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Show eggstra support for recycling over Easter - 11.00am, 27th March 2015|
Chocoholics can ease the guilt of Easter egg indulgence by feeding all of the packaging to their blue recycling bin.
Bicester Town Council set for restructure - 10.12am, 27th March 2015|
In early April poll cards will be sent to all electors in Bicester advising them of their new Bicester Town Council wards and possible changes to their polling station.
Graven Hill builds positive reputation at launch event - 1.01pm, 26th March 2015|
Nearly 700 people turned up to find out more about the UK's largest self-build opportunity at a series of free seminars hosted by industry experts at the Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa in Chesterton on Saturday 21 March.
Bust some moves at new Zumba classes - 12.59pm, 26th March 2015|
Ladies are being encouraged to dance their way to fitness at new Zumba classes being launched in Banbury.
Let us entertain you - 9.45am, 25th March 2015|
Let us entertain you with "Banbury Presents". Come and watch the arts light up Banbury town centre on Fridays, starting in April. Town centre Fridays are set to become a beacon of arts and creativity.
Green light given to transform blue light station - 2.17pm, 20th March 2015|
The site of a former ambulance station is set to provide affordable housing opportunities for adults in training and education after planning permission was granted to transform the site.
Hook Norton development refused - 11.43am, 20th March 2015|
An application from Gladman Developments Ltd to build 54 homes in Hook Norton has been refused by Cherwell District Council.
Eco Bicester development approved - 10.51am, 20th March 2015|
A new development for Bicester was approved last night (19 March) by Cherwell District Council's planning committee. The extension to the eco town will see up to 2600 homes built, along with commercial floorspace, social and community facilities, an energy centre and a new primary school. Additionally the development will include landscaping and new vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access routes that aim to shift dependence from private cars to walking and cycling.
Planning approval boost for former ironworks - 10.46am, 20th March 2015|
Cherwell District Council has approved the construction of ten new employment units on a brownfield site near Wroxton.
Hundreds hunt for perfect position - 4.40pm, 18th March 2015|
Hundreds of employment opportunities attracted a record number of jobseekers to Cherwell District Council's first job fair of 2015.
Hundreds book for holiday hubs - 5.06pm, 17th March 2015|
More than 250 reservations have been made for Cherwell District Council's Easter Holiday Hubs in the first two weeks of booking lines opening.
Inspector upholds Cherwell's refusal - 4.17pm, 17th March 2015|
An appeal to build an additional 140 homes to an approved development site in Banbury has been refused by a Government planning inspector.
Cherwell rolls out wheeled bin service - 4.44pm, 16th March 2015|
Residents who are preparing to embark on the traditional bank holidays tasks of spring cleaning or DIY could benefit from a new service being offered by Cherwell District Council.
Signs show there is nowhere to hide - 3.06pm, 16th March 2015|
Glow in the dark signs will remind dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets they cannot hide under the cover of darkness.
Evening sessions still available for self-build event - 5.48pm, 11th March 2015|
People interested in taking part in the UK's largest self-build project in Bicester can still book evening sessions at a free information event.
Countdown is on for job hunters - 3.45pm, 10th March 2015|
Hundreds of jobs will be up for grabs at Cherwell District Council's first job fair of 2015.
Laying the foundations for the future - 3.44pm, 10th March 2015|
Work has started to dig the foundations for Bicester's new community building which will signify the final stage of the multi million pound town centre regeneration project.
Resignation of Councillor Jon O'Neill - 5.44pm, 9th March 2015|
Councillor Jon O'Neill has resigned from Cherwell District Council with immediate effect. This means there is now a vacancy for the office of district councillor for the Caversfield ward.
Council tax bills issued to residents - 12.58pm, 9th March 2015|
Council tax bills are being posted to 60,000 Cherwell households this week informing residents of how much they will pay towards local service provision.
Support for netball catches on - 12.55pm, 9th March 2015|
Temporary netball sessions are set to continue permanently following their successful launch earlier this year.
Pioneer Square fire training exercise - 1.23pm, 6th March 2015|
Pioneer Square in Bicester will be hosting a training exercise for fire officers on 10 March at 7pm.
Volunteer for Cherwell's big spring clean - 5.51pm, 5th March 2015|
Residents are being encouraged to show they love where they live by signing up to Cherwell District Council's Big Community Clean Up.
French market leaves shoppers at 'merci' of their tastebuds - 9.49am, 5th March 2015|
Shoppers at a visiting French market will be at the 'merci' of their tastebuds with a range of continental cuisines sure to take their fancy.
Butts on the floor will cost a lot more - 9.45am, 5th March 2015|
Ahead of national No Smoking Day later this month, Cherwell District Council is reminding people that cigarettes are not just costly to health but to wallets as well.
