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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.  

Asthall Leigh UKSPF event Hairy-Footed flower bee

Asthall Leigh demonstrator event highlights nature recovery efforts to Town and Parish Councils

Representatives from Town and Parish Councils gathered at the Asthall Leigh Memorial Hall on Monday 18 March, to learn about the ecological enhancements at the village’s old allotments, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) as part of West Oxfordshire’s nature recovery initiative. The event also served to introduce attendees to the newly launched Community Town and Parish Guide to Nature Recovery. 

Westhive

Imagine It, Crowdfund It: The next funding round for Westhive is open!

West Oxfordshire District Council has launched the Spring funding round of its community crowdfunding initiative, Westhive, inviting residents to submit their project ideas to create thriving, inclusive, and better connected communities.

Cllr Geoff Saul and Alex Brooks

More affordable housing developed for West Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire District Council helped to deliver 267 affordable homes in West Oxfordshire in 2023, including 164 affordable rental properties, 99 shared ownership properties and four First Homes.  

Small Business Grants

£170,000 allocated to boost growth and prosperity for over 30 small businesses

West Oxfordshire District Council has allocated £170,000 in capital grants to 34 small businesses as part of the initial phase of the Small Business Grant Scheme. This funding aims to facilitate improvements that will boost prosperity and transform the customer experience. 

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Council to launch new guide to help local communities support nature and wildlife in their area

West Oxfordshire District Council is launching a new Oxfordshire Community Town and Parish Council Nature Recovery Guide which has been designed to help local councils support nature and wildlife in the face of the ongoing biodiversity crisis.  

Collected Litter - Windrush Leisure Centre - GBSC 2024

Leisurely litter pick bags 25-year-old crisp packet

A crisp packet dating from the turn of the last millennium has been unearthed during a litter pick to celebrate the launch of this year’s Great British Spring Clean (15-31 March). 

Bridewell Gardens

Council and communities work together to ensure everyone has access to food

Communities in West Oxfordshire will be able to come together to enjoy cooking clubs and growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of the Council’s new Food Action Plan. The Plan stems from the Oxfordshire Food Strategy and aims to ensure that the district’s food needs are met. 

Publica Group

Council renews its commitment to support local farmers and to help make local food available to local people

West Oxfordshire District Council has renewed its commitment to support local farmers and food producers across the district to help with local and national food production, protect and the countryside and help with the biodiversity crisis. 

WODC Electric sweeper

Council adopts plan to become carbon neutral by 2030

West Oxfordshire District Council has strengthened its commitment to combatting climate change by releasing a plan aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.   

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New Nature Recovery Plan reveals ambitious vision for West Oxfordshire’s natural landscape

Nature recovery has been put at the top of West Oxfordshire District Council’s agenda as it agrees its Nature Recovery Plan, which will tackle the climate and ecological emergencies across the district up to 2030.