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Businesses urged to be patient as grants continue to be paid out

Businesses are being urged to be patient regarding Covid-19 grants as the Council finance team continues to assess applications against the backdrop of a rapidly changing national situation.

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Lockdown grants paid out to more than 600 businesses before Christmas

Payments totalling almost £1m have been processed ahead of Christmas to ease the pressures on local businesses that either needed to stop trading or were seriously affected during the national lockdown.

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Oxfordshire joins neighbours in tier 4, with people told to stay at home

Steep rises in COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire have prompted the government to place the county into the new tier 4 level of restrictions from Boxing Day, joining many neighbouring areas in the south-east of England.

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Survey targets tourism business needs during the pandemic

A wide-ranging survey aimed at gauging how tourism-related businesses in the District have reacted to the pandemic has been launched.

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How to recycle your Christmas tree

Residents are being encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees.

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Full steam ahead for station masterplan

A masterplan for the redevelopment of Hanborough Station is on track after a £15,000 cash injection was approved by councillors.

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Ultrafast broadband delivered to more than 10,000 properties in the District

More than 10,000 rural homes and businesses in West Oxfordshire now have access to ultrafast full-fibre internet, providing them with some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world.

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Residents and businesses urged to be patient as Covid-19 test centre is built in Witney

An NHS Covid-19 testing centre is to be built in Witney to improve support for residents.

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‘Council Calling’ campaign successfully makes contact with thousands of ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ residents

West Oxfordshire District Council has successfully completed the task of checking-in with thousands of vulnerable residents to see how they have coped during the lockdown.

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Cotswolds Tourism leads the way in helping tourism businesses recover from Covid-19

Cotswolds Tourism is offering tourism businesses the chance to become bookable online as part of a major new initiative. 

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Lights, sound, action! Theatre set for major upgrade thanks to Council grant

The show will go on at Chipping Norton Theatre, especially as its lighting and sound systems are set for a major upgrade.

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Discretionary support grant for locked-down businesses goes live from Monday

A new scheme to support local businesses affected by the national lockdown (5 Nov-2 Dec) is set to go live from 9am on Monday.