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Political leaders support campaign to encourage respectful debate

West Oxfordshire District Council is  supporting  the Debate not Hate campaign launched by the Local Government Association. The campaign serves as a reminder, that democracy thrives on discussion but should never involve personal attacks or abuse.


Council bolsters its approach to flood risk management

West Oxfordshire District Council has agreed to strengthen its approach to flood risk management by dedicating more resources to developing flood prevention schemes, reviewing the state of critical water courses to ensure their proper management, and exploring natural flood management schemes.

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Bag a grabber! Support this year’s Great British Spring Clean

Residents, community groups and local parish and town councils wanting to clear up their local area will be able to borrow litter picking equipment from West Oxfordshire District Council for as long as they need it.

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£5.9 million Business Rate relief for West Oxfordshire businesses

West Oxfordshire businesses operating in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors will benefit from £5,990,601.91 in Business Rate relief for the 2023/24 financial year. The relief will benefit 756 businesses in West Oxfordshire. 

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Waste services in West Oxfordshire rated ‘good value for money’

West Oxfordshire District Council’s waste contractor, Ubico, has been found to provide ‘good value for money’ for the Council and its residents in a recent report.


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West Oxfordshire District Council to support additional tax on empty and second homes

West Oxfordshire District Council is supporting emerging new government legislation which will increase the council tax payments on empty and second homes with the aim of trying to increase the amount of homes available for local people in the area.

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Inspectors send final response to Area Action Plan for Salt Cross Garden Village

The Planning Inspectors have sent their final report to West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) on its Area Action Plan (AAP) for Salt Cross Garden Village, which confirms what changes need to be made before the plan can be fully adopted. 

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Are you ready for the elections? Voters encouraged to make sure they are registered and have photo ID ahead of May Local Elections

Voters across West Oxfordshire District are being encouraged to make sure they are registered, have applied for postal voting, and applied for identification if needed, ahead of the deadlines so that they can vote in the local elections on 4 May.

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New community crowdfunding scheme to be launched in West Oxfordshire to fund local community projects

West Oxfordshire District Council’s Executive has agreed to introduce a new community crowdfunding platform for local residents and groups to raise money for local projects with the council contributing funding to projects using the platform.

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Woodstock Outdoor Pool to open during summer holidays with improved activities for local residents

West Oxfordshire District Council is changing the opening dates of Woodstock Outdoor Pool to coincide with the school holidays for 2023, with additional activities put on during the holidays to provide more for local residents and visitors to do over the summer months.


West Oxfordshire District Council agrees budget plans as inflation costs hit local services

West Oxfordshire District Council has agreed its budget for the next financial year as the Council looks to manage the increased costs of inflation to continue to deliver local services and invest in the district.