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Council shortlisted for ‘Deal of the Year’ award

West Oxfordshire District Council has been shortlisted in the category ‘Deal of the Year - Commercial Property (under £50m)’ in the Property Week awards for its purchase of Witney based shopping centre Marriotts Walk.

Local fly tip

New partnership to tackle crime in rural areas

A new crime fighting partnership is hitting the fields and farms of rural Oxfordshire.

Cllr Andrew Coles; Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Lynda Atkins; WODC Youth Champion,India Mae Thompson; Leader of WODC, Cllr Andy Graham

Council celebrates opening of new community space and 50-year anniversary

On Wednesday 22 May, the Leader of the Council welcomed guests to celebrate the opening of the new space where Council meetings will be held and community events hosted, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of District Councils.

Woodstock pool

Get ready for a jam-packed summer programme at Woodstock Open Air Pool

Woodstock Open Air Pool will reopen from Saturday 25 May, with a busy summer activities programme. Following visitor feedback from last year, the pool will be trialing a revised May to September open season, offering a range of activities from pool parties and family swim sessions to lane swimming and garden games.  

Cllr Duncan Enright, Cllr Andy Graham, Cllr Rosie Pearson, and Giles Hughes

West Oxfordshire Alliance continues the partnership administration at West Oxfordshire District Council

Following the local elections on 2 May, the governing alliance of West Oxfordshire District Council has reinforced their commitment to working together in leadership of the Council for the next 2 years, ahead of the Annual General Meeting on 22 May 2024 where official council roles will be voted in. 

Community grants

Council pledges over £500k to community organisations committed to improving district for residents

West Oxfordshire District Council has allocated more than £500,000 of community grant funding, over a 3-year period, to community organisations dedicated to supporting communities and preserving local natural environments. 

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Voters reminded to bring valid ID if voting in polling stations on 2 May

Residents in West Oxfordshire District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s District Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections which are being held on 2 May.

Nature Trail at Deer Park South

Muddy boots and happy faces as local schoolchildren enjoy new nature trail at Deer Park South

On Wednesday 17 April, the Year 1 schoolchildren from Windrush CofE Primary enjoyed an afternoon of fun activities, centred around the new nature trail at Deer Park South, Witney. Led by local artist and trail designer, Tom Cross, the children made nature themed prints using newly installed brass rubbing posts, sketched their surroundings, and hunted for local wildlife. 

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Last chance to submit your projects for the spring funding round of Westhive

Time is running out to submit your project ideas to the Westhive platform, ahead of the closing of the application window for the spring funding round on Wednesday 24 April.  

Windrush Leisure Centre team - Non-Members Open Day

Fun-filled day of activities enjoyed at Windrush Leisure Centre

The Windrush Leisure Centre welcomed a full house during its Non-Members Open Day on Saturday 23 March, as attendees enjoyed a range of free activities, including 10 fitness classes, swim sessions, gym inductions, and health checks. 

Tackling food poverty

Over £40,000 allocated to local community groups to help households tackle food poverty

West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) has distributed £41,450 of funding to 12 community groups supporting residents facing financial barriers in accessing food and other essentials due to the rising cost of living.