs on Cycle to Work Day - 1.11pm, 12th September 2016|
 
Residents are being urged to swap four wheels for two next week as Cherwell District Council supports national Cycle to Work Day on Wednesday, 14 September.
Car Park Maintenance - 4.26pm, 9th September 2016|
 
Some short term disruptions/closures of Cherwell's car parks are planned over the coming weeks to allow for essential maintenance work to take place.
Hubs adjourn before half term return - 3.07pm, 9th September 2016|
 
Preparations are under way for the October half term recreation and sports hubs, on the back of their most successful season yet.
Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan set for referendum - 12.52pm, 7th September 2016|
 
Bloxham parishioners will get to vote on plans for the future development of their village following a decision by the district council.
High standards borne out in report - 9.37am, 7th September 2016|
 
A host of achievements in local government has come to light in a new report which shows that Cherwell District Council has started the new financial year on a high.
Boost for bats, birds and butterflies - 3.36pm, 6th September 2016|
 
There is good news for the district's bats, swifts and butterflies which will continue to be protected and enhanced under the council's most recent biodiversity action plan.
Cleaner air for district welfare - 3.34pm, 6th September 2016|
 
Plans to protect air quality in the district are moving forward following a decision from the council's Executive, yesterday (Monday).
Airbase plans would be streamlined under agreement - 4.38pm, 2nd September 2016|
 
A new partnership between the council and Bicester Heritage has moved a step closer in a boost to plans to protect and restore RAF Bicester.
Round-the-clock gym is fit for purpose - 10.29am, 2nd September 2016|
 
Proposals to build a 24-hour gym at the popular Banbury Cross Retail Park have been approved.
Are you emergency ready? Council backs new UK campaign - 9.28am, 1st September 2016|
 
It's not something many of us like to think about, but a new campaign to get people thinking about how to prepare for an emergency is starting on Thursday, 1 September with the support of Cherwell District Council.
Fair chance to climb career ladder - 4.00pm, 31st August 2016|
 
Golden opportunities for career advancement will be up for grabs this September as local employers come together for Banbury and Bicester job fairs.
Job fairs are centre stage to engage - 3.57pm, 31st August 2016|
 
Employers with vacancies to fill can put their jobs centre stage at Banbury and Bicester job fairs this September. The events are an opportunity for businesses to promote roles to jobseekers free of charge and there are still a few spaces remaining.
Clinics to power local business in an hour - 4.15pm, 30th August 2016|
 
Businesses looking to take the next step in their growth can get free expert advice at specialist clinics taking place next month (September).
Shop with flair at Savoir Fayre - 2.34pm, 30th August 2016|
 
Residents can shop with continental flair as a popular French Market visits Banbury and Bicester this September.
Have a sizzling and safe barbecue this bank holiday weekend - 3.07pm, 26th August 2016|
 
Residents thinking of breaking out the barbecue this bank holiday weekend are being reminded to put food safety at the top of their shopping list.
High price to pay for low standards - 11.33am, 24th August 2016|
 
The council is increasing the charges it makes to landlords when it issues them notices regarding unsatisfactory housing.
Call for cyber-smarts to foil scammers - 10.26am, 24th August 2016|
 
A call for vigilance against internet hoaxes is going out after a resident wrote to the council to warn against an elaborate but increasingly common scam.
Voter registration drive now underway - 3.53pm, 23rd August 2016|
 
Across the district, voter registration forms have begun dropping through letterboxes as Cherwell District Council's annual canvass gets underway.
Beautiful game is a walk in the park - 12.10pm, 23rd August 2016|
 
With the new football season already underway, Cherwell residents are being reminded that they don't have to sprint like Gareth Bale to reap the rewards of a kick about.
Sponsor's chance for a positive spin - 11.10am, 22nd August 2016|
 
Town businesses are being invited to boost their visibility and support a good cause by sponsoring Bicester Bike Loan.
No glass ceiling for folk-rock recyclers - 4.53pm, 16th August 2016|
 
As the district's most iconic music festival drew to a close, council officers were on hand to recycle the huge volume of glass used by the fans.
Banbury's laser-guided course to Rio glory - 3.42pm, 16th August 2016|
 
Banbury dinghy manufacturers will have their eyes glued to the screen this evening as they watch their vessels vie for the podium in Rio.
Fest to impress - 2.36pm, 15th August 2016|
 
Banbury children will bring a summer of fun to a close as they gather for Summer Fest, a play day focussed on strengthening community bonds and promoting healthy eating.
Bicester recyclers repair to roadshow - 12.16pm, 15th August 2016|
 
The summer electronics recycling circuit will come to a close as council officers hold their final roadshow on August 20.
Voter registration a requirement for all - 9.44am, 15th August 2016|
 
Forms asking residents to verify the information they have on the electoral register will begin dropping on doormats from 22 August, as Cherwell District Council begins its annual canvass.
Free football on the AstroTurf for Kidlington youngsters - 2.14pm, 12th August 2016|
 
Budding Beckhams will have the opportunity to perfect their passing on the AstroTurf as the council puts on two free football sessions at Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre in the coming days.
Green message to help food fair finds go further - 9.17am, 12th August 2016|
 
Visitors to Banbury Food Fair can get help making their groceries go further as council officers show their backing for the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
Ardley proposal denied on appeal - 11.24am, 11th August 2016|
 
A government inspector has backed a decision by council planning officers to refuse an application to build three dwellings on land adjacent to Ardley Road in Fewcott, next to the village hall.
Reduce bag use with green freebie - 11.04am, 11th August 2016|
 
As plastic carrier bag use plummets across the country, the council is offering a sustainable alternative that helps people sort their recycling.
Developer's plan to regenerate Kidlington car park - 4.31pm, 5th August 2016|
 
A new development in Kidlington is set to provide regeneration and housing in the village centre.
US-style bungalows to be replaced with new houses - 4.21pm, 5th August 2016|
 
A group of bungalows at former RAF Upper Heyford is set to be replaced with new houses which reflect the character and heritage of the surrounding area.
Ex-RAF barracks to make way for homes - 4.19pm, 5th August 2016|
 
Two former RAF buildings at Upper Heyford are set to be demolished and replaced with new homes.
Major development proposed for approval - 4.15pm, 5th August 2016|
 
A report has been submitted to Central Government recommending that plans for 1,000 homes and supporting facilities be approved for development on land adjoining Salt Way in Banbury.
Farmer's go-ahead to expand business - 3.40pm, 5th August 2016|
 
A Hornton farmer will be able to launch a new venture, having been granted permission to build three new buildings.
Club can soar to new heights under council plan - 3.38pm, 5th August 2016|
 
A gliding club is firming up its plans for the future thanks to the granting of a planning permission.
Permission granted for 280 new homes - 3.37pm, 5th August 2016|
 
Up to 280 new homes will be built on land outlined for development within Cherwell District Council's adopted Local Plan.
White goods and gadgets for recycling at Kidlington roadshow - 11.13am, 5th August 2016|
 
The summer surge in electronics recycling comes to Kidlington this Saturday as the council's green team makes the second stop on its roadshow tour.
Swap four wheels for two this Cycle to Work Day - 12.51pm, 3rd August 2016|
 
Residents and employers are being encouraged to step up a gear and take part in Cycle to Work Day.
Opportunities up for promotion at job fairs - 9.04am, 3rd August 2016|
 
A wealth of employment opportunities will be advertised this September as local agencies and businesses come together for Banbury and Bicester job fairs.
Employers sought to meet seekers at job fairs - 8.57am, 3rd August 2016|
 
Employers looking to fill vacancies after the summer break are being encouraged to promote them for free at Banbury and Bicester job fairs.
Bicester retailers' top shop tips - 10.09am, 1st August 2016|
 
Entrepreneurs looking to boost their Bicester business can tap into expert knowledge at a Retail Success Course taking place on 7 September.
Extra hub places put on to meet popular demand - 10.07am, 1st August 2016|
 
The soaring popularity of the summer activity hubs has resulted in additional staff being hired in order to offer children extra places.
Record crowds make Banbury Play Day a hit - 12.24pm, 28th July 2016|
 
Children and families withstood a rainy start before the sun came out on a record-breaking Banbury Play Day, yesterday (Wednesday).
Hoping for a housing hat-trick - 2.52pm, 27th July 2016|
 
The innovative approach to home-building taken by the council has once again received the recognition of the prestigious Build It Awards.
Gym and spin plans unfolding - 4.38pm, 26th July 2016|
 
The £1.2m project to improve and expand Banbury's Woodgreen Leisure Centre is well underway.
Stay in the know with kids on the go - 11.23am, 25th July 2016|
 
Youngsters and teenagers can while away the summer with a variety of activities and offers to keep them occupied during the break from school.
No smoke with our firefighters at Franklins House - 4.53pm, 22nd July 2016|
 
Crews from Bicester Fire Station and an officer from Cherwell District Council simulated a fire at Franklins House in a dramatic training exercise.
Shared services raise safety standards - 4.26pm, 22nd July 2016|
 
Joint working between two councils is enabling a more robust approach to protecting people who live, work and play in Cherwell and South Northamptonshire.
Bears and bikes lead Bicester play - 12.47pm, 22nd July 2016|
 
Children are invited to take part in fun and games as Bicester Play and Activity Day returns to town on 3 August.
Push for pristine street scenes - 2.55pm, 20th July 2016|
 
Banbury gets extra spick and span in the last week of this month as Cherwell District Council's green team blitzes the town centre.
Action-packed summer holidays in prospect - 12.36pm, 20th July 2016|
 
Youngsters are being invited to spice up their summer with free activity sessions taking place throughout Cherwell district.
Royal portrait marks special birthday - 11.51am, 20th July 2016|
 
A new portrait of the Queen has been presented to the council to mark our monarch's 90th birthday.
Messages to reduce risk of abuse - 3.32pm, 19th July 2016|
 
A series of messages aimed at parents, residents and businesses will be promoted across the summer to help keep children safe over the school holidays.
Dead district devices brought back to life on tour - 3.14pm, 19th July 2016|
 
Hundreds of Banbury residents turned in their broken gadgetry as Cherwell District Council's green team completed the first of three electronics recycling roadshows.
Long serving councillor honoured - 3.13pm, 19th July 2016|
 
A former councillor's decades of service to the district have been celebrated with his appointment to the role of Honorary Alderman.
Council adopts new planning consultation policy - 3.12pm, 19th July 2016|
 
The policy which outlines how the public is consulted about planning applications has been updated.
Banbury Play Day lets the carnival spirit loose - 2.29pm, 18th July 2016|
 
The fun of the carnival will transform People's Park for a day of inclusive fun and games as Banbury Play Day returns on 27 July.
Experience sought for unique housing organisation - 3.54pm, 14th July 2016|
 
People with experience in business and finance are being invited to volunteer and play an important role as board members of an innovative new housing organisation.
Totally rubbish repeat tippers hunted - 10.01am, 13th July 2016|
 
The perpetrators of illegal waste dumping are being hunted as officials keep a beady eye on two flytips.
Bicester cabbies spot-checked for compliance - 2.43pm, 12th July 2016|
 
Taxi drivers were checked for compliance as council officials and police conducted a joint operation in Bicester on the night of Saturday, 25 June.
A 'wheelie' big walk for charitable recycling officer - 4.07pm, 11th July 2016|
 
An award-winning recycling officer will be taking on Mount Snowdon with a wheelie bin strapped to his back in order to raise money for waste management projects in developing countries.
Council's 'no' to Deddington tight fit - 4.58pm, 8th July 2016|
 
A proposal to increase the density of a housing development to the north of Deddington has been rejected.
Leading millers get go-ahead for Banbury base - 11.58am, 8th July 2016|
 
A top national flour producer will move some of its facilities to Banbury after the approval of a change-of-use planning application.
Permission for big-brand distributor to come to town - 11.56am, 8th July 2016|
 
A big-brand health and beauty distributor has been given permission to set up shop in Banbury thanks to the approval of a change-of-use application for a vacant building.
Ribbon cutting marks official opening - 10.29am, 7th July 2016|
 
Celebrations were taking place across Bicester on Monday (4 July) as dignitaries gathered for the official opening of Franklins House on the third anniversary of the opening of Pioneer Square.
Council prepares a new planning consultation framework - 4.01pm, 6th July 2016|
 
Updates to the framework which outlines how the public is consulted about planning decisions are being prepared.
Short circuit sparks recycling - 12.01pm, 6th July 2016|
 
Cherwell's green team will complete a circuit of the district this summer to promote electronics recycling.
Equalities action plan updated - 10.43am, 6th July 2016|
 
The council has approved a new action plan, determining the approach it will take to equalities over the next year.
Renewed focus on Brighter Futures in Banbury - 10.41am, 6th July 2016|
 
The promotion of health, employment, and education received renewed support as Cherwell approved a report on its Brighter Futures in Banbury programme.
Council to use maximum HS2 powers - 9.34am, 6th July 2016|
 
Councillors have decided to retain as much local control as possible over the construction of the High Speed Rail 2 network.
Building boom prompts waste policy update - 9.32am, 6th July 2016|
 
A sharp upswing in house building has prompted a rethink of Cherwell's waste and recycling policies.
MP answers a hatful of youngsters' questions - 4.54pm, 4th July 2016|
 
District youngsters have put their MP through her paces at a private question and answer session.
Free gym membership for active teens - 11.01am, 1st July 2016|
 
Teenagers can work out for reduced rates at Cherwell District Council's gyms.
United stars come out for summer football camp - 11.00am, 1st July 2016|
 
District youngsters can improve headers and one-twos with Oxford United players at a series of football camps this summer.
One week left to rate Cherwell in online survey - 9.16am, 1st July 2016|
 
There is just over a week remaining for residents to rate and review Cherwell District Council as its annual survey draws to a close.
Watch your waste this food safety week - 3.47pm, 28th June 2016|
 
The council is backing a drive to reduce food waste and save residents money this Food Safety Week.
Green-fingered goodies from energy study - 12.51pm, 27th June 2016|
 
Parents can help their children get gardening thanks to a council-backed energy efficiency project.
Overseas know-how for would-be exporters - 12.59pm, 24th June 2016|
 
Businesses will be given a helping hand to expand into international markets at a free event in Banbury on 5 July.
Town trading partnership mooted in study - 3.51pm, 20th June 2016|
 
Cherwell has appointed advisors to investigate the possibility of creating a Business Improvement District (BID) in Banbury town centre. The move follows an appeal from local business leaders.
Free expert advice for local businesses - 2.41pm, 20th June 2016|
 
Advice to help businesses thrive and grow will be on offer as Cherwell District Council hosts specialist advisers for small and medium sized businesses.
How does Cherwell measure up? - 8.44am, 15th June 2016|
 
Residents are being asked to give Cherwell marks out of ten as the council launches its annual survey.
Council fields pitch for all-weather sports - 11.41am, 13th June 2016|
 
Sporty students will scale new heights thanks to the ramping up of plans to build a new climbing wall and all-weather sports pitch at Banbury Academy.
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.
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.
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