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Revised housing targets mean Council regains greater control of planning process

Due to a revision in the way the Council’s is able to calculate housing targets, West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) can now demonstrate a ‘five-year housing land supply’ which will mean it has greater control over the planning process. 

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West Oxfordshire District Council asks residents for feedback on how to prioritise its spending over the coming years

West Oxfordshire District Council has today launched a consultation as it looks to sensibly manage the impact of increased costs and reduced Government funding while also delivering on the priorities of the district.

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Residents invited to attend Council’s second annual Waterways Day following the success of last year’s event

West Oxfordshire District Council has announced this year’s Waterways Day event, which will take place on Thursday 23rd November, from 10am to 6pm, at the Corn Exchange, Witney. The event will give residents another opportunity to learn more about the current state of local watercourses, and talk to the stakeholders and organisations that manage them.

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A £220K boost to the Westhive community crowdfunding pot to fund improvements to local community facilities

Westhive community crowdfunding has received a significant boost with the addition of £220,000 funding, earmarked for community-run projects that will improve local facilities and help support communities.

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Environment Agency releases new draft flood map for Ducklington after working with local councils and community

The Environment Agency (EA) has carried out a review of the of the Flood Map for Planning at Ducklington following concerns and evidence raised by West Oxfordshire District Council and Ducklington Parish Council over its accuracy in the locality of The Moors. They concluded that the flood risk from main rivers in Ducklington for the area south of the A40 and to the west of Queen Emma’s Dyke was 'underrepresented' – and have updated the Flood Map for Planning as a result. 

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West Oxfordshire residents encouraged to reduce scary amount of Halloween waste

With over half of this year’s 30 million Halloween pumpkins likely to go to waste, West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle ahead of next week’s spooky celebrations to limit the impact on the environment.

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Wildflower meadow is enhanced by volunteers to bring wildlife and colour to Eynsham

Residents in Eynsham will be treated to an array of colour next spring after 1,000 wildflowers were planted by an enthusiastic team of volunteers in Eynsham. West Oxfordshire District Council has funded the planting of the wildflower meadow bulbs, plug plants and seed through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund as part of its commitment to enhance green spaces within the district.

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Four Local Authorities set to take greater control of council services

Four neighbouring local authorities West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, and Cheltenham Borough Council are set to take greater control of council services.

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Residents asked to keep ‘em peeled as Recycle Week kicks off

As national Recycle Week (16-22 October) gets underway, West Oxfordshire residents are being asked to celebrate this year’s Big Recycling Hunt theme by keeping their eyes peeled and searching their homes for extra chances to recycle.

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Council commits more help to prevent people from becoming homeless

West Oxfordshire District Council is investing in its support for people facing homelessness with the introduction of a new member of staff to help people access financial support and stay in their own homes.

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West Oxfordshire District Council empowering young voices

Building upon data received from its Youth Needs Assessment, West Oxfordshire District Council is gearing up to create a dedicated youth specialist role and allocate funding through Westhive for youth-led projects, underscoring its commitment to ensuring young voices are represented in future Council plans.

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West Oxfordshire District Council to make improvements to free car parks following review

West Oxfordshire District Council will be improving signage in its free car parks and making free long stay permanent in the Woolgate Car Park to help local workers.