Busting the myths about apprenticeships - 10.25am, 4th March 2015|
North Oxfordshire Academy will be hosting an apprenticeship fair on Thursday 12 March, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
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Support for pavilion at supermarket display - 9.55am, 4th March 2015|
Shoppers at a Bicester supermarket were able to browse more than just groceries when plans for a multimillion sports pavilion were unveiled for the first time.
Surge of interest in Graven Hill event - 2.36pm, 3rd March 2015|
Places are filling up fast for the free Graven Hill information event with many sessions now at or reaching full capacity.
Spring into action and book Easter hubs - 2.31pm, 3rd March 2015|
Spring has officially sprung which means the booking lines are now open for Cherwell District Council's Easter Holiday Hubs.
Companies due to receive new business rates - 5.30pm, 2nd March 2015|
Bills will be landing on the doorsteps of companies across Cherwell this week advising them of their new business rates for the 2015/2016 year.
Have a ball at pickleball - 3.45pm, 2nd March 2015|
People can have twice as much fun at bi-weekly pickleball sessions after organisers increased the Thursday class to two hours.
Councils unite to save £12 million - 2.40pm, 27th February 2015|
Savings of up to £12 million are set to be made across Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils after both authorities agreed to extend their joint working into more service areas.
Build up knowledge at free information event - 11.27am, 27th February 2015|
Residents interested in becoming a part of the UK's largest self-build development can learn how to turn the dream into reality at a free information event taking place in Bicester.
Job fair attendees to work through hundreds of opportunities - 9.18am, 27th February 2015|
Dozens of employers and recruitment agencies will be promoting hundreds of local vacancies at Cherwell District Council's first job fair of 2015.
Community Bank set to start up in Kidlington - 10.38am, 25th February 2015|
Cherwell Community Bank is set to open its first service point in Kidlington, in partnership with the Baptist Church and the local food bank.
Graven Hill set for television stardom - 6.38pm, 24th February 2015|
The first homes to be built at the UK's largest self-build scheme in Bicester will be filmed and documented by television star Kevin McCloud.
Channel 4 Features commissions My Grand Design - 10.39am, 24th February 2015|
Channel 4 Features has commissioned a pioneering six-part series, produced by Boundless and presented by Kevin McCloud.
Cherwell refuses to increase its share of council tax - 10.00am, 24th February 2015|
Residents will continue to pay the same amount of money for Cherwell District Council services after councillors agreed to freeze its share of council tax for the sixth consecutive year.
One hundred per cent success - 4.08pm, 23rd February 2015|
Organisers of Cherwell District Council's first February holiday hubs are celebrating a 100 per cent success rate after 100 bookings were made at each of the two sites.
Swift thinking provides homes for birds - 11.21am, 23rd February 2015|
A pioneering initiative to provide affordable housing for residents is creating purpose built homes for bats and birds as well.
Second phase of sports village to be unveiled - 12.30pm, 20th February 2015|
Residents are being invited to get a first look at the second phase of the Bicester Sports Village by attending a one-off showcasing event in the town.
Train depot on track to make a return - 10.37am, 20th February 2015|
A former train depot in Banbury which has remained derelict since its closure in 1967 is to be brought back into use almost 50 years later.
Councillors echo parish council's support for development - 10.36am, 20th February 2015|
Plans to build 33 new homes and a replacement village hall in Great Bourton have been approved after the village's parish council backed the proposals.
Members approve homes to meet housing shortfall - 10.34am, 20th February 2015|
A new development of up to 45 homes in Chesterton has been approved to meet a shortfall in Cherwell's housing levels.
Window pain for 'accidental' flytipper - 5.16pm, 18th February 2015|
A man who admitted throwing a window frame into a ditch denied he was flytipping and instead claimed the action was the result of a road traffic accident.
Banbury backs budding businesses - 3.15pm, 18th February 2015|
Oxfordshire's brightest budding entrepreneurs will visit Banbury on Saturday 28 February, as the North Oxfordshire Area of Young Enterprise stages its annual Trade Fair in the town as part of Banbury's Charter Market.
Van owner pays the price for ignoring letters - 5.49pm, 16th February 2015|
A van owner who ignored repeated requests to provide evidence he was a licensed to collect scrap metal has been ordered to pay almost £500 in court costs and fines.
Soak up the savings with water gadgets - 10.25am, 16th February 2015|
Residents are being offered free water-saving devices to help them save money on their bills without having to splash out on expensive gadgets.
Cherwell tops Which? poll - again - 3.47pm, 13th February 2015|
Respected consumer survey magazine Which? has just published its latest list of best and worst councils for food hygiene enforcement - and Cherwell has come out on top.
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