News published November 2020
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.
Invitation for businesses to apply for COVID-19 funding
Grant funding remains available to Cherwell businesses which have had to close, or change their way of working, because of the lockdown.
Oxfordshire gets set to move to high COVID alert level
People in Oxfordshire are being urged to continue the good work that has helped reduce COVID cases during November when national lockdown is lifted and new local restrictions are introduced.
Bicester volunteers’ network stronger than ever
Community groups from across Bicester have shared their experiences of operating during COVID-19 at the town’s bi-annual volunteers’ forum.
New Local Testing Site opens at Woodgreen Leisure Centre
A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Woodgreen Leisure Centre in Banbury.
Crews make light work of fuller bins
The weight of waste and recycling collected by north Oxfordshire bin crews has increased by 4,542 tonnes, a weight equivalent to 30 blue whales.
Bicester shares in million-pound plans to boost walking and cycling
Bicester has been named as one of three areas to benefit from a £2.98 million cash boost to improve active travel options and support local economic recovery over the coming months.
Cold War airbase could welcome high-tech movie jobs
A high-tech employment cluster in Upper Heyford could host movie shoots and special effects experts, proposals say.
Bicester in the driving seat for new electric vehicle park and charge scheme
Bicester residents will be the first to take advantage of a multi-million pound scheme, supporting the switch to driving electric cars by making it easier to charge them.
New roundabout offers way ahead for Bicester Garden Town
Plans for a new roundabout to the south-east of Bicester have been approved, unlocking land for three thousand more homes under the Garden Town project.