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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.

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Council flies the flag to observe LGBT History Month

West Oxfordshire District Council is observing LGBT History Month by flying the LGBT flag on its Council buildings at Woodgreen in Witney. 

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£623,831 to prevent homelessness in West Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire District Council will use the £623,831 Homelessness Prevention Grant to reduce the need for expensive short-term, emergency accommodation and minimise uncertainty for individuals and families.

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Planning application process improved to help tackle the climate emergency and plan for a greener future

The planning application process has been updated by the West Oxfordshire District Council to ensure any new applications better consider the local environment and biodiversity of their area; while also making the process more user-friendly for residents.

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West Oxfordshire to receive £1,000,000 from UK Shared Prosperity Fund

West Oxfordshire District Council has been allocated funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) as part of the government’s Levelling Up Agenda. The grant will build communities, support local businesses and improve employment and skill-building opportunities.

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West Oxfordshire expands number of electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions

West Oxfordshire District Council has taken delivery of three battery electric Toyota Proace utility vans as the authority continues to look at opportunities to reduce the carbon emissions of its daily operations, including within the waste, recycling and street cleansing service, as part of its net-zero carbon commitments.

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Cotswold company prosecuted after injury to young employee

West Oxfordshire District Council has prosecuted a company for a breach to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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Council introduces new four year plan to improve West Oxfordshire

West Oxfordshire District Council has updated its four year plan which sets out how the Council will deliver for residents and what it will be focussing on to improve West Oxfordshire.

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West Oxfordshire District residents will need photo ID to vote at local elections on 4 May

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.