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Lucy with volunteers from Nature & Nurture Activities

Local group supporting mental and physical health of Burford residents through growing fresh produce and connecting communities

Nature & Nurture Activities is a new community group in Burford made up of local volunteers who come together at a local allotment to grow plants, flowers, vegetables and fruit to help the community thrive.

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Inspector responds to Area Action Plan for Salt Cross Garden Village

The Planning Inspector has responded to West Oxfordshire District Council on the Area Action Plan (AAP) for Salt Cross Garden Village, paving the way for the plan to be approved and setting the scene for the development to progress.

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Carterton pupil wins competition to raise their flag to start Stage 6 of Women’s Tour

Carterton pupil, Chester Youd, aged 7, from St John the Evangelist CE Primary School, has won the Council’s competition to design the flag that will start stage six of the Women’s Tour. The race starts at 11am in Chipping Norton on Saturday 11 June 2022. 


West Oxfordshire District Council opens new scheme to help residents with the cost of energy who were not supported by the original Government £150 rebate

West Oxfordshire District Council has opened applications for financial support to those most in need of help with their energy bills. The new scheme is for residents who were not eligible for the recent £150 council tax energy rebate.

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New programme launches to help families get active together

A new county-wide programme will support families with children on benefits-related free school meals to access a wide range of low cost and free activities.

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West Oxfordshire District Council approves ground-breaking scheme to build net-zero carbon, affordable, custom-build homes in Chipping Norton

The Council’s Cabinet, this week, approved the use of land and funding to allow a new development in Walterbush Road, Chipping Norton which will deliver eight custom-build homes on the site that are both net-zero carbon and affordable in a national first.

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West Oxfordshire waste collections affected by long bank holiday

Householders in West Oxfordshire are being asked to check their refuse and recycling collections days over the Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday weekend - as well as after the celebrations have finished - to ensure they know when their bins and containers need to be presented at the kerbside for emptying.


New administration formed at West Oxfordshire District Council

At its Annual General Meeting today (18 May) the Council voted in a new leader and administration for West Oxfordshire District Council.

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Children given chance to win VIP access to the start of Stage 6 of the Women’s Tour

Children aged 5-11 years are being invited to design the starting flag for stage 6 of the Women’s Tour. The winner and their family will be given VIP access to the start of the race, a signed tour shirt and will also have the honour of waving the flag to start the stage, which starts at Chipping Norton on Saturday 11 June 2022. 


Funding for community Jubilee celebrations announced

Communities organising celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee could be eligible for funding support from West Oxfordshire District Council. 

Marta Bastianelli wins Stage One in Banbury (SWpix)

Cycling spotlight shines on Chipping Norton and West Oxfordshire

Residents of Chipping Norton will be centre stage at the start of Stage 6 of the Women’s Tour of Britain, as the highest town in the county hosts the start of the last day of the race on Saturday June 11th. The full route details were revealed today.