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Sparkling Southwold soon to unfold - 2.50pm, 17th January 2017|
With an intensive clean-up starting next week, Southwold will soon be looking as bright as a button.
Half term hubs are not to be snubbed - 12.29pm, 16th January 2017|
Parents can secure an active half term for their children from next week, when half term hub booking lines open.
Bidding opens for premium plots - 10.44am, 16th January 2017|
Prospective self-builders will have the opportunity to submit sealed bids for seven premium plots at the UK's largest custom-build housing project based at Graven Hill in Bicester.
Don't break the bank with flytips - 4.45pm, 12th January 2017|
People are being reminded to make proper use of recycling banks after a Banbury resident was fined for flytipping.
Council launches stricter policy for local cabbies - 3.27pm, 11th January 2017|
A new licensing policy that will introduce stricter standards for taxi and private hire drivers has now come into effect.
Cherwell supports time travel campaign - 4.55pm, 10th January 2017|
A campaign to highlight travel times from Banbury to hospitals in Oxford has received the backing of Cherwell District Council.
New year, new skills for Bicester jobseekers - 5.02pm, 9th January 2017|
A new-year boost for jobseekers is in the offing with a new course of skills training sessions.
Dog saved in bin round drama - 3.19pm, 9th January 2017|
A dog owner is breathing a sigh of relief after council workers and members of the public saved her collie from fast-moving traffic.
Multi-million pavilion on track - 4.18pm, 6th January 2017|
Work on a multimillion pound sports pavilion is well underway at Kingsmere in Bicester.
Planning policy consultations drawing to a close - 1.51pm, 5th January 2017|
Residents are being reminded that three consultations that will help shape development in Cherwell are drawing to a close on 9 January.
The evergreen way with Christmas tree waste - 9.18am, 5th January 2017|
Householders are being urged to consider the future of their Christmas trees as the council collects real trees for recycling.
Plan for Bloxham becomes council policy - 3.52pm, 22nd December 2016|
Bloxham villagers can exert more influence over planning decisions made in the village following the 'making' of an important document.
Masterplan will guide Banbury growth - 3.51pm, 22nd December 2016|
Banbury's future will be shaped by a key document which has become council policy.
Masterplan to fulfil Kidlington's potential adopted - 3.50pm, 22nd December 2016|
Efforts to preserve Kidlington and plan for its future have moved forward with the adoption of the village Masterplan.
Bag a bargain with free parking promotion - 12.32pm, 22nd December 2016|
Shoppers looking to bag a bargain in the January sales can make their first saving in Cherwell District Council car parks which will be free after 3pm for the first month of the year.
Get Fit for Free in January - 12.31pm, 22nd December 2016|
An online fitness campaign to help people to Get Fit for Free will be launched by Cherwell District Council on 1 January.
Check your taxi is fully licensed this Christmas - 12.02pm, 22nd December 2016|
'Tis the season to be jolly and for many residents the festive season will involve social gatherings, Christmas parties or family visits.
Avoid getting a rocket from your neighbours this New Year - 10.19am, 22nd December 2016|
Setting off fireworks to mark the New Year is a tradition for many. But bangs, smoke and large groups of people can annoy some residents and cause distress to pets.
Festive opening hours and bin collections - 9.34am, 22nd December 2016|
Residents are being reminded that Cherwell District Council's bin collections will continue as normal over the festive period despite a four day office closure.
Historic hotel growing to meet demand - 12.34pm, 20th December 2016|
A proposal to increase the capacity of the Wroxton House Hotel by a quarter has been approved by councillors.
Rubbish message in time for Christmas - 10.59am, 20th December 2016|
Residents are being reminded they can recycle the majority of rubbish generated during the Christmas festivities.
Conservation must come first for Burdrop pub - 10.43am, 20th December 2016|
A Burdrop pub has had plans to build more guest accommodation in its car park rejected.
Chicken farm proposal knocked back - 10.20am, 20th December 2016|
An agricultural business based near Bletchingdon has had its plans to expand into six new poultry buildings rejected.
Barn conversion can go flat out - 10.00am, 20th December 2016|
Plans to convert a disused garage and barn in central Bicester into four flats have been approved.
Final reminder to register electoral details - 2.54pm, 16th December 2016|
Final reminder letters have been sent to residents across Cherwell warning them they will be removed from the electoral register unless they confirm their details within 14 days.
Supporting the homeless this winter - 9.32am, 13th December 2016|
Those sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness in Cherwell can count on the council's continued support as Christmas approaches.
Banbury comes close at prestigious ceremony - 9.07am, 13th December 2016|
Banbury has been confirmed as a runner-up in the Town Centre category of the Great British High Street competition.
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.
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.
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