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£260,156 for homelessness prevention across the District

West Oxfordshire District Council has allocated £260,156 for homelessness prevention, reducing the need for expensive short term, emergency accommodation and reducing uncertainty for individuals and families. 

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West Oxfordshire District Council to trial innovative digital tools to improve engagement with residents around the future of the District

West Oxfordshire District Council has been successful in a funding bid to trial new, innovative digital platforms to help improve engagement with residents around the future of the district.

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Introducing the all-electric road sweeper quietly hitting West Oxfordshire’s streets

West Oxfordshire District Council has taken delivery of its first all-electric street sweeper as part of its commitment for all council activities and operations to become carbon neutral by 2030 as it seeks to tackle the climate emergency.

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First electric vehicle charging points to go live as District Council gears up for low carbon transport revolution

Drivers of electric vehicles will soon be able to plug in and charge at five West Oxfordshire District Council owned car parks as part of a £5.4m funded project to roll out electric vehicle charging points (EVCP) across Oxfordshire.

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Planting Pollinators with Pupils

West Oxfordshire District Council worked with pupils from St John the Evangelist C of E Primary School to create new wildflower meadows in Carterton.

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Council awards community grants to support local projects and community groups

Voluntary sector organisations across the District are set to be awarded key grant funding from the Council to help support them in delivering support for local communities. The Council is distributing £187,851 to 13 local groups and projects.

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West Oxfordshire District Council calls for more consideration to rural travel options in county transport plans

West Oxfordshire District Council is calling for stronger recognition of the transport challenges faced by rural communities in a future planning document for transport across Oxfordshire.

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West Oxfordshire residents invited to put their best foot forward for the Big Bag litter challenge

The Great British Spring Clean - Keep Britain Tidy's flagship event - gets underway next week (25 March to 10 April) and residents in West Oxfordshire are invited to join the army of volunteers from across the country who will be cleaning up around where they live, to protect the environment and rid streets of litter.

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Council’s Climate Action Biannual Report reveals positive action against climate change

The Council’s latest climate action biannual report shared at full council includes the results of the Land Management Plan community engagement exercise; the launch of its hedgehog highways campaign; and news of its carbon account with progress towards its target of carbon neutral. 

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West Oxfordshire District Council prepares to issue £150 Council Tax Rebate to eligible households

West Oxfordshire District Council has now received guidance from the Government on how to distribute the Government’s Energy Bills Rebate scheme. Residents who pay their Council Tax by direct debit will be among the first to receive payments in April 2022.