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Council to assist with city housing need - 4.37pm, 5th February 2016|
Feedback is being sought on how Cherwell District Council could contribute in helping Oxford City Council meet a shortfall in housing provision.
Village conservation appraisal put into the Mix - 4.36pm, 5th February 2016|
Villagers in Mixbury are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to the conservation boundary through a public consultation and special exhibition.
Rogue landlord counts the cost - 3.20pm, 5th February 2016|
A private landlord has been left counting the costs after failing to comply with housing regulations.
Make a booking to give your kids a look in - 4.37pm, 4th February 2016|
The countdown has started to Cherwell District Council's half term holiday hubs with places still available for children to sign up.
Free fun offers a priceless solution - 4.25pm, 4th February 2016|
Parents looking to keep their children occupied over the half term break can take advantage of free activity sessions being run by Cherwell District Council's activators.
Second half completes whole - 2.33pm, 3rd February 2016|
A six-week public consultation has started on the next planning documents to help deliver thriving communities in Cherwell.
Don't be rejected; register to choose elected - 2.26pm, 3rd February 2016|
People are being reminded to check their electoral registration details are up to date ahead of this year's elections on Thursday, 5 May.
Plan is one step closer to adoption - 4.26pm, 2nd February 2016|
The document that will guide the delivery of 6,000 sustainable homes and thousands of new jobs is one step closer to being implemented.
Blitz team carry out brief cleaning spree - 11.41am, 29th January 2016|
A goldfish bowl, two pairs of pants and a mattress with an egg on top were among nearly 15 tonnes of rubbish cleared during a blitz of a Bicester estate.
Cherwell Business Awards: entries closing soon - 1.54pm, 28th January 2016|
Applications are coming in thick and fast for the Cherwell Business Awards, which is now in its fifth year. The awards, one of which is sponsored by Cherwell District Council, celebrate the best in North Oxfordshire's enterprising talent.
Squeeze in some squash fun - 5.21pm, 27th January 2016|
Women are being invited to sign up to a new female-only squash course being launched in Bicester.
Kids' club hubs should not be snubbed - 12.18pm, 26th January 2016|
The booking lines have opened for Cherwell District Council's half term holiday programme following sell-out sessions at the end of last year.
Jump then drop and give squats a shot - 4.50pm, 25th January 2016|
Youngsters have been invited to take on their first Beat the Activator Challenge of 2016 for the chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher.
Clean for the Queen and make Cherwell pristine - 3.46pm, 22nd January 2016|
A rally call has gone out to schools, businesses and community groups across Cherwell to support the Clean for the Queen campaign to make the district gleam for Her Majesty's birthday.
Council to invest to make estate look its best - 3.50pm, 20th January 2016|
Banbury's largest housing estate is set to receive millions of pounds of investment as part of a various projects to deliver new housing and improve community facilities.
Feedback sought on service accessibility - 4.51pm, 15th January 2016|
A culturally diverse population brings economic and social benefits and that helps to build a socially inclusive society.
Grab some winter warmers while you can - 11.44am, 13th January 2016|
Cherwell District Council, working with the Oxfordshire Affordable Warmth Network, has secured funding to help you get hold of improvements that can include
Bicester beckons for birthday blitz - 12.04pm, 12th January 2016|
Members of Cherwell District Council's green team will undertake a targeted clean-up of a Bicester estate to mark the first blitz of 2016 and ten years since the initiative was first introduced.
Residents give the gift of recycling - 4.57pm, 7th January 2016|
A new recycling bin topped the Christmas wish list for more than 450 residents with three people even placing orders on Christmas Day.
Consultation will help Banbury master plans for the future - 4.55pm, 7th January 2016|
Feedback is being sought on the document that will guide the redevelopment of Banbury over the next 15 years.
Cherwell builds a strong housing supply - 4.53pm, 7th January 2016|
The latest housing figures for Cherwell District Council have shown it has exceeded its five year land supply and can robustly defend against speculative development.
Cherwell builds a strong housing supply - 5.55pm, 5th January 2016|
The latest housing figures for Cherwell District Council have shown it has exceeded its five year land supply and can robustly defend against speculative development.
Consultation will help Banbury master plans for the future - 5.50pm, 5th January 2016|
Feedback is being sought on the document that will guide the redevelopment of Banbury over the next 15 years.
Hooky decision to be legally challenged - 4.10pm, 5th January 2016|
A legal challenge is to be launched by Cherwell District Council after its decision to refuse 54 homes in Hook Norton was overturned on appeal.
Aiming for the gold standard in homelessness services - 2.53pm, 5th January 2016|
On 4 January Cherwell District Council's executive approved an updated Homelessness Prevention Action Plan, to be implemented from April 2016.
Flytipper left counting the cost - 2.45pm, 31st December 2015|
Mr Ben Birch of Windrush, Banbury pleaded guilty to flytipping offences at Banbury Magistrates' Court on 15 December.
Get fit and lean in 2016 - 3.55pm, 23rd December 2015|
An online campaign to help people to Get Fit and Lean in 2016 will be launched on 1 January for people who have listed losing weight or toning up as their New Year's Resolution.
Landlord prosecuted for regulations breach - 11.35am, 23rd December 2015|
Mr Vas Tari of North Bar Street, Banbury pleaded guilty at Banbury Magistrates' Court on 15 December to five offences relating to the management of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
Colourful bricks represent a bright future - 1.03pm, 18th December 2015|
A church featuring multi-coloured bricks selected by individual congregation members will be included as part of a new affordable housing scheme in Banbury.
Approval given for Kidlington technology park - 10.10am, 18th December 2015|
An application, from Hill Street/Bloombridge, to build a new technology park in Kidlington was approved by Cherwell District Council on Thursday (17 December).
Cherwell introduces pre-application licence advice - 12.01pm, 17th December 2015|
New and existing premises across Cherwell can take advantage of a new council service that offers pre-application advice for certain licences.
Get food safely "wrapped up" this Christmas - 1.30pm, 16th December 2015|
With Christmas fast approaching, Cherwell District Council has joined forces with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to provide useful tips for avoiding food poisoning this festive season.
Check your taxi is licensed this Christmas - 11.37am, 16th December 2015|
This Christmas and New Year will, of course, involve social gatherings, parties and family visits - and that makes it a busy time for taxi firms.
Don't forget your licence for those festive events - 4.39pm, 9th December 2015|
If you are organising festive celebrations please remember - you may need to get a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) or you could risk having to cancel your event.
Football survey nets feedback - 2.35pm, 8th December 2015|
People who are interested in playing football but unable to commit to full-time training programmes are being encouraged to help shape a new pay-as-you-play opportunity in Banbury.
Working to ensure that taxis are safe - 9.57am, 8th December 2015|
"Anyone using taxis and private hire vehicles in the run up to Christmas can be sure that council officers and Thames Valley Police are working together to ensure that they are safe." That's the message from Cherwell District Council's lead member for public protection, Cllr Tony Ilott.
Register of Parliamentary and Local Government Electors - 3.40pm, 4th December 2015|
This is the formal notice displaying the date of republication of the electoral roll to implement the new District Wards which were approved by Parliament in November 2015 and will come into effect for the May 2016 elections.
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