New bridges delivered to help Bicester Garden Town flourish
A huge civil engineering project to build two new routes underneath the busy Chiltern main line has been…
New mediation scheme for tenants and their landlords amid evictions freeze
Renters and landlords in north Oxfordshire are being reminded that there are a range of alternatives to eviction, as the council welcomes a further extension of the national eviction ban.
New support to help homeless people take Next Steps
Rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness stand to benefit from additional support and 17 new specialist accommodation units in north Oxfordshire.
Call to give views on new homelessness plan
People can offer their feedback on a five-year plan to help those affected by homelessness from this week.
Rogue landlord faces £20k bill for housing breaches
A collapsing ceiling, filthy facilities, and an abandoned car are among the dangerous defects that have seen a Banbury landlord receive financial penalties totalling £20,000.
Residents and landlords could get £5k for green home improvements
Grants of up to £5,000 could help homeowners and landlords make their properties kinder to the planet, as a new grants scheme prepares for its launch.
Investigations keep the warmth in as autumn approaches
As summer draws to a close, council interventions have allowed many renters to benefit from improved heating and insulation.
Notice period doubled as evictions remain on hold
Landlords in north Oxfordshire are being alerted to further changes to evictions legislation, as courts prepare to start hearings again.
Graven Hill residents benefit from community house project
A pioneering initiative helping the first residents of new housing developments to form a sense of community, has been rolled out in Graven Hill.
Electrical regulations should come as no shock
Renters who sign new tenancy agreements from next month will have greater protection from the risks of electrical shocks and fires.
Banbury blaze is warning to landlords
A fire at flats on Banbury’s Middleton Road is a stark reminder about the importance of correct fire safety measures, the council says.
Support package for landlords rehousing those in need
North Oxfordshire landlords stand to benefit from a range of council support if they house those currently in emergency accommodation because of COVID-19.
From boarded up to Crowning glory
An abandoned office block will once again contribute to the life of Banbury town centre as a council-owned regeneration project comes to fruition.