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Council Announces Transfer of Ownership of Playparks to Witney Town Council

West Oxfordshire District Council is delighted to announce the beginning of the process to transfer ownership of several playparks to Witney Town Council. The move aims to enhance the management and development of these cherished community spaces, ensuring their continued improvement for the residents of Witney and West Oxfordshire.

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West Oxfordshire District Council adopts new approach to developer contributions

West Oxfordshire District Council has put forward its ‘Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document’ for adoption at Full Council in July. The document outlines how developer contributions will mitigate the impact of new housing development in the district. 

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West Oxfordshire District Council chamber to be updated to make new community space

West Oxfordshire District Council is due to refit its Council Chamber as part of its ongoing approach to improve accessibility to local residents, improve services and make the council operations more efficient.

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West Oxfordshire District Council launch second phase of cost of living community grant

West Oxfordshire District Council is relaunching its Community Activity Grant scheme, aimed at providing support to not-for-profit community groups in West Oxfordshire who are working to support residents through the ongoing cost of living crisis.

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Witney and Chipping Norton focus for air quality survey

West Oxfordshire District Council wants residents’ views on air quality and how we manage it in Witney and Chipping Norton. We would like to hear what you think of the measures that we believe will improve the quality of the air we breathe, via a survey that will run from Monday 5 June to Friday 14 July 2023.   

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West Oxfordshire District Council flies the flag for Pride Day 2023

West Oxfordshire District Council is flying the Pride flag on its Council buildings at Woodgreen in Witney to celebrate Pride Day 2023.

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Alliance administration to continue at West Oxfordshire District Council

The alliance in control of West Oxfordshire District Council have reaffirmed their commitment to working in partnership to lead the council ahead of the Annual General Meeting next week where official council roles are voted in.

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West Oxfordshire District Council issue consultation report for Local Plan

West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) has released a consultation summary report for its emerging Local Plan, following a 6-week public consultation held from August to October last year. The consultation was designed to give people an early say on what key issues they would like the new Local Plan to address.

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Shared Prosperity Fund - Market Towns asked for improvement ideas

West Oxfordshire District Council has commissioned Heartflood, specialists in place management & development,  to identify potential UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) projects to support West Oxfordshire’s Market Towns. As part of this work, Heartflood is conducting a survey to gather the views of the public, businesses, and other local organisations.

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West Oxfordshire’s waste collections unchanged for May bank holidays

Residents in West Oxfordshire can expect their waste and recycling collections to take place as normal during more bank holiday weeks, starting with the Early May bank holiday (1 May).

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Final chance for voters without valid ID to apply for their Voter Authority Certificate ahead of 4 May local elections

For the first time, residents in West Oxfordshire District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections which are being held on 4 May. Residents without a valid form of ID have until 5pm on 25 April to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate which will act as ID for people voting at a polling station.

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West Oxfordshire District Council offers ongoing cost of living support

West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) is showing its support to those affected by the cost of living crisis by focusing funding towards local community groups, households struggling with energy costs, and offering a community-focused Resident Support service for residents to feel heard and supported